• February 2015
    Thanks, this is helpful. I started tweeting in the spring because I needed to "build a platform," but now I really love it. I've met tweeps whose perspectives I find inspiring or just plain funny. It's not super time consuming but it gives me a...
  • January 2014
    If the review was inspired by a political or cultural perspective that clearly is not yours, then readers of the review will see that and it may make them want to read the book. If they agree with the reviewer's overarching perspective, they're...
  • December 2013
    I think you look warm, relaxed and friendly. Seeing your face might not make me like your book or article (although I liked the one above) but it would make me want to like it. I prefer realistic fiction and honest, even raw memoirs and I'll confess...
  • March 2013
    Thanks! Helpful tips!
  • March 2013
    How do you choose which section of your book to read? What difference do you find between imagining readers/an audience while you're writing and actually reading what you've written in front of an embodied audience? What are your fears when you step...
  • November 2012
    Have taken a break from blogging to finish a novel, but enjoy reading advice like this and am storing it away for when I come back. Thanks!
  • September 2012
    I meant "Kamy." Sorry! 
  • September 2012
    I can relate. I don't at all regret taking all of August off with my kids to see extended family etc. but now that they're back in school, the novel feels intimidating. Plus, after a break, I can see flaws I didn't know were there. Fortunately my...
  • November 2011
    My friend and I had the goal of meeting at Dunkin Donuts at 5:00 AM and writing on our novels for one hour. (My goal was to write 1 page without proofreading.) We went to the wrong D & D, one that wasn't open at 5, but soon found the 24 hour one...
  • May 2011
    I enjoyed this post both as a writer and as a reader. I think you're right--when I've tried *too* hard to rush through my blurb about my novel, people I'm talking to seem to think I'm impatient and disinterested in talking to them and the...

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