Beyond Writing Podcast

Beyond Writing Podcast

To help aspiring writers and people interested in publishing, I created and hosted the Beyond Writing podcast for Bright Little Light Press in 2017.

Check it out on iTunes.

Or on Google Play Music.

Or on your favorite podcasting app directory (mine is Overcast!)

Why a podcast?

Because I really wasn’t doing enough in my life, it seemed like a great idea to add a weekly podcast to the calendar.

(Well, maybe ‘great idea’ is overstating the case a bit…)

As a writer, I often felt the publishing industry was some sort of incomprehensible behemoth. I’ve certainly had a lot of misconceptions about publishing, dating back to my first attempts to get published in 2005.

Since then, I’ve learned a ton about the industry. Partially through my continuing pursuit of publication, and then my decision to start a small indie publisher, I’ve been working for years to grow my understanding. As someone who worked through many of the growing pains that indies face in the early days, I had plenty of fodder for others who might be considering the transition, or just looking to learn more about an industry that historically isn’t very transparent.

Questions I thought about were: as a publisher – what do I wish writers understood? And as a writer, what did I have questions about before I got into publishing?

That’s where the Beyond Writing podcast was born. It was a podcast by a small indie publisher, for writers – about everything that happens once you finish writing, all the way through publication, and beyond. The idea was to demystify publication, and give writers a better idea of what to expect as they approach publishing.

The podcast was a fun project, but it was also a lot of work; producing and editing a weekly podcast became a big time sink. I let the project lapse as I prepared to move from Boston to Vermont, and never really picked it back up again after moving. I did enjoy podcasting, and may work on a new one at some point – but there are only so many hours for side projects!