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Hi, from Vancouver Island, Canada.
My name is Jo-Ann Carson. I’m a fiction and non-fiction writer, blogger and podcaster. In this episode I’m going to take you behind the microphone, introduce myself, explain why I’ve created my podcast Blood, Sweat and Words and tell you what it can do for you.
Blood, Sweat and Words!
Let’s start with the BLOODpart.
Earnest Hemingway said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
I smile every time I hear that quote. It’s too true.
I’ve been writing stories full-time for seven years and loving every second of it. It has always been a dream of mine to write and now I get to live that dream. I have a wee bit of talent, I study craft a lot and I have a growing audience who likes my stories.
Here’s where the SWEAT part comes in.
Writers have never had as many opportunities to publish as they do now, but it’s not easy.
The writing world is spinning faster and faster all the time and it’s hard to keep up. Physically, psychologically and emotionally. I’m sure you know what I mean. The market is constantly changing, difficult to understand and … fickle.
So … can WORDS save us?
Yes, I think so. Blood, Sweat and Words is a podcast about writing today. Its purpose is to empower writers through a sharing of experience and information. Let’s talk it to the bone.
I hope you’ll become a part of our community. The power lies in our working together. Episodes run 10 to 30 minutes and are published on Tuesdays. Current. Relevant. And Above all Honest, they aim to answer your questions about what’s happening out there. The podcast is available through Apple, Stitcher, Google … and all the major outlets, as well as from this website.
Want to connect?
I’d love to hear from you. My podcast website is www.BloodSweatandWords.com.
My author website is www.Jo-AnnCarson.com, don’t forget the hyphen. All my social media links are available on both sites and in the show notes of this episode.
In addition, you can subscribe to my weekly podcast newsletter and get writing tips and updates about the episodes coming up.
Before I close …
Who am I to run a podcast for writers? First of all, I am a writer, in the trenches. I know what it’s like out there. Second, I have a B.A. in English, a Masters in Education and years of teaching experience. In short, I know how hard it is to be a writer and I know how to talk about it.
I hope you join our growing community of creatives.
Remember: No one needs to face the cold wind of change alone. Join me. Join us. We’ll figure things out together.