“I'm doing a story about X, and what is interesting about it is Y. They say it's important to do this out loud to a real person.
Then to shape your story you use this tool, Somebody does something because of _(their motivation) but __(a challenge). If you can't answer the but, then ask yourself, “What do I have?”
They have another exercise where their focus setting may be something like. “This happened _, then this _, then this _, and you would #$%&! believe it but _. And the reason that is interesting to every single person walking on the face of the earth is ___.
For there wasn't any, "but this happened." When I pressed pause I heard the story of a sweet girl living in Austin with a job ( I expected to hear you were unemployed). It also sounded like you had added some reverb to your voice (I don't advise that ). All in all, for a first episode, this could have been a whole lot worse. On the flip side if this is just an audio diary, then screw everything and just record it and put it out. I did see where you have a link for sponsors. Only about 10% of podcasters get enough download for "major" sponsors (FYI - see morepodcastmoney.com)
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