Well, at a recent convention here in town, I got a chance to talk about how to write a novel to an eager group of students of all ages.
It was the most dang fun I have had in a long time.
Seems like every time I meet someone knew they guess my profession as professor. They’re disappointed when I tell them I’m not. Maybe one day, though. (Are you listening, prestigious higher education-type schools around the world?) I know I’d enjoy that.
It was a real trip. The “teaching” was more me listening, getting asked questions, and trying to respond is as helpful a way as I could. I learned a lot! (I can’t say for sure if anyone else did.)
So, I was on a quest for info on the net (I couldn’t remember the name of my panel actually, and was hoping someone else did). I came across the video above wherein the presenter, an up-and-coming author of some brilliance, mentioned that she attended my talk about how to write a novel.
I was gobsmacked, dumbfounded, and stupified.
Someone who saw me talking about how to write a novel (and really, how to distribute it, sell it, and all that other stuff) actually went online to say something about it.
You can watch it here (thanks for the shout-out, WritingMime!)