Get Published, Episode 2 – Barriers to Publication

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSEpisode 2 is finally here.  I wanted to get an episode out every month for the first few until I get into the groove.  I almost made it. I’m using a new microphone which worked pretty well although I did run into an annoying hum partway through the recording.  I’ve still got some work to do. I encourage you to send me your thoughts and feedback on this episode so I can make it better. Get Published, Episode 2 – Barriers to Publication   Show Notes 00:00 — Opening – Get Published, Episode 2 Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published” 0:14 — […]

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The Writing Life: Trying New Things

For those of you who know me (or have read the “About Me” section of this site) you will know I typically write Fantasy, Science Fiction and YA Adventure.  You would also probably know that I prefer to write novels over short stories.  But is that the limit to my creativity?  Am I a one (or in this case three) trick pony? I certainly hope not. I like to try new things.  For example, I’ve always wanted to write humor.  Specific to humor, I’ve always loved “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”.  Not the movie or old BBC episodes, but the books themselves.  I used to read the Guide at least once per year, usually when I was in a […]

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The Writer’s Life – Barriers to Getting Published

I have made no secret my desire to get my work out in print but there are days when I wonder if I’ve got the chops to actually make it.  I’ve had several established (see published) authors tell me that I have what it takes.  The interesting (to me at least) thing about that is most of them have not read a single word of my prose.  If they haven’t read my work how can they honestly say I have what it takes? I actually asked that very question of one of my author friends.  He is a writer with five books out and I have known him for a few years now.  I trust his opinion.  When he said […]

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