Lily: You actually just wrote a guest article about ritual that people can read here. Ok, so your ritual helps you get in the right headspace to write, but where do you get inspiration from?
Don: There’s this wonderful little mail order place in Tacoma- sorry, had to borrow that joke at least once. It’s like a faucet that only goes in one direction; it seems like the more you write, the easier it is to find stories to write.
Lily: Sounds like turning on a faucet. So how do you cope with writer’s block?
Don: It’s a difficult process sometimes. Most of the time, it’s a stumbling block in the road, and I can power past it if I sit down and force myself to put words to screen. The bad nights? I might open up a new document, let the characters talk to me for a little while, get the word pump primed.
Lily: Out of everything, what is your FAVORITE part of being an author?
Don: I love sharing something that got its start in my head and sparked something in a person, reaching them in some way. I really feed off the energy my beta readers give back to me, that feedback.