What Awesome Sci-Fi Movies Inspired Me To Write & Self-Publish A Novel?

As a 90s kid, the only movies I remembered watching besides animated flicks like The Lion King or the occasional live-action comedy such as Dr. Doolittle was sci-fi movies. Today, movies from my past and present helped me create the fantastic world of Syphons, my debut sci-fi novel. Here are the 5 movies that inspired […]

“Invisible Boundaries” – A Flash Fiction Sci-Fi

Last month, I attended the SunLit Literary Festival here in Florida and entered their annual writing contest. Unfortunately, I didn’t win the writing contest with my sci-fi flash fiction story “Invisible Boundaries”. However, I wanted to share the story on my blog with you to read and critique, if you so choose. Here’s the story […]

New Release: Syphons, A Debut Science Fiction Novel

Hiya Literary Fans, It’s here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ten years ago, in my 9th grade high school biology class the idea for my main character, Solstice Bellatrix, popped in my head and I started to flesh out the plot for my novel Syphons. Around that time in my life, I started reading the Touched by an Alien Series […]

Grab Your FREE Chapter Preview of Syphons A Novel – (Synopsis)

A free chapter preview of Syphons is available by clicking here! Here’s my new synopsis for the back cover of my novel, Syphons. A hot new sci-fi available on May 3rd, 2019. (Just in time for “May The 4th Be With You”.) Here’s the synopsis again for your reading pleasure: Curvy, Fierce AND A Total […]

A Brief Update on D. A. Smith Writes Blog

Hiya Literary Fans, It’s been forever since I’ve created work that isn’t related to a giveaway or one of my novels, here. I miss posting some good ole’ blog posts. Anyway, here’s a quick update, I feel like a busy bee down here in Florida. Y’all up in the cold states, I hope you aren’t […]

Syphons, A Novel Gift Card Giveaway

Syphons, A Novel is my debut science fiction, new adult novel, which is set to be released on May 3rd, 2019 (pre-order date is on February 3rd, 2019). In honor of the release of my novel (synopsis here), I am holding a giveaway for you literary fans out there! If you love science-fiction. Enjoy diverse […]

***LAST DAY – Starbucks & SYPHONS Giveaway (Contest Ended)

Here we are. Final day. Interested in joining my newsletter in order to enter a drawing for ONE Starbucks Gift Card? Want to know what my novel SYPHONS is all about, synopsis here. Drawing will take place on Friday, January 11th, 2019. Many will enter only ONE will win! By the way, big news will […]

Day 3: Starbucks Gift Card & SYPHONS Giveaway (Contest Ended)

Hiya Literary Fans, If you love sci-fi. Enjoy Starbucks Coffee. Then, this post is for you! I’ve just completed my first debut novel, Syphons. Here’s more info about my book. This week, I’m giving away the first chapter of the book absolutely free. Now, onto the good stuff: with a free copy of the first […]

Write What You Know About Romance Even While Single & #ForeverAlone

Write what you know. For some odd reason, while working on revisions of my current WIP, Syphons, a sci-fi/new adult novel, I started thinking about the write-what-you-know motto. In my novel, I wanted to create a revamped love story between a plus-size African-American woman who awakens with rare abilities due to her hybrid alien heritage, […]

For Beginners: Write That Sci-Fi As Easy As Pie (Part 1)

In my last post of Writing Science-Fiction for Beginners (Part 1), I focused on what science-fiction was and the beginning stages of writing your first draft. Now, I’m getting into some of the tedious areas of creating great science-fiction. I could focus on a number of different areas and turn this post into a book […]