Author events can be nerve-racking affairs. Will anyone show? What if it’s just one person, and it turns out they’ve mistaken the date for a talk about dahlias? What if they stay but you run out of things to say and end up sitting in awkward silence for the whole time? The truth is that we’re all likely to have both barren disasters which make you question your place in the universe and lively sessions leaving you buoyed up with love for your fellow human beings. And even the dodgy ones have their place. A well-angled photo can make it look as if you’re giving the event of the century, and nobody on social media is going to demand a register.
Sarah Jasmon thought it would be interesting to ask her fellow Prime Writers about their experiences, and you can discover what she found out here.