Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Morven on Radio Free Bliss

I've been interviewed for Radio Free Bliss, which is a show "about writers and what drives them... Radio Free Bliss is an MP3 file that you can listen to at this website, download to your own machine, or even store on your MP3 player for listening to later."

Of course, her show is a podcast, but she makes it very clear that you don't need an iPod or other portable MP3 player to listen to it. All you need is your computer. Using any internet browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and others), visit the following link and scroll down to find "September 2008::Morven Westfield":

Doing the interview was a lot of fun. At one point in the beginning, I kept tripping over the pronunciation of "enamored," which is one of those words that I always read correctly (en-am-ored), but sometimes say incorrectly (en-amore'd). She was extremely gracious, laughing and offering to look in her thesaurus for a word that I *could* pronounce.

The Skype connection was exceptionally clear, even though she was thousands of miles away. Yup, thousands. Her time zone was twelve hours ahead of mine! When I phoned her at 9:00 on a Sunday morning, it was 9:00 Sunday *evening* for her.

Isn't technology amazing? Working with it every day, I sometimes take it for granted, but sometimes it just amazes me how far we've come in just my lifetime. When I was in high school, for example, no one had home computers -- there weren't any -- so using computers to make a phone call over the internet wasn't possible, or at least not for anyone but computer network pioneers.

More on technology later.


P.S. I'm doing a lot of traveling in the New England area this fall. See for a list of events.

1 comment:

Kaz Augustin said...

Hey Morven! Thanks for the mention. The audio links were non-responsive for a while, but they're fixed now. Plugins ... love 'em!

I had a lovely time talking with you and wish you all the best for the NaNoWriMo challenge you're taking up this year. You go, girl! :)