"A writing teacher told me to write an elevator speech. A very short! script and then memorize it. Here's what I say "I've written a book of essays. It's called Stumbling Toward the Buddha: Stories about Tripping over my…"
"It also helps if you have something out--I talk about what I've published, and don't say so much about the WIP. Well, and I am also pretty happy to talk about the ones that are getting close to publication. I just think I need to work on…"
"Elizabeth-- You have stated the conflict so very well! Like you, I think I can good at it (I have enough public speaking in my background) but it will never be within my introverted comfort zone. I think your preformed answer is very good! "
Interesting group conversation yesterday about what movies we choose to see at the theater, vs wait till DVD/streaming, etc. I mentioned that, as a writer, I try to "vote with my dollar" and see movies at the theater that have great writing, great…See More