2. It’s okay to write dark, violent material. I was afraid when younger that if I wrote violence and sex scenes that readers, namely friends and family, would chastise me. They didn’t because I didn’t write them gratuitously. The sex and violence were important to the story.
3. It took me 30 years to “finish” this book. All the revision in the world won’t make it perfect. When a story is done you need to turn it over to a professional editor, take their comments and suggestions to the story and make necessary changes.
4. Writing is an intregal part of my life. I was an avid reader because I loved get involved in other stories. Now I write those other stories and there is nothing more gratifying than spending time with imaginary people (except spending time with real people).
5. Once a story is told, it’s time to move onto another story. I don’t define myself in any genre. I have five books published, New Blood is a photographic novel that is a vampire story told with 100 pictures and 100 pages of text. Overture to Rain is a novella suspense story that takes place in a stone prison cell. Termination Notice is a collection of early short stories mixing horror, literary, sci-fi and humor. Reunion is a horror thriller and Will You Please Listen, Please Is a collection of short stories that look at how we talk or don’t talk, listen or don’t listen to each other and ourselves. In progress are a fantasy trilogy and a contemporary drama. Novels pending are a criminal perspective and a spiritual toned book. You don’t have to confine your writing to any one genre. Just write what you enjoy be it one genre or 10.
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An eclectic collection of short stories that give insight to a young writer. Included are a handful of stories from Lawrence's elementary and high school years. The main stories are from Lawrence’s 20s. Stories range from the humorous supernatural story Door to Door which pits a working Mom against an inept demon trying to buy souls. Test Duty is a sci-fi story that stirs memories of the Vietnam conflict. Turning to Golf is a contemporary drama about a young father struggling with his daughter’s coming of age.
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