Five lessons learned as a Speaker/Guest Author at a Lit Festival… by Sherry Carroll

Reblogged from The Story Reading Ape:

All learned the very hard way, so you don’t

By Sherry Carroll, AKA the Shiny Happy Sherry

LESSON ONE.

Remember, it can always get worse…

And

If they offer you a chair, take it…

If they don’t offer you a chair, don’t forget to ask for one.

This was my first public speaking event (as a writer) and the first time EVER doing a reading of one of my books, Even Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales: the Flight of the Sherry Fairy,with a QA and a book signing after; and standing up on stage all that time, without being able to move around much, because you are nervously trying to juggle a book in order to read it out loud to a room full of people, is not as easy as it sounds, especially in high (ish) heels.

My knees/legs were so sore the next day I could barely walk.

These things can be exhausting, so remember to sit down whenever you get the opportunity, because there won’t be many.

And don’t wear heels.

Not even low ones.

Continue reading at The Story Reading Ape

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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4 Responses to Five lessons learned as a Speaker/Guest Author at a Lit Festival… by Sherry Carroll

  1. Sherry Carroll Bell says:

    i just saw this Thank you so much

    Like

  2. Pingback: Five lessons learned as a Speaker/Guest Author at a Lit Festival… by Sherry Carroll — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo | Author #SherryCarroll

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