August 2013

Three Episodes

by Doc Coleman on August 28, 2013 · 8 comments

in Voice Work

A lot can change in a week. And it can change in ways you don’t really expect. If you read last week’s #WriterWednesday  post, you’ll recall that last week I had signed on for a voice work contract for a property that I am really excited about doing. Well, that hasn’t changed. What has changed is that I can now say that I’m going to be part of the cast of P.C. Haring’s Slipspace: Harbinger podcast novel. Those sharp-eyed visitors to this site will notice that on my Voice Work page I already have Slipspace: Harbinger listed, and have had it there for a while. Well, that is because P.C. approached me about this role quite a while ago, but events on both our sides of the equation have delayed things from going forward until now. Now, we’re finally getting started with production! But there have been more changes… [click to continue…]


Greetings, friends! Time to kick off another week with an episode of the Balticon 47 Wrap up. This week we’re taking a look at the history of the BBC Science Fiction serial Doctor Who, and what it has meant for each of us. Doctor Who is coming up on its 50th year anniversary, but has managed to keep hold of the minds and imaginations of viewers in increasing numbers from year to year.

Our panel for this week is Growing up Who, a look at how Doctor Who has affected each of our lives and the lessons we have learned from watching it. Moderating the panel is Lady Ozma, aka Jacalyn Stanley, and filling out the panel are her son Caramon Stanley, Larry Reclusado, and myself. The panel takes a look at what it was like for each of us to grow up watching Doctor Who, both the classic series for most of the panelists, and the new series for Caramon. We look at how the series influenced our outlooks on life, and how those changes have shaped our lives, and how the series itself has changed over time.

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Behind the mic

by Doc Coleman on August 21, 2013 · 7 comments

in Voice Work

It feels like I’ve been able to get a lot done this past week. I’ve got a contract for a new voicework project, although I’ve not been given leave to identify the project yet. And that has gotten me back behind the mic again for something more than the Balticon 47 Wrap up. This weekend I recorded auditions for three new Audio Drama. Well, actually I think one of them is a continuing project that was in need of new cast members. [click to continue…]


Time once more for another episode of the Balticon 47 Wrap up. We’re continuing with the theme of narration and voice acting again this week by looking at the art of Podcast Editing. This is the art of transforming raw audio into podcast gold. Or, how not to sound like you’re working from a home studio, even though you are. This panel was moderated by Chris Snelgrove, and features panelists Hugh O’Donnell, P.C. Haring, P.G. Holyfield, and Chris Lester.

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What to write?

by Doc Coleman on August 14, 2013 · 3 comments

in Writing

It is the first question, and the last question. Though it may take many different forms, it remains essentially the same question. It is a question that dogs the heels of every writer. You may fend it off for a while, but eventually, if you intend to take up the mantle of writer, you will have to face this question and find your own answer to it: What do I write now? [click to continue…]


Thank you, friends, for coming back for another episode of the Balticon 47 Wrap up .  This week we will be looking at Voice Acting for Audio Books and Audio Dramas,  moderated by Bryan Lincoln, and featuring panelists Brand Gamblin, Alex White, Keith R. A. DeCandido, and John Taylor Williams. In this episode we’ll be looking at tips and tricks for making the most of your voice acting, and how to adapt your style for dramatic audio productions. [click to continue…]


If you’ve paid attention on this blog, you’ll know that I’m a big supporter of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences from Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine. I’ve done reviews on Phoenix Rising and The Janus Affair, the two released novels for the Ministry, and I’ve even written, performed, and produced an episode for the Ministry’s podcast Tales from the Archives. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the opportunity to post about the Ministry Initiative, the Kickstarter project to raise funding for a tabletop Role Playing Game based on the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Part of the Kickstarter was The Ministry Protocol, an anthology of short stories written by authors carefully selected by Tee and Pip. And that is what we’re talking about today… [click to continue…]


The previous post released earlier today was written last night before we went to bed. Little did we know then that in a few short hours events would change so much as to wreak such dramatic havoc on our day. It has been hard to bring myself to write this post, but I feel I need to put these feelings into words somehow. The following is a tragic tale, and may be too much for some readers. If you think this description fits you, I will understand if you choose to re-read the previous post and skip this one. [click to continue…]


A moment of joy…

by Doc Coleman on August 7, 2013 · 0 comments

in Novels

The Alpha Read for The Perils of Prague continues. The pace is a bit slow so far, but I have two readers who have given me good, consistent feedback. Once they’ve gotten about half-way through the book, I’ll begin working on the third draft and shortly after that the Beta Read should begin. I have to admit that I have been tickled with some of the comments I’ve got from the Alpha Readers… [click to continue…]


Episode 10 of the Balticon 47 Wrap up continues our theme of working with narration and podcast fiction. This time we’re bringing you Helping Authors Find and Work Effectively with Narrators, moderated by Chris Snelgrove and featuring panelists Alicia Goranson, PC Haring, Nobilis Reed, and Renee Chambliss. The panel focuses on finding and working in the field of narration, both as an author and as a prospective narrator. [click to continue…]