Writing Seminar Appearance

August 27, 2009

stagefright

For my sins, on October 24 I’ve been invited to give a talk as part of “The Write Direction”, a seminar put on at Stephen’s College in Columbia by the Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers’ Guild.  I’m quite used to standing up in front of a crowd of strangers to talk about estate planning, but this is something else again.  Here’s what the program says:

“Session IV:  Time to Write- How to Find it and What to Do With it

Alex George wrote his first two and a half novels while working full-time as a corporate attorney in London.  He has just completed his fifth novel while running his own law firm in Columbia, MO.  Here he will share some tips, techniques and suggestions that will help you:

  • Organize yourself and your life to give you the time you need to write
  • Maximize productivity and efficiency when writing
  • Make steady progress in your work
  • Stay motivated
  • Manage your expectations
  • Develop stamina and not lose heart
  • Find a way out of writer’s block
  • Enjoy the process!”

Eek.