IWSG: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. We post our thoughts, talk about our doubts and the fears we have conquered. Many more fun and amazing posts are at IWSG’s list of members.
The awesome co-hosts for the January 2 posting of the IWSG are Patricia Lynne, Lisa Buie-Collard, Kim Lajevardi, and Fundy Blue!
January 2 question – What are your favorite and least favorite questions people ask you about your writing?
My favorite question is, “Where can I buy a copy?” I don’t recall a question from a reader that I didn’t like. Well, except when they ask, “What’s it about?” I’d rather they’d simply read the synopsis. But that’s not a sound marketing strategy. I’m not sure if it’s nervous jitters while confronted by an alpha male, or being overly passionate about my novel, but I do get tongue-tied. I make a mess of the plot. You know you’ve lost a potential fan when their eyes glaze over.
That question comes up often enough I should rehearse my response, clearly and succinctly describing the story’s location, main characters and their dilemma. And stick to that dialogue. It should be easy enough. Has anyone else had this challenge?