About Lalia Amadore:
Lalia Amadore is an authorpreneur who likely missed her calling as an activist. Lalia feels deep compassion for people and wants to stamp out inequality and injustice wherever it is found. The proverbial superhero wannabe. Alas, with no discernible superpowers, that’s proven to be a mighty big undertaking, so she is content for now to pen books about overcoming injustice and writing letters to newspaper editors about her passionate causes. That and spreading smiles wherever she goes. One of her mottos is: never underestimate the power of a smile.
Ms. Amadore is a wife, a mom and a blogger under assumed names. She plays guitar and piano. She is also a hard core coffee addict, avid gardener, improvisational poet, armchair philosopher and generally polite Canadian.
What inspires you to write?
To be honest, I feel inspired to write when I am stirred up over an idea or notion that stirs up my passion, namely, injustice. After years of directing this passion into letters to newspaper editors or into my journal, I took the writing plunge and started a blog, then another, and finally, my first book that was published in January 2016, which was about a very unjust period of my life and what I learned from it.
Tell us about your writing process.
Because I have only written non-fiction thus far, there are no character sketches to work with. I do rather write from the seat of my pants, so to speak. The day I decided to write my book I just sat down, opened my word processor and wrote for hours. That initial version was a fairly boring blow by blow account of the time period I wanted to capture. I then went back and fleshed it out with observations and emotions and finer details, several times, until I felt it represented all that I had wanted to share.
What advice would you give other writers?
If you’re just starting out with the notion that you’d like to write a book, just do it! I spent too many years fantasizing and romanticizing the idea of writing a book. If you’re serious about it, then just start, and keep going back to it until it’s done.
As an indie author, you won’t want to compromise on proof reading, editing, formatting and your book cover. For professional results, hire professionals! That is, unless you are highly skilled in these areas, but even then, you can always use another person’s eye to critique your product before publishing.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
As I person, I am generally confident in my abilities and consider myself capable, so the thought of independent publishing was not entirely daunting. You hear of how difficult it can be to secure a contract with a publisher, so I chose to be my own publisher and put my book up on Kindle. The process is fairly straightforward. I like the fact that, within the rules of Amazon, I am in control of my work.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
There is still nothing like the smell of a bookcase full of books, so I don’t see hard copy publishing going by the wayside yet, but there is a reason why eBooks have overtaken physical copies in sales in recent years. Ease of access, portability and the fact that an entire library can be contained in a hand-held device are great reasons why digital publishing is so very popular. I do believe that over time, there will be an even greater shift away from hard copies. It is the 21st century after all!
What genres do you write?: self-help
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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