My Writing Niche (podcast): Episode #6: Nanowrimo - Week One!

November 1, 2010

My Writing Niche (podcast): Episode #6**

In this episode, I discuss starting out on your month long adventure, silencing your inner editor, and the importance of snack foods.

Also if you would be interested in being my ‘Writing Buddy’ on the Nanowrimo site, my account there is also under the name ‘ganymeder.’

SHOW NOTES:

-Intro

found at http://ganymeder.podbean.com and also http://www.ganymeder.com

– Nanowrimo

Topic:

Hope that some of you were able to go to Kick off parties or any meetups!

Fun strategies: word wars, taking dares from the Dares thread on the Nanowrimo forums, bragging so as to shame yourself into winning!

Word goals - remember to do what you can according to your lifestyle.

Snacking while writing - great idea!

Don't forget to treat yourself.

Don't forget about Twitter, Flicker, and Facebook groups for Nanowrimo!

Editing is your enemy.

*Warning: Some slight profanity used.

NO SELF EDITING

-Ernest Hemmingway said, “The First Draft of Anything is Shit.”

I hope this helps you. Now I need to get back to writing my own Nanowrimo! Good luck!

BONUS LINK: Cool article about finding time to write when you don't have a lot of spare time. *image courtesy of hiddedevries via Flicker.

**The podcast may be downloaded from the linked site or (for now) from the Ganymeder writing blog. I am currently researching domains to host the podcast. Thank you for your patience.

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My Writing Niche (podcast): Episode #5: One more week til Nanowrimo!**

October 24, 2010

In this episode, I discuss my sudden plot change and recommendations for music and podcasts during November's madness.

Also if you would be interested in being my ‘Writing Buddy’ on the Nanowrimo site, my account there is also under the name ‘ganymeder.’

SHOW NOTES:

-Intro

found at http://ganymeder.podbean.com and also http://www.ganymeder.com

Waiting , my 52/250 flash and #SpokenSunday

Nanowrimo

Music and Podcasts

Sounds of Nature with Alpha Brain wave pulses - via Amazon

Podcast listings

I should be writing

Writing Excuses

Mur Lafferty interview on The Creative Penn

Archive of old Nanowrimo

Archive of WrimoRadio

*image courtesy of hiddedevries via Flicker.

**The podcast may be downloaded from the linked site or (for now) from the Ganymeder writing blog. I am currently researching domains to host the podcast. Thank you for your patience.

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My Writing Niche (podcast): Episode #4 Pre-Nano Planning, Meetups and Finding Time**

October 17, 2010

My Writing Niche (podcast): Episode #4**

In this episode, I discuss Pre-Nano Planning, Meetups and Finding Time

Also if you would be interested in being my ‘Writing Buddy’ on the Nanowrimo site, my account there is also under the name ‘ganymeder.’

SHOW NOTES:

-Intro

found at http://ganymeder.podbean.com and also http://www.ganymeder.com

Brothers, my 52/250 flash and #SpokenSunday

Preparing for Nanowrimo

Nanowrimo

- Read No Plot! No Problem! up to the point where it starts the weekly pep talks

- School projects on hold because multiple field trips

- Butler Museum of American Art - inspirational

- Nanowrimo is optional so using as incentive for focusing on school

-Prewritten flash to be posted during the month so not distracted by separate story

- most of the tech research on hold while sorting out field trips and new phone

-Smart phone as tool, Galaxy S, notebook app, built in voice recorder, email, and  swype keypad that will help for Nanowrimo because very fast

-Write and Go app

-Have not written more on my summary and list of characters (no outline yet).

- Squeezing blood from an orange - extra time found while doing Nanowrimo

- Meetup

- discussed plots, brainstorming, introductions, and zombies

- Massillon zombie walk

- Twitter and my Twitter profile

*image courtesy of hiddedevries via Flicker.

**The podcast may be downloaded from the linked site or (for now) from the Ganymeder writing blog. I am currently researching domains to host the podcast. Thank you for your patience.

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My Writing Niche #3: Spoken Sunday, Pre-Nano ramblings and Plotting versus Pantsing**

October 10, 2010

My Writing Niche (podcast): Episode #3**

In this episode, I discuss a bit more about some tools recommended by listeners, as well as strategy when preparing for November’s temporary insanity. The value of local meetups is stressed, with reference to this past Saturday’s 1st Pre-Nanowrimo meetup.  Unfortunately, as I feared, my phone died so this podcast was recorded from my laptop using Audacity. I’m learning, and tech support worked very hard so that I could post this before Midnight on Sunday (in time for #Spoken Sunday).

Also if you would be interested in being my ‘Writing Buddy’ on the Nanowrimo site, my account there is also under the name ‘ganymeder.’

SHOW NOTES:

-Intro

–  52/250 Flash Fiction Challenge

Unseen, my 52/250 flash and #Spoken Sunday

#SpokenSunday

Preparing for Nanowrimo

Nanowrimo

- Trying to clear schedule before November (strategy)

- Finish reading novels  already started

- Plan with my son, Monsterbat, by reading No Plot! No Problem!, setting up our Nanowrimo profiles, clearing big school projects before November (Legos and Fall Portfolio), seeking out our prizes for winning.

-Prewriting flash to be posted during the month so not distracted by separate story,

putting longer short story on hold til December

-submitted and queried stories so will not worry about needing to submit anything in November

-Started writing a short summary and list of characters (no outline yet), Monsterbat has an idea that he’s thinking about ‘pantsing.’ We had a discussion about what it means to ‘pants.’

Tech Tools (continued)

-one more tech tool, Storybook, suggested by The_MOW (via Twitter)

-IceMirror recommended via FutureNostalgic (Sam)

-and YWriter5

“My application of choice is yWriter5. I like how it encourages you to write in scenes and has other tools attached to keep track of which scene goes where and where your characters are in relation to what you’re writing at the time. It’s completely free and also comes in a portable version so you can always carry your work with you if you need to move between computers. I tend not to use online backups, so my backup app of choice is IceMirror – another freeare app, very easy to set up and quick to use.”

Today’s Topic: Pre-Nanowrimo Meetups and Planning versus Pantsing

-Plotting

-Pantsing

-Pros and Cons

-Local Nanowrimo meetups, beloved MLs, fellow Wrimos

—met local 1st time wrimo from writers’ guild, talked about tips, strategies, possible plots of different members, brainstormed.

*image courtesy of hiddedevries via Flicker.

**The podcast may be downloaded from the linked site or (for now) from the Ganymeder writing blog. I am currently researching domains to host the podcast. Thank you for your patience.

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My Writing Niche #2: Spoken Sunday & Non Tech tools for Nanowrimo

October 2, 2010

My Writing Niche #2: #Spoken Sunday & Non Tech Tools for Nanowrimo

My Writing Niche (podcast): Episode #2 (LINK)**

I precorded this on Saturday (10/02/10) because my cell phone started dying on me. I will try to talk and post about the Pre-Nanowrimo meetup for the next postcast in either a few days or a week, depending on the condition of my phone.

Also you may be my 'Writing Buddy' on the Nanowrimo site. My account there is also under the name 'ganymeder.'

SHOW NOTES:

-Intro

Android phone (G1)

–  HiFiCorder

–  52/250 Flash Fiction Challenge

-- #SpokenSunday

-- My flash fiction story  'All's Fair in War'

Nanowrimo

Tech Tools (continued)

-one more tech tool suggested by The_MOW (via Twitter)

http://storybook.intertec.ch/joomla/

Non Tech Tools

Sharpie Liquid Pencil

- Dr. Who sonic screwdriver pen

- Moleskine notebooks

Next time on My Writing Niche: Pre-Nanowrimo Meetups and Planning versus Pantsing

*image courtesy of hiddedevries via Flicker.

** As soon as my technical problems are resolved, I will upload the podcast onto the ganymeder audio feed.  The problem will be resolved as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

**Show notes with active links located on my personal writing blog at http://www.ganymeder.com

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My Writing Niche

October 1, 2010

My Writing Niche (podcast): Episode #1**

I'm debuting My Writing Niche, my new writing podcast, on October 1st to celebrate the imminent approach of November's writing frenzy (better known as Nanowrimo).

While I've recorded some flash fiction stories for #Spoken Sunday, this is my first planned podcast. I am posting notes and links below. I hope you enjoy it.

SHOW NOTES:

-Intro

-- Android phone (G1)

--   HiFiCorder

--   Audacity

-One Month til Nanowrimo!

-READ Cris Baty's book, No Plot! No Problem!

-Tech Tools

--   Think Free Office

--   Google Docs

--   Open Office

--   HiFiCorder (again)

Next time on My Writing Niche: #SpokenSunday and Non Tech Tools

For further writings and audio by Catherine Russell, please visit http://www.Ganymeder.com

Links from notes active on the Ganymeder site.

*image courtesy of hiddedevries via Flicker.

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October 1, 2010

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