The Insecure Writer's Support Group is a mouthy bloghop where writers are welcome to relax, sit down, or lay in a chair, and let their feelings out without fear of judgement, and I'd like to thank our host, Alex J. Cavanaugh for keeping this group going for so long. It's been a tremendous help so far, and I'm proud to be a part of IWSG!
I didn't think I had anything to be insecure about this month, to be honest, even with a deal made and all the pre-publishing work going smoothly. However, something is about to happen in the next couple of days that I have never, even ever tried to imagine before - teach a class at a writer's conference.
And not just one - but two!
Now, I've been to quite a lot of conferences and have seen many great classes and panels, but I had always been at the receiving end of them. This time, the pressure is on. Replying on Powerpoint can only take me so far, and I don't have the luxury to think of what I'm going to say, on the spot, like I do sitting at the computer. I've done improve before, but this isn't the same as acting, right? Thankfully, I won't be alone. Maybe we can figure this thing out in the next few days. We want to have fun. We want to give our audience something to think about, and maybe make their writing journey a little easier. Until then, I'd better get a hold of myself and take a deep breath ...
"Just stay calm. Just stay calm. Just stay calm ..."
How about you? Have you ever taught a class before? What are some of the tips and tricks you picked up for a smooth session?
I'm David, and I really "like" this cartoon ...