Sunday, July 8, 2012

Writer Talk

Creating a talk for writers and the parent of writers is one of the most challenging tasks I've had on my to-do list lately. So much I want to share and a limited time to do it.

In general, the tasks added to the to-do lists of writers are ever increasing. Not only are we expected to write something fabulous, we are also required to create and engage our audience regularly.The social media has taken over, changed life as we used to know it: Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, YouTube; and oh yeah, have a life too. It's difficult to remain as self-disciplined as it's necessary to complete our main job, writing.

Thank goodness for me, it's not a gripe. I actually like talking with people who want to talk with me. I love sharing about writing and helping other writer find their voice. There is a great joy, a competitive camaraderie between writers that I trulylove. The challenging part is sharing what is realistic in an exciting way.

Outline ready with some fabulous photos for the powerpoint and I believe it will be, at least, a good basic talk about what it's like to be a writer, without being too scary for the parents. If your child is destined to write, there really isn't anything that can be done about it.

Mid-month, I'll be at the California Homeschool Network Conference in Ontario. I'm so excited to meet everyone and share with parents ways that they can support their young writers.


Joanne said...

sounds like a great opportunity and chance to encourage parents to encourage their kids. Good luck and have fun.

Kate OMara said...

Thanks Joanne. It's today, and I'm very excited.