Wednesday, August 10, 2005

My Writing Life...



Many of you have asked about my writing...

Elle is my best friend's nickname for me. My real name's Lawana. I have a degree in journalism and history, so I can (and like to) write non-fiction work--as in the Harvard/Oxford U. Press project and articles I've done in the past. Freelance non-fiction writing's something I'd like to get back into.

I also write fiction. I have one short story out right now in a book called Dark Dreams: A Collection of Horror and Suspense by Black Writers, which got me a good review in Publisher's Weekly. One of the photos is me pointing to it at Barnes & Noble. Another will be in the sequel, which will be out in 2006. I also write & illustrate for children as well. I have some other short stories and novels I'm working on and will begin to shop around. It's such a lucky crapshoot, lol, but I know that it will work out for me. It's just a gut feeling that I have.

Everyone wants to be a writer, but the actual process of writing is hard work and discipline. Like quilting, you have to take that time out to actually do it already. Park your butt in the chair and do what you're supposed to, lol. I have a website (or you can click the sidebar link as well). I love to write as much as I love to draw and sew. It's that finding time to do it that's the hard part, lol.

6 comments:

Karoda said...

Elle, I've saved your website to my favorites and will go back and read your excerpts later...thanks for sharing your info.

gabrielle said...

Wow...we are in the company of greatness. Totally blown away at all you do.

Deb R said...

Damn, I wish I'd known the name of the book of short stories when I was at the book store yesterday!

I love your children's illustrations!!

Scrapmaker said...

This is uncanny...I HAVE A COPY of the book your story is in on my desk right now. I'm so excited to "know" on of the authors, you!! Jen

Elle said...

Ohmigoodness! That is great!

Sonji Hunt said...

Now I must go to the bookstore. I am so pleased and impressed. Off to check your new website out.