Tag: “short stories”

Mentoring in Audio

Yesterday I joined the Podiobooks Mentoring Community. The Community is a Google+ site created by Podiobooks.com, a site offering free serialized audio books. Last year, when I was struck by this wild idea to record my short stories and make them available on-line for free, I found podibooks.com. I hung around their community for days, reading...

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What I Discovered

If you’re gonna ask folks to listen to your work, your writing needs to be clear and easy to understand. The ear is not as flexible as the eye, which can re-scan a sentence almost without your knowing it. The ear, if confused, just sends signals to the brain causing it to shout, “Wait, wait, wait!” Originally, I had 18 stories...

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Why I Like Mid-South Peace and Justice

They support the MATA riders On Easter Saturday, in response to the KKK rally, they hosted MEMPHIS UNITED They have cool t-shirts Paul Garner, the MSPJ Organizing Coordinator, helped start The Bridge street paper They empower men and women who have experienced homelessness I bought my tomatoes from them one summer To contribute to Mid-South Peace...

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What They’re Saying

“I started with Lucky Critters and your reading reminded me for all the world of the cadence of Larry Brown reading from his works years ago, one of his first, at a Jackson literary festival. It was when Larry was getting to be noticed.” Lynn Watkins, journalist, lawyer, Mississippi reader  LISTEN: “Lucky Critters” :

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A Card Table Kind of Gal

I sat in the closet surrounded by my obscene amount of clothes. The pants and skirts and dresses and jackets weren’t covering my body. They were buffering sound. My hand-held recorder propped on the card table, I recorded my first set of short stories. The card table had done extraordinary duty before. I’d used it as the “cash register” at cross...

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“That’s exactly the type of story that wins awards,” a less-than-impressed reader said

Those of you following this blog know I’ve been focusing on process: recording, sound engineering, logo design, burning CDs, saving PDFs. We are ready to switch to content: Lucky Critters: A lonely young woman reacts to the sudden death of her boyfriend by connecting with his killer.  Winner, 2K2 Award  First appeared in The Peralta Press

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Cain’t Do Nothing with Love

Terra firma info: Launch date: Thursday June 27th Time: 6:00 pm Location: The Booksellers at Laurelwood Memphis, TN What it is: collection of award-winning short stories written and read by the author (me) and made available on CD Ether info: Launch date: earlier than June 27th Time: anytime I choose Location: on the ethernet What it...

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