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Podcast: Happy Friday 017

Happy Friday! Here’s episode 17 of my podcast.

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Show Notes
0:01 Introduction. Announcements: Who Killed Walter Carton? wraps up, and Hide and Seek starts; progress report on the Special People comic; price drop on naming my mad scientist/necromancer character.

6:50 Year of Stories: Discussion of We Dragons and Leon the Dragon.

11:48 Q&A: Question from @Ocelorean about Innis’s List.

17:05 Sign-off.

Questions

Got a question for me? Get your Q&A questions in by emailing tsevenhuysen@gmail.com or contacting me on TwitterFacebook, or Google+. If I answer your question, you’ll receive a $1 Store credit!

Podcast: Happy Friday 014

Happy Friday! Here’s episode 14 of my podcast.

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Show Notes

0:01 – 3:17 Introduction and announcements. Check out the Special People comic reader-input forum, available to backers of the IndieGoGo campaign.

3:18 – 10:18 Year of Stories: discussion of From and Jef and the Sad Sack.

10:19 – 13:00 Losing Freight: Some alternative poll outcomes from the current week.

13:01 – 17:58 Q&A: Questions from @eSeamus, @Ocelorean, and @Invariel.

17:59 – 18:29 Sign-off.

Questions

Got a question for me? Get your Q&A questions in by emailing tsevenhuysen@gmail.com or contacting me on TwitterFacebook, or Google+. If I answer your question, you’ll receive a $1 Store credit!

Podcast: Happy Friday 012

Happy Friday! Here’s episode 12 of my podcast.

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Show Notes

0:01 – 2:01 Introduction and announcements. The Special People IndieGoGo campaign is up to $525! Enter the Baby Pool and win a copy of DISCOVERY.

2:02 – 5:25 Losing Freight: my article about writing a “Flashback” series, at 1889.ca.

5:26 – 7:19 Year of Stories: discussion of Plasma.

7:20 – 12:36 Novel: progress update and thoughts about a potential Beta Reader program.

12:37 – 13:54 Sign-off. No Q&A this week.

Questions

Got a question for me? Get your Q&A questions in by emailing tsevenhuysen@gmail.com, contacting me on TwitterFacebook, or Google+, or using the Formspring widget in the sidebar. If I answer your question, you’ll receive a $1 Store credit!

Podcast: Happy Friday 010

Happy Friday! Here’s episode 10 of my podcast.

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Show Notes

0:01 – 4:20 Introduction and announcements. Please help keep the Timdex updated. Sign up for my newsletter. Please support my IndieGoGo campaignDISCOVERY will ship on March 26. It’s available for $11.99.

4:21 – 8:05 Year of Stories: discussion of Two Minutes to Midnight.

8:06 – 14:00 Losing Freight: thoughts on reader input and poll questions.

14:01 – 14:54 Grocery Fund update. March is lagging behind a bit!

14:55 – 18:42 Q&A. Question from @KingKool: “What’s the most important fiction book you read as a child?”

18:43 – 19:08 Sign-off.

Questions

Got a question for me? Get your Q&A questions in via TwitterFacebookGoogle+, or the new Formspring widget here on the blog. If I answer your question, you’ll receive a $1 Store credit!

Podcast Q&A: Earn Store Credit!

If you’ve been listening to my podcast, you know that I do a Q&A section where I answer questions from fans and readers. It’s a really fun part of the podcast, because I get to talk about a lot of different things.

To encourage more people to ask podcast questions, I’ve decided to offer a $1 Store credit code to anyone whose question I answer in a future podcast. You can apply that $1 to any purchase, whether that means taking a dollar off of the first Year of Stories print book, DISCOVERY, getting yourself on Ian Innis’s list of specials for half price, or snagging anything else that catches your eye. There’s lots of cool stuff available!

You can get your questions to me via Twitter, Facebook, email, or the FormSpring widget in the sidebar.

Note: Unfortunately, since PayPal doesn’t allow for $0 transactions, you can’t use the dollar to “buy” something for free, but if there is a $1 product you’d like to grab with your Store credit please email me and I’ll be more than happy to work something out between us directly.

Podcast 003

Happy Friday! Here’s episode 003 of my as-yet-unnamed podcast. Have any suggestions for what I should officially call it, now that it seems like it’s going to be a regular feature? Leave a comment!

Note: Sorry for the poor(er than usual) audio quality in the first portion.

Show Notes

0:01 – 3:34 Announcements: Losing Freight starts January 23; my interview on Drift the WebGrocery Fund status update.

3:35 – 9:17 General Update: thoughts on the Grocery Fund and my Declaration of Intent to work towards becoming a full-time author.

9:18 – 12:56 Year of Stories: behind-the-scenes discussion of Burns Mar the Sun-Grasper’s Hands.

12:57 – 15:29 Special People: discussion of opportunities for readers to have input into the story through special Store sales.

15:30 – 20:03 New on the Store: details of the Galloway’s Hunt novelette and special offers to have input into the novel-in-progress based on the same character.

20:04 – 29:21 Q&A: Questions from @OddModlin, @PoshPlatypus, and @KingKool.

29:22 – 29:42 Sign-off.

Questions

If you have questions for the Q&A portion of the next episode, leave a comment or hit me up on Twitter or Facebook.

Answers #3 – One Source of Entertainment Forever

Today’s question is from Josh Merrick, who asks

If you could only have one source of entertainment for the rest of your life–like one TV show, or song, or book, or podcast, or whatever–what would it be and why?

I expect my answer to this question would probably vary quite a bit depending on when you asked me. My interests tend to come in waves.

My knee-jerk response would probably be the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I absolutely love Tolkien’s world-building and imagination, and the books contain a bit of everything: there’s action, romance, singing, and even a bit of comedy. True, I’ve already read the trilogy about seven times, but there are always plenty of little details that I’ve forgotten, and hints at the broader history of things that I can sit back and marvel at or wonder about. If I was allowed to include The Hobbit and The Silmarillion, that would make it almost a no-brainer.

If I was aiming purely at amusement, something to help me pass the time when I had nothing else to occupy me, the full catalogue of Whose Line is it Anyways? (the American version) would probably serve me well. Larissa and I have actually been watching through the seasons of Whose Line? over the past month or so. We’re partway through Season 3 right now, with hundreds and hundreds more episodes to go, and it isn’t getting any less funny! I really wish this show was still on the air.

Ultimately, though, what I’d prefer even more than a book series or a TV show would be ready access to any kind of word processor, or at least pen and paper. I can keep myself pretty well entertained by taking things from inside my own imagination and putting them down on screen or paper, especially if I think there’s potential that someone else might want to read my ideas. I guess that’s why I’ve been doing so much writing lately!

Thanks for the question, Josh.


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