The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Special Guest: Patricia Davis.
A little something about Patricia
It’s been my experience that although not the only way to learn, making mistakes is very often our best way to learn. Because I worked for Scholastic Inc many years ago as their field rep, I had an unfair advantage over my fellow writers in what to do and what not to do. Nonetheless, I made several major mistakes despite that.. The other thing we have to recognize is that this industry is in a huge state of flux. Huge. Hard to write a business plan when things change weekly. Writing has become a true labor of love, and if people know that going in, they will be much happier and can make more informed decisions, don’t you think?
Patricia V. Davis
Author/ Founder,The Women’s PowerStrategy™ Conference
Comment from a redwood writers post
Tell us about your experience as an author and then your experience as a publisher.
Do you look at writing and authorship differently now?
What do you look for to publish? What is your niche?
Word of the week
1. Something light, thin, or insubstantial.
2. A soft sheer gauzy fabric, used for veils, etc.
3. A fine, filmy cobweb or its thread seen floating in the air in calm weather.
Thin, light, or delicate.
From goose + summer. The term is believed to have originated as a name for late autumn when geese are in season and then transferred to cobwebs seen around that time of the year. Earliest documented use: 1325.
“Indeed one dare not breathe near them for fear of breaking the gossamer visions, causing movement to disrupt our focus.”
Joan Stanley-Baker; Ephemeral Feminine Fibers of Chen Shu-yen; Taipei Times (Taiwan); Jul 11, 2004.
VS Pritchett said that the really great artists “never stop working. They never lose a minute. It is very depressing.” What do you think? Can you be a part time artist? Or are you only happy when you are all in?
Write about that experience.
A documentary similar themed a daughter discusses her stress and you can even see her crying on camera because she was sold by her mother for financial gain who is only 14 years old.
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