David D Bernstein interviews Sybrina Durant on his blog – Lord Spirit Walker. Read Bio and Interview.
- What or who inspired you to be a writer? That would be my dad – God rest his soul. His love of telling stories is what interested me in writing things down for the enjoyment of others.
- Do you do your own illustrations? Oh, no…I do Autocad drafting for a living and am very good at that but I cannot create beautiful artwork. For that, I must hire people and I have been very fortunate to find some amazing illustrators for my books.
- What is your typical process to write a book, please share it with us? I am what they call a “plotter”. I go to great extremes preparing to write my books. I use everything from outlines, to summaries, to index cards and spreadsheets to keep track of everything from the progress of the storyline to the personality traits of the characters.
- Do you have any advice for new authors? If you have a story in you, then you must let it out. But know this…the competition to get eyes on your book is astronomical. Begin with getting attention from your immediate sphere of influence and keep trying for the concentric outer circles from there. It is not easy but if you are a writer and you really want to find some success in your genre, you will do whatever it takes to let people know your book exists.
Read the rest of the interview at LordSpiritWalker. David D Bernstein is a, psychic reader and energy healer who has worked with children for many years in different settings. He’s the author of a book of poetry and two picture books: “The Enchanted Rope” and “Peanut” both cover real life situations. He also wrote a middle grade novel called “The Portal” the first book in the Cort Chronicles Trilogy. This book received a CIPA Merit award in Juvenile Fiction in 2018. A hardcover version is on its way. The next two books “Spirral” and “Rebirth” will be coming out in Spring or Summer 2021. He also had several poems published in magazines and anthologies and is the recipient of five Editor Awards. He is a proud uncle of two young boys.