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May CSR Discussion Day: Dejection and Hope by Demiurge



Did you read Demiurge's story, Dejection and Hope that was featured for this month's CSR? What did you think? Or you can share your thoughts on Demiurge's responses to my interview questions as I dared to let us all get to know them!! 🫣

Well, first (From Demi):


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What’s something personal about you people might be surprised to know?

I’m an emergency dispatcher.

What something you like to do when you’re not writing?

I really enjoy hiking. Specifically in state/national parks with my partner.

What brought you to GA?

I came to read originally and then liquid courage persuaded me to post my writing.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

I hate writing dialogue. I get taken out of a story if the characters I’m reading don’t make me feel something or are difficult to relate to. I feel like dialogue can make or break you and so I struggle to make it sound, “real”.

How many stories have you written? Do you have a favorite?

A lot. A metric eff ton. My favorite is a current work in progress that hasn’t made it to the site yet, but hopefully will soon!

What about sharing your favorite scene in Dejection and Hope?

My favorite scene, without giving too much away, is a wildly domestic moment between my characters that leads to a slightly traumatizing epiphany for Seth.

Many authors write pieces of themselves or those they know into their characters. Do you connect with Noah or Seth, or with one more than the other?

There are bits and pieces of me interwoven into both. This was really the first thing I wrote where I found myself in my characters’ reactions and mannerisms. Dejection and Hope lead to I Hate This town where one of my characters has some of the same mental health struggles/thought processes

This is vitally important: What is the best add-in to ramen, either on or off a budget?

Why is this the hardest question? Chasu pork…or yuzu….or chili oil.

Can you share more of your current or upcoming work with readers?

My current goal is to finish my fantasy trilogy. After that I have characters from, I Hate This Town that are getting a spin off. I normally have a few things working at once and I’d also really want to branch out into the horror theme.

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Yay  spin off!   I Hate this Town was a wonderful trip.  River and Ken, I presume?  There was some interesting   behind-the-curtains stuff going on there.   Cool also if it's any other of the Seattle gang.

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I did not expect the Dale Gribble picture to make it to the actual interview @Cia but I’m here for it. Thank you again!

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7 hours ago, Demiurge said:

I did not expect the Dale Gribble picture to make it to the actual interview @Cia but I’m here for it. Thank you again!

I thought it was too funny not to share! Of course we are!! :P

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