Of the many Internet promotional activities I perform with less-than-stellar ability, at among the top contenders has to be the timely promotion of my podcast, Derailed Trains of Thought, on this website.
If you don’t know, for the last few years my friend Timothy Deal and I have been producing a podcast examining the way we tell stories. It’s currently a monthly release. As of December 2013, we have 40 episodes. (We’re over the hill!)
That’s a lot of discussion, much of it helpful and/or stimulating for the creative person you are (or may know). Here’s the last four topics we’ve tackled:
- Episode 37 – DEEEEEEP Hurting – An examination of how we make our characters suffer. Also, we discuss perfume in the second half of the show.
- Episode 38 – If Not I, Nor He, Then You? – We discuss how changing the POV changes a story.
- Episode 39 – That Was Easy…a Little TOO Easy – When do dramatic conventions become too convenient? We answer (or try to). Also, we work the Peter Jackson magic on classic books.
- Episode 40 – Of Making Many Books There Is No End – How do you deal with too much of a good thing? We highlight the issue in our year-end episode.
If you haven’t listened in, try us out. I think you might enjoy. You can find us at derailedtrainsofthought.blogspot.com or you can subscribe to us on iTunes.