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Friday, September 7, 2012

How Do You Do? (And More Importantly, How Do You Do It?)

Very funny. I know how to do that. I was talking about cracking into publishing. If it's anything like advertising, connections are key, so here I am, participating in my first blog hop. (Sounds fun-- like a pub crawl, except without all that pesky walking...and no hangover.) Although I'm an experienced writer, I'm new to blogging--so please be patient. (I just noticed I'm a little late to the meet-and-greet party, but here goes nothing.)

Where do you write?
In my great room (which, ironically, is quite small.) Sometimes at my computer table, where I continued to type, despite neck cricks and leg spasms, even after I bought my laptop.

-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?
A lamp. (Boring, I know.) And my brother's most recent book, which you can buy here.
 (Far more exciting. So proud of him.)


-Favorite time to write? Mornings, which is odd because I am a nighthawk. I guess all those studies on optimimum brain performance are right.

-Drink of choice while writing?
Coffee. Sometimes tea.

-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence?

-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it? As I drove by the trailer park down the street, Linkin Park's "Waiting for the End to Come" was playing on the radio. The stars aligned. (In other words, I take the fact  that Linkin Park was playing as I passed another "park" while thinking up the story as proof that The Universe approves of my idea. That's how I roll. Literally.)

What's your most valuable writing tip? You don't need a business card proclaiming you're a writer. In fact, if you have a business card to that effect, you probably aren't. Don't feel like you have to be published to stake your claim in the industry. Now more than ever, words are up for grabs.



  1. I got a late start on GUTGAA too.

    You don't need a business card to be a writer but you HAVE to have a business card for networking. When I went to WorldCon, business cards were the only way to keep all the contacts straight (and networking is what conventions are about).

  2. Sorry it took so long for me to get to you, but I made it. Welcome to GUTGAA. Nice to meet you, I'm your newest follower.

  3. Doh! I'll just use my copywriter biz cards--and cross out copy!

  4. Hi,
    Just hopping over from blog hop. Nice to see you.
    Amber a Bardan
    Twitter @amberabardan

  5. Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog and also commenting on my GUTGAA pitch polish (I'm #13). I'll have to check yours out!