Misha Herwin on strutting your stuff – or – reaching out to readers!
Every writer has to do it. If we want to reach our potential readers we have to get out there and strut our stuff. The picture above was taken on the steps of Kings Weston House, the inspiration for “House of Shadows” my time slip novel. As well as spreading the word I also had copies on sale in the cafe at Kingsweston and read excerpts at various gigs.
There was a mini-launch for friends at my house and a reading at the Market Drayton Arts’ festival among other events.
I have to admit to enjoying all those occasions, because I love to strut my stuff. Give me half a chance and I’ll be out there, reading from my novels, leading workshops, or being on a panel.
In that respect, I’m lucky. Many writers would rather consume their toenails than perform in front of an audience.
That, however, in today’s media…
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