WET031 – Aaron Mort of The Bad Years on Making Music in the Digital Age

Aaron Mort is half of the band The Bad Years. We talk about the music industry, creating music, going to shows, touring, crowdfunding and more.

Purchase The Beautiful Liar EP by The Bad Years on iTunes or Amazon

Links Mentioned

CD Baby

Pledge Music

Beautiful Liar EP on Soundcloud

Beautiful Liar EP on Bandcamp

Matt Farley (the guy who uses SEO to sell music on Spotify)

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Opening music: Beautiful Liar by The Bad Years

Closing music: After Me by The Bad Years

WET030 – Jenny Bravo on Building a Team and Beginning the Self-Publishing Journey

Episode #30 – Jenny Bravo

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Jenny Bravo is a romance writer whose first book comes out May 2015. She talks about her journey to becoming an author. Some of the topics we touch on:

  • Team building
  • Finding an editor
  • Wattpad
  • Social Media presence and building a tribe
  • Christine Frazier’s doodles (and how I hope someday she’ll make one for me)
  • Confetti – she loves it (and so does my mom)
  • #TATM – These are the Moments — Jenny’s hashtag
  • Balancing working full time and writing
  • Writing by hand
  • Beta readers
  • Print books vs e-books vs audio books

 

Links Mentioned

Blots and Plots – Jenny’s site

Ksenia Anske

Tanya Gold

Freelancers Union

Ashley Carlson (the guest who keeps on giving) | My interview with Ashley on Ep 9

Christine Frazier | My interview with Christine in Ep 17

Marissa Fuller – The Brazen Bibliophile

Freedom app – Shut off you internet for a predetermined amount of time

My interview with Simon Whistler in Episode 12 where we talk about audio books (among other things)

 

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Music: “Double the Daily Dose” by Revolution Void (http://www.revolutionvoid.com)

 

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WET029 – Write Better, Faster with Monica Leonelle

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Monica Leonelle is a fiction writer, but I found her through her book Write Better, Faster: How To Triple Your Writing Speed and Write More Every Day. I talk to her here about some of the concepts in the book including tracking your writing, dictation vs writing at a keyboard, and her controversial views on editing. We also talk about napping, audio books and more.

LINKS

Write Better, Faster

Prose on Fire: Monica’s website

Monica’s Google+

War of Art

2k to 10k

The Pomodoro Technique

Strict Workflow – The Chrome app I use for Pomodoro

Freedom – The app that turn off the internet for a predetermined amount of time.

WET012  – Simon Whistler

proseonfire.com/writefaster

WET004 – Self Publishing Podcast/Sterling and Stone guys

 

 

 

 

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WET028 – All About Patreon with Erica Castello

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This week all your questions about the patronage site Patreon are answered. In a nutshell, Patreon connects artists with patrons to let people more directly pay for creative work. Erica Castello explains it far better than that, so give this a listen.

Erica answers the following questions (and more):

  • What is Patreon?
  • What is the philosophy behind Patreon?
  • Who uses Patreon?
  • What is the best way for artists to use Patreon?
  • What type of artists use Patreon? What is the best way for artists to use Patreon?
  • Are there different approaches that work best for different type of artists (musicians, writers, podcasters, etc.)
  • What are the best rewards/milestones for different types of artists?
  • What is a good way for people to talk about Patreon (especially for those uncomfortable asking for money)?

Links

The WET Podcast on Patreon

Patreon Customer relations

Erica’s profile on Patreon

Media Carnivores (I support them on Patreon).

That’s A Wrap on Patreon. (the film podcast I cohost)

 

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Music: “Double the Daily Dose” by Revolution Void (http://www.revolutionvoid.com)

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WET027 – Technology has caught up

This episode is a little experimental in that I read a little and ad-lib a little, but I didn’t go back and edit, so you get the raw recording, with all the ums and uhs and asides. Tell me if you like it or not. 

I talk about the play I was in this Spring as well as some thoughts about how technology has finally caught up to us creative types and now allows us to do many things we had always wanted to do but didn’t have the means. 

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