Connected short stories

Turn your short stories into a novel!
Thanks for this wonderful tip, Libby!

Libby Sommer, Author

exterior State Library of NSW State Library of New South Wales Sydney

I had a five minute spot last Wednesday at the Society of Women Writers monthly lunch meeting at the State Library of NSW in Sydney. I was given the opportunity to stand up in front of a microphone and speak about my two books. It was a chance to confront my fear of public speaking and tell everyone ‘The Crystal Ballroom’ (Ginninderra Press) had been launched the previous week in Melbourne. I’d only spoken in public twice before, at the two launches. It was a very scary experience. Apparently, most of us fear speaking in front of an audience more than death. So, even though I appeared confident, my hands kept up their shaking for some time after I sat down again. But very pleased with myself for doing it. Those more experienced than me tell me it gets easier every time.

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About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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8 Responses to Connected short stories

  1. Libby Sommer says:

    wonderful to see you spreading the word Ellie. much appreciated.

    • DrEMiller says:

      You’re very welcome, Libby! 😊

    • DrEMiller says:

      Great way to turn related short stories into a family of tales, Libby! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience!

      • Libby Sommer says:

        so pleased you found this post useful. great to hear from you.

        • DrEMiller says:

          Husband in Jacksonville undergoing tests at Mayo Clinic, new job, Zentangle workshop in a week to prepare for… not much time for anything else right now. Hope all is well with you, Libby!

          • Libby Sommer says:

            a new job for husband in Jacksonville, or new job for you? glad the Zentangle progresses. all well here. relieved the launch of second book is done and dusted. get very nervous. working away on another big writing project. i’m a late bloomer 🙂

          • DrEMiller says:

            Husband is getting medical tests. I have the new job, teaching study and test-taking skills to medical students. Too much happened at the same time, and I have been wiped out for the past several weeks. Same old stuff! 😉 Have your new book, but haven’t had time to read it yet. Soon! 😊

          • Libby Sommer says:

            congratulations on the new job. sounds good. hope hubby will be okay. fingers crossed all round.

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