How To Enjoy Talking About Yourself As A Writer

sculptures by Almut Ellinghaus

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Once you’ve actually managed to say “I’m a writer” to people, the next step is to answer questions about your writing and yourself as a writer. It’s not always easy for a writer, or any artist, to talk about themselves or their work. I certainly find it very difficult and could often kick myself for being so awkward. I’m not thinking here about a hard sell, or about persuading a publisher to buy your book, but simply enjoying sharing your writerly self with anyone who shows a friendly interest. Continue reading