This week, Valerie Khoo and I recorded the 400th episode of the So You Want To Be A Writer podcast and sent it out into the ether.
It’s a big milestone for a project that began a few years ago with the following exchange*:
Val: ‘Maybe we should make a podcast for people who want to be writers?’
Al: ‘Do you reckon anyone would listen?”
Val: ‘Not sure, but it might be fun.’
Al: ‘Okay, let’s give it a crack. What will we call it?’
Val: ‘Er, so you want to be a writer?’
Al: ‘Straightforward. I like it.’
Val: ‘Great, I’ve designed some cover artwork, let’s start right now.’
Since then the podcast has spawned a book, live events and an incredibly loyal listener community, and Val and I feel blessed that we decided to give it a go. It’s a labour of love, but one that has afforded us so many lessons and brilliant experiences along the way.
So thanks for listening, thanks for being part of it, and here’s to the next big milestone!
*May not be word-for-word accurate, but more or less the gist
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