Monday, November 12, 2007

First, I implore every visitor to head to Jason Evans' site, The Clarity of Night (

There, you'll find one of his super-duper-pooper-scooper contests in full swing.

Don't read the rest of my post. It'll be here later when you're finished. Scram. Vamoose. Out. Now. Git.


I held a sales position for a number of years and, though I sound like an uber-geek when I say these words, I truly enjoyed it.

Somehow, selling and I got along famously. That fact surprised me, but didn't shock those who know me well.

Of course, I disliked some aspects of sales -- but no profession is 100% wonderful, is it? Cold calls sucked. So I didn't do them. Instead, I found ways around having to telemarket and wound up doing well.

Fast forward a few years and I'm a freelance writer, performer and teacher.

However, I still use my sales experience every day.

Consequently, I'm starting a Recess for Writers series on "Pain Free (almost) Selling Techniques for Writers Who Hate Sales".

(Maybe I'll think of a snappier title. Maybe not.)

In any case, I wanted you to know that I'll be handing out advice (good? bad? boring? crazy? other?) over the next week or so. If you find it helpful, let me know! If not, don't comment. (just kidding)

Seriously, I look forward to hearing your thoughts (even the critical ones) and learning from your feedback.

Series starts tomorrow.

See you in the blogosphere!


SzélsőFa said...
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SzélsőFa said...

I've already done my part over THERE and I'm coming over HERE to tell you that your idea DOES sound interesting!
I don't think I could manage selling my own stories at all for example. Negotiating and following stupid, administrative rules are not my world.

(I'm so sorry to mess this tiny comment up so many times. )