The End of Step One

I used to think that writing a book was the only thing I needed to do to be a writer. I guess in a way I was right. By writing, I am a writer. Just not a published one. Now that I have done some writing and even gotten a couple stories published, I know that the writing can be the easiest part (believe it or not) of the process. I was reminded of this when I looked at my most recently completed story. As you may or may not know, on Sunday I finished writing my podcast novel, GalaxyBillies. It was a lot of work but it is finally done. At least, the podcast version is. I hadn’t been […]

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GalaxyBillies – Episode 19

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GalaxyBillies/GalaxyBilliesEpisode19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Well folks, this is the end. Now we all have a chance to find out what happens to Earth, Greklor, Grokmar, MegaDan and, of course, the humans themselves. I would like to thank you all for joining me on this journey. It has been both gruelling and extremely rewarding. The next step for the story is to move it over to Podiobooks.com. I’m also going to shelf the story for a few months before I come back and edit it into book form. If I’m lucky, it will see a paper version in the near future. One last thing. I will be making t-shirts available to celebrate GalaxyBillies […]

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Story Ideas

With NaNoWriMo fast approaching, I wanted to talk about the process where I develop my own ideas into stories. For the purpose of this I will use a sample idea and work it through. Coming up with a story idea This is the single easiest part of the story for me. I get story ideas from everywhere all the time. From television, movies, other books, going for walks and hearing the news. The commonly held belief among “Experts” is that there are no new idea. Just new ways to execute them. Whether that’s true or not I don’t know. I just know that I get these cool story ideas running through my head and I can’t wait to start writing. […]

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