🎧 s2ep04: Author Journal – Trying new things
Hello, listener, it’s a brand new year, at least since the last time you heard from me. Sorry about that. I really need to stop podfading. I had an episode recorded and set up. And I’ve been editing it. But before I could finish, I stopped and then forgot about it.
🎧 s2ep03: We need to talk about A.I.
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- U of T collaborates with Naver, Wattpad on AI research (utoronto.ca)
- An AI-based voice program did the dialog delivery for Val Kilmer in Top Gun: Maverick (zmescience.com)
- Spotify is acquiring Sonantic, the AI voice platform used to simulate Val Kilmer’s voice in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ | TechCrunch
🎧 s2ep02: What Twitter teaches us about owning your online presence. Plus: Happy National Novel Writing Month!
Content warning: Some mild swearing.
- 00:00:10 — Happy National Novel Writing Month!
- 00:01:10 — What’s going on with Twitter and what it teaches us about owning our online (author) presence
- 00:08:10 — This is a weekly podcast now.
Hello, friends, it’s November 2022. Happy National Novel Writing Month. Some of you may be doing NaNoWriMo this year. I won’t be. Probably not. For various reasons. But I feel that even if you don’t plan on doing the NaNoWriMo challenge, it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate National Novel Writing Month. How I’m going to do that, I have no idea.
🎧 s2ep01: Can you get tired of writing? Plus: the Radish Fiction app’s Wait-to-Unlock pricing model, retail hijinks, Patreon struggles
TranscriptHello, this is Ansela, and you are listening to Adulting for Authors. Yeah, that’s right— I’m back.
So yesterday, I decided to post a little message, a little note on Patreon for my patrons. And it was mostly to tell them that this week’s chapter for Fake-Married to my Billionaire Boss is late, which, of course they already knew. Because yesterday was Thursday, and I was supposed to post it on Monday. That’s what I promised right? At the beginning of the month of October, I posted a thing and said, Okay, so we’re going to do this more regular. I decided I should be more regular with my rewards. So once a week, at least for my $1 and $3 patrons. So I said every Monday — new chapter. At least, that’s to begin with. I might add some more stuff next month, but I didn’t want to overwhelm myself.
#011 – Words and Lyrics with Jay E. Tria
Romance author Jay E. Tria and I chat about productivity, writing fictional bands and … eggs. Among other things! I also ramble on about fountain pens. Enjoy!
#010 – Story Design with Brigitte Bautista
Over a lovely breakfast at La Mere Poulard, I had a chat with F/F romance author Brigitte Bautista. We talked about how outlining made her a better, more productive writer and how writing fiction is kind of like programming, which is her day job.
#009 – Plot Challenges with Mina V. Esguerra
I interview romance author Mina V. Esguerra about her writing process and how she manages to hit her word count goals. We also go in-depth about her difficulties with her latest book Kiss and Cry (which is available now so go get it). While we chatted, we had a yummy lunch at Mom and Tina’s in Greenhills on the Lunar New Year (yes this episode is super late sorry).
#008 – Poetry Jam with Paolo Manalo
I spoke with poet and professor Paolo Manalo about how he makes words happen. It turns out writing fiction is a kinda different from writing poetry, who knew? If you love words, you’ll enjoy this episode.
#007 – Spreadsheets and Divas with Tara Frejas
This week’s episode features an interview with romance author Tara Frejas. We met over dinner at Barcino on a Sunday night, and she shared with me her writing process and why she writes the stories she does, among a lot of things. We also chat about the upcoming #RomanceClass film project and a romance anthology she’s co-authoring with five other writers. And as a special treat, this episode also includes a recording of a live reading of an excerpt of one of Tara’s books. Check out Tara’s bio below, and further down, the episode shownotes.
#006 – Pressure to Rep with Chi Yu Rodriguez
I chatted with Chi Yu Rodriguez at Starbucks on Matalino about how she finished a book in full-day writing sessions, and why being an #OwnVoices author writing bisexual characters in romance has its own unique kind of difficulty. You also get a special treat: at the end of the episode, I’ve added the live reading […]