> Today on the radio a woman from some book club organization talked about how important it is for writers to have a presence and to be good speakers. To be likable. Yikes! Share this:TweetEmailMorePrint Related Alma not representative of all Swedes and then she became a Communist Categories: books, writingTags: Alison Clement, book clubs, books, writing 1 reply › Sara Backer September 14, 2010 • 12:57 am >This is too much. Not only do our characters have to be "sympathetic" but we have to be as well! Don't they know that likable people never write fiction? Those people are too popular to want to spend hours alone writing! Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.