Interview with Rachel Lawson

When did you first start writing?
In my teens I wrote stories, plays and poems. I love english and literature classes becaue I got to write and learn about poems and writing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I well I have anthology of my poem from another site I wrote I edited a put It on wattpad more collection of different style poems than themed book.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like the movie Indiana Jones! Lol! Serious It's hard not to write. I found this site https://allpoetry.com/ and I add some old work then I just added more and more.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love to work with word and word themselves and the challenge of writing word come easy to me and a good rhyming dictionary is a lot of help too.
Who are your favorite authors?
Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven, Alfred, Lord Tennyson's The Lady of Shallot, Alfred Noyes The Highwayman, and Emily Dickinson most of here works are some of my favorite I even wrote a poem In the style called The Snow about a dead robin that all but the poet forget at Christmas.
What is your writing process?
after inspiration strikes I nut out a a plot and find rhymes for the ends of lines then pad with fitting words between end word and the beginning of lines need a rhyming dictionary sometime to find the perfect words to end with as a poet, but i fear not prose and free verse that just flows out some time, well most times.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Jekyll and Hyde I wrote the lyric to a music in my teens that was before the musical Jekyll came out.
I wrote a musical based the book the Phantom of Manhattan years later based on the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Phantom of the opera and the book before Love never dies came out I was going to put it on a website I made but realized it was better than love never dies so I shelved the idea not want to make people like LND less. Funny to think I may have written a better sequel to the Phantom, not vanity truth.
How do you approach cover design?
I generally think what is the story, essay(at school, yes I did covers with pictures on essays at school), poem, play, book, I try to find a picture to match the theme or character and I can use my 3d avatar of Imvu and second life to make a cover in snapshot in costumes related plot if I'm desperate https://www.wattpad.com/story/120753041-vivienne-and-the-reaper-a-poetic-saga here for example I use Imvu avatars one for Vivienne and the big reaper behind her is an Imvu snapshot too I photoshoped them in in layers the reaper behind the frame and Vivvienne on top and cropped the picture to the frame size. https://www.wattpad.com/story/120991006-the-flow-of-magical-words-a-poet%27s-anthology this one is picture I took there are many ways to skin a book.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Phantom of the Opera, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the curse of Capistrano aka the mark of Zorro, Pride and Prejudice they are good stories any one not read them I urge the to read them but saying might not be your style. I like the characters and the plots.
What do you read for pleasure?
Of the computer may see strange I'm off books use carry so many books on all sorts of things at school to read my books not school books. used memorize book see a bird and know it in a second read for fun not any more. now I write and read poem on the computer.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Their is a an old saying don't put all your eggs in one basket! wise maxim it is I saw a site recommended as a good in a website It was gone when I looked for it. I scatter my works all other the web. for more people to see and so it has less a chance of being lost if a site closes.
Describe your desk
Usually a cluttered mess.
Published 2017-08-28.
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Books by This Author

The Magical Flow of Words
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017. Categories: Essay » Author profile
, out comes beauty, rhymes of passion, sage words and gloom, rhyming poem, deathly prose dark as the hand of doom, the right word is magic in my hand, like a lover