About Georgianne Landy-Kordis:
My first book is titled "And I thought I'd be a nun:” my memoir. It details physical and emotional abuse as well as insurmountable amounts of love from the unloved. This book started out to be a therapeutic adventure for me and has now turned into readers reflecting on their past and being inspired by my strength and perseverance. There have been many women who have read my memoir and have opened up to me about their childhood and adult abuses.
As a child, I had a vivid imagination and loved television. I use to play with little objects like coins or wadded up pieces of paper. They were people to me and I made these objects act out scenarios. I wrote, made little costumes and directed a little skit for a class project in the fifth grade. In seventh grade I got caught writing a little story in class and because I got in such trouble I didn't write again until my senior year in a creative writing class. I also got a by-line in the school newspaper that year. I realized then that I wanted to write and or make movies.
I was brought up in the business world. With the combination of my business sense and my creative gifts and desires, I formed my own film/video business in the 90's after studying screenwriting and directing at the University of Oklahoma.
Because my passion is writing screenplays I plan on continuing to write them and hopefully, one day see one of them on the BIG SCREEN.
I self-published under my film/video corporation FIA/Films by Independent Artists, Inc., dba LilyHeart Publishing.
What inspires you to write?
I assume the desire to create and/or bring characters to life and to share a little insight, is what seems to inspire me to write.
Tell us about your writing process.
I don't really have a process but as a screenwriter there is a sort of formula they like followed. Sometimes I do a quick outline of my idea's. Now, when I wrote my memoir, I basically wrote down the instances I wanted to expose and then asked a very good writer friend of mine, "what do I do now?" She said "put them in order from your birth on." So I did and there you go! Then in order to make it flow and be an easy read, I wrote it as if I were speaking to a psychologist.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
For anything fiction that I write, I would say, I don't talk or listen to my characters. Most times they just come alive and take over. Sometimes I have to cut them back a bit. I do seem to become emotionally involved in the victims, wanting the best outcome for them so I seem to worry about them until the project is finished.
What advice would you give other writers?
Not sure I have any advice except that if you feel you need to write or bust…let it out…let it flow. What you do with your writings is up to you. There are so many more way to get your work seen and/or published these days.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish because I am just that sort of person. I had my own film/video production company in the past and decided to do a dba publishing company.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that the future of book publishing can only get better and more acceptable for self-publishers.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Memoir/Screenplays
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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