In July 2013, I got together with three of my fellow writers, www.catherinekean.com, www.nancyrobardsthompson.com, and www.carocarson.com to present a workshop on the rapidly changing publishing industry. We presented information on traditional and self-publishing, including anticipated costs, marketing strategies, etc. Basically everything a writer needs to know to make the decision whether to seek traditional publishing or go indie. Information is always good, but not always fun.
So, we presented the info in the format of a radio show: WPUB: The Radio Show for Writers’ Who Want to Know. Since my husband and I have a recording studio (www.easternskystudios.com) we had some great voice talent available. We’ve done the presentation several times, and I believe fun was had by all.
We began the program with our DJ, Scotty Summers, spinning some great tunes about writing. I thought I’d save you some search time and give you a list of songs to inspire. Load this playlist and get your fingers flying.
Losing It by Rush
I Love You Period by Dan Baird
Mr. Writer by The Stereophonics
Paperback Writer by the Beatles (or Act of Congress)
Everyday I Write the Book by Jenna Mammina and Andre Bush (or Elvis Costello)
Lady Writer by Dire Straits
When I Write the Book by Nick Lowe
Suzanne Collins by Pappa Razzi and the Photogs
The Book of Love by The Monotones
Rewrite by Paul Simon
The Wrote and the Writ by Johnny Flynn
Jane Austen by Pappa Razzi and the Photogs
The Typewriter by Wolfgang Zinke
James Joyce Extremely Difficult Prose, Don’t You Think? by Pappa Razzi and the Photogs
Bookends by Simon and Garfunkle
John Updike by Pappa Razzi and the Photogs
J. R. R. Tolkein by Pappa Razzi and Photogs
These Words by Natasha Beddingfeld
One Little Song by Gillian Welch