A former private detective and reporter for a small weekly newspaper, G.B.Pool writes the Johnny Casino Casebook Series, the Gin Caulfield P.I. Mysteries, and the Chance McCoy Series. She teaches writing classes: “Anatomy of a Short Story,” “How To Write Convincing Dialogue” and “Writing a Killer Opening Line.”
This is the FOURTH and last of Gayle’s posts on “Building a Platform”. Here are links to the previous THREE:
Building a Platform, Part 3 – https://thewritersinresidence.com/2020/06/03/building-a-platform-continued/
Building a Platform, Part 2 – https://thewritersinresidence.com/2020/04/08/building-a-platform-2/
Building a Platform, Part 1 – https://thewritersinresidence.com/2020/02/12/building-a-platform/
The last few items in this multi-paged blog for your consideration.
by Gayle Bartos-Pool
- Your Inner Ham.This one might be scary, but if you really want to cut the mustard as a writer, you have to be able to stand up in front of strangers and read your work out loud.
If you haven’t passed out from the mere thought of that, you might think, “Oh, how hard can that be?” Go ahead and try it. Have some friends watch you and honestly critique you. Try reading stories to a children’s group. If they start laughing or fall asleep, maybe you should improve your technique. If you mumble in a monotone with your head down, it’s time to take a Toastmasters course or maybe acting lessons.
Reading to an audience is more than saying the words out loud. You must be able to project to the back…
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