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Chris Davies

 

Tell us a little bit about you:

Chris Davies is a writer of dramatic prose and script.  Scripts produced by National Theatre Wales, Sherman Cymru and Cardiff Radio.  A keen board-gamer and an avid fan of rugby union, he is a happily married father of three living in the South Wales valleys.

 

What do you like most about writing?

I hate writing, it is such hard work but I regularly find myself bashing away at the keyboard for hour after frustrating hour.

 

Is there anything you dislike about writing?

Writing the first line on any writing day is harder than pulling out your own teeth with your fingers.

 

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a writer?

I know I have to work harder at character than any other aspect of my craft.  I enjoy plotting, few things are more satisfying than seeing the plan for a tightly crafted plot.

 

What inspires you to write?

Injustice.

 

Which author(s) would you say have most influenced your writing?

Pratchett.  I read my first Disk World novel in the early 90s and went on to read all the Pratchett I could get my hands on.  Robert Asprin writes some of the nicest little plots, full of devious and devilish (deveelish) schemes.  Bernard Cornwell writes direct, action-packed prose.  I have often tried to copy his style.

 

What are you reading at the moment?

The Flashman series of novels by George McDonald Fraser.  Flashman, now there is a character who despite his shallowness as a person has such depth on the page.  Wonderful.  Frustrating.  Genius.

 

Which three books would you list as your favourite all-time reads?

Rendezvous with Rama. Arthur C Clarke

The Kraken Wakes. John Wyndham

Small Gods.  Terry Pratchett

 

Do you have a preferred genre or particular style you apply when writing?

My dramatic prose tends towards the fantasy and sci-fi genres.  Scripts are often more domestic dramas.

 

What are you working on at the moment?

Editing and polishing a number of sci-fi and fantasy novellas for consideration by Good Guy Publishing.  Writing my sample script for theatre.

 

Any thoughts about e-books and e-book publishers?

I am excited to be linked to an E-Publisher.  Publishing has changed little in the hundreds of years since the arrival of the Guttenberg printing press.  We are on the cusp of a revolution in story telling as writers experiment and work digitally. 

 

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

Just write.

 

Where can you be found online?

@xtndavies

 

  

 Many Thanks

Chris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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