Let’s face it, speaking for authors in general can be pretty daunting, especially if you’re one of those who freezes up in front of people. For day 2 of NaNoProMo (created by Rachel Thomson), Paul Geiger offers a way that could help ease the stress of speaking.
In this article, Paul gives three points to help authors talk about their books. We hope you will check out the original article here: A Novel Way of Speaking: Just for Authors.
Here is a quick excerpt of what you can expect:
Most authors will admit they write a lot better than they speak. (I happen to write the same way I speak – but I’m only developing one character here.)Paul Geiger, author of Better Business Speech
Most people, in general, don’t even like the sound of their own voice. Couple that with a little nervousness when being interviewed about your book and you’re in for a bumpy and unpredictable ride.
Any time you let the word out that you’ve got a big promotional opportunity, you will inevitably receive a lot of well-intentioned advice:
“Just speak the way you write. You’ll be great!”
“Show them how smart you are.”
“Take a deep breath and go for it.”
Your friends and family mean well but, ultimately, you’re still left with no answers. The better action plan for how to talk about your book has only three parts:
Discover your bumper sticker.
Leverage your forward momentum.
Know how to close the loop.
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