I believe most writers today not only appreciate the importance of consciously separating editing from writing, but can also recite the oft-repeated technique tips and tricks, such as: wait as long as possible before putting on the "editor" hat temporarily change the text to a defamiliarizing font don't rely on spelling/grammar checkers study lists of … Continue reading Editing Your Own Writing: The Most Overlooked Trick (3:10)
Every so often I'd like to give an update like this one about the site. No major announcements; just a chance to discuss small changes going forward. It's getting closer to time for the "Work in Progress" status to change, happy to report. This is a Wreadcast, a short-term, informal podcast piece. After about a week, … Continue reading Quick Site Update (4:23)
Can't believe it's almost November already. The only thing okay about that is it's National Novel Writing Month time again. I'm not able to take part this year, but I can talk about my experiences in the past: Are you going to try it out this year? This is a Wreadcast, a short-term, informal … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017 (6:05)
For so many years, I had a simple view of writing any poem or story essentially once. I wrote them as the seeds took root and pruned them into final drafts as able. This is a wonderful model for anyone afflicted with the writing compulsion. Recently, however, I realized a second shaping was necessary for … Continue reading Writing Everything Twice (Wreadcast .6 – 6:35)
The trend of working some or all of the time from home looks like it's here to stay. When you reach the point where a laptop on the couch just isn't quite cutting it, it's time to carve out a permanent space for productivity. I'm at that very point this autumn. Inspired by Leo Babauta … Continue reading I’m Crafting a Home Office (Wreadcast .5 – 6:41)
I've been a writer all of my life, but it was only when I made a mental shift that my works began to find regular publication. I'm pleased to share some of that story here, including the rules I use to bring a business discipline to submitting creative writing to editors. (Audio points summary: … Continue reading The Business of Getting Published (Wreadcast .3)
The audio experiment continues! The following is a conversation starter on the importance of your writing voice: (Audio summary: Taking the voice (style, texture, etc.) of the words we use into account, using distinctive writers from Hemingway to Hugo as examples. Ethics of adjusting voice for different markets. Experience as guide.) Have your words found … Continue reading Have You Found Your Writing Voice? (Wreadcast .2)
This is the first in a potential series of audio posts on WREADITOR, this time answering the question of how to pronounce the name itself.
The extra emphasis radio places on language and voice has always fascinated me. That is probably the origin of my temptation to experiment with podcasting. I've also come to appreciate the energy generated by radio's ephemeral nature.