A Brief Update on D. A. Smith Writes Blog

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash 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 …

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 …

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

Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash 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 …

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

Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash 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 …

**Exclusive** Get the First Chapter of the New Adult/Sci-Fi Novel — Syphons

Click Here for the 1st Chapter Hiya Literary Fans,  I've been working hard on getting my novel ready for distribution by Spring 2019.  I'm busy and about to get busier! Here's what I've been up-to so far:  Revising my 100th (at least it feels like 100th) draft for editorial review.Seeking out beta readers and book …

***New Adult/Science-Fiction – Working Title: Syphons****

Click Image Above to Sign-Up! Genre: New Adult/Sci-Fi Release Date: TBD *** Click Here to Sign Up for Updates *** Synopsis: Solstice Bellatrix, an ordinary, curvaceous, twenty-something was already killed once. She's not cool with almost being killed again.  A chance encounter at a nightclub with a violent being covered in multiple appendages leads her into the …

Discover 5 Great Reasons Why Reading Sci-Fi Will Elevate Your Mood

Image by Matteo Fusco When you pick up a sci-fi novel or short story there are certain things as a reader you'd expect out of the piece. Whether the work consists of alien invasions, dystopian, shifters, or colonizers on a new planet, you want the piece to ultimately make you think what if at the end of …