This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s question: What are your favorite and least favorite questions people ask you about your writing?
My favorite question–always–is Tell me more. I love talking about writing, my characters, the stories tumbling through my brain, but too often, I see eyes glaze over as people really aren’t interested in a fantasy world of my creation. When I find someone who wants to hear more, I feel like I hit the jackpot, survived gas station sushi–that sort of luck.
My least favorite question: Tell me about your book. I know–weird–but it’s because I never have that elevator pitch of a couple of dozen words down. I ramble and before I’ve completely explained what the book is about, I’ve lost their interest. I really need to work on that.
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and Born in a Treacherous Time, first in the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Survival of the Fittest, March 2019. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning