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Rebecca Laffar-Smith

The balance between marketing events and writing time is a fine line.

I think marketing is the fire that gets us back in the chair. There is only so much of the high intensity living we can stand before we're begging for the seclusion of another story.

But wow! It's enlivening while we're living on the adrinaline rush involved in being the center of attention.


They do use different parts of the brain and personality, and it can be tough to smoothly transition from one to the other.


Rebecca - You nailed it.

Kristin- Yes! READERS: Kristin has a terrific website full of info for writers:

(Forgive me I still haven't figured out how to link. I'm going to get Mernit to teach me.)

Cindy La Ferle

I think every serious writer out there has some conflict between their writing/creative side, which we nurture in private, and the marketing/business side, which is very public. We live in a celebrity driven culture (I don't like that, but it's true) and we have to put ourselves out there to sell our product, our writing. But wow, it can be exhausting, even when it's fun. I personally prefer the reflective, "homebody" side of the writing life ...


Cindy - Exactly!

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