Lisa A. Kramer

Author, Speaker, Theater Artist, Creativity Facilitator

Taking a Literary Plunge

Tomorrow I will attend my second NESCBWI conference . . . the conference which just last year encouraged me to take control of my own website and start building my creative platform.

Tomorrow I will not just be attending the conference, I will also be presenting a workshop called "From Stage to Page: Using Creative Dramatics to Inspire Writing". My "experienced-theatre artist-educator-HeArtful Theatre company cofounder" personality will merge with my "writer-who-has-a-few-articles-and-short-stories-published-as-well-as-two-novels-written-but-still-feels-like-a-newbie" personality to, hopefully, inspire people in a creative way.

Can you tell that I am nervous?

There's also one other thing that will happen tomorrow. I will commit, in a public forum, to publishing P.O.W.ER. I am committing to believing in myself as an author, and my book will be out as soon as it possibly can be. At my workshop, and elsewhere, I will be handing out two-sided business cards.

[caption id="attachment_8039" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Business Card side 1 Her is the front of my business cards. Since I'm also hoping to get some more work for heArtful Theatre Company, I have to provide a lot of information. (At the workshop, I will also give the group heArtful Theatre postcards.)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_8040" align="aligncenter" width="300"]This is the back of my business card, including part of the art for the soon to be finished cover. This is the back of my business card, including part of the art for the soon to be finished cover.[/caption]

I will be declaring myself the author of a book that makes me proud. You might have already noticed some changes, but this website will be changing to put that book and that personality in the forefront. I will be reaching out to you, my friends and my readers, to help me spread the word and get this book out there.

Tomorrow is a giant leap, but I have a feeling I will land safely.

Wish me luck.