Podcast News

As I mentioned in the earlier post today, last week I attended virtually a workshop called “Writing for the Ear.” Not only did we learn about how to structure our writing for the listener, but we got practical tools and experience in creating our very own podcast.

I’ve been posting recordings of my reading excerpts from my books here on the website and calling it the “Real Spies, Real Lives Podcast.” Though I’ve been pushing the podcast on social media, there’s really no way for me to see any analytics, i.e., how many people are listening, if anyone is listening. But with the tools learned at the workshop, I’ve now taken the podcast to a wider distribution, meaning you don’t have to come here to hear it.

Where can you listen?

Anchor: https://anchor.fm/p-a-duncan

Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/real-spies-real-lives-a-hint-of-romance

Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jMGIyMzk4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz

RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/real-spies-real-lives-a-hint-of-r-85wbZ0

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4NnZybpKXcoFEBSqnl9VIy

Spotify! How cool is that?

If you have an RSS app, here is the podcast’s RSS feed: https://anchor.fm/s/c0b2398/podcast/rss

Probably in the next week or so, I’ll stop posting excerpts on the website–though “Past Podcasts” will stay here–and post exclusively to Anchor, which then distributes the episodes to the other services. I’ll probably alternate weeks with an excerpt and a chat about something writing- or espionage-related.

And…in a few days I could be on Apple Podcasts. Wow! Take a workshop and look what happens: an old dog learned a lot of new tricks.

New Author Web Site

For the past several years, I’ve combined my author website (which every social media advisor says an author must have) with my writing blog (another apparent must for a writer) right here on this site, Unexpected Paths. It worked well in the beginning, but now it’s a bit of a muddle. Hence, the decision to create a separate web page which contains my bio, publishing history, contact info, events, etc. Though the new webpage is published, it’s still a draft as far as I’m concerned, and I’ll be making changes and enhancements to it in the next few days.

Click here for the new website.

Unexpected Paths will continue to be the site for my writing blog and for publishing my Friday Fictioneers and Flash! Friday stories, in addition to blog posts about writing, writing conferences, and, well, all things writing. It’s appearance may change somewhat, but for the most part the change will be seamless.

I’d appreciate any comments you might have on the new site–anything to make it better!