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How to: television interviews

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Last week, I was hosted on NTV’s morning show “Morning@NTV” to talk about “Homegrown Love”. Like the name of the show suggests, it’s aired in the morning and it’s live so yes, you have to be there before the break of dawn looking fresh faced and camera ready. I woke up at very ungodly hours to get to the station for this interview…scratch that…I did not sleep. I was so darn nervous that I didn’t sleep.

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Why aren’t you published yet?

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For a while, before I even started this blog, I have been asked that question and I had always shied away from answering it.”Why aren’t you published yet?” Readers have come to this blog and said the loveliest of things about the stories I write. Some have sent private messages asking when the next short story is coming out or demanding what happened to a character I created. Others have struck up conversations either over the phone, on social media and in person about how amused they were by a story or how a story meant something to them (why you no put all this in comment section, eh?) There have also been those readers who say, “You could do this better”, or try this and read that. And I did. I still am. I have taken all these into consideration-the praise and the criticism-to try and make myself a better a writer. I have combed through the internet to look for resources and read long articles on ‘how-to’s of writing, improved my reading habits, taken on more writing roles (that overwhelm me sometimes) I think I have become a better writer…I think.

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