Interview with Larry G. Maguire

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I love to make stuff, whether that's writing a story or drawing. It helps me express my creativity.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I create photorealistic charcoal portrait drawings, and market my material online.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Amazon or iBooks
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes but I'd rather not.
What is your writing process?
Fire all my ideas down on the page then refine, develop and arrange as necessary to tell the story I want to tell. I find if I get stuck I need to get up from the desk and walk around a bit, make a cup of coffee and refresh. I find that if I leave the story overnight I can usually make it better the next day, improve the flow.
How do you approach cover design?
First I try to find images that represent the theme of the story, then I use canva to create the cover.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything related to spirituality and metaphysics.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
iPad
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Still experimenting, I'm a publishing newb.
Describe your desk
Organised.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in an irish house full of women. Not easy! I was quiet as a teenager and still am. My upbringing encouraged an introspective and introverted personality so that's how I developed. As such as an adult I prefer my own company over crowds, however speaking to an audience is not a problem. I just choose my own company.
When did you first start writing?
2008
What's the story behind your latest book?
My new book explores "The Illusion of Time", and the fundamental nature of personal reality. I look at how time has been viewed by ethnic groups throughout history, how modern society views it. I look at why a shift in how we perceive time will accompany a significant broadening of human consciousness and our relationship to the Universe.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had a dream about a gold pen ;-)
Published 2016-02-24.
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