Shameless Plagiarism Department:
Before I open the floor for questions, I have something to share with you: I found this great quote by John Green, a best-selling Young Adult novelist and video blogger, in an article by Emily Harstone titled, 3 Ways To Promote Yourself As A Writer(Even When You Don’t Want To). She describes herself as “an introvert, a writer, and a very reluctant self-promoter”), and it speaks to a deep-seated fear in all of us strange swamp creatures who call ourselves writers, so I thought I’d share it here:
“Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.” ― John Green
You can read Emily’s complete article at Authors Publish http://www.authorspublish.com/3-ways-promote-yourself-as-a-writer-even-when-you-dont-want-to/
So yes, I know that fear, uncertainty, and introversion are major writing blocks, especially when you are writing about yourself. (I once had a strange woman come up to me, brandishing my book, at a public meeting of the American Business Women’s Association and say, “I know more about you than you know about me!”). It does give one pause.
Now I know that everyone who writes is not an introvert, but I suspect the good ones are (after all, you can’t find time to write while you’re attending all those parties and get-togethers). Still, there are enough of us writers out there who fall into the swamp creature category to make this article relevant, so get back to your hidey-hole and start writing!
Where are you in your struggles with memoir? I’d like to know. Maybe I can help. Send me a question and I’ll try to answer it for you. What’s bugging you about your writing? Is it just too hard to get started? I’ve been there. Let’s share our agonies. You don’t have to do this alone.
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