Public speaking love it or hate it: it’s an authors lot. Schicksal has taught me a lot.
Library based book launches/ author events are a wonderful to connect with readers. So dress the part and share your unique story. Enthusiasm is deliciously infectious, like laughter, it makes the world sparkle.
Last Saturday braving the wind sucking up the alleyway, I attended day 2 of a 4 day memoir writers course with Sian Prior at Writers Victoria. Her skills for publication list included the ability to perform as a writer in public.
What did she mean? The rain, full moon and unanswered question roused me. I struggled with pinning it down; to perform as a writer in public. How?
Writing a book is just part of the lifestyle, thinking one can hide anonymously behind the keyboard, a misnomer. Upon reflection I understand how clueless I had been. As I adopted my new role, I found it opened up boundless opportunities.