I did a podcast interview where I was interviewed by Patty Fletcher of "Talk To Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing" recently. It should be embedded at the top of this post, but if it didn't work you can easily listen to it here, or - if you have Alexa - tell your Alexa to, "Play Talk to tell it to the world marketing," and listen on that (if it plays an episode not featuring me, but you spacifically want my interview, just say, "Play previous episode," until you're on the right one).
Though I did stream for a while - streaming, for those who don't know, is doing a sort of online radio slot - many years ago, and did a radio interview once when I was new to publishing, this was my first time doing a podcast interview, and it was fun. It also sounds better than I feared it would... I was worried about how I'd sound in it, especially doing the poetry readings (I've never read anything for an audience like that before; the only other time I did a poetry reading I'd memorized the poems, where as this time I was reading from copies I'd brailled out the day before to read during the recording session). My readings aren't as smooth as I'd have liked, but I think they sound OK. Have a listen for yourself, and see what you think... I hope you enjoy listening to it.
Patty Fletcher - who, by the way, is a fellow visually impaired author - has interviewed a whole load of other guests too... I mean, my interview is part of the second series of this podcast. So consider checking out the other authors' interviews when you're done listening to mine.
I also did another author interview, which is currently featured in the "Author Meet And Greet" section of the blog of fellow author, Sue Rovens, along with some of her other recent guests.
If you'd like to check that out too, you can do so by clicking here (if it's not visible on the page I linked to by the time you go check it out, look in the author index section of the site).
But that's not all!
I also did a Halloween appropriate guest post, which fellow author, Hugh Roberts, invited me to do on his blog. It's all about some real supernatural encounters I've had in the past.
If you want to read it, you can find my guest post here.
"You may be able to take a break from writing, but you won't be able to take a break from being a writer."
OK. Since there's nothing else to say about my writing, let's see what I have to share with you today, shall we? After all, I have a couple of week's worth of links to share with you. So, let's get to it.
The writing process, and writing life in general:
NaNoWriMo, and other November writing challenges:
"I need to write to be happy."
Idea generation, and finding inspiration:
"Every time I sit down to write, I try to feel that I'm starting over. It’s all new. It’s all fresh, and I’m learning as we go."
“Every first draft is perfect because all the first draft has to do is exist.”
Random writing tips:
"Don’t write it right, just write it—and then make it right later."
"As far as I'm concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning. It's not writing when you don't want to, and writing late at night if you want to."
"The books a writer reads are so important; they form a compost bed beneath the rosebushes of her own writing."