Evocative. Topical. Boundary pushing. Emotional. Haunting.
Those are all words that describe the writing of today’s author for the newest 3Q’s.
Felix I.D. Dimaro was born in Nigeria before moving to Toronto! Everything I’ve read from him has been great, while also making the reader think hard about circumstance and situation.
Please welcome, Felix!
Steve: What does your writing time look like? Do you try and write at the same time each day? Do you have a word count you attempt to hit?
Felix: My writing is all over the place. I’ll sometimes go weeks or even months without writing much of anything. I like to have an entire story pretty much mapped out before I start writing it, so I spend a lot of time just thinking of my stories and maybe writing a few notes here and there. When one finally clicks, it sort of becomes an obsession for me to get it done. I’ll end up spending every free moment I have working on it until it’s finished and out of my system.
The only time I really focus on word count is when considering what the story will be classified as, whether it be a short story, novella, or novel. Otherwise, during each writing session, my focus is on finishing a scene, regardless of the word count. I find that obsessing over the quantity of words you’re writing can take away from the quality of the words you put down.
Steve: Out of all your releases, do you have a character you absolutely detest?
Felix: I only have one character that I entirely detest. It’s a character who is a pedophile in my novel “The Corruption of Philip Toles”. I try to write even my worst characters in a way that some people will relate to them, and maybe even empathize with them, but this character is completely loathsome.
Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!
Felix: My newest release is an eco-horror novella set in the near future. It’s called “Black Bloom: A Story of Survival”, and it involves the sudden blooming of black dandelions all around the world. Days after the black dandelions appear, people everywhere begin to go blind, and humanity finds itself in a fight unlike any it has ever encountered or imagined.
People should read this book because it is a unique take on an apocalyptic event, and it speaks to a lot that has happened in our lives over the last three years. But I must warn you that you might never look at dandelions the same again.
Steve: Bonus Question! What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?
Felix: My favourite cartoon as a kid is still probably my all-time favourite show: The Simpsons. It’ll be a dark day when it finally comes to an end.
Thanks so much, Felix!
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