Donovan Burton is a perpetually tired computer science student and writer from South Carolina. He likes classic literature, pro wrestling, and proving people wrong. His piece, “Stages”, can be found in EPOCH Issue 02: Aftermath, available to purchase here.
What books did you grow up reading?
Growing up I read whatever I could get my hands on. From fantasy to nonfiction, if it had an interesting story, I read it.
What is the most challenging aspect of your creative process?
The most challenging aspect of my creative process is developing the ideas I come up with into a finished piece. Every idea sounds great in my head, but I often run into trouble when I try to put those ideas to paper. Once I figure that out, the rest of the process is smooth sailing.
What does your writing space look like?
I don’t really have a consistent writing space. I can write pretty much anywhere as long as it’s not too loud. I also like to listen to Hip-Hop when I write, usually Kendrick Lamar or JID.
Who is your biggest artistic supporter?
My biggest artistic supporter is definitely my friend Amy. She’s always there for me whether I need constructive criticism or just a pat on the back. I’m not sure if I’d still be writing today if it weren’t for her.
Where can we follow you and find your work?