Thursday, January 7, 2016

Author Interview with London Starr

LaToya: Hi LaToya Wilson, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
London: I live in Griffin, Ga, am a wife, mother of three girls, and a newbie author with seven works published and 1 releasing soon under pen name London Starr.

LaToya: What are your ambitions for your writing career?
London: To be a household name and known as a great storyteller.

LaToya: Which writers inspire you?
London: Every writer that I've had the privilege of reading their work. They've each contributed to my dream of becoming one of the great ones.

LaToya: What are you working on at the minute?
London: The Other Man: Dangerous Love and Secrets 3

LaToya: What genre are your books and why?
London: BWWM, I've always had a vested interest in seeing the races unite since I'm mixed with Blackfoot Indian, and the interracial market isn't saturated with books.

LaToya: In 10 words or less can you create a quote that describes you and your writing?
London: An experienced you won't soon forget.

LaToya: Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
London: Chris Helmsworth/ Gabrielle Union

LaToya: When did you decide to become a writer?
London: Age 9

LaToya: Do you write full-time or part-time?
London: Full time.

LaToya: Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?
London: I write at night, much quieter.

LaToya: Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?
London: No. I don't force my imagination or craft.

LaToya: Where do your ideas come from?
London: Life and imagination intertwined

LaToya: Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?
London: I don't outline my story on paper, but it is outlined in my head.

LaToya: How do you think you’ve evolved creatively?
London: I write about more taboo topics that people normally frown upon, simply because it is life and life is messy.

LaToya: What is the hardest thing about writing?
London: The end. Once I start a tale, I become invested wholeheartedly, and don't want it to end.

LaToya: What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
London: The topic is frowned upon. Most don't acknowledge their secret desires for fear of being ousted from their familiar circles of family and friends.

LaToya: What is the easiest thing about writing?
London: Giving the characters an unforgettable personality.

LaToya: How long on average does it take you to write a book?
London: A week, two at the most.

LaToya: Where can you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
London: On a movie set, helping to develop a film for my books.

LaToya: What advice would you give to your younger self?
London: Go to school for a lot longer. Learn everything.

LaToya: Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?
London: Aaliyah; She reached for her dream and achieved it, and did not turn herself into a sex symbol to do it.

LaToya: If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?
London : There isn't a story I would rather have written. It wouldn't be the same story if I had.

LaToya: What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
London: Develop a thick skin. Not everyone will love your story, and they don't sugarcoat their words when telling you so. But, write your story your way. It's yours, and a lot more someones will love it than those that don't.

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LaToya: Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview.
London Starr: Thank you so much for having me, LaToya

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