Ready for a story break? In addition to listening to stories on my podcast, you can now read 20 of those stories in Freely Written Vol. 1. This slim book is easy to toss in a bag for reading on-the-go and it makes a great gift for story lovers who’d rather read than listen to a podcast.
If you haven’t listened to Freely Written yet, here’s how each episode of the podcast works: I write a story from a simple prompt, with no planning and very little editing, and then I share that story with you. Stories can be in any genre. Because I write them without a plan, their twists, turns, and eventually endings are a surprise to me, too!
Creating and hosting Freely Written has been a lot of fun. It gives me an outlet for spontaneous creativity, which is different than my carefully plotted approach to novel writing. It helps me let go of perfection, only editing typos or clarifying confusing wording. And, hopefully, it entertains listeners with an eclectic mix of 10-minute stories.
What’s in the book?
There are 20 stories included in Freely Written Vol. 1. All of these stories have aired on the podcast, and their episode numbers and air dates are included in case you want to listen to me read them, too. There’s also an introduction about the podcast, and each story ends with some brief thoughts about the story. If you want to hear more of my thoughts on the stories or on my writing process, every fifth episode of Freely Written offers bonus commentary.
Where to buy the book
You can currently buy Freely Written Vol. 1 on Amazon. Click here. It will eventually be available through more stores, and as an ebook as well. If you’re in the Northern Virginia area, I’m planning to have copies available at Comic Logic‘s Lot Con on May 22, 2022.
Listening to the Freely Written podcast is free, but creating and hosting it is not. Purchasing a copy of this book helps to offset the costs and it is greatly appreciated! Remember, there are also many ways you can support me (and other indie authors) without spending a dime. You can find several ideas on my Support an Author page.
Wrapping up with my podcast sign off… Until next time, try a little free-writing of your own. Let go of any planning and see where your imagination takes you!