Rachel Balducci, author of How to Tuck in a Superhero and Other Delightful Mysteries of Raising Boys, rocked the UGA house at the Grady College Authors Alumni Showcase yesterday – and she rocked the baby, too. In fact, the only one who drifted off to sleep while she spoke was Isabel.
Her talk was great and encouraging to a room full of University of Georgia journalism students (and to me as well). She said many wise things, but one of her greatest tips was to not try to write like someone else. Find your voice. Put your best work forward because you never know who’s reading (her publisher found her via her blog). Write what you know, and enjoy the process.
Oh, and just an FYI, Mrs. Testosterhome: The other morning I was trying to visit your blog and must have mis-typed “testosterhome.net” because this is where I arrived instead. Not to get your boys all riled up, but these guys make Chuck Norris look like a total wimp. I’m just saying.