Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
My topic was Novel by Novel: Learning as You Write, and I discussed some of my experiences writing and revising five novels. A few jitters set in the weekend before my program when I saw my name in the Sunday paper, but they didn't last long. I was surprisingly calm during my talk.
Photo courtesy of Lila Anastas
The presentation seemed well received. The audience laughed in all the right spots, remained attentive, and asked great questions. I couldn't have asked for more. In fact, I gladly give the lion's share of credit for a successful night to the audience. SouthWest Writers is made up of folks who support each other and want every speaker to do well. You can feel the positive attitude at each program. I actually enjoyed the experience.
So there's my promised report. I'll conclude by strongly suggesting that if you're ever actually forced to choose between death and public speaking, pick the podium.
Friday, June 06, 2008
Joylene is an incredible writer, and DEAD WITNESS showcases her talents beautifully. To learn a little about Joylene, VISIT HER BLOG. Or jump right in and BUY THE NOVEL. I hope you will. It gets my highest recommendation.