You Don’t Have To Dress Like a Turnip


There was once a National Lampoon vinyl album (yes, that long ago) in which a person, barely heard in the spoof audience kept saying, “Hey! I’m dressed like a turnip!” Finally the spoofed emcee said, “I see someone out there in the audience dressed as a turnip.”

In the age of mass media, mass everything, if you’re trying to stand out in you field, you have to go about it inventively. If you’re a writer, this doesn’t mean you have to put on a loincloth (or the feminine equivalent) and come into a book signing swinging on a vine. But if people who happen to be in the bookstore see your appearance there as ho-hum, they’re going to think your writing is, too.

That’s why I’m posting a link to this blog. Sitting in a store and hoping someone will like the way you part your hair won’t sell books. So do a reading. That may not do it either – I often see readings as working as well as Sominex. So give a presentation. Make it lively. Get your audience involved. They just may buy copies, then.



Visit my website here, where you’ll have an opportunity to download an audio eversion of my latest, Sam’s Place, as well as select book review podcasts. Then there’s my FB Fan Page here. On both you’ll find more on ideas and events that matter to me – and possibly to you.


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