Original audio stories downloadable as MP3 files
(Hence name AUDIO story auTHOR).
There's another world of imagination that can be stimulated by sound, just like in the olden days when people would gather round the radio - Only now the MP3 player means you can take it wherever you go.
Try a bit for free at www.audiothor.com
AudioThor, I clipped your website and added it to my blog. I hope you get some hits. I also added it to stumbleUpon for a science fiction site. I tagged AudioThor too on del.icio.us. I hope this helps. I wish the samples were longer.
In light of getting an education at Uni level, my interests and specialisations need to be settled on. I am doing a joint honours degree, two degrees, 50% of each, in English Language and Linguistics and english Literature.
There is a module or at least interest in the Language and Linguistics side in the burgeoning E-Communication side of language use. This involves everything from txt msg's, instant messaging, forum use, emails, etc. Their is a large problem with todays youngsters using "cool" txt msg and instant messaging speak and not learning the correct rules for the English language, ie. "the correct language for the situation."
For literature, I am not sure if I will be having the chance to do a module in creative writing, but here I will be looking at things from a different angle anyhow. The government sets an educational curriculum based on future work force needs and we are turning into a service industry where soft subjects and basic IT knowledge is a necessity to operate a shop till, run the phones in a credit card helpline and various other soul destroying white collar jobs (read Dilbert and you'll understand!)
So, with the fact I have kids myself and want to join those interests above with my encouraging their reading, correct language usage and creativity I have decided to work towards a series of childrens books, a more modern, techno-thriller version of the Hardy Boys. I can home print and hand bind the results and give them to my kids and hope the aims of producing them work on them the way I want.
Just trying to iron out some rules and ideas before I start on them. Theres a lot of note taking and mind mapping forms going up here!
From about seven on to seventy two I've been creating surrealistic or fantasy and science fiction artifacts. Some are stories, some are sculptures or dioramas, etc. I have a YA novel (250 pages) that I have to go back and edit some time, and a number of stories at my homepage on the Internet: http://www.wesleyan.edu/av/gronican.htm
I've done some short (amateur) movies and played a role in "The Handmaiden's Daughter." It all helps to keep me from being "sane."
The "Mother Grok" (sculpture) (thank you Robert Heinlein) played a part in one of my stories. I guess I've had more fun with imagination than I have any right to have, but that's the luck of the draw and once in a while I've been lucky. (we won't talk about the other parts.)
In the front window of "Laser Tag" on Main St. in Middletown, Ct. I have the entire front window which has about twenty of my sculptures.
I write short stores (had a couple published and will have another one out soon) and I am a staff writer for Pantechnicon eZine.
Currently working on a vampire story that's going to be submitted to NIGHTS OF BLOOD (the link takes you to the submission guidelines if anyone else fancies a pop at it).
I tend to write stupid (hopefully funny) stories that don't take themselves too seriously. The first one I had published was about Santa Claus being shot down by the Americans and taken to Guantanamo Bay as a terrorist, and the second was about a terrorist attack in hell (the terrorist thing was just a coincidence, and not a theme of mine or anything).
Way back in school I used to do a lot of writing Short stories, novella's but gave it up when I grew up (never really grew up still a big kid) and my priorities changed. My love of Sci-fi, Sci-fantasy, Fantasy and Horror didn't go but my writing did. Since discovering the world of PC's and the Net fairly recently I have found that I really enjoy writing still, and for about the last two years have been writing again.
I spend a lot of time writing about Audio (which along with music took over from creative writing) and doing reviews of Audio gear on several Audio related Forums, and I have recently become a Moderator on one.
About two years ago on a slow day in work I started writing a story I had been thinking about for a couple of years (still a work in progress ). I was very lucky to have a boss that didn't mind to much as long as it didn't interfere with my work. I was the manager of a specialist Hi-Fi shop and as the current economic down turn gained strength I found my self writing more.
Back in September of last year I found myself out of work (still the case) so I have spent a great deal of time writing and have several works in the pipe line at present. Even if these stories and one Novel don't ever see the light of day I am really enjoying the process and it has been a real joy. Its been like going back to my childhood when I was probably at my most creative before I allowed it to be stifled.
I have a few stories I might post here, if anyone is interested ?