I gave a talk about NOVEL. This 60-ish woman came and sat right at the front, all eagerness and taking notes. When we got to the Q&A session, it soon became clear that she was furious that I had had a success with NOVEL, and that she could have written the same book--only much, much better.
She went on and on. The moderator tried to shut her up, but the audience sort of enjoyed the coliseum aspect of it.
She said, "The thing is, I could have written this book."
I said to her, “I'm sure you could have. But the difference is, you didn’t and I did.”
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Publicity Horror: The Woman in the Front Row
It's Halloween, time once again for Publicity Horror Tales. This one's from the author of a bestselling social satire, which I'll call NOVEL.