Tuesday, July 6, 2021

#IWSGbloghop Quit Writing? Author Radio Interview

Insecure Writer's Blog Hop
Always on the first Wednesday of the month.

Happy IWSG Blog Hop Day!

What is the Insecure Writer's Support Group?
Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database, articles and tips, a monthly blog posting, a Facebook and Instagram group, Twitter, and a monthly newsletter. To find out more, click this link:  Insecure Writer’s Support Group

The purpose of the group is 
* to share and encourage. 
* Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. 
* Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. 
*It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! 
You're invited to become a member of this supportive group. Click here to sign-up and join.

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Thank you to the awesome co-hosts for the July 7 posting of the IWSG Blog Hop are Pat Garcia, Victoria Marie Lees, and Louise – Fundy Blue!

IWSG Question of the Month

July 7 question - What would make you quit writing?
I will quit writing when my brain cannot put words together to make an intelligible sentence. 
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Insecure? You Bet! by JQ Rose

9: 15 a.m.--Tuesday, July 6
In 30 minutes, I will be interviewed by Shelley Irwin, the host of the Morning Show on PBS radio in West Michigan. The interview will be anywhere from 6-10 minutes which will probably seem like a lifetime.

Talk about Insecure!! I have never had an interview over the phone, nor Have I ever spoken to such a large audience. 

I am secure about my book information, but what else will she throw at me? Writing this concern on paper is supposed to help me work through the nerves. However, I believe it is only ramping them up! Hang on, I'll be back to let you know how it goes.

Update: 11:30 a.m.This morning I was interviewed on the local PBS station about my memoir, Arranging a Dream.

I was so wrong in thinking the time would drag. When the interview ended, I realized we'd been talking for 10 minutes. The time flew by. I was lucky she stuck to the questions I sent her, so no surprises. I had rehearsed the answers pretty well, so I didn't stumble over the answers. Well, maybe a few times. Now I wish I had longer to make more points about life storytelling, but I'm glad I was able to get a lot of information out to the world.

I appreciated the host bringing up my upcoming workshop on Saturday on life storytelling at the local library several times.

This experience was the perfect one to have when not knowing what to expect. Now I'm ready to tackle being a guest on podcasts. Can you suggest a podcast that hosts memoir authors or mystery authors?

Do you think appearing on podcasts and radio/tv shows helps to sell books? I have heard they don't, but at least they get your name out. 

Have you been a guest on podcasts or radio/tv shows? Were you insecure? Do you have tips for being an awesome guest? Aren't I full of questions this month???

Please leave your answers or any thoughts below in the comment section.

Thank you!!!
vintage radio

Update:  1:45 p.m.

Click here to listen to the recorded interview with Shelley Irwin on WGVU PBS Radio July 6, 2021
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Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on the interview on your local NPR. That's so exciting. I bet it got you a lot of exposure for your books. Sorry, but I don't know any podcasts for mystery writers.

Pat Garcia said...

Hi JQ,
Congratulations on your interview and YES, I believe that is another medium for selling more books and just getting your name out there.
I will listen to the interview.
All the best and keep on pushing, Lady.

Shalom aleichem,
Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

Pat Garcia said...

Enjoyed the interview, you Life Storytelling Evangelist. You fit the title. Good luck with your workshop at the library.
Sent out a tweet about the interview.

Shalom aleichem,
Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Well done! You worried for no reason. Glad it went well.

Diane Burton said...

Hey, I knew it would go well. Congrats on doing an interview.

Computer Tutor said...

Congratulations with this! I've done a bunch of them, one even where they sent a guy to record it so it came out professionally. I can't say I've gotten a bounce from any of them but they were fun.

Yours sounded great (I just listened to it).

Melissa said...

How exciting to be interviewed! Congrats!

Beth Camp said...

Thank you for posting the link to that recording of your interview. I've done a few radio interviews (fun, thank goodness), and one TV interview. Just before the cameras rolled, the host asked me what question I would like her NOT to ask. You guessed it. That's the question she led with. I felt betrayed but carried on with a smile. Thank you for all the resources on memoir and for writing your own story! Looking forward to reading your DEADLY UNDERTAKING. Write on!

Helena Fairfax said...

Hi JQ, thanks for sharing the link to your interview. I could listen to it here in Yorkshire! You came across really well. I've been interviewed on the radio, too. I was massively nervous, but like you I felt the time flew by. Glad your interview went well. You sounded like a pro!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Well done! I reveled in my TV-radio experiences. They were so fun and done in a flash.

cleemckenzie said...

How exciting for you! I can understand how quickly the time passed since you were talking about something you know so well and love. Big congratulation.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks, Natalie.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you, Pat.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you, Pat. The workshop went very well. Thank you for your good wishes. I'm afraid preparing for the workshop made me very late for replying to my friends here at IWSG.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks, Alex.

J.Q. Rose said...

I love your belief in me!! Thanks.

J.Q. Rose said...

Trust me. I was terrified too!! But I think being nervous about it keeps you sharp. Just take deep breaths!!!

J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks for listening. Good to know it sounded good to you. I have read that you don't sell books on podcasts/radio, but it's good for getting your name out to a lot of folks who may hear your name again and look up your books. Fingers crossed they will hear from me again!

J.Q. Rose said...

Your host was pretty sneaky. I'll look for that question and know how to answer it thanks to you!!! Hope you enjoy that quirky mystery.

J.Q. Rose said...

Aw, shucks, thanks, Helena.

J.Q. Rose said...

You're a natural, I bet. Glad you had good experiences.

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