24 Oct

I should be writing

Mur Lafferty releases one of my all-time favorite podcasts on a somehow regular basis. She addresses the hurdles of writing, publishing and a lot other aspects of being a professional author. I really feel that there’s a lot to be learned for anyone working or trying to work in any kind of creative business.

I find that a lot of what she has to say also applies to writing and recording music. Think inspiration, consistency of work, motivation, the inner editor, getting your work out there, amongst others.

So, give her podcast I should be writing a try and if you like what Mur has to say, maybe try her fiction, as well.

Playing for keeps (Fiction, superheroes gone wrong):
Listen via Podiobooks.com
Listen in iTunes

15 Sep

I Sold the Moon!

I’m kind of a podcast / audiobook geek. There’s a lot of good stuff out there for free which can keep you entertained for weeks and which might just change your perspective of the world.

Let’s start with the inspiring story of Barry McArdle who set out to make a living by selling land on the moon. For $1 an acre, transport to the property not included. A marvelous view of earth guaranteed. And you even got a certificate in return.

True story. Read by the author. Presumably performed in a silver costume.

Story: 5 / 5
Quality of Performance: 4.5 / 5
Production value: 3.5 / 5

My advice:

  1. Listen to the free podcast, exquisitely read by the author.
  2. Go to the website http://isoldthemoon.com
  3. Buy the Book + Certificate package

It is on my Christmas wish list, that’s for sure.