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Coffin Hop Stop #6: Thomas Smith

Welcome to interview six from this channel of the Coffin Hop Horror Web Tour. Thomas Smith is described as, “…one of those outstanding Southern writers – seemingly soft, languid, maybe even lazy, when actually what he is, is cotton wrapped about a razor. Half the time you don’t even know he’s gotten you until it’s too late.” – Charles L. Grant.

Who wouldn’t want to talk to this guy? I’ll play a sample of our half-hour interview, where he discusses his take on Christians writing Horror and how it can be done well. If you’d like to listen to the whole interview, head over to the Holy Worlds Podcast.

Did you know there’s a giveaway? The first book I will be published in, Monsters!, is packed with talented authors, of which I’m interviewing eight as part of this tour. Continue reading

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Matching Podcast Length with Audience Preference

One of the benefits to listening to podcasts is the freedom to listen on your time schedule. iTunes saves your progress (unless you accidentally touch the forward arrows), so that you can pick up where you left off at your convenience. A little over a year ago, I started two podcasts: AudioTim, and the Holy Worlds Podcast. I’ve tinkered with different formats, and modeled them after my favorites (Dead Robots’ Society, Get Published, I Should Be Writing), all of which can post podcasts beyond 45 minutes in length.

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Six months ago, I stepped away from HWP to focus on getting more AudioTim episodes per month. HWP has found people to step up in my absence, but recently someone from the Holy Worlds forum suggested I cut the length of the show down from an hour plus to just a half hour.

The argument for a half hour show is because people have less time, and shorter attention spans. She suggested cutting the show in half if it is going to be an hour long interview. This is a pertinent question to ask myself as two of my last three interviews have been 90 minutes long. Continue reading

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Drooling Over My To Read Pile

First, I apologize for not posting a Saturday Spotlight this past weekend. It’s my first time missing it, and I’m sorry. I took my brother in law snowboarding and developed a massive headache afterwards that left me not wanting to do anything but drink water and stare at my laptop. I read a lot of short stories last week, but none made the cut. I was going to mix it up a little and post the video I recorded, but I recorded in fast forward, so all my videos were two seconds long. At that point, I took the hint that I should just give up and call it a night.

So, now that I’ve recuperated, I’d like to share a little about what I’m reading. It’s sort of like a spotlight, but it also relates to those of us with larger reading piles than we can handle. I’m not going to list the ten books on my Goodreads “currently reading” list because some of them lost my attention and I don’t want to post negative publicity. I’ve learned that I wax and wane between genres and I am currently most interested in horror. That means the Epic Fantasy books have been put down. I know they’re good books, and so I don’t want to ruin the read by reading them when I’m not interested in that type of story. Continue reading

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Managing My Podcast Platform

It is truly a blessing to have a foot in the writing podcast market, but with my ability to podcast comes the problem of having too many shows. My goal isn’t to be a podcaster, but to be an author. I podcast because I want to learn from other writers and heads in the field, as well as because I am often out of podcast content to listen to in my weekly jogs and commute. So, if you’re like me, you recognize the need for more writing podcasts. My appreciation for this content motivates me to join the team of producers. Continue reading

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