Interview with Laulette Andrews

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is to get your ideas and the story out of you. It is a cathartic experience. Once you complete a book, a chapter, a paragraph, a piece of dialogue, or even a sentence it feels as if an annoying itch has been satiated or a thorn has been removed. That character you've been keeping within you is now free to live out their story and for others to read and enjoy it.
What is your writing process?
I focus on getting it out of me.
After I have finished purging, I edit.
Once I'm done trimming the fat.
I post it so others may devour it or I let some friends and family take slice and tell me what I'm missing.
Then I edit again. This time I take inconsideration the feedback. Try to fill any plot holes and see what parts can be scrapped and which ones need more time to develop.
Then I allow another read from family and friends and repeat the process until I my story is complete.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Watching and Analyzing movies and tv shows.
Reading other's stories on scribophile.com
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy/Fiction and adult.
Who are your favorite authors?
Thomas Harris
V.C. Andrews
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing at love stories at the tender age of 10.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I think the first story I ever read was a Dr. Seuss book about green eggs and ham. But I remember the first story that impacted me. That story being Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a sleepy suburb. I lived next to a playground and my high school was a few blocks down from the local library. I had a wonderful childhood where I could play and read all day.
Published 2015-10-10.
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