Hey! Welcome to a bonus interview episode of Dogs are Smarter Than People, the usually quirky podcast that gives writing tips and life tips. I’m Carrie Jones and with me today is podcaster, actor and definitely a writer, the amazing Jose De La Roca.
Jose has a new book out, START PODCASTING: THE SECRETS OF A RADIO BROADCAST ENGINEER.
Jose has more than 17 years of radio broadcasting experience and now he shares with you all the secrets he knows about podcasting.
Jose say he is a dad first, talking monkey second, and a writer. He wrote a great book called How to be a Dad without a Dad and he’s worked for radio stations and streaming apps and I’m a little intimidated.
His YouTube Channel has a lot of stuffies and he's in charge of Dad without a Dad Productions. He's super cool, super smart, and super fun.
Why are teddy bears never hungry? Because they are always stuffed.Jose
We talk about imposter syndrome, being a doer, the state of the radio industry and using humor as a coping mechanism.
According to the IRS, I'm an actor, voice-over actor, sound engineer and a writer, but all I want to do is provide a better future for my son.Jose
You should definitely check out the interview and Jose's links.
Jose on YouTube where he is hysterical.
Jose on Instagram where his pictures are stunning.
Jose on Twitter, which is where I met him. Score!
The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License. Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website. Who is this artist and what is this song? It’s “Night Owl” by Broke For Free.
A bonus interview with Dr. J.L. Delozier, Pennsylvania doctor and writer.
A bonus interview with poet and coach Fiona Mackintosh Cameron.
I have a new book out!!!!!! It’s an adult mystery set in the town where we live, which is Bar Harbor, Maine. You can order it here. And you totally should.
And if you click through to this link, you can read the first chapter!
And click here to learn about the book’s inspiration and what I learned about myself when I was writing it.
My new book, IN THE WOODS, is out!
It’s with Steve Wedel. It’s scary and one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Buzz Books for Summer 2019. There’s an excerpt of it there and everything! But even cooler (for me) they’ve deemed it buzz worthy! Buzz worthy seems like an awesome thing to be deemed!
Here’s our biggest tip for beginning writers. Ask yourself this question: What makes a story memorable? It’s change. It’s how the hero of the story enters that story with something broken inside them. All the things that have happened before your story starts – the back story – has set up the hero needing to achieve something or needing to change something inside of themselves. ET was a movie about an alien, but the reason it was so amazing was because it was a movie about a family in pain, a family that needed to believe in magic and love again. ET gave them that. So, when you’re writing your book, think about the backstory of your character, what it is that put her/him/them in this place and what they need to do to change themselves or their world. That’s what the heart of a story is. That’s what makes it memorable. The internal change. Dog Tip for Life Don’t be afraid to evolve. New places, new experiences, new life paths, are all ways to become something and someone better. Writing Tips of the Pod Have Fun – Don’t write unless you love it or can’t live without it Remember That Your Characters and Their Journeys Matter Cut out Extra Scenes Don’t Try to Write Like Anyone Else Edit Like A God – Cast out all that doesn’t belong Don’t Worry About Being Successful – Worry about the story. SHOUT OUT The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License. Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website.Who is this artist and ...
Brainstorming? Even the word sounds a little creepy. Like there is a storm inside your brain. It sounds… It sounds sort of violent and hazardous and windy. In this podcast, we talk about the storms inside our brain and how those storms can become story ideas. Five Ways To Get Story Ideas Some authors have a really hard time just getting an idea for a new story. They burn out. They can’t find anything that they think is ‘good enough.’ They just don’t know where to start and that lack of a start makes them blocked. This is so sad! There are ways to fight it. One way To Storm is BY admiring other’s work Think about ways that other people’s stories influence you. If you’re an Outlander fan, think about why. If you were to write your own kind of time travel story would it be like that? With a lot of spanking and stuff? Or something totally different. How would it be different? Another Way to Incite a Hailstorm of Questions Ask your self questions. It’s all about ‘What if?’ What if Trump wasn’t president in 2018? What if everyone had blue hair? What if the earth had two ...
Carrie's having a bit of a rant this episode. Let's blame it on her going to a Lynryd Skynrd concert last night. Here's the rant: There’s a lovely funny author who recently gave a speech saying that writing is terrible and that it is 100 % okay to complain about it incessantly and completely professional to do so. Everyone is all, “Yes! And preach it!” Except me. I don’t care what’s professional or not. Obviously, I never have. And I know this will not be a popular podcast. But what I do care about is people being miserable. If you are miserable writing, if you hate writing, please think about that for a second. If you hate writing, why are you doing it? We have this one tiny life (allegedly) to create things in, to communicate, to live and experience. Why are you choosing something to do that you feel is terrible? And what is it telling kids when all the writers out there, those of us who actually do it for a living say, “Ack. Writing is terrible. It’s so hard.” Do you think that’s encouraging literacy? A love of reading? A love of writing and the written word? Here’s a big secret: You don’t have to suffer. You don’t even have to suffer for your art. That’s something wealthy people in power spoon feed us. You’re allowed to rejoice as you create. It’s okay if you enjoy living and being. Find ways to do ...