If any of you read Elena over at Stay at Home Mom Going Quickly Insane, then you already know that she and I met for the first time on Sunday. We both attended Hollis Gillespie's Shocking Real Life Writing Seminar in Atlanta. I suggested it to Elena because her style of writing reminded me a lot of Hollis' -- no-holds barred and brutally honest. And also very funny.
Hollis is the author of three books (the third launches tomorrow) -- Bleachy Haired Honkey Bitch (which for me is one of the hands down best titles ever), Confessions of a Recovering Slut, and her latest, Trailer Trashed.
I arrived at the seminar before Elena and was chatting with a girl who had come all the way from Philadelphia. "Oh, wow," I said. "I thought my friend from Alabama would be the person who came from farthest away."
"You have a friend coming to the class from Alabama?" Hollis asked.
"Well, we've never actually met in real life. Only online. But I consider her my friend."
"Ooh, are you lesbians?" asked Hollis, slightly gleefully.
"No. Um, bloggers, actually."
I swear I think she was disappointed.
More about the writing class tomorrow. It was a great class, though I do have some reservations about my "assignment."
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