The Right Excerpt

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It’s not as easy as I thought it would be.

For years, I heard my writer friends complain about having to select, and in some cases, create appropriate excerpts for guest blogs and readings. I would politely listen, sympathizing but wondering what could possibly be the problem after countless rewrites and edits.

As I prepare to write a series of guest blogs and read at my first Open Mic, I realize that picking the right excerpt can be a daunting task. What looks good on paper does not necessarily work in a live situation, especially a small, cramped café with unreliable air conditioning.

Continued on Savvy Authors


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