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The first time I went to a writing conference, I was a neophyte. I wore my heart on my sleeve and told nearly anyone who would listen how I was writing a memoir about losing my brother and wanted to get it published.
I probably had that look my dog Bernie gets when he wants a piece of the salmon I’m eating for dinner. Please, please. Please, please be my agent or please give me a book contract.
GrubStreet instructor Linda K. Wertheimer's experience with religious intolerance as a child inspired her to explore the climate of intolerance today. Here, she writes on the importance of writing about all religions, especially in a politically turbulent time. Don't miss Linda's class, Writing About Religion, starting January 8th.
November 22, 2016 | Linda Wertheimer
People peg me as outgoing, but the truth is, like many journalists and writers, I’m more of an introvert than an extrovert. I admit to a little stage fright before I give a talk or before I even take a seat in a large workshop at a writer’s conference.
But no matter how shy any of us are, we can learn to embrace the jitters and make them work for us. I sat in a GrubStreet workshop about four years ago and was surprised to hear how many participants were wavering about whether to even attend the Muse & the ...