FAQs About Persistent Misconceptions

Misconception #1: Employees, mail fairies, or some third-world e-mail processing service read all my e-mails before I see them.

Answer to Misconception #1: I don’t have a staff. I don’t have a webmaster. I don’t have anyone who reads my mail but me, unless I run into a technical issue I can’t figure out on my own. (Dan Allen is my webmaster on HollysWritingClasses.com. Here, though, all you have is me.)  I’m it. I do read all my mail, but I don’t answer everything. I can’t.

Misconception #2: My webmaster will leap in and fix any typos or glitches you find on the site.

Answer to Misconception #2: Nope. Again, this is all me. I do my own site tech, layout and design, adding of articles, and bug-hunting…but if you find an error, realize that it is going to end up about 2487 lines down a to-do list that would make an obsessive-compulsive person take a short walk off a tall building.  I’m a bit driven…but I can, in fact, live with the fact that there’s a typo in an article.  I do it by reminding myself that the only way I can write long books and long writing courses is if I let some of the small things go.

Misconception #3: I have a secret door into a fast-time zone, and that’s why I’m so prolific.

Answer to Misconception #3: I wish.

My secret to getting things done is two-fold.

  • I keep a list of things I need to accomplish, and I work through it every day.
  • I put the small stuff at the bottom of the list.

Contact —

Meet other writers who share your passion and who are working in a friendly, supportive environment, come hang out with us and make progress on your writing in my free writing community.  Ask questions there.

I’m there Monday through Friday. (And some weekends.)

Holly Lisle



One response to “FAQs About Persistent Misconceptions”

  1. Byron Avatar

    I do appreciate all that you do. You don’t have to be as helpful as you are. You are a good person (no matter what anybody says!).

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