Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Writer's Loft

Check out my TV show on public access in the San Diego area and beyond via the Internet. Cox cable uses Ch 23 or 18 and TimeWarner uses Ch 19. Also, DelMarTV.com streams the shows. There are still shows in December. Here is the schedule for DelMarTV.com, which can also be viewed on the ATT U-Verse system. Each show is 30 minutes long:

Thursday, December 17, 2009
5:00 p.m. Writer’s Loft: Crow’s Nest
Friday, December 18, 2009
9:00 a.m. Writer’s Loft: Crow’s Nest
Saturday, December 19, 2009
7:30 p.m. Writer’s Loft: Wordsmiths
Thursday, December 24, 2009
5:00 p.m. Writer’s Loft: Crow’s Nest
Friday, December 25, 2009
9:00 a.m. Writer’s Loft: Crow’s Nest
Saturday, December 26, 2009
7:30 p.m. Writer’s Loft: Wordsmiths
Thursday, December 31, 2009
5:00 p.m. Writer’s Loft: Crow’s Nest

The TimeWarner slot is Thursdays at 5:00pm. They also have Ch 130 on some networks that air the show. Next week is Episode 2, 31 Dec starts Episode 3.

So what's this all about? In my desperation to get into video to promo books and do book trailers, I befriended a fellow that does public access TV. He wanted to air a show about writing, so I came up with this theme. You can’t promo for sale on public access television, but the networking possibilities are endless. I am really enjoying bring to the public shows about writing. What a dream.

Episode 1, The Crow’s Nest – introduces the show and the idea of getting inside the writers mind by visiting the place where the author works his magic – his loft. It includes my loft and fellow author Erica Miner.

Episode 2, Wordsmiths – visits Richard Lederer and Alan Russell, two local San Diego authors. They talk about their lives and what they write about. Lederer is a language expert. Russell is a mystery writer. Both provide a fun listen .

Episode 3, Book Builders – visits Robert Goodman, the proprietor for Silvercat book services. He designs books for clients. The inside critical parameters like font choice, layout look and feel is matched to the book content. The cover is matched carefully and holds the back and spine information to attract a reader. All good stuff.

Episode 4, Stringers: Freelance Journalism – visits LinDee Rochelle, where we follow back in time from a great magazine article she did to how the job came into being and the fact that it led to writing a book.

We will initially do six episodes, but could continue, especially if there develops an interest, so check it out and let me know if you like it.