Linnea, Belated welcome to the novelist group; we're delighted to have you join us! If you haven’t done so already, you might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion. We do a live chat Wednesdays at 1 EST; instructions on how to participate are in the "Our Water Cooler" box near the top of the group page. Do join us! And we save the wall for discussion, but welcome links to helpful blog posts on the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread.
Meg Waite Clayton Novelist Group Moderator Bestselling Author of four novels, including The Wednesday Sisters, (a writing group novel), and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters (all Random House/Ballantine)
"Hi Dawn, first, I love the sound of your book and am going to look it up right now. Second, I don't have a book published-- I am a freelance writer, and have essays in anthologies and magazine articles published. And maybe that's part of…"
"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…"