|The INSECURE WRITER'S SUPPORT GROUP|
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/p/the-insecure-writers-support-group.html
The first week-end of this month, May 3 & 4, our Sisters in Crime/Hawaii group held a booth at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival to promote the Chapter and to sell our published books. In November of 2013, 13 of us local authors had compiled and published an anthology of mystery short stories set in Hawaii. We offered that book for sale also.
|Rosemary Mild, Gail Baugniet, Laurie Hanan (with Sage)|
So where do the IWSG issues come in here? When I talk at meetings or get up in front of an audience with a bare minimum of a plan for what I’ll say, no problem. Ask me to give a five-minute planned speech and I go catatonic.
Ask me to “market” my novels in person . . . catatonic!
I can live without ever giving another planned speech in front of an audience, but I do need to learn how to market my work without developing a rash at the mere thought. I have signed up for a workshop in July that will focus on marketing. I'll let you know how that works out for me.
Do any of you have trouble telling new acquaintances or strangers about your work in print?