5 years in, I still love podcasting. I’ve made friends, amassed skills and upped my game as a writer & narrator. I’ve made just enough income to let me write a lot of stories. But things have to change.
I’M NOT QUITTING PODCASTING. The trust & attention of the thousands who tune in every month is important to me. New fiction will be podcast weekly but past stories will no longer be free.
Things have to change. Patreon is a big part of that change.
Commander Montagne addresses her crew. The Betty briefs her on the Boomers.
Kelley Hazen is the narrator, Bruce Carver the producer behind the Audible version of Subversion: Enemy Lines Book 1. They’re fun people with a -heh- storied background. It’s a laid back interview with the creatives forces behind Storyteller Productions.
Doc Sanders preps to return to the Cellar & examines Taggart.
Ten questions, answered by professional voiceover artist Josh Goodman. Josh gives some background info on his career, what goes into audiobook production and a little about his experience working on my Audible title Tools & Means.
A fun listen with an interesting guy.
Hey, FARLOST listeners. Serious question: do you want more FARLOST after we wrap up the current story? It’s coming fast.
IF you want more, I need you regular listeners to back the story from $1/month by Thursday, July 31 to help me carve time out for its prodution.
Otherwise, FARLOST goes on haitus until 2015. Visit my Patreon page and learn more.
Captain Travis hedges his bets. The incoming ship shows its hand.
Check out a couple clips for SUBVERSION: Enemy Lines book 1, joining my other books on Audible next month. ENEMY LINES is a near future world where corporations and governments play a secret chess game to control our future…unaware that warring aliens are doing exactly the same thing.
Listen to world-class narrator Kelley Hazen introduce you to two of the lead characters: Alex Yamada & Jonah Harwood.
Writer’s assistants are amazing people. Amazing. Whether paid, on commission or completely volunteer, whether they take on one or two tasks or a hell of a lot, it’s phenomenal to see what a team can do that a single person cannot.
But it’s not easy finding a writer’s assistant/AKA Partner/AKA TaskMaster.
Right now I’m editing, collaborating with other authors and narrators, producing a trade paperback (oh, the pain!), promoting my work to date, and putting out a podcast…and when I can squeeze it in, I also write. It’s a lot for one guy!
Following the dumb internet trend of top 5 lists, here are 5 absolutely vital ingredients to a successful partnership. It’s not an exhaustive list, but if you’re missing any of these, you’re looking for something you won’t find.
Podcasting is powerful way to experiment with new content. It has a low cost/tech barrier to entry. Audible can’t make audiobooks fast enough, demonstrating audio remains a unique way for authors to attract attention, where video is an over-saturated medium that often drowns new voices out.
To learn what makes podcast fiction tick, check out my 2011 Parsec Award-nominated Podcast Teardown miniseries, featuring interviews with Mur Lafferty, Nathan Lowell, Jake Bible, Philippa Ballantine, Patrick McLean, Brand Gamblin, Basil Sands, Christof Laputka & Abigail Hilton. Download