Through the unholy power of Facebook, I’m going to be on the radio tomorrow night. Char of the Charred Remains show on Blog Talk Radio put out a call for writers who wanted to be on her show Saturday for a Night of Storytellers. Everyone is going to read a short excerpt of their latest book — and a lot of people will be doing giveaways. You can tune in here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/charred_remains/2014/06/08/charred-remains-night-of-storytellers
I’ll unveil my giveaway here on this blog tomorrow.
Because of the time difference, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to read live on the show, so I pre-recorded as excerpt of As Above, So Below. My recording set-up is really crude: I recorded it in my bedroom on my phone as a Voice Memo. My husband Mason helped me import it into Audacity — which I haven’t used in ages — and I edited it this afternoon.
I wish I did sound editing more often, so it was less intimidating. I can’t figure out what purpose doing more recording would serve, though. I’m not ready to commit to doing my own podcast yet. I would like to record some of my stories, though, and put them up for people to listen to. Just have to figure out the time to do it.
And I’m wondering about the visual aspect of that kind of storytelling, too. Does it make sense to make a video of me reading the piece, even if all you see is me in my house, occasionally glancing up from a manuscript? I hate the Youtube videos of dancing book covers while the author reads. I’m not sure any visual is necessary at all, but will people listen if it’s just me reading?
No grand conclusion tonight.
Be that as it may, I’m excited about being on the radio tomorrow. If possible, I’m going to call in, but either way, Char has my excerpt ready to go. You should check the show out. As I said, there will be a bunch of giveaways, some live on the radio during the show and some on the show’s Facebook page.
If you won’t be around tomorrow evening, you can listen to the podcast at your leisure anytime.
Please drop by Morbid Is as Morbid Does (this blog), if you’d like a chance at winning a copy of As Above, So Below.
I’ll let you know too if I decide to record any more podcasts. Have you got a story you’d like to hear?