I am full of grand ideas. They aren’t necessarily “grand” in quality, rather they are “grand” in that usually it means I would be biting off more than I can chew. (Given the way I eat, one would think that very tough to accomplish.) This week, another came to me. But it’s one that I am not able to let go.
It came after I went on a search for writing podcasts, or better said: podcasts about writing. There were a lot that came up in the search. I became giddy, but soon that giddiness was replaced with surprise. Of all that I saw, only two came up with having been updated in the last 2 or more years, and only one of them actually talked about the craft in the episodes I downloaded.
Then the grand idea hit: what’s stopping me from doing a podcast about writing?
I don’t expect there to be a huge market to fill, if I was even looking in the right place to start with. What I would expect is some cathartic release by doing this—a learning experience of sorts. The idea was that I do a dual format, video and audio, with a variety of topics or interviews/discussions with storytellers at varying stages in their career. I could get people from unknown-nobodies like me to as successful a storyteller or writer I could find willing to talk to me. I really want it to be on the art, on the craft of writing a story of any kind.
It might be a pipe-dream, another of my schemes only set to distract me; however, the fact that it will be so centered on writing, it might be something worthwhile to chase. What do you think? Does it sound like something you would find interesting?