Should You Blog, YouTube, and/or Podcast?

These days, social media is king, and everything else is old school. If you’re not on TikTok (or whatever the next big thing is), why do you even bother? But there’s something to be said for creating original content and controlling your own platform.

At the titular panel, Scott Cox, J.D. Blackrose, John Peacock, Sean Burton, and moderator John Pyka helped validate a set of activities I spend a lot of my waking hours participating in.

Getting Started with Audio Book Narration

With a mother who was a children’s librarian and did the best bedtime stories, I’ve always been fascinated with audiobook narration. As an adult, I’ve dabbled in voice acting with the fairytale podcast, Anansi Storytime (Anansi, like the spider). So, how do you get started with audiobook narration, how do authors find a narrator for their works, and should you ever record your own stories?

Writing / Illustrating Comics!

The panel promised, “learn the ins and outs of what goes into creating a great comic book!”

While I’m not an artist, and have never been drawn to creating graphic novels, I’m a huge fan of web comics and fan of comics. So, I had to hit this panel.
Here are the tips they shared.

A Writer’s Two Worlds

In the dream world, we’d sit in front of notebooks and words would flow to the pages, never needing edits or revisions, and nothing would ever interrupt us.

Unfortunately, this is the real world. Here are tips on managing to get your writing in, and ways to support your writing.