What inspired my latest story?

Prefer to listen to this post?

No problem. I’m giving Anchor and Spotify a whirl.

To listen to this blog post recorded by Anchor, click here. If you want to hear it on Spotify, click here. Let me know what you think about it. No, that is not my voice, but he does read very well.

Prefer to read? Here it is…

Inspiration for stories comes from every direction for me. The inspiration for the current fantasy novel I’m writing came from having discussions with others, who, like me, played the original Dungeons and Dragons roll-playing game in the early 1980s. Instead of roaming the streets of our community and possibly getting into trouble on a Friday night when I was a teenager, I gathered with friends at our Boys and Girls Club. There, the director Peter Mortimer played Dungeon Master and sent us on quests and adventures.

From the age of 13 until about 18 or 19, we played every Friday night. Friendships were formed, skills were mastered and we walked away better for the experience.

While my first fantasy novel Shadows in the Stone was inspired by Dungeons and Dragons, it’s firmly set in a fantasy world of its own. The story I’m currently writing straddles both: this world and the fantasy world. It’s something I’ve always thought about doing but never did.

I want to have a blast writing it, and I’m going to share this journey with you. If you’ve ever played Dungeons and Dragons, I hope these posts and the eventual novel rekindles fond memories.

Currently, I have 33,079 words written for my current fantasy novel that will receive a title shortly.

6 thoughts on “What inspired my latest story?

    1. It’s been something I was thinking about for about a year. I bought a decent mic last fall and did some recording but never jumped into podcasting. Other things took up my time.

      And I agree with you: while this robotic voice is better than any I’ve heard, it is more authentic to use my own voice. However, I wasn’t prepared and a death in the family has made the last two weeks a little chaotic.

      I didn’t have time to set up and record my own voice, and I didn’t want to wait. When I saw the option to create a podcast from the post, I decided right there that I would. I hadn’t noticed the option before. Didn’t know I could do it. In a week or two, when things settle and I have something set up, I’m going to use my voice. By then, I’ll know how to work the program.

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      1. First, I’m sorry for your loss. Second, yes, I’ve noticed that ‘podcast’ option in our blogs. I’m about to explore using anchor and I think if we go directly there and record our post it may be as easy as letting WP orchestrate it with the robot. We shall compare notes soon. 🙂

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        1. Thanks.

          The way it worked for me was I created the podcast at Anchor and it automatically goes to Spotify. Yes, WP takes care of it all. Yes, let’s compare notes after a few episodes.

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