How to Be Approachable

Does everyone and their brother talk to you when you’re out in public? Or do you avoid conversing with strangers like the plague — like they literally might be carrying the plague and if you talk to them you’re probably exposing yourself to it?

I recently tried to switch from one modus operandi to the other. Here’s how that went…

 

I Don’t Have an Amazing Nineties Voice

I haven’t done karaoke since before everyone had a tiny video camera in their pocket at all times. I think this is a good thing.

Click here or on the graphic above for the Your Face Is Crooked podcast episode about my first and last times…which were my only times.

Not Everything Can Be Worn by Everyone…and You’re No Exception

Not everything looks good on everyone, and some things, you just shouldn’t wear. I mean, I shouldn’t. You can probably go right ahead, though.

 

I’m heading out tomorrow for the fourth annual Women’s Fiction Writers Association retreat in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’m bringing a print dress I’ve never worn anywhere else and I would normally never wear (see the podcast for why). We’ll see what kind of reception it gets.

The Artist, Undressed

No one likes to be vulnerable in front of others. Unfortunately, if you’re an artist of any kind, your best work will only come when you do just that.

Click here or on the graphic below for the story of when I was at my most vulnerable in front of an audience…