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Monday, September 17, 2012

For Aspiring Writers

I'm currently listening to a couple different podcasts right now, The Dead Robots' Society and I Should Be Writing. Both shows give some great advice about writing, publishing, and marketing. One thing that I really like is that both shows have quite a few episodes in which they interview authors, editors, or agents. You really get a great perspective on not only the craft of writing the actual work, but also, there is some great information about the industry as a whole. Another aspect of these shows comes in the way of networking. The hosts of the shows go to quite a few of the Cons (Conventions), such as DragonCon, WorldCon, BaltiCon, and many others. These are great places to meet other writers, editors, and to immerse yourself in the genre that you are interested in writing. I recommend that anyone who is interested in writing, whether for pleasure or profit, should check out these podcasts. Click on the links to go to their prospective websites for contact info and to download their podcasts!

p.s. - I'm calling my novel finished until I can afford to send Shindarin Rising to a professional editor.

Thanks for reading!

Jacob