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Lisa Manterfield

I think that listening to interviews might be akin to reading reviews--you just shouldn't do it. I thought the interview was great, very informative and I'm pretty sure no one was counting how many of the 5 chracteristics you actually managed to check off. You did a great job of subtley plugging Writing out the Storm and your blog, too. And as always, you said at least one thing that struck a chord with me today: getting published takes stubbornness as much as talent.
Thanks for sharing this with us. ~Lisa


Lisa - Thank you! I really do believe that about stubborness. That's the only way I've ever gotten anything published.


Hi Barbara. Thought that your interview was excellent -- and you handled the five characteristics just fine. I don't think that your listeners are going to give you a demerit if you didn't list five. It will just motivate them to get the book. The most important message is the "Just do it" and the fact that every writer feels like they are truly a fool (except for maybe Norman Mailer). Anyway, congrats and see you at Duttons. Loren Stephens


Loren - Thank you. But I've had fun reworking those five characteristics (and all the questions)and will post them soon.

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