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.
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
Seriously? You're actually going there? The height thing? lol
Someone called me "petite" the other day. I guess without my boots, I'm not all that, after all 🙂
Hi Cathy,Funny post, and a great article about building a platform.I just finished eating a shrimp and spinach salad; now I'm off to check my teeth.Donna
Thanks, Donna! (And yummy…what is it about spinach???)
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?
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. 🙂