An author must have an elevator pitch.
When I was facing some stubborn obstacles writing my book, Lisa Romeo coached me through them and made me a stronger, more skilled writer. She teaches and coaches other writers as well, and writes delightful, touching essays herself. When she invited me to write a guest post on her blog, Lisa Romeo Writes, which gives “Tips, advice, andContinue reading “Lisa Romeo Writes”
I feel more than ever that one must just do good work, follow the bread crumbs, and enjoy the journey.
Writing groups are not only desirable; they are indispensable.
Gilbert knows that just recounting her adventures is not enough; she must put her personal experience into a context which will include the reader, and there she hits a home run.
It makes a person want to go inside and lock the door and just write.
I don’t want to depend on the smartypants way; I’d rather build my audience one by one.
When you put your adventures out there, other people will learn about them and tell you about their own; then you’ll wonder why you thought you were so special.
Take the advice, enjoy the humor, and gird yourself for the despair. Lamott has survived her despair and by her example (perhaps in spite of herself) reminds us that you won’t be facing the existential maw, you’ll just be joining the club.