Am i an intimidating person
After all, women are encouraged to be assertive, accomplished and independent; being told that they’re “intimidating” sounds like they’re being told to take all of that back and pretend to be something less than what they are. Are geek guys finding a woman’s accomplishments to be somehow threatening? Because “intimidating” is so subject to personal interpretation, I thought it was best to go to the source: geek guys.
I conducted an informal (and utterly unscientific) poll on the Dr.
I've beta read for four local authors so far and have been honored to do so.
Not everyone is fortunate enough to live with another writer for daily feedback, advice, critiques, etc.
So, you see- I'm just an ordinary person who enjoys her hobby/other job, one who strongly believes in supporting others who write and dare to pursue their dreams to be published authors.
When I attend local author events I usually have a handout with me showing the covers of all my books.
Every writer/author should have a network of trusted like-minded friends/acquaintances willing to be of assistance.
In every profession there are colleagues and mentors- it should be no different for writers.
This is only a small part of a lifetime accumulation of written material that I have finally gotten off my butt and started doing something with. I am probably intimidating to them because ordinary people don't write much at all and cannot begin to fathom a human being writing so much (oh! I am a very private person, almost reclusive, but I've stepped out from behind the rock of obscurity a few paces, especially in the past 14 months.
If they only walked into my house and saw how much more there is to deal with! I'm just a regular person who happens to write- a lot. I sometimes write something from real life into a story or novel- it's a little game I've played with Kelly since I first started writing for her when she was 3 years old- find the thing from real life in the story. I have no problem with an author emailing me a story out of the blue with a 'please read this and let me know what you think' attached. I firmly believe that while writing is a solitary pursuit, preparing for publication should not be something one does without support.