October 26, 2004
Who is considered a shy or reserved person? He/she is an introvert, someone who loves details but hates talking to
people. Extroverts are fast paced, demanding, throwing out quick thinking snappy answers, they group brainstorm, and easily
adapt to constant change with excess energy to compete. Introverts thrive in just the opposite atmosphere - where they are
energized by thoughts, ideas, and perceptions.
In today’s world you can't get what you want in life without networking. The Shy Writer helps readers
to identify their “natural” trait –making a lasting impression.
Clark has designed this book mainly to point out that there’s nothing wrong with being shy. It also provides
step-by-step advice for overcoming one’s shyness and fears. Specifically when marketing one’s work. Clark covers
such topics as: Telephone conversations, audiences, book signings, promotion, gimmicks, interviews, media and more.
Sooner or later every writer will need to face the reality of self-promotion. Clark’s, The Shy Writer
may just help make the transition of feeling self-confident in a room full of strangers a bit easier! The book will also show
how you also need to reveal things about yourself – to followers, and the best way is by telling fun and interesting
stories that make you look good.
This is one book certain to help any writer who suffers from stage fright or marketing frustration. Coming from one
who had to overcome these very fears – I wish I had found this book sooner! The Shy Writer is truly a treasure
to add to any library collection.
Reviewed by Betsie