1) How was your lockdown?
I live in Spain, and last year, the country went under one of the strictest lockdowns in the world. We couldn’t even leave our apartment, and so I spent hours exercising on the balcony, just to keep sane. Oh, and I drafted my latest novel, Celts and the Mad Goddess, in only four or five weeks during that time.
2) Whether writer should have different pen name or continue with original name? What you chose?
It depends on the real name. My real name is strange and hard to pronounce, so I’m using my pen name, P.C. Darkcliff.
3) How do cope with writers block when you are not good enough?
I haven’t experienced writer’s block yet. Knock on wood!
4) Share the story behind first award
My first award was an honorable mention in the L. Ron Hubbard’s Authors of the Future Contest. I got it for my short story, A Poisoned Gift, and it thrilled me.
5) What are the other genre that you wants to try but haven’t done yet?
I write fantasy, but sometimes I feel like writing a murder mystery. It must be fun to be the only one who knows who the murderer is.
6) How negative feedback shaped your life?
Although it hurts, negative feedback has been essential in my quest for becoming a better writer.
7) Share about your supporters and mentors
I’m part of several writing and self-publishing groups whose members have helped me sharpen my writing skills and uncover the secrets of Amazon publishing. I’m very grateful to them.
8) Any message for budding writers?
Remember the golden rule: Show, don’t tell.