In our final Inkitt Icons Interview of 2018, we chatted to Kimi L. Davis, a college student and writer of seductive romances and erotica. She gave us an insight into her creative process and her relationship with Inkitt.
Hi Kimi! So tell us, what is your ideal writing set up?
My ideal writing set up has to be in my bed! I like to be comfortable when I write, and my bed is the most comfortable and peaceful place for me.
Comfort and creativity – that sounds like an ideal combination. When you begin a book, do you just let the words flow or do you usually come up with a plan beforehand?
I have a basic summary in mind whenever I start writing a new story, and then I just go with the flow. Planning beforehand just ends up confusing me.
What problems do you face when writing your book and how do you overcome them?
I usually face the problem of time management when writing. As a college student, it often becomes difficult to manage my studies alongside my writing. So whenever I feel like I won’t have time to write, I try to write the chapter as early as possible.
You clearly possess impressive organisational skills! What is more important to you, characterisation or plot?
For me, the plot matters more. I will love a book if the plot is interesting and gripping. I believe that the characters add to the plot, but if the plot is boring, then I would not finish the book.
That sounds fair. As a successful Inkitt Icon, what are your top tips for authors who are just starting out?
For new writers I would say, just write what you like and try not to worry about what other people think.
We agree – it’s important to be genuine and follow your heart. What has been the most important aspect of Inkitt for you?
Inkitt enabled me to write my stories on a new platform and in a new medium. It allows my stories to reach a wider audience.
And if you were to describe Inkitt in three words?
Dream Come True.
Wow, that’s brilliant to hear. And to finish off, what genres would you like to try out in future?
There are plenty of genres I want to try out in the future; gothic, fantasy and steampunk being the top three.
What an eclectic range! Thanks so much for talking to us and good luck in your writing career.