They say that public speaking is a terror for many people. If you’re an author and have any desire for financial success, best get over that fear as quickly as you can. In the next few weeks, I’m going to work on this with Daisy Arthur promotions. . .
Last night I had a blast being interviewed by my good friend, Lindsay Woods on a local radio station called KRFC 88.9 FM. With such a generous questioner, I couldn’t help but relax and get into the topics we covered, including getting started in writing, promoting your book, and, of course, a little Sliced Veggie talk. I hope to post the recording in a few weeks as I continue to update my website. As they say in “the biz,” stay tuned!
I’m very excited to be making my first podcast appearance soon. This Saturday I’ll record a session with Giles Hash and his team from Beyond the Trope, a group of people focused on deep discussions on genre fiction and popular art and culture. We’ll record via Skype (something I haven’t used very much, but am excited about), and then November 17, the podcast will become available if you go to I-Tunes and look it up by either my name or Beyond the Trope.
What’s a trope you say? A trope is the figurative use of language to quickly convey a general meaning. I personally think of it as a short-cut to an image. For example, if I say, “He was a real Prince Charming,” you have an image immediately of what I’m shooting for in our communication. And no, I did not say “Prince Charming” sarcastically.
Are you going to be in Raleigh next week? I will. The annual crime readers and writer’s convention, Bouchercon, will be held there. And guess what–I’ll be on a panel! As there are 2,000 or more people coming to this event, I better NOT play shy on this opportunity. No, I won’t speak in front of all 2,000, but I have to guess the panel will have 40 or 50 people in the audience. How cool is that?
Remember how I did a workshop for RMFW’s CO Gold conference? Turns out that workshop went well enough that I’ll be able to expand on it for a group of RMFW writers who live on the Western Slope of Colorado. On November 14, if you’re in the Grand Junction area, please check out the program and come in for a visit. We’ll be talking about building your reputation as an author with specifics on self-promotions and general marketing of your books.
Whew! Too shy to get up in front of a group? I’d better not be at this point!
Wishing you a confident week.