5 Reasons Why You Should Podcast Your Fiction
Whatever your reason, the decision to podcast some of your work can be life-changing.
Many writers have made the leap into fiction podcasting over the years. Probably the most famous example is American sci-fi and horror author Scott Sigler…
Back in 2007, Sigler went from giving away free serialised content, to hitting the Amazon best-sellers list with his book Ancestor.
And while starting a podcast certainly isn’t going to guarantee you the same levels of success, there are still many ways it could benefit you.
Here are the five main reasons why I’d encourage you to think about podcasting your stories.
1) Reading Your Work Aloud
This seems so obvious, yet many writers overlook it as part of their process.
Your prose and monologues may look and read great in your head. But by simply reading them aloud you’re always certain to pick out a few clunky and awkward sentences.
A second draft, tweaked after a vocal read-through, can sound so much tighter and more fluid.
Sure, you don’t need a podcast to do this. But if you’re writing for audio then you soon begin to coach yourself into this way of thinking.
It’s a simple and effective way of improving your craft.
2) Hone Your Dialogue Writing Skills
There are many different ways to podcast your fiction, from reading out your stories verbatim, to turning them into fully soundscaped audio dramas.
Regardless of which route you take, dialogue is always going to be an integral part of your work.
This ties into the ‘reading your work aloud’ part, but working in audio can really help train you to become a master dialogue writer.”