Author and Playwright Lori M. Myers

Write and Author interviews Lori M. Myers, author of Crawlspace.
 
Lori M. Myers is an award-winning writer, Pushcart Prize nominee, and Broadway World Award nominee of creative nonfiction, fiction, essays, and plays. She is the author of Crawlspace, a collection of dark fiction/horror short stories. Her work has been published in more than 45 national and regional magazines, journals, and anthologies and her plays have been performed internationally. Lori is an adjunct professor of writing and literature, and senior interviews editor for Hippocampus Magazine. She holds a MA in creative writing from Wilkes University and resides in New York

 


 
What is something you do to get the creative juices flowing?
I walk. Walking allows my mind to wander but eventually to focus on and work out any story/plot obstacle I may have.
 
What do you think about writing groups or critique groups?
I can’t speak highly enough of writing groups. I’ve belonged to several depending on where I’ve lived, and each one has put several sets of eyes on my work and offered invaluable advice on how to make it better. I advise any writer to find a supportive group for your writing. It really makes a difference.

 
Do you use a special program or app to write with?
No, but there are several I’m looking into. Whether I end up using them remains to be seen.


How do you market yourself and your book?
My publisher has been a big help in placing my book in different outlets. Otherwise, I’m a firm believer in being somewhere in person or connecting on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram. I particularly use Facebook to connect with followers. Those wonderful people have bought my book and left online reviews.

Why do you write?
Writing creatively is something I’ve done since I’ve been a child. It’s in my DNA. I love to share my stories and my unique perspective with others. It’s what makes us human.

How often do you write and what is your process?
I try to write every day, or at least work on a story project in my head until I can sit down and begin tapping on the keys.

What writing advice can you give?
Persistence. Keep at it. Don’t allow anyone to tell you that you can’t or to discourage you in any way.

Can you create a short writing prompt?
Write from the point of view of a spoon inside a dishwasher.

 

 

 
Crawlspace
by Lori M. Myers
 
A windowed storefront, a foreboding brothel, a wine cellar, a burial plot. Small spaces surrounded by thick walls, bolted with padlocks, weighed down with wet earth. This story collection of dark fiction/horror by award-winning writer Lori M. Myers is about the mystery and danger of closed-in rooms and wombs; of the mistaken belief that being inside equals safety. It doesn't; not in these crawl spaces.
 
Where Lori’s book is sold
Amazon
 
 
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