In about a month I am launching a free podcast called WRITER 2.0. It will feature interviews with authors working in every genre, as well experts from publishing and media. I will also have segments called “This Week in Writing” and “This Week in NOT Writing.” I am seeking for submissions for the “This Week in NOT Writing” segments.
Here’s what I am looking for: Short, funny stories—2 minutes maximum—about something you did in the last week INSTEAD OF WRITING. You probably know what I mean. Maybe you set aside two hours to write Tuesday afternoon, then realized you need pay your cable bill before you get started. The cable bill made you think of your favorite cooking show, Cake Boss, which, before you knew it, you were watching. The show made you think of your friend Susan, who also loves Cake Boss, so you called her. A little while later, you looked up at the clock and your two hours were up. You hadn’t written a word. (That wasn’t very funny, but you get the idea).
The stories DO NOT need to be 100% true. Feel free to embellish, exaggerate, etc. But they must be related to writing, or not writing, and they must be funny.
So, if you have a story to tell about something you did this week to avoid writing, record it and send it to me as an mp3. Most smart phones and computers now have free recording software. Feel free to just read the story, but perform it. Email the recordings to: email@example.com
Each week, we will select the best story and play it on the podcast, with full credit given to the writer. We’re looking into a weekly prize, too. A t-shirt, perhaps?
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