Alone in a Room with Invisible People: Our New Podcast

My daughter Rebecca and I get together every Sunday to talk. Knit. Show our goofy cats to each other.

We do this online, because we currently live about 600 miles apart.

But we also talk about writing. A lot.

And at one point a couple months ago, we were having this really animated discussion and bouncing ideas around on the book she was working on, and she said, “You know, I wish other people could be a part of the writing stuff we talk about.”

And a week or so after that, she said, “You know, you could do a podcast, and I could produce it for you.”

And I said, “I already did a podcast once, and it died an ugly death because I got sick of listening to myself talk.”

But I agreed that it would be really cool if all the stuff we were discussing about our fiction, and about writing fiction could be saved for folks to listen too.

An then I had an idea, and a week after that, I said, “I figured out the podcast. It’ll be both of us talking to each other about writing. About what we’re writing, and about how it’s going, and about how to do it better.

“Because I’ve been doing this for years, but you just finished your first real revision on your first serious written with intent to publish novel. So while you’ve sold your shorter work, you’re at the beginning of pursuing a career as a novelist, and I’ve done that both commercially and as an indie. So with both of us in there, it will have BOTH our perspectives.”

And the week after that, we started setting things up, and last week, we did the podcast intro, and the first show.

We get together every week.

We talk.

A lot.

And for an hour or so each week, we’ll be talking exclusively about what we’re writing, how we’re writing it, answering listener questions about your writing or our fiction (yes, you HAVE met the Longview’s owner in both Hunting the Corrigan’s Blood and Warpaint)… doing what we did in the first full episode.

You can be a part of our lively conversations about how our own fiction is coming, about writing fiction, and about how to do it better.

(To maintain sound quality, and to be able to eliminate some of my worst spirals downward into Spectacular Swearing, we will NOT be broadcasting live…)

Whether you’re a reader, a writer, or both, you’ve invited to sit in, listen to what we discuss, and leave questions about our fiction or about writing fiction on our blog, Alone in a Room with Invisible People.

I hope you’ll join us every week — and if you love the show, please take a moment to rate us on iTunes and elsewhere, subscribe to the podcast, and to share us with other folks.

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9 responses to “Alone in a Room with Invisible People: Our New Podcast”

  1. suzie Abrie Avatar
    suzie Abrie

    I love this podcast. I listen religiously. I have a Q tho. Do you have any plans for audios of your classes? I have a blind friend who is now writing via dictation and recommended your classes only to discover there’s no audio. Oops, on my part. I know it’s a big project….I’d be happy to help make it happen as many people listen now for information.

    1. Holly Lisle Avatar
      Holly Lisle

      I’m hoping to be able to add .mobi versions of the classes. Not able to do it yet, but one of my blind students has told me that he’s able to use the classes that include .mobi because his e-reader will read them out loud for him.

  2. Jamie Avatar

    Hello, I unfortunately had a full mailbox when my confirmation email was sent. I was wondering if you might be able to send me another email. Thank you so much.

    1. Holly Lisle Avatar
      Holly Lisle

      I’m pretty sure I can do that. If I can’t, I’ll delete your address, and you can try again.

  3. Ryan Mikalson Avatar
    Ryan Mikalson

    I love this podcast! But could the volume come up a little more? I listen in my car and I have to have the volume jacked up WAY high to hear y’all!

  4. Piia Avatar

    Hi! I love that you’re doing a podcast! I wanted to ask if it’s possible to get it to show up in Player FM podcast player? (Because that’s the one I already have in my phone…) If not, then I’ll just keep listening via my browser. Thanks for doing this!

    1. Holly Avatar

      Becky is handling the technical aspects of this, so I’m going to forward this question to her. It probably is possible. It might cost money, which would add an obstacle to the process. Right now money is tight.

      But if we can, we will.

  5. Kidd Avatar

    I love the new podcast, so excited to see when new episodes will be coming out!

    I wanted to ask, though, is there a way to find/listen to the old, six-episode podcast? I’m sure there must be some really interesting info in there.

    1. Holly Lisle Avatar
      Holly Lisle

      It used to be on Libsyn, but is gone. I also checked iTunes and my hard drive, and cannot find any part of it. It was called Holly Lisle on Writing, and someone out there might still know where the episodes still exist, but from here, they look like they’ve vanished from the face of the earth.

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