Author. Story Consultant.
The Original Plots Revolution Podcast - Coming Soon
Podcasts on writing are a dime a dozen. I can't move without hitting another
writer rambling on about how they think everyone else should be
storytelling. That being said, I'm.....uh.....planning a podcast where I can
ramble on about how I think everyone else should be storytelling.
[Insert Evil Grin Here] What will make my podcast any different? I'm not
trying to selling a book, I'm
trying to sell an idea that will help you become a better writer. I think with time, effort, and a dash of creativity, anyone
can be a writer and tell a story. The trick, of course, isn't just
completing a story, but getting that story to mean something to others. I want this podcast to be a tool for writers, on top
of what they already use to create their own stories. We'll be talking about
my writing journey, of course, and my process, but we're also going to be
talking about current topics/trends in writing. Books, movies, screenplays,
television, comics, and videogames will be discussed. Anything that might
contain a story is on the table, which covers a lot.
The format will be slightly Rated-R. I know, that may irk some more conservative writers, but the truth is storytelling contains everything from the mundane to the grim dark. We've got to have a forum to talk about it, right? I have no sponsors. No rules. No one to answer to but me. I'm going for authenticity here. It should be glorious. I plan to keep the episodes around 45 mintues to an hour but could go longer depending on the topic.
Why even do a podcast when there are so many? I can't do a blog. I think blogs are a joke. To come up with a topic every week then write about it? Sounds like work to me. Friends have mentioned YouTube but I'm not the type of guy who could do this on camera with a bright light and cam in my face. The last thing I need is to worry about how I look and spend hours editing down the jump cuts. We live in a far, far better world than all that. I'd rather talk and ramble. When it starts, it will be just me and the audience. I will have guests down the road. It won't always be a one man show, but I think for starters the show will be more effective that way. No one talking over each other, trying to be louder and getting the last word in while they talk about an inside joke seven episodes behind.
I will also open the floor to listeners. If there's a topic someone wants covered, a possible book, TV show or movie review, I'm game. If there's a topic someone wants me to talk more in depth about, I can do that too. This will be a great podcast for writers, published authors and filmmakers across the board. We're going to tear down the process of storytelling and start from scratch using what we already know about how a story is created and building upon that with new 21st century ideas.
This should be a fun ride. Join me. Join the revolution.