Two films, “Far from the Madding Crowd” and “Crimson Peak,” inspired his recent book, “The Governess and Other Stories.” Morrison said the films moved him to emulate publishing company Penguin Classics’ structures.
“I was determined to write a gothic romance,” he said.
Morrison also promises a twist, a main feature of all his books.
“It may or may not get super twisted and bloody at the end,” he said.
Junior Isaac Beverly, who met Morrison while staying in the same residence hall, said Morrison’s books have surprises and suspense. Beverly is primarily an actor but has also written a screenplay and a one-man show, which is why Morrison asked him to read through some of his works.
“He’s really good at self-promoting,” Beverly said. “He said, ‘Isaac, how about you read my book?’”
Beverly also said Morrison is very serious about his writing, and he thinks he will go far as an author.
“There’s times when I see him, and he’s so in the zone,” Beverly said. “He’s so focused, and that’s something I really respect about him.”
Morrison has also sought writing advice from one of his friends, senior Summer Winkler.
Winkler said she agreed with Beverly’s take on Morrison.
“He’s super determined. He’s just written so many things,” Winkler said. “A lot of our friendship has been based off of that common interest.”
Morrison himself said he considers himself a determined person.
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“I don’t know how to not write. “I’m actually starting another book today,” he said.
Morrison’s creativity is reflected in his past books. His latest work channels a female fictional narrator and author Eleanor Wren.
“I’m a very conservative liver, so I don’t take a lot of risks in my life, but I take the biggest risks in my writing,” Morrison said. “I take a lot of creative risks. I’m a progressive writer. I don’t shy away from anything.