Hello everyone. Steven Moore, Associate Director for Donor Relations and Regional Giving, with the Columbus Foundation was kind enough to share a link to this recent news article on the Columbus Underground site, which details the experiences of students who attended a recent session of the Thurber House’s Young Writer’s Studio program. The program encourages and guides students who have a passion for writing and are interested in learning more about the writing process and offers them a great format to get critical feedback. As noted toward the end of the article, donations are always helpful to keep community enriching programs such as these available. If you know any young writers share this article and encourage them to attend a session.
In for a penny, in for a pound. So after some research I’ve now ordered a new microphone so I can record and release an audio version of Frankenstein A Life Beyond. Cool. Gulp. Yikes. The prospect of doing this is both a little intimidating and exciting. Fortunately thanks to bouncing around with my choice of major as an undergrad I do have a background with audio production, which is a huge help. Isn’t it strange how aspects of your past can come back into your life? For better or worse I’m also one of those people who like to do different voices all the time (imitations, goofy accents and the like). So in theory speaking as a narrator and various characters should be pretty straight forward. I’m also getting used to hearing my recorded voice more often thanks to the Hindsight is 20-20 podcast. However, this will be my first attempt at a project of this nature. I can’t help but wonder if, in the growing ranks of self-published authors, this type of independent initiative is becoming the new norm or if I’m way out on a limb with trying to produce an audio book? If you’ve ever undertaken such a project I’d love to hear more about your experiences and will keep you updated on mine as the process unfolds.