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Another quick update; I’m beginning preliminary work on the Warped & Wired audiobook, but am going to need some voices for the different characters. So I’ve decided to take to the internet for my talent:) I am not able to offer any kind of pay (other than a free book maybe:) but it could always be a resume builder for any aspiring actors/voice actors out there.

Here are the few requirements for the audition:

-Recording software (built-in most if not all computers)

-Decent microphone that doesn’t capture a lot of  “noise”

-Skype connection to do the audition/recording over the internet. (optional; only if you aren’t comfortable doing the recording yourself)

-Copy of my book, Warped & Wired*. Only .99 for ebook: all devices. (*Preferable, otherwise I can set up a custom googledoc)

-Previous voice acting experience is not at all required, but certainly welcome:)

If you’re interested, you can contact me on twitter (JoshuaCalecb75) or email me: JoshuaCaleb (at the address of) TheWryterChronicles (da-dot) com.

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Hey everyone. Just a quick update: I’ve uploaded a screenplay I wrote several years ago titled “Jolt”. It’s available for public viewing on Google docs. Feel free to take a look at it and tell me what you think (bear in mind that it’s still in beta. I might tinker around with it and possibly submit it to Amazon Studios:)

Here’s a quick synopsis:

Jo Timin, living off his parent’s fortune, is at the height of his “pro” swimming career; but when a mysterious “accident” charges his body with electrical current, he finds he can’t even touch water without disastrous results. Reluctantly, he begins to explore his newfound powers and with the help of some new friends, he begins to establish himself as the city super hero. But when another “hero” arrives on the scene and tries to expose Jo as a fraud, the battle for the city begins.

My apologies to any who follow this blogsite as I haven’t updated it for some time. I’ve been sick this past week, so my brain has been all but non-functional :/ But now that I am recovered, I should be able to get back into the swing of things:)

First off, I’ve been contemplating the merits of book trailers. With the pending completion of my next novel and the continuing marketing struggle with my current one, I’ve been thinking of more/alternate ways to “get the word out” as it were. One option that is becoming somewhat popular, is the ‘book trailer’. Basically it is a audio/video preview of your book, using either live actors, animation, or often simple slideshows. I’ve done this with Warped & Wired using video game machinima techniques. I’ve thought about doing it again for my next book, but am curious about the actual impact.

Do you like when books have video previews or does it just seem pointless because it’s a book? Do you like more action-oriented videos or a more text-based, descriptive slideshow?

I accept any and all feedback so please sound off in the comments.

I recently had an interesting idea that I wanted to bounce off my fans/followers and the world in general: would you watch me write my next novel, live via Ustream, with an open google doc to read and a chatroom to comment/question in? I know people will watch almost anything, I just wanted to know how many would actually want to watch. For me it could be a great way to connect with current/potential fans as well as provide motivation(for myself:) and a sounding board for any ideas.
So, would you like to watch/help me write my next novel? Let me know in the comments or on twitter @JoshuaCaleb75

Just a quick update on the status of the Warped & Wired sequel. I’m currently about halfway done with the second draft. After that it should just need some polish and trimming before publication:D I’m trying to work extra hard to get it out by/before the end of the year, so here’s hoping everything goes according to plan:) I should be able to post a few sample chapters in the near future to whet your appetite for the exciting adventure to come.
In the meantime, be sure to read the first book in the series, Warped & Wired or explore this site and learn all about the exciting world within my novels.