So I’ve got my first school visit all lined up for next Tuesday. I’m a little excited and a lot
terrified nervous! I’ll be speaking to several 7th & 8th grade English classes about writing in the morning and reading to the 3rd Grade in the afternoon. I have no idea what I’m going to talk about. I’m thinking of going through the process of writing a story – coming up with the idea, working up the plot, and developing characters. I also might talk about story arc and how all those elements fit in. I will probably also explain my journey from writing as a kid up to self-pubbing. I’m really hoping this goes well. I haven’t done anything like this before, so I’m flying by the seat of my pants. I want to be informative and entertaining, but I certainly don’t want to bore them.
If you’re a writer, tell me in the comments about your first speaking experience. Were you nervous? How did it go? What subjects did you cover? If you’re a reader, tell me what you’d like your favorite author to talk about?
I look forward to any and all suggestions!