ISBW #339 – Ditch Diggers Sneak Peek!

I talk jealousy and show a peek at the new show I’m doing next year, Ditch Diggers. It’s still about writing, but it’s brutally honest, not clean, and with co-host Matt Wallace.

I figured, today being my 10th year anniversary of podcasting, I should unveil something big.

If you like it, subscribe! If you don’t like it, don’t worry, Matt and I won’t force you to listen. This will be the first and last Ditch Diggers in the feed.


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Happy December! Happy Advent Calendar Season!

Many updates!

I haven’t talked about it much (Bad Mur!) but I’m the new co-host of the spec fic arm of the Carolina Bookbeat show on WCOM in Carrboro, NC, along with Sam Montgomery-Blinn. We talk every first Monday of the month about speculative fiction books. You can listen live on the radio, online, or download our podcast.

Seeing as how I’m in Carrboro for half the first Monday of the month (this includes driving time and lunch time) it pretty much destroys my day. I’m trying to get Ghost Train to New Orleans episodes up on Monday, but every 4th week (like, say, this one) it will have to be Tuesday. Stay tuned.

Same for I Should Be Writing, incidentally. I have a new computer coming, and that should make recording much easier. Tomorrow or Wednesday there should be new awesomeness. At least on my end. On your end things will sound the same.

NaNoWriMo was a failure, again, but I got around 30k words for the month, which is much better than my usual average. I consider it a win.

Speaking of writing, it’s the holidays and it’s time to buy presents for loved ones. And books make great gifts! Signed books, even!

Lastly, it’s Advent season again, and we are celebrating with a new year of our Advent Calendar podcast, inspired by Grant’s Advent Calendar. This year’s theme is Radio World, and my daughter Fiona will be doing an old timey radio drama, every voice. We have permission from the awesome John Anealio to use his “Batman Smells (A Rebuttal)” as our theme song again! Additional content includes graphics from RexWolf2 and music from Kevin MacLeod, both used under Creative Commons licenses. You can see our first episode below, and subscribe with this feed:

http://murverse.com/tag/advent/feed

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Ghost Train to New Orleans, NaNo, and ISBW update

So many recordings, so little time!

First- Ghost Train to New Orleans episode 8 is here! And did you hear that Amazon and Hachette stopped fussing at one another? Yes, you can get copies of Ghost Train to New Orleans and The Shambling Guide to New York City from Amazon lickety-split now, no “arrives in 2-3 weeks” BS.

Ghost Train to New Orleans
The book: Chapel Hill Comics (signed!) ~ B&N ~Powell’s ~ Amazon (aff. link)Indiebound ~ Waterstones
The audiobook: Ambling Books ~ Audible

The Shambling Guide to New York City
The book: B&N ~ Indie ~ Waterstones Chapel Hill Comics (signed!) ~ Powell’s ~ Amazon (aff. link)
The audiobook: Ambling ~ Audible

Second – NaNoWriMo, yeah, it doesn’t look good, but I’m still writing. Still podcasting daily for Patreon supporters, although Patreon is not allowing me to send patrons emails anymore. Links are posted in the Patreon-only updates.

Third- ISBW with interviews is on hiatus until I can get my computer and recording rig setup working again. I don’t know what’s wrong, which is kind of worse because I don’t know what to fix. Apologies.

NaNoWriMo Prep!

Participant-2014-Square-ButtonI’m doing a daily ISBW show focused on NaNoWriMo for Patreon supporters - for as little as a buck a month you can get a daily show while you do NaNoWriMo.

If you can’t, or don’t want to support via Patreon, then be sure to check out last year’s posts on the subject!

* I’m doing the “rising to the challenge” system. Day 1’s wordcount is only 108, but Day 30’s wordcount is a whopping 3210.

Good luck!

I Should Be Writing #336 – Characterization and Hierarchy

I talk characterization and stuff, taking from a blog post I read and can’t remember the source. If you know the source TELL ME and I will post it here so I am not a total jerk.

Support me via Patreon – for only $1 a month! – and get access to the archives, the NaNoWriMo podcast, and more!

ISBW #334 – NaNoWriMo Prep // Charlaine Harris Interview

midnightcrossroad-199x300I’m back from technical difficulties, ready to talk about NaNoWriMo! Also got the amazing Charlaine Harris as this week’s interview.

If you want the daily NaNo show, support via Patreon!

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