Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved in your Spotify library. It’s on most of the podcast platforms besides the ones mentioned here.
Something a little different this week – one from the archives, though it’s brand new to you. Obviously this week is a little different as we return to lockdown, and if we stay in any form of lockdown for a while longer (highly likely) the podcast might go on a wee break again (as it did last year during the main lockdown). Anyway, this week’s episode features no guest. I’m the guest. This is not a conversation, rather a long rambling ‘lecture’ – a public talk I gave at last year’s Manawatu Writers Festival.
If you’re a regular podcast listener you might remember I shared the promotional interview that plugged my appearance at the festival.
Well, a recording was made and I’ve kept it in my computer’s back pocket – thinking it could be a handy ‘filler’ episode. My original plan for it, if I had one, was to chuck it out over Christmas sometime. Something like that. Well, anyway, here we are today – this week. This is your episode. So feel free to skip it.
That said, you will find out a lot about me and my writing process. The topic was blogging – which seemed, frankly, an odd topic in 2020. But 2020 was an odd year. I decided to go into an open monologue about my life and work and how I’ve gone about it, the “training” and the plan. You could argue there’s been very little of either.
For background – I wrote this piece after my festival appearance. So you may or may not want to also check that out.
Maybe we’ll be back with a new episode next week (there is a couple still in the can) or maybe I’ll save those and gather more in a post-lockdown world. It’s too early to tell right now but I’ll be back to you with that info. As always many thanks for your consideration. For your time. For your eyes. And/or ears. Stay safe out there wherever you are in the world and if you’re in New Zealand and currently under lockdown your Government has your best interests at heart. They really do. Trust in them. Even if they’re not your first political choice. At keeping us safe, they are doing a wonderful job. Hopefully we can all agree on that.
This is episode 271 of Sweetman Podcast. My talk from last year’s Manawatu Writers Festival