Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, Laura Sansom, @louboop
Hello everyone! This week I’d like to introduce you to a new author, Laura Sansom. I asked her to pick a question from my huge list HERE. We all aspire to be successful authors and the best way to learn some of the tricks of the trade is to ask questions.
First, please meet my guest, Laura Sansom.
Laura is an aspiring writer whose projects have, and will continue to include poetry, article/ content writing, flash fiction and short story. Her works in progress being a new mixed media project, scripts for TV and film.
Recently published works include an article for the intern247 website and regular postings on O-Posts website and ap2hyc.
See her blog – www.fayed.wordpress.com as well as her reviews appearing on the website, amazon and Goodreads.
Current creative projects awaiting confirmation /publication are novels, scripts, third poetry anthology, children’s story book and comic strip. Also some craft and photography work. As well as a mentor to a student through the Arkbound project.
Laura has a wide range of interests in film, T.V/ film and theatrical drama, Sci-fi, fashion, music, photography and a variety of crafts.
Laura has attended many a networking event and this year attended Henley on Thames literary festival. She has previously attended London book fair, London film and comic con, Soho create and more.
Always looking to broaden her horizons as she attends many networking events and has previously attended Henley on Thames Lit-fest, London book fair, London film and comic con and Soho create.
Hi, Colleen. Thanks so much for this interview. I’m really looking forward to our chat.
Hi, Laura. It’s nice to meet you. As a writer, does writing energize you or exhaust you?
My writing is my energy to get through life – Who needs Red Bull? They say every writer has a story to tell and I have had a yarn or two that would be worthy of a soap opera plot but that’s my inspiration, not my exhaustion.
Living through life through moments of interest and drama, good or bad, some mediocre and with the bad choices made there’s most definitely a plot twist or two. From this you evolve your own sense of perspective, opinions and beliefs – everything from wellbeing, health, anthropology and society and then yes the every discussed politics of the day means I am often feeling the need to get up on my soapbox.
Structuring the before mentioned inspiration can be the exhausting bit. Every creative model starts with formulas and formats that have been in place since time began when people needed entertaining. So we are all instructed to follow some bare essential rules but we then decide that we have a right of interpretation and poetic licence – that is us being creative. Sometimes trying to fit the box is the exhausting bit.
What energises me is the very cathartic effect the before mentioned events had on me and the way I get to deal with it through my writing. In dealing with my own problems I don’t do it as a day in the life of or a true life story but something more contrived and covert with added creative flair. The Jeremy Kyle effect is only present in my own creative head space, then transformed to something more fantastical.
I think there’s always been an interest in creativeness and therapy, it doesn’t have to be as creative as a work of fiction but the great outdoors and what nature has given us. Anything that sits under the umbrella of creativity has a beauty in it, perhaps a moral story to it, goodness and that can be as simple as a silver lining in the adrenaline of a moment or as simple as staring out at the green of the garden. However my therapy is putting pen to paper or tapping at the keyboard.
You have a healthy attitude about writing! Tell us about your books.
Laura’s first collection is titled “Between Devils and Goalposts” and is about the choices we have to make as we are growing up. Do we stick with the path we have already chosen, or do we let the little devils distract us?
The second collection, “Exit the Nunnery” – All that slightly less than legit and the slightly illicit stuff even the good girls have to contend with.
rubberfacesandanimalimages.yolasitte.com An online anthology on the theme of bullying by L Sansom and CJ Walls – “Sticks and stones may break my bones but we carried on writing the anthology anyway.”
Laura has some experience with performance poetry with the Metroland poets. We presented work at High Wycombe / Woburn festival as well as the local publicised launch of the self-published book “Lines from Metroland”.
HOW TO CONTACT AUTHOR Laura Sansom
Twitter: Laura Sansom: @louboop
LinkedIn: Laura Sansom