Friday, July 5, 2013

SBW Podcast Diaries #2--Connecting With Authors

In the first post of this series, I talked about using SoundCloud as the platform to deliver my new podcast, See Brian Write. Once I had made that decision, I needed to find actual guests for the show.

When I was getting ready to launch toward the end of May, I put the word out on Twitter that I was looking to interview writers. As luck would have two, I got a couple of responses right away. Adam Ortyl (Leah and the Jackhammer) and Sean P Wallace (Deep Echoes) both expressed interest, and within a couple days we had set up interviews.

Hopefully you’ve gotten a chance to hear Adam and Sean’s interviews in the last couple episodes of See Brian Write. Both of these guys were fantastic guests, and they represent exactly what I want See Brian Write to be all about--great conversations about writing.

My pal Richard Billings of Screwpulp (you can hear him in episode one of the show) also put the word out in his author newsletter, and I connected with several other writers who I’ve since interviewed as well.

What I’ve learned so far in putting this new podcast together is that there’s plenty of writers out there who would love to talk about their experiences, and are happy to have a platform to do so. For me, that makes the podcast a success no matter what happens with it in the future.

If you’re a writer who’s interested in coming on the show, email through the blog here or reach out over twitter (@SeeBrianWrite). I am already booked through most of the summer, but I will get you on the show--I promise!