In this episode, Terrance and I talk about some things that we all need to at least think about if we’re going to be out in the public arena as authors. Specifically, we talk about when it likely is and isn’t appropriate to share controversial views online, how to be mindful of your public persona when using social media, and how to avoid potentially embarrassing pitfalls by learning exactly where you can (or can’t!) expect to have privacy online.
In addition, we do talk about things like how our lives might look different as authors. For example, I most of us can all agree that there’s something blissful about being able to wake up and go to work in your pajamas.
But then there’s all that research… Wow.
Lastly, we make a very important announcement about a brand new website project I’ve launched since my exodus from Facebook. You’ll hear all about it at the end of the episode. Terrance is going to be teaming up with me on this and bringing her experience to the discussions that we hope to have on the brand new forums, as well as by continuing to have our Skype teleconferences about once a month to bring new episodes of this podcast. Right now, the site is in its infancy, but more content will be added all the time.
I know y’all. There was way too long of a gap between the last episode of The Writer’s Lounge and this one, but what can I say? In between that time North Carolina was severely impacted by Hurricane Florence, my son started his 10th grade year, I’ve had many projects going on with my work — not the least of which was finally finishing the writing and revisions of Christmas in Beaufort so I could get it copy edited and published by the first week of December. By the grace of God I’m happy to say: “Mission accomplished!”
Now, finally, here’s Episode 3 of The Writer’s Lounge: The Writer’s Life.