Inside The Author’s Head: Lou Morgan
Q1. What is your favorite word?
Q2. What is your least favorite word?
Q3. How has social media helped your career?
Without doubt it’s made it easier to reach readers. More importantly, it’s allowed me to engage with & generally chat to both people who’ve read my work or – more importantly – a section of the SFF community in general. Whether that really helps me in terms of my career is arguable, but it makes it a lot more fun!
Q4. What would you say are the downsides to social media in your career?
There’s little more unpleasant than having people being bitchy about something you’ve worked really hard on… and being able to see it. (In the worst cases, bei g goaded about it). You just have to be dignified and social-media blind for a bit – while jabbing a fork into the back of your hand.
Q5. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Something to do with the theatre of film. Probably directing. I’ve always been fascinated by the process of making plays and cinema. Both totally different; both incredible.
Q6. What profession would you not like to do?
Not so much not want to, but I could never be a nurse. They work so incredibly hard for such little recognition, and such little recompense. I admire them enormously. But I could never do it!
Q7. What is your favorite curse word?
Jeremy Renner’s at the bar – he’s insisting on making you a cocktail…
Failing that? “You never did any harm. That’ll do.”
Thanks Lou! You can learn more about Lou and her work here.
Next Time: Alasdair Stuart