An interview with author Lewis J. A. Corbett

Lewis J. A. Corbett

Lewis J. A. Corbett can usually be found doing writing and reading. Lewis loves reading plays and non-fiction books. His favourite book is The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.

Writing a play has always an ambition of his and eventually, he finally achieved his ambition when The Tragic Death was published.

When not reading or writing, Lewis loves going to the cinema, playing overwatch, and doing jigsaw puzzles. He lives in the South East of England.

Where are you from?

I’m from Brighton, East Sussex in England.

Why do you write?

I like being creative, I conjurer up short stories and then adapt them into plays.

What do you write about?

I mainly write horror plays and short stories, I’m open to writing other genres but I seem to fall back on horror as my main genre.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I find my writing style to be somewhere between Joe Orton and Edgar Allen Poe.

What are obstacles that come in the way of writing?

Use to struggle with getting my ideas down on paper. I’m not a fast writer so I would have to remember the story ideas and type them up when I was at a computer.

What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?

I’ve only just published my first book but I have been asked multiple times if I am planning on writing more.

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing short stories for a few years, I would say I started in around 2017 but I’ve only been writing plays for a since March 2021. I have just published my first play called The Tragic Death by Lewis J. A. Corbett.

When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?

I have wanted to be a writer for a long time, ever since I saw that Treehouse of Horror episode of The Simpsons when Lisa reads The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe to Bart and Maggie. It was that episode what lead me to discovered Edgar Allan Poe and read some more of his works.

What is your work schedule like when you are writing?

I try to write at least 3 pages a day when I have a new play on the go but if I’m writing a short story, I try and write it in one sitting.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

When writing, I just go with it. I type and see where the story leads me.

The Tragic Death

How long does it take to write a book?

The Tragic Death took me about 3 weeks to write, but I had a week break in between that. Short stories take me about an hour or two to finish.

Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?

Write ideas down, any ideas and let them develop into bigger stories. My book The Tragic Death is based of a short story I wrote back in 2017.

What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?

Character names, I find it hard to choose names. When writing a new character I wanted a name that sounded natural. If I picked the wrong name and published, that name is there for ever.

What do you think makes a good story?

When writing plays and short stories, I find what makes the best stories are the ones with good characters building. You have to be able to relate with the character.

What does your family think of your writing?

My Nan and her husband Les said they really liked my book and my aunt Katie and her husband Chris are very supportive of my writing too

Do you see writing as a career?

I would love to have a career as an author, I guess whether or not I can make a career of it is down to if the reader likes my plays and short stories.

Do you have anything specific youd like to tell the readers?

I’ve just released my first book The Tragic Death by Lewis J. A. Corbett is now available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle.

If you do pick up a copy, I would love to see and read some of your reviews on Goodreads.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I first considered myself a writer when I started writing short stories back in 2017.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I love going to the cinema, I have one of them cinema cards what is a fixed monthly price so I can go and see as many films as I like each month. I also like playing overwatch, and doing jigsaw puzzles.

What is your favourite book?

My favourite book is definitely The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. I just love that book so much, I have multiple copies of it including a sign copy and the audiobook.

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