Life is Inevitable (Author Interview)

 



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Life is Inevitable looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Life is Inevitable is a novel intended to comfort those experiencing trauma and troubled lives. It doesn’t shy away from depicting tough topics, but that makes it feel affirming. It shows the reader that their problems are understood and that they’re not alone in what they feel. Despite the supernatural elements, the story still conveys this message through its well-developed characters. Each main character and a few side characters have well-developed personalities and journeys.

 

Any plans to turn it into a series?

This novel will be a two-part series. I’m already creating the second draft of the sequel. It should come out in the middle of next year. The message in the story continues in the sense that it shows the act of the characters accepting trauma and overcoming it. It will be a longer novel with a new character and one of the minor characters from the first book being given more depth.

 

That’s an amazing cover.  Can you tell us a little about it?

I like to use a lot of symbolism in my writing, and the same applies to the cover. I had a different color gradient for each side, along with two other characters. This was meant to emphasize that they’re two very different people going through the same journey.

 

Can you tell us a little about Brennan and Olivia?

Brennan is a morally gray character, meaning he is neither likable nor unlikeable. He is the opposite of Olivia and uses his shortcomings as a way to give his evil actions a positive meaning. Meanwhile, Olivia tends to be a morally good character. She’s not as developed in this novel as Brennan, but that’s what the sequel is for anyway. We see her as an accepting person who still has her shortcomings.

 

What part of the book was the most fun to write?

The part of the book that was the most fun to write was the scene introducing the characters Life and Death. It symbolizes a perspective that I and a good portion of people have towards living and dying. I’m sure that many readers will find this scene interesting, and it will have them thinking about it for weeks.

 

What inspired the idea for your book?

The main inspiration for the book was the death of a good friend of mine. She died by her own hand, and I wanted to write to vent about how I felt. At the time, I was stuck in my own world, falsely believing that these things only happen to me, but when I realized I was wrong, I decided to cater this book to others as a way to help them. To show them that they’re not alone in the way they feel.

 

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Life is Inevitable?

The most challenging thing about writing this novel was deciding how I should depict certain scenes. Since this is a dark book, I wanted to show these topics properly, but that made me question whether or not I should censor myself by making some scenes tamer. In the end, I decided not to shy away from these depictions. They still have their place in the story and are not there purely for shock value. I was having trouble with this because I know others have experienced trauma and wouldn’t want to relive them. However, many find it affirming to know that others can relate. It shows them that they can receive help when needed.

 

What do you like to do when not writing?

Just like any young man, I tend to exercise and play video games in my free time. In fact, I actually got good enough at a particular game that I was playing in tournaments for money!

 

Where can readers find out more about your work?

I have a social media account dedicated to my work where I give updates about my projects and show off what I’m reading. You can find me on Instagram @daniel_the_author. I also have a website where you can sign up for my newsletter and email me. The address is dantheauthor.com.

 

 

 

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