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message 1: by Gamal (new)

Gamal Hennessy When someone asks you "What is your book about?" over Thanksgiving dinner, how do you respond? I try to answer that question in my new essay.

How to Talk About Your Writing During the Holidays

Have fun.

message 2: by Feliks (new)

Feliks (dzerzhinsky) ECHO! Echo! echo...double posting!

message 3: by Vanessa Eden (new)

Vanessa  Eden Patton (vanessaeden) | 509 comments I would tell them to read it and find out.

message 4: by Gamal (new)

Gamal Hennessy Vanessa wrote: "I would tell them to read it and find out."

How have people reacted when you've suggested that in the past?

Thanks for the response.

Have fun.

message 5: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Bunn | 32 comments If they don't ask you about your writing, you can always subliminally insert the topic into the dinner conversation. For example, as the turkey gets carved, you could say, "Boy, it's a real shame that turkey never got a chance to read my amazing book ______ before he was cooked." That's just one way, but there will probably be lots of other opportunities, such as when you pass the yams, cut the pumpkin pie, etc.

message 6: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2165 comments Well since I only have Thanksgiving dinner with my parents and both are aware of my writing I can pretty much just bring it up. Although unless we are on topic I don't wanna just make it bout me and be like hey so about my book lol. I get the just though.

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