Saturday, June 8, 2013

Writing Podcasts

I used to be able to walk most places as a means of transportation.  It was enjoyable, and I miss that.  One benefit was that I got to listen to a lot of audiobooks and podcasts.  Print books are a good substitution for audiobooks, but I do miss podcasts.

Combing that interest with my new writing hobby, I've been checking out writing related podcasts lately.  Some have just been a good venue to check out short stories by aspiring authors.  Others have been about how to write.

I had heard that Jordan Castillo Price has a podcast about writing.  I have not read any of her books, but I have heard her name mentioned by others on the Urban Fantasy group on GoodReads, so I was interested.

I was expecting, or maybe just hoping, that it would be specifically about writing Urban Fantasy.  It's called (and don't laugh!) Packing Heat: Erotica Tips and Techniques.  I had to go back and look at her body of work.  None appear to be Erotica, but some are categorized as Romance.  I think she might mean Romance, but we'll see.

Now I've only listened to the first two, so I'll keep this brief.  So far it hasn't been so much about how to write anything, as it has been about how to be a writer.  That isn't the step I'm on yet, but it should be helpful later, and it's fun to think about.  It looks like she no longer produces it, but there are over a hundred episodes.  My plan is to listen to a few more, take some of her advice, and report back.  Noting erotic has been mentioned, but if it gets weird, I'll report back about that too.

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