Posts tagged one day at a time
Posts tagged one day at a time
The EpiCast is back — with a special episode looking forward to our annual writing marathon, Web Serial Writing Month (WeSeWriMo). In our seventh episode, we take a break from the past and focus on the future: webserial previews for the rest of the summer, where you’ll get some hints and teasers for some exciting storylines in the weeks ahead.
But the lion’s share of the podcast is devoted to WeSeWriMo, the only marathon dedicated to the unique world of web-based writing, from webserials to video and audio webseries to serialized novels, webcomics and beyond. And as far as we know, it’s also the only writing challenge that lets the writers choose their own goal. With registration open through August 1, that leaves just over a week as of this writing for you to take part.
For this supersized edition, co-host Kira Lerner interviewed six very different writers of very different forms of web entertainment series, and in our discussion about WeSeWriMo with them you’ll learn about the project itself, how the writers choose their ambitious goals, what obstacles they’ve faced over the years, how successful they’ve been, and their own tips on how to cross the finish line with your all your goals triumphantly met. Kira and fellow co-host Michael also discuss the history of how WeSeWriMo came about, and share their own thoughts on what this challenge means to them—and the entire webserial writing community.
Over the next couple of days we’ll be posting the full versions of these interviews, which contain much more information and let you hear some fascinating tidbits we couldn’t include due to time or content constraints (Kira, being the inquisitive type, asked the authors questions about their serials and other aspects of their writing process that didn’t involve WeSeWriMo; those didn’t make it into the podcast, but were so interesting we wanted you to get a chance to listen in).
Recording date: This episode was recorded on July 19, 2012; the interviews were conducted from July 9 - 15.
Hello all, and welcome to our first EpiCast of 2012. This is our third episode, #003: Extras., and we have the latest batch of recaps, some discussion about storylines that affected us during the past month, a few news items, and a rather extensive examination of the difference between self-created HTML sites and blog/CMS-based sites, and the related issue of ways to supplement one’s writing with extra features — what works, what’s not so great, and what our hosts (Michael and Kira, as usual) actually think is mandatory. Yep, we totally go there. (BTW, sorry for having to reblog this one last time. Our feed wasn’t updating so I’m trying this again.)
Recording date: This episode was recorded January 15, 2011.
For more info and links to all sites mentioned on the show, vist http://epiguide.podbean.com .
Happy holidays, everyone! And a little late in arriving but no worse for the delay is our second episode of the EpiCast,#002: Finales. As always, we focus on discussion, news and recaps from the world of original web entertainment, and more specifically, the EpiGuide.com community. This month’s installment is chock-full of recaps in particular from a variety of serials in a variety of genres, which is just how we like ‘em. From sci-fi to fantasy to melodrama, there’s surely something for everyone. We also take a look at the end of one highly popular serial, answer a related question from a listener that allowed us to reminisce about serials gone by, and finally offer some discussion topics and news tidbits for everyone. For more info and links to all sites mentioned on the show, vist http://epigude.podbean.com .
Welcome to the EpiGuide’s first podcast. This series of broadcasts will feature discussion, news and recaps from the world of original web entertainment, and more specifically, the EpiGuide.com community. We’ll cover everything that the Eppy does — from online fiction and web serials to webseries and webcomics, in all forms and in all genres.
This pilot episode is a bit of a test-bed for us, so please bear with us as we get used to and refine the format. It’s longer than we’ll probably aim for in the future (and actually we cut about twenty minutes of extra material, which may show up at a later date as “deleted scenes” or outtakes, if there’s interest).
Hosted by Kira Lerner (yours truly), admin of the EpiGuide, and Michael, longtime community member and webserial producer.
Recording date: This episode was recorded November 13, 2011.