Episode 92 – “Publishing, Book Launches And Weight Lifting With Patricia Davis”

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Patricia Davis.

 

www.patriciavdavis.com
http://womenspowerstrategyconference.com

 

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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

gossamer

PRONUNCIATION:

(GOS-uh-muhr) 

 

MEANING:

noun:
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.

adjective:
Thin, light, or delicate.

 

ETYMOLOGY:

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.

 

USAGE:

“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.

 

Prompt

 

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.

 

Tortured Sentences

 

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.

 

Shout Outs

 

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