Interview with Author Dustin Stevens 2013

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Interview with Author Dustin Stevens 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9682" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9681" style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>When did you realize that you wanted to become a writer? What was the very first thing you ever wrote?</b></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9682" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9683" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9684" style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I don’t know that there was ever a “realization,” more that stories would come to mind that just refused to go away until they were put to paper. Each time it was/is a little different, whether the thing that sticks is a particular character, scene, voice, etc. Once it does though, writing becomes a matter of making my hands keep up with my mind.</span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The first thing I ever really wrote was&nbsp;<i>Number Four</i>, which was a decent storyline, if not quite there in the execution. Sometimes I still think I would like to revisit it, but there is hardly enough time to get to all the new ideas I have, so I’m not sure when that might happen.</span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>Who is your literary hero?</b></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I think this could be taken as either an author or a character, both of which I have.</span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">On the writing side, I am big fan of Lee Child, C.J. Box, and James Lee Burke. As far as individual characters go, I like Child’s Jack Reacher, Box’s Nate Romanowski, and Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt.</span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;"><b>How much of your characters are based on your traits or someone you know personally?</b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><b>Describe your main character in six words.</b></span><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div></div><div><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Drake Bell in six words: resourceful, guarded, loyal, gritty, optimistic, naïve. A little bit of an odd mix for sure, but hopefully that’s what makes the character work.</span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">There are a couple of characters throughout various works that are based on people I know, but for the most part I try to conjure entirely from scratch, or at the very least take certain aspects and amplify them beyond recognition. I will use names though!</span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>Describe the world you’ve created in six words.</b></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Montana, exactly the way I remember it.</span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>What scene was your favorite to write?</b></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div></div><div><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The most fun for me are the scenes where the Crew is all together, everybody giving each other a hard time. That’s exactly the kind of interaction I tend to have with my friends, so it all feels very familiar.</span></span></div><div><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>What scene was the hardest for you to write?</b></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Without question, the funeral scene. I myself had lost a family member not long before writing this, so in some ways it was hard pushing back those memories, in others it was cathartic.</span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>What are you working on now?</b></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Right now I have four books being released in successive weeks, both self and traditional published. In addition I am working on two new novels, including the manuscript to&nbsp;<i>Dead Peasants</i>.</span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9701" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9702" style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><b>What's your favorite thing to do when you're not writing?</b></span><span style="line-height: 24px;"></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9701" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9698" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9700" style="line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I live in Hawaii, so every minute I’m not working or writing I spend outdoors. Hiking, surfing, snorkeling, whatever I can get into.</span></span></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9682" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9681" style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>When did you realize that you wanted to become a writer? What was the very first thing you ever wrote?</b></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9682" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9683" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9684" style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I don’t know that there was ever a “realization,” more that stories would come to mind that just refused to go away until they were put to paper. Each time it was/is a little different, whether the thing that sticks is a particular character, scene, voice, etc. Once it does though, writing becomes a matter of making my hands keep up with my mind.</span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The first thing I ever really wrote was&nbsp;<i>Number Four</i>, which was a decent storyline, if not quite there in the execution. Sometimes I still think I would like to revisit it, but there is hardly enough time to get to all the new ideas I have, so I’m not sure when that might happen.</span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>Who is your literary hero?</b></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I think this could be taken as either an author or a character, both of which I have.</span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">On the writing side, I am big fan of Lee Child, C.J. Box, and James Lee Burke. As far as individual characters go, I like Child’s Jack Reacher, Box’s Nate Romanowski, and Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt.</span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;"><b>How much of your characters are based on your traits or someone you know personally?</b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><b>Describe your main character in six words.</b></span><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div></div><div><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Drake Bell in six words: resourceful, guarded, loyal, gritty, optimistic, naïve. A little bit of an odd mix for sure, but hopefully that’s what makes the character work.</span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">There are a couple of characters throughout various works that are based on people I know, but for the most part I try to conjure entirely from scratch, or at the very least take certain aspects and amplify them beyond recognition. I will use names though!</span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>Describe the world you’ve created in six words.</b></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Montana, exactly the way I remember it.</span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>What scene was your favorite to write?</b></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div></div><div><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The most fun for me are the scenes where the Crew is all together, everybody giving each other a hard time. That’s exactly the kind of interaction I tend to have with my friends, so it all feels very familiar.</span></span></div><div><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>What scene was the hardest for you to write?</b></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Without question, the funeral scene. I myself had lost a family member not long before writing this, so in some ways it was hard pushing back those memories, in others it was cathartic.</span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>What are you working on now?</b></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Right now I have four books being released in successive weeks, both self and traditional published. In addition I am working on two new novels, including the manuscript to&nbsp;<i>Dead Peasants</i>.</span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9701" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9702" style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><b>What's your favorite thing to do when you're not writing?</b></span><span style="line-height: 24px;"></span></span></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9701" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #222222; line-height: 24px;"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div></div><div class="yiv4571028631MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9698" style="background-color: white; line-height: 24px; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1377980898690_9700" style="line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I live in Hawaii, so every minute I’m not working or writing I spend outdoors. 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