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Sciworld – Turning Simmers into Authors (33m)

sciworld-logoThis episode was made for this year’s Sciworld Online Simming Convention, which ran earlier this month.  It’s audio only and I talk to two previous guests of the podcast who are also authors, about how simming helped develop their skills as writers.

Recommended Reading:

The Naked Truth About Self Publishing – Jana DeLeon, Tina Folsom, Colleen Gleason, Jane Graves, Liliana Hart, Debra Holland, Dorien Kelly, Theresa Ragan, Denise Grover Swank, Jasinda Wilder
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo | B&N

Let’s Get Digital – David Gaughran
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo | B&N

Only audio available.

Our Sites:

  • Erica Conroy’s Site
  • Rinna Jones Martin’s Blog
  • Carmen Que Noy’s eBook

 

Please leave a comment, ask a question or share your journey from simmer to writer 🙂

 

Ep 9 – Posting and Post Creation (1hr 13m)

Today my usual simming partner in crime (not Kai) joined me (Sarah) in a discussion on posting and post creation.  Unfortunately Doofus McDooferson had only an internal mic and the sound quality* for his audio is quite shite.  My voice is its usual perfectness 😛

Topics discussed include:

  • Shawn’s illustrious simming career (only the best sims for Shawn)
  • What a post should contain, or what makes a post good
  • Golden rules of posting
  • How to encourage people to write more in a joint post
  • Pet peeves when joint posting
  • Proofread!!!!?!!!!111

Site’s mentioned: The Oatmeal’s Guide to Apostrophe’s and Misspelling; TF47’s Player Guide (includes golden rules of posting, post creation, etc)

Want to provide feedback, ask questions or demand Shawn buy an external mic?  Then please leave us a comment 🙂

* Listen at your own peril.  We take no responsibility for the pain to your ears.

 Original youtube version available for your viewing (warts and all) pleasure!

TSP – Episode 6 (25m)

Sadly Kai was sick when it came time to record episode 6, so I had to do it without him–all last minute like.  This is a short episode that centres mostly around what has been happening this month in Star Trek related news + soda.

Topics discussed include:

  • Passing of author A. C. Crispin
  • Book: A Very Klingon Khristmas
  • Star Trek Into Darkness blu-ray DVD
  • JJ no longer directing nuTrek
  • Star Trek Renegades
  • Star Trek pinball
  • Future podcast episodes
  • Soda

 

Sites mentioned:  Ann C. CrispinA Very Klingon Khristmas (from Amazon),  Honest Trailers – Star Trek Into DarknessStar Trek Renegades Indigogo Fundraiser

TSP – Episode 4 (1hr 33m)

This is the episode that doesn’t end, yes it goes on and on my friend…

We are joined today by Piotr. He’s a disabled simmer that proves in this podcast it doesn’t matter your ability you can sim as good–if not better–than anyone and also write characters that are jerks.

Topics discussed include:

  • A character that has seen a lot over 10 years
  • Piotr’s fiction on Amazon *
  • Why Garak is the best character in Trek
  • Piotr asks us about our sims
  • What if Klinger (from MASH) was a character on a Star Trek sim

 

Sites mentioned: USS LancelotTango Fleet, 6th Fleet, Least I Could Do (NSFW webcomic), Star Trek: Renegades (the crowdfunding campaign)

* Piotr’s ebook on Amazon: Compromised