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10 Podcasts for Writers Worth Listening To

I’m a big fan of podcasts, listening to them whenever I’m in my car, in the morning as I get dressed, and whenever I have time to kill and nothing to read. I especially like podcasts about writing, freelancing, and being creative, not just because they’re big interests of mine (as reflected in this site) […]

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Podcasting 101 : Part 5 — Adding Music and Editing Using Audacity

One thing that can really “punch up” the sound of your podcast is a soundtrack. However, don’t start flipping through your CDs just yet! Commercial music can be very, VERY expensive to license for podcast use  —  if the labels will deal with you at all. Using music from your own collection without a license can get […]

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Podcasting 101 : Part 4 — What to Podcast

If you’ve gotten this far, you’re probably ready to get started podcasting. But what should you talk about? A lot of fiction authors read their own work, either a short story or poem per episode, or a chapter of a longer work. There’s even a website, PodioBooks, devoted solely to author readings of their novels in […]

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Podcasting 101 : Part 3 — Promoting your Podcast

Once you’ve recorded a show, you need to upload it somewhere on the Internet. You could upload it to your own site, but if your show is at all popular you’ll soon find yourself paying additional bandwidth charges  —  most personal and small business hosting packages charge after a gigabyte or two of traffic, and audio and […]

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Podcasting 101 : Part 2 — Recording your Podcast

In order to do a podcast, you need some way to record yourself. You can make a perfectly good podcast by plugging a microphone or telephone headset into a computer’s mic jack or USB port and recording it using free software like Audacity, an open source multi-track recorder. Some people even use their mp3 player’s […]

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Podcasting 101 : Part 1 — Introduction to Podcasting

The people I envied the most in college were the kids who got to work at the college radio station. Staying up all night broadcasting their favorite tunes and talking with their audience, however small, seems so unbearably neat. I wanted to join them, but I could never find the time to take the required […]

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