About Louie Lawent:
I am the author of the children's picture book "Gerty the Pig" which is in school systems across the U.S. The book is in the National Accelerated Readers program. My co-written song "Strangely Beautiful" was featured in the TV show "Famous In Love" and my co-write
"Angels Of The New Millennium" was licensed to the TV show "Full Circle." Ten of my co-writes were on Steve Goodie's kids album "Refrigerator Art" CD. My co-write "One More Father's" son which is about a homeless veteran is on Grammy winner DL Byron's "satori" CD. I have numerous other song co-writes. I love playing beach volleyball. I am an excellent ping pong player. I also a big time fan of the Green Bay Packers.
What inspires you to write?
I write where my imagination takes me. I think when you truly want to write, your mind is open to having your thoughts connect to what you see in a way that creates your own unique perspective.
Tell us about your writing process.
Most of the time an idea simply emerges. Maybe I'm walking along just going over things in my mind when an idea presents itself based on what I'm thinking. I may be watching a film and something not even connected to the plot rings a bell. For instance, I may see an object and it sparks an idea. Then it's simply a matter of fleshing it out. If I run into a roadblock, I just take it easy and gently think about it, not putting pressure on myself and I figure it out.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
If I'm writing a book, once I get the main idea of what the book is going to be, I may write down episodic outlines. Other times I just go with the flow of the narrative. It's fun to do dialogue as I feel the characters come alive as they respond to each other, especially if they press each other's buttons.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep your mind open to letting ideas in. Keep your eyes on the prize. Even if you aren't writing a complete work, write down your ideas and fragments of the total piece because you may very well come back to it later and complete it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I simply send it out to publishers and hope for the best. An author doesn't have any other choice except to keep on getting it out there.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I would not recommend self-publishing. It's tremendously difficult to get attention that way. It's hard enough when a small publisher publishes your work. If you're not published by a big publisher, you've got your work cut out for you. I'm experiencing that but I'm giving it my best shot. My publisher is extremely helpful and we're trying dilgently to make the book a success, but like I say, it's not easy.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Children's picture book
What formats are your books in?: Print
Link To Louie Lawent Page On Amazon
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