TZS269 Starting a Wave

Jackie RobertsIn this podcast, the tables are turned as The Zone Show’s new co-host, Jackie Roberts, talks to Tom Evans about how and why his new novel Soulwaves came about. While it is a book and audiobook, discover why it’s already spawned spin offs like an album and set of guided meditations – and why this is starting a soulwave of its own making, in a kind of self-fulfilling way.

Soulwaves All VersionsTopics we chat about :

  • My unexpected journey
  • Learning the craft of a writer
  • The role of a sci-fi writer
  • Becoming planetary guardians
  • The cosmic cycle of life and death
  • What are Soulwaves?
  • The concept of a self-aware Universe
  • Starting a soul-wave … and having fun
  • Finding the right person at just the right time
  • Allowing your soul path to find you
  • Why down-time, and time-out, are so necessary
  • The ‘bonkersness’ of synchronicities
  • The possible mechanism of predicting the future

Links from the podcast

Read or listen to Soulwaves
Soulwaves : The Album on Insight Timer
Tune into your soul on Insight Timer
Join the Soulwaves Facebook Group

Books I mention …

One Hundred Years of Ermintrude
The Phenomenon of Man
The Big Ü
The Germinatrix
The Self-aware Universe
What My Soul Told Me

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TZS268 Joanna Penn : Authoring Your Own Future

Joanna Penn and her booksThe start of 2020 sees this podcast ramping up again after a hiatus while I finally got my novel Soulwaves done, dusted and out to the world. So it’s with great pleasure and honour, that Joanna Penn is my first guest for the revamped show in 2020. Discover what you might achieve in the next ten years once you set your mind to it – and why this new decade will be a boom time for authors and creatives.

Audio For AuthorsTopics we chat about :

  • Our podcasting history together
  • Don’t wait until you know what you are doing to get started
  • How Joanna gets and stays in the zone
  • Create something new in the world each and every day
  • The importance of a creative space and time
  • How the publishing landscape changed over the last decade
  • Books & audiobooks being subscribable
  • More books … but also many more readers these days
  • Going niche … and wide
  • Checking ebooks and audiobooks out of libraries
  • Thoughts on getting a film deal
  • The rise and rise of audio for authors
  • Getting your own AI voice double
  • Getting found from voice searches
  • Using AI to create ‘full cast’ audiobooks (& translations)
  • What will the author landscape look like in 2030?
  • Going even more ‘virtual’

Links from the podcast

The Creative Penn main web site
The Creative Penn Podcast
Audio for Authors
Findaway Voices
The Books and Travel Podcast
The JF Penn Site
Google BERT
The JF Penn Site
The Deep L Translator

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My Interviews on the Creative Penn Podcast

Dealing With Writer’s Block : June 25, 2009
The Art And Science Of Lightbulb Moments : June 28, 2011
How To Get In The Zone And Stay In It : October 17, 2013