Monday, March 29, 2010

My Two Cents on Marketing Mad Poet Files

First, just a couple of quick thoughts. Mad Poet Files originally had two driving forces behind it.
1. I needed a way to get myself into and KEEP myself in the writing habit. A bi-weekly short story podcast does that. Making me come up with fresh content every other week keeps those writing synapses firing and fresh.
2. I planned on taking those stories, picking the best one and firing it off to the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest once a quarter. Quick aside: High Moon won an Honorable Mention my first try out of the gate, so that's encouraging. There's no guarantee that it's going to happen this time around, though. I don't see anything in the quarter that is quite at the quality level of High Moon. I've got two days to get a story in the mail to them (the contest runs quarterly), and it'll probably be No More Kings. We'll see.

But there's been this nagging thought in the back of my head that I could possibly start selling these stories.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

MPF 6 - Blood Red Sand

This is a story that's been kicking around inside my head for years. Hopefully, getting it out and down will make room for more stories.

It's like I've heard other people say. Ideas are easy. Execution on those ideas - that's hard.

So, here's hoping you like this episode. If you do, please leave a comment. If you really do, consider buying it in ebook form. $2.00 cheap. You don't need that blueberry scone. Instead, you can support what I'm doing here - if you like it. And if you don't, please let me know. I can't get better as fast if I don't have feedback.

Anyway, enjoy!

Download MPF6.mp3

Monday, March 8, 2010

MPF 5 - The Cost of Miracles

Welcome to the 2nd half of the story. I'll try to consolidate these in the future, which means I need to get writing earlier in the process. Good news is that I'm working on a collaboration RIGHT NOW with Scott Roche, of the Archangel podcast. Of course, I don't know if that will appear here but...

Anyway, here's the rest of the story of Alexander, Markus, Ragnar, and Fabius. Hope you enjoy it!

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