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Creativity, community, & pursuing a career in arts.

Through conversations, audio essays, & wild digressions, host Derek Berry explores what it means to develop artistic habits, succeed in creative business, & live a creative life.

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Creativity, community, & pursuing a career in arts.

Through conversations, audio essays, & wild digressions, host Derek Berry explores what it means to develop artistic habits, succeed in creative business, & live a creative life.

    Social Media Tips For Writers

    Social Media Tips For Writers

    In this final part of a three-part series of social media, Derek offers a few practical tips.

    For Accessibility Resources: https://digital.gov/resources/federal-social-media-accessibility-toolkit-hackpad/

    For Content Scheduling Resources: https://influencermarketinghub.com/social-media-posting-scheduling-tools/

    Social Media Design Tool: https://www.canva.com/

    Follow the host on Instagram: Instagram.com/derekberrywriter

    Find the host's work online: derekberrywriter.com

    Support this podcast financially: Patreon.com/ContributeYourVerse

    • 40 min
    Against Virality: How To Measure Social Media Success

    Against Virality: How To Measure Social Media Success

    Part 2 of the Social Media for Poets Series

    Derek talks about how not to go viral and why it's important to provide consistent value to your community rather than constantly seeking out a bigger audience.

    To learn more about our host, visit derekberrywriter.com

    To support the show financially, visit Patreon.com/ContributeYourVerse

    • 17 min
    In Defense of InstaPoets: Social Media As Publishing Platform

    In Defense of InstaPoets: Social Media As Publishing Platform

    Maybe the InstaPoets have something important figured out: how to share poetry with an audience who is already showing up.

    To learn more about the music creator Tapeloop, check out: tapeloop.bandcamp.com

    To learn more about host Derek Berry, check out: derekberrywriter.com

    To give some funds to our little podcast, go to: Patreon.com/ContributeYourVerse

    • 32 min
    5 Steps to Creating Dynamic Characters in Fiction

    5 Steps to Creating Dynamic Characters in Fiction

    In this episode, we break down FIVE steps to create a dynamic, fully-realized character!

    We also share some awesome resources for you to check out, which you can do so by clicking these links!

    - Interview with David Shuriduan
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/storytelling-through-games-w-david-schirduan/id1335718095?i=1000486950091

    - Between the Covers Podcast: Alexander Chee Tin House Lecture
    https://tinhouse.com/podcast/tin-house-live-craft-talk-from-first-draft-to-plot-with-alexander-chee/

    - 6 Essential Questions for a Story with Gary Gers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7i3w6XW_2Q&t=36s

    - You a Storyteller: Clone Characters
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhLU_WrlWWs

    - Patreon
    Patreon.com/contributeyourverse

    - Derek Berry's Writer Website
    derekberrywriter.com

    - Tape Loop
    https://tapeloop.bandcamp.com/

    - Black Music Is...
    https://marcusamakerstore.com/products/black-music-is-hardback-book

    • 51 min
    Thrilling Fiction in the Small Town South w/ Steven Tingle

    Thrilling Fiction in the Small Town South w/ Steven Tingle

    In this episode, Derek chats with Steven Tingle, author of the debut thriller novel GRAVEYARD FIELDS.

    "Davis Reed is plagued by the three “A’s”: anger, alcohol, and anxiety. A former Charleston police officer, turned private detective, Davis hopes to gain some respect, self and otherwise, by writing a book. His subject: the true story of a B-25 bomber that crashed on Cold Mountain in western North Carolina just after the end of World War II.
    From the comfort of a mountain cabin in Cruso, NC, Davis spends his days popping anti-anxiety pills, drinking copious amounts of home brewed beer, and not writing a book. But when he discovers a set of keys on a mountain trail, he becomes curious, then obsessed, about finding the rightful owner.

    With the help of his friend Dale Johnson, a 275 pound local deputy who is full time ornery and part time clever, and Dale’s cousin Floppy, a motor mouthed mechanic with a penchant for conspiracy theories and kleptomania, Davis works to uncover the mystery of the keys while navigating a world of small town secrets, shady characters, 80’s heavy metal, and murder.

    But Davis has his own secrets and even though he’s escaped to the
    mountains some bad business in Charleston is beginning to catch up with him. For an anxiety riddled man looking for peace and quiet Davis somehow stumbles into more chaos and crossfire than any amount of beer and pills can alleviate."

    Find more about Steven Tingle at https://www.steventingle.com/

    Donate to those affected by the Haywood County floods: https://www.gofundme.com/f/s457hv-help-for-cruso-bethel-and-canton

    Learn more about the podcast: https://www.instagram.com/contributeverse/

    Tape Loop: https://tapeloop.bandcamp.com/

    "Black Music Is": https://www.southcarolinapublicradio.org/sc-news/2021-08-23/charleston-poet-laureate-pens-childrens-book-on-black-music

    Host Derek Berry: derekberrywriter.com

    Patreon:

    • 1 hr 7 min
    A REAL Writer??

    A REAL Writer??

    Join our host Derek Berry as they anxiety-spiral about what it means to be a "real writer"

    Find more about Derek at DerekBerryWriter.com

    Learn more about the new book by Marcus Amaker (aka Tape Loop) by clicking this link: https://www.postandcourier.com/columnists/charleston-poet-laureate-pens-kids-book-on-black-music-gives-150-free-copies-to-schools/article_a451ffaa-fb71-11eb-a3bb-5f3ba2e60a67.html

    • 17 min

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