Book Two, Thursday's with KC

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick Road

Writing is a challenge when you are pulled in about six directions. Coming off summer, which is full of so much activity, I find I’m struggling to keep my bottom in my writing chair. But, if cool temps prevail, I may not have too much trouble.

KC is finding herself in some horrifying circumstances. It seems evil has its place even when it is not wanted. I’ve been listening to more podcasts from Lore ( I didn’t mention it in my prior listing), but understanding that the world can be strange and an evil place isn’t the same as hearing about how strange and evil the world can be. As the website at Lore says, “Sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.”

We’re finishing up the last of the garden harvest over the next few weeks. Freezing and canning is on the agenda. Coupled with me writing, writing, and writing!

Hope you are following your dreams! If not, just follow the yellow brick road…

Write On!
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This post first appeared on Pam’s Blog on September 6, 2018.

Podcasts, Thursday's with KC

Podcasts and Me

Podcasts – they’re just cool!

podcast imageThe first time I encountered podcasts was when the Palm Pilot first arrived on the scene. I was on the road a lot then and the Palm Pilot not only held my life in its little storage area, but my entertainment too. Podcasts were the hot way to stay on top of all things. I loved listening to various programs. I still am subscribed to a couple from way back then. Others have gone to higher hunting grounds.

Recently, I crossed over to the dark side and purchased an iPhone 7. Last night, I synced my cell with iTunes and uploaded to my cell about 40 podcasts. Yes, I’m behind listening. But, we are going on vacay, and I’ve planned to do lots of listening. Well, some, anyway.

If you have a favorite podcast (or other media I should try), share with me in the comments. I’m always looking out for new things to listen to whether it be music, words, or interesting tidbits of facts I’ll probably never use (Shameless, I know). Here are some podcasts you might find enjoyable:

  1. Criminal – a podcast about crime – but just not any crime. The stories are very fascinating and serve for good information when writing. Worth a check.
  2. Myths and Legends – Telling the stories of the past in the language of the present. Every Wednesday you’ll have a treat for your ears.
  3. Stuff you Missed in History Class – Oh, my Gosh! This is so for me. History, I love it, I just never learned how to do it. Seriously! You got to check this one out!
  4. The Dark Tome – And, boy is it dark. I love hearing stories read to me or told via the old Radio Classics. (See an earlier post here). This is a different bird though. Recommend you don’t listen to some of these casts from The Dark Tome alone or late at night. Freaking scary, this one is!
  5. Imaginary Worlds – This one is a fun one for me as I get to learn about some really great creative folks out in the world — Ursula K. Le Guin, Worldbuilding with Music, The Book of Dune and more.  It is a bi-weekly podcast about SCI-FI & other Fantasy genres hosted by Eric Molinksy. Check it out!

That’s my list for now. More will come — there are several hundreds more out there! We’re not alone!

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I’m still writing Book 2 – DarkShadow of The Chronicles of Eldershire series. The research is proving very fun and the darkness of this book is chasing me out into the garden!

Hey…the life we live is the life we choose!

Happy Labor Day to you all!

Write On!
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This post first posted Pam’s Blog on August 30, 2018