Podcast Special Episode #007½: “It’s Grim Up North”

pub, beer, notebook. A great combination in which to write

Welcome to Episode 7½ of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.

This is a bit of a special edition of an episode, possibly the first of many, as I seek to fill in gaps in my schedule plan caused by procrastination and administration. This time I’m pretending to be on Radio 4 and reading one of my short stories to you, called “It’s Grim Up North” – and yes, though I’ve recently changed all my website categories to be more user-friendly, I still (and always have) used song titles a lot in my work … !!

I wrote it while on a residential writing course back in 2013 run by The Arvon Foundation (a charity who run writing courses), and to be honest I’ve not looked at it much since; I feel the ending as it stands is a bit … weak, but it’s definitely something that’s a good basis to work from. Interestingly, I have issued it before, back in 2014, and the folks I worked with at the time thought it was real.

Hope you enjoy it!

Apart from my story, I also talk about:
* Why I need to be more regular with my podcasts
* “New Year New Me” sort-of; what else I’ve been doing with my online presence to refresh it recently
* More detail about my travel plans for January and February
* A little about my history of writing fiction

You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice 🙂 Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do.

I have also now set up a Facebook Group for my podcast, so if you’re interested in joining, it can be found here.

As always, if you have anything to say about the topic, or indeed about my podcasting in general, leave a comment or let me know.

There are no contributions from others in this pod, but I do make a few shout-outs:
* Victoria Pearson, who recently updated her website
* Monica Stott from ‘The Travel Hack’
* Kirsty-Leanne at her eponymous website
* Laura Lundahl from ‘Tumbleweed Chronicles’, and
* Monica Gray from ‘Globe Trottica’

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