Almost forgot to mention that my awesome writing group, Altered Fluid, will be on the Hour of the Wolf radio program (hosted by Jim Freund) tomorrow, January 16, from 5-7 AM (yes, in the morning). The show is on New York’s WBAI, 99.5 FM. Paul Berger will be reading a new story live on the air and then the rest of the group will critique it live on the air, as we’ve done in the past.
Jim’s show is always fun and is one of the few things worth waking up for prior to 4 AM.
If you’re not an insomniac, a diehard fan or a vampire, the show will be available for streaming after broadcast.
To date my writing group, Altered Fluid, has appeared on Jim Freund’s most excellent radio show, Hour of the Wolf, on WBAI, five times. Three times since I’ve been with the group. But today was the first time I’d read one of my stories on the air and had it critiqued. The show started at 5 AM, which I call an obscene hour, but I felt remarkably rested and invigorated thanks to my own coffee and that brought in by fellow Fluidian Mercurio Rivera.
The show went even better than I’d hoped and while my reading wasn’t everything I wanted it to be, I didn’t think it sucked. The critique was lively and insightful and from the discussion I’ve already got some ideas on how to proceed. Additionally, we were able to take a few phone calls and it was great to be able to interact with the listeners*.
I had a great time and I feel good about the experience. If you’d like to check out the broadcast without having to get up at that ungodly hour, you can check it out here.