Interview with Lawrence Lanoff

Published 2013-09-10.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was in 3rd grade. It was actually a cry for help, but my teacher thought I was being a problem child.
What is your writing process?
My writing process is what I call, "follow the butterflies." I follow the inspiration when it flows.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read that had an impact on my was a father and son story by O'Henry. It made me cry whenever I even thought about reading it.
How do you approach cover design?
Cover design is very personal. So I do my best to do think, meditate on and innovate whenever I create a cover. A cover is worth a thousand words.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite books are books that make me question what it is that I believe about life. There are so many beliefs that look like "reality" that have nothing to do with reality. I like those books that call my beliefs into question.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read Wired magazine.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Right now, my e-reading device of choice is the ipad.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
This is something that I am still discovering.
Describe your desk
Cluttered and super messy.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in NYC, in the Meat Packing District. Needless to say, it had a major influence on my life. I really saw that there are no "rules" per se. That we can create and become almost anything we desire. The MPD - and the highline - were major influences on my life.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing screenplays for films I was directing.
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A Course In Freedom - The Drunken Monkey Speaks
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Everything that we believe may be incorrect. Yet, our ego desperately seeks security in the familiar. It wants to be right. When dominated by this drunken monkey, our life is miserable. We become slave to the illusion that something "out there" is either threatening us, or is somehow magically going to save us. A Course In Freedom will help you tame the ego of the drunken monkey inside your head.