Get Published Episode 93 – Putting Experiences into Your Writing

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, about how my own experiences have affected my writing. I have looked at several of my better stories and I have been able to pick out things I’ve learned, people I have known and even different events in my life.

That is not to say I’ve recorded those things in the stories, but used the experiences to provide flavour to the writing. Definitely not word for word, but more in how they would cause my characters to act and the story to develop.

So, I decided it would be fun to have a few people join me to discuss this. As often happens, I was only able to line up the schedule with a couple people, specifically Jeff Hite and JR Murdoch. We met via Google Hangout and just talked about how experiences have affected our own writing.

This is the first time I’ve used Google Hangout in this way, so, the audio is not quite as crisp as I would like. Still the discussion is good so I hope you enjoy that portion of the show.

I’ve also read and reviewed John Campbell’s book, Dreadnaught, which is part of his new “The Lost Fleet, Beyond the Frontier” series. You will hear that review today.

That’s today’s episode. I hope you enjoy it.

Show Notes

00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 93 – Putting Experiences into Your Writing

Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published”

00:14 — Introduction – Get Published Episode 93 – Putting Experiences into Your Writing

Welcome to the show.

01:28 Promo: BabylonPodcast

02:31 -Tips and Typos

Mike reviews Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet, Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught

04:13 – Promo – Nutty Bites

04:43 — Get Published Episode 93 – Putting Experiences into Your Writing (continued)

Mike, Jeff Hite and JR Murdock talk about using personal experiences in writing.

47:03 – Promo – Flying Island Press

47:48 — Closing

Thank you for listening.

Websites mentioned in this episode:

Michell Plested –

Jeff Hite –

JR Murdock –

Babylon Podcast –

NIMLAS Studios/Nutty Bites –

Flying Island Press –


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