Interview with Lillian A. Babineaux

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I'm currently being raised in a strict environment. It has made me feel confined and I didn't like it. I began to read to escape the places I don't want to be. Thus, I have began getting my own ideas and I began to write mainly about people wishing and yearning to be free from confinement until I branched out to new new ideas involving magic.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy in writing must be the fact that I am creating a whole new world.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My motivation has to be my friends. They never liked to see me waste my life doing nothing when I showed an interest in writing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy spending my time with parts of my family that actually enjoy my company.
How do you approach cover design?
Cover designs are very important, it draws attention to your book depending on how much potential shows. Many people say not to judge a book by its cover but people do that quite often, even if they don't realize. I for one, am a creative person. So what I like to do for my covers is make a collage of different parts of photos and combining them as one. Then, I'd slap on the title and there's my book cover.
When did you first start writing?
Well, I'm currently being raised in a confined environment. I tend to get very bored with the scenery so I would read to escape to another world. As I read, I get ideas to write my own books and stories. One morning, I couldn't find a book to read. I was going to draw but my images became words on my paper and next thing I know, I'm writing my own book.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a short story that someone requested me to write. It was a sad, yet sweet love story that is for free on my profile.
What is your writing process?
I tend to base an entire book off a simple phrase, word, photo, event, or something little. I make things small into something big and amazing.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I read for fun was the story Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan. I loved the plot twist of the story and I wanted to write books that just wouldn't let you put them down.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love books that keep me on the edge of my seat. Action, Adventure, Fantasy, and Suspense.
Published 2016-07-31.
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