Tooting My Horn Tuesday: These Boots Were Made for Platform Building


Yep, those are Cathy C. Hall’s boots. And when I wear those boots, I’m about 6 feet tall, towering over the less tall (is that more politically correct?) folk out there.

If you’re a writer, and you want to get published, you’re going to need a platform. You’re going to need to write something scathingly brilliant, of course. But it’s also wise to get to work, towering over all the would-be published writers, with a scathingly brilliant platform. But how, you ask?

First, read my article “Platform Building 101” that was published in the Institute of Children’s Literature newsletter a few weeks back. Then, get yourself a pair of seriously platform-kicking shoes so that when you walk in a room, people look up and say, “Hey, who’s that tall woman with the spinach stuck in her teeth?” It works for me.

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8 thoughts on “Tooting My Horn Tuesday: These Boots Were Made for Platform Building

  1. Oh my goodness, Cathy … I can always count on you for a good laugh. I'm not laughing at your advice … it's fantastic, and I'm off to read your fabulous article. But, I just love your comic relief sprinkled throughout your posts … the spinach comment made me laugh out loud! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving … and, thanks again for the heads-up about the call for stories! 🙂

  2. You're so welcome, Kelly- I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! (And glad you had a good laugh…I'm sure lots of folks have laughed at me, falling off those boots (Oh, yes. It happens A LOT! 🙂

  3. Ah, Master Y! Great post, terrific article. As usual, m'dear, you do not disappoint. Best advice you gave me was to blog. Now you're telling me I need a platform, too?? Geez. How do I figure that one out?

  4. Figuring out your platform is a whole 'nother thing…like RoseannaRosannadanna says, "It's always something…if it's not building a platform, it's figuring out a platform. Then it's falling off the platform and busting your head. And then you wanna know, Hey! What were you doing on that platform anyway????"Or something like that. 🙂

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