We are starting a new thing (TAROT for WRITERS) on the channel over at YouTube beginning today. It is a Goal, Motivation, and Conflict tarot card reading for all things writer. For example, you may need a muse-tweak for a villain. Or a sidekick character, or maybe even a setting. Likely we will be doing this once a week, as I am really enjoying it first of all, and I need content on my channel secondly.
If you have suggestions for something you would like to see on Writer Groupie, drop me a comment below. I am considering interviews again, as Zoom now has made video chatting very easy, and more people are getting into it.
What’s Coming to WRITER GROUPIE?
Writer Groupie will put out a call for interviews when that is something that I am ready to go back to.
There will be a podcast soon talking about end of year accomplishments and likely another one for new year goals. I hope you are ready to see and hear me because in 2021 I will definitely be AROUND. I will provide for you once again, blogs, videos, and podcasts. Thank you for being a fan and follower. This would be a very lonely time without you along for the ride. And I do have so many new things coming in 2021-I am pretty excited! Tarot for writers is only one of them.
This should be live on or around the 18th of December so… a very happy week of Christmas lies ahead!
Hope you are all ready for Santa Claus to come!
Check out the new vid here:
And while you are there, would you mind subscribing? I have to have 1000 subscribers before YouTube will give me any love. Thanks again!
If you want to see one of my interviews please go here:
I hope you will listen to both of these great chats. They are linked (the two videos) in this one at YouTube. I am trying to create playlists there of dual/multiple interviews. If you like playlists, have a look on our Youtube channel and see what it looks like.
This time Janie and I have a good chat about the latest goings-on at Muse It Up Publishing, who is currently closed to subs, but you can bookmark the site anyway by going here: MuseItUpPublishing
And we also talk about her latest book, Ruins Legacy, which just came out in March.
Also, the audio in this chat is not as good as it needs to be…we were Skyping during a thunderstorm of epic proportions. Sorry about that!!!
You guys should try to glean all you can from our chat though, as Janie is very experienced at editing and writing, and she shares a lot of good info. Writers like me can learn a lot from her.
How do I start a podcast has to be one of the most common asked questions. It is pretty simple actually, and there are a wealth of great informative sites on the subject. I will just add my two centavos in here however, just to be able to say I did.
Starting a podcast in this year would be a bit different from how things looked back about 10 years ago when the Internet was younger and less crowded. Podcasts and Youtube were still considered ground breakers and you could get a little traction on those sites where you might get overlooked as a blogger.
Start a podcast 2008 version
It sure didn’t hurt to be a blogger AND podcaster AND Youtuber back then. It still doesn’t but you do have to work a lot harder now to get noticed. 500 hours are uploaded to YT every minute!
But back to my question at hand. How do you start a podcast today?
If I were going to start one today, I would look into apps that make it easier. I use Mobile Podcaster for my flyby shows. It can be done on the “fly”, uploaded to your WordPress blog, and edited, and published really easily.
I believe that as Youtube changes its algorithm and makes video uploads and content more financially beneficial to them, you will see that video will not be the main go to for small content creators. Audio is easier, and has smaller files so uploading is quicker.
I am considering going to an all audio format for Writer Groupie because that truly is the preferred way for most writers to be interviewed. Most do not like to have their countenances portrayed on YT and across the web.
But if you want to start a podcast, and you have any questions, drop me a line. I am happy to help.
What or why and how do we come by thought generation and what does it become?
Welcome to another episode of my podcast. This time we’re talking about how you get from the thought to the creation of an idea and what might be stopping you. Be sure to subscribe and like us on our social media sites, especially YOUTUBE.
What do you create from the thoughts that you think?
Or maybe I should ask WHY do you create from a thought that you have and more importantly, how does it get from a thought into a creation?
Well, button up, Buttercup, we’re going to take a deep dive into the mind of a creative entrepreneur.
Creation happens when we are thinking, because well, we are always thinking. Our brains process experiential input and this process, or thinking, is how we examine our world.
Or maybe it’s just our perception of the world.
Either way, it’s the creative engine doing its thing and how we can get juiced for turning a thought into something creative. Here’s a more simple explanation:
You see a squirrel. You perceive it with your eyes and maybe ears as you hear it chatter. Then an idea strikes on how you could build it a feeder so it doesn’t have to eat acorns off the ground.
Do you see how our perceptions went from that into thoughts and then into a creative flow?
So, how can we be influenced by our world, especially the digital one?
It’s ever evolving, y’all. Marketers constantly barrage us with techniques (some so overt, we don’t even know it) – to get us to buy. Some through colors. Some through sounds, but most through imagery that is so lifelike, it triggers the same or similar response in us to it as what we would have reacted to actual real life subjects.
Color psychology is pretty amazing when you think how we are trained by it and most of us don’t even know! Can anyone say, thought generation?
While on the subject of thoughts…why do we criticize ourselves? Why don’t we believe what we think we believe? How many times have you rejected your own thoughts about something today – just today- believing instead that you are incorrect or maybe even SILLY for thinking it?
Why do we self-censor?
And how can we stop because it is definitely not good for creativity, and we always stop a process to analyze what others may think about it or how it will be received. (enter a book idea here)
That kind of behavior is counter-intuitive for what we are trying to accomplish as creators. It comes from years of being rewarded for being right (doing right) and being punished for wrong behaviors or beliefs ACCORDING TO SOMEONE ELSE. This happened regardless as to if the criticism was deserved or not usually.
So, the answer my friend is blowing in the wind…the answer is…STOP LISTENING TO THE CRITICS! Your personal thought generation doesn’t need them!
I know we all like positive reinforcement and we all like praise. But when you quit seeking it above your own desire to create, you will complete more projects. That’s because you no longer care about the yays and thereby the nays.
There is a whole comparison on the audio above about how we look at reviews and what others think, but my fingers are tired of typing. Go have a listen and see if you agree with what I say. And feel free to leave a comment, at any time. I also would love it if you would subscribe to the newsletter or the podcast on YOUTUBE.
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Who is now doing audio/video production for the show
When you can get on the show for YOUR episode!
A great new idea for you to get an audio clip of your book in front of OUR fans!
Things I still have to do:
Figure out how to get this stuff uploaded to YouTube once again
Ditto for iTunes
Get a format down so that you guys are familiar with how it goes
Not that having a format is all that important for the interview segments. You are totally fine to make it the “Mr or Mrs My Book and all about me” show. But if you have some other sites you frequent that you would like to see our show go up at, please do let me know. (I am going to check out Twitch soon)
But, enough of my jabber. The latest episode is below and I hope you enjoy it.
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I have not posted in here in so long there is an echo! But we (Yes, we are a we!) are ready to bring this dead site back to life. Sort of like that old Evanescence song, Bring me to Life, here we go!
So, I have gone to the limit of my current budget and bought a great mic to make the sounds quality much better. Along with good sound comes good production, and I will have a super produced show and new content coming soon. My producer will be my co-host so yall will have to give him a HUGE Welcome!
Drugged and kidnapped, Shera finds herself on a ship to Morocco to serve the Sultan. Abandoned and alone, Shera must find a way to escape and confront the people who betrayed her. She gets help from an unlikely source: the man who kidnapped her. But, he has his own secrets. And, when their partnership turns to love, the two must face constant danger to endure. But will they ever be free?
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Leslie Hachtel was born in Ohio, raised in New York and has been a gypsy most of her adult life. Her various jobs, including licensed veterinary technician, caterer, horseback riding instructor for the disabled and advertising media buyer have given her a wealth of experiences.
However, it has been writing that has consistently been her passion. She sold an episode of a TV show, had a screenplay optioned and has so far produced eleven novels, including eight historicals and three romantic suspense. Leslie lives in Cordova, Tennessee with a fabulously supportive engineer husband and her writing buddy, Jakita, a terrier.