Podcasting from Mom 2.0 Conference with podcaster, journalist and author, Nicole Blades. She tells us about the pros and cons of skipping an agent, using rejection as fuel, and the joys of the writer community.Nicole Blades
is a Podcaster (Hey, Sis! Podcast),
Author of Have You Met Nora?, The Thunder Beneath Us, & Earth's Waters
--and this is a glorious episode, recorded live and in person at Mom 2.0, in which we really capture the joy of writing, of finding your novel, of getting to do what we do.
We also get into Tall Poppies,
the writer's sharing group (I'm not sure what to call it) started by Ann Garvin
, which also includes the Bloom
website. I've been seeing this crew ALL OVER Insta this week, sharing each other's books like crazy, and I love it. It's a formalizing of the writer's community we all love and dream of and hopefully have (and we DO--it's called the #AmWriting Facebook group, and while we may not formalize the sharing of each other's work, we sure do do it).
And I say, as I so often do, that one of my favorite things about being a writer is that it's so easy and wonderful to share and celebrate each other. Because for one thing, we're all in this because we love books and good writing. And for another, nobody who likes books ever just bought one book.
Other links mentioned in the episode:
Nicole's #FaveIndieBookstore is Books Are Magic, Brooklyn, NY
"Even though I now live in Connecticut, I still feel like I can own this bookstore. Because ... Books Are Magic