Interview with Lori Briggs

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time outside of writing taking care of and playing with my baby girl, watching my favorite TV shows, cleaning, cooking, and reading.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I get out of bed each day because someone needs me to: my baby girl or my husband mostly.
What is your writing process?
I'm still coming up with one. Right now I am focusing on writing what I like to read, so I'm reading a lot more than actually writing. Sometimes I just write whatever's in my head and hope something fruitful comes out of that.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Pride and Prejudice is the first that comes to mind. The wisdom found in Jane Austen's writing transcends time and culture, and Pride and Prejudice in particular shows a deep understanding of human nature. Next would have to be the Harry Potter series. I like it so much because J.K. Rowling did such a great job with consistency across seven books and paid so much attention to detail. The elements of love, friendship, sacrifice, and humility also make it great.
What do you read for pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is young adult fiction like Divergent, the Hunger Games, or even cheaper stuff like vampire and werewolf teen romance drama.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Just like a sculptor takes an untouched block of stone and turns it into a masterpiece, I love filling up a blank page with words that form something meaningful.
What are you working on next?
Next I'm working on my testimony as a born-again Christian. Yet I'm being creative with it and putting it in the third person so that others can put themselves right in my shoes.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jane Austen and J.K. Rowling are my favorite authors. Austen displays an uncanny understanding of human nature and J.K. Rowling shows a fine attention to detail that deeply satisfies the type A in me.
When did you first start writing?
I can remember writing stories as early as eight years old. I had a dream once that I tried to turn into a novella. I wish I had kept that!
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book includes aspects of my own life, but twisted creatively so that it's someone else's story, not mine. There are mistakes I've made in the past that I'm going to have my characters make, and it will be interesting to see how they deal with it and how they grow from those experiences.
Published 2018-06-06.
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Books by This Author

Mortify the Flesh: Be Killing Sin Before It Kills You
Price: Free! Words: 24,400. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
The Puritans used to speak of the heart of man as a nest of baby vipers. They come wriggling out daily, and they seem so cute, so non-threatening, but they’re just as deadly. And if you don’t stomp them daily, eventually they grow into a dragon. Eventually they grow so big that one day they bite the hand that feeds them. This is your flesh. It must be killed before it kills you.
The Seven Deadly Sins
Price: Free! Words: 33,380. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
The culprits of calamity, anxiety, and sin in our daily lives are one or multiple of the seven deadly sins. They hide in the deadly thorn bushes of your heart, and you need a dog (a pastor) to run ahead and shake the thorn bushes of your heart so that the seven deadly sins will be exposed and you can have success in taking them down.