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By Desire Stevens
Documenting my journey to becoming a writer. While navigating mental illness, and raising a family.
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Character Bios: Pt 2

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Character Bios: Pt 4
Hey Guys, It is the final week of NaNo! How are you all doing? This is the home stretch. The sprint to the finish line! I can almost taste the victory! In this episode, I talk about Jonas Macklemore (Mac), his mysterious wife Estrid, and their destiny infused daughter Catrina.  I  share some of the struggles Mac and Catrina faced learning about a world they never knew existed. I also briefly talk about Bobby Vanholden, the proverbial thorn in Mac's side. Again, since this is the home stretch, If you guys are struggling reach out to me! Or, check out my episodes on outlining, and story building, to get a little inspiration. I am also usually lurking on Twitter most nights if you want to chat or need to brainstorm! We got this! Don't forget to check out the bonus episode on my progress, and remember to keep me updated on your progress if you are following along and doing the challenge with me! You can find me on Facebook and Twitter (@4Th3Record). You can also check out my Blog Th3 Record. Shameless plug! A little money would certainly help with equipment upgrades and feeding my writing/self-education addiction. Feel free (but not obligated) to make a small donation. All proceeds would be greatly appreciated, and put to very good use providing you with exciting new content! I'm also trying out a new feature, so if any of my listeners would like to record a message, asking a question, or just to tell me what a great job I'm doing (hint, hint) you can send me a recorded message using this link! If I can figure out how to use it right I may even put it in the show, lol! Thanks for the continued support guys! See you next week! Keep up the good work, we're almost there! Music Credit: Daily Beetle by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3579-daily-beetle License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
15:26
November 24, 2020
Character Bios: Pt. 3
Hey Guys, It is week 3 of Nano! How are you all doing? I hope you guys aren't stressing out too badly! Just keep pushing forward, you got this! In this episode, I talk about Jarl Tobias, his twins Finn and Elise, and a little about Tobias's sister Estrid. They have a very twisted and sinister family history, that will give the story a nice dark element. If you guys are struggling a little with your Nano WIPs, don't sweat it!  Check out my episodes on outlining, and story building, to get a little inspiration. I am also usually lurking on Twitter most nights if you want to chat or need to brainstorm! Don't forget to keep me updated on your progress if you are following along and doing the challenge with me! Keep a lookout for my Bonus episode on my progress! You can find me on Facebook and Twitter (@4Th3Record). You can also check out my Blog Th3 Record. Shameless plug! I don't need to get paid to do this, but a little money would certainly help with equipment upgrades, and with feeding my writing/self-education addiction. Feel free (but not obligated) to make a small donation. All proceeds would be greatly appreciated, and put to very good use providing you with new content! I'm also trying out a new feature, so if any of my listeners would like to record a message, asking a question, or just to tell me what a great job I'm doing (hint, hint) you can send me a recorded message using this link! If I can figure out how to use it right I may even put it in the show, lol! Thanks for the continued support guys! See you next week! Keep up the good work, you got this! Music Credit: Daily Beetle by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3579-daily-beetle License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
16:37
November 17, 2020
Character Bios: Pt 2
Hey Guys, It is week 2 of Nano! How are you all doing?  I'm hanging in there, and off to a great start! fingers crossed I keep up the momentum! In this episode, I talk about Hal, his wife Marida, and their daughter; Gertrude. Their troubled family history, and how they are connected to "the clan." (Name TBD)  If you guys are struggling a little with your Nano WIPs, don't sweat it!  Check out my episodes on outlining, and story building, to get a little inspiration. I am also usually lurking on Twitter most nights if you want to chat or need to brainstorm!  I plan on doing a bonus episode about midway through NaNoWriMo to give you guys an update on my progress.  Don't forget to keep me updated on your progress if you are following along and doing the challenge with me!  You can find me on Facebook and Twitter (@4Th3Record). You can also check out my Blog Th3 Record. Shameless plug! I don't need to get paid to do this, but a little money would certainly help with equipment upgrades, and with feeding my writing/self-education addiction. Feel free (but not obligated) to make a small donation. All proceeds would be greatly appreciated, and put to very good use providing you with new content! I'm also trying out a new feature, so if any of my listeners would like to record a message, asking a question, or just to tell me what a great job I'm doing (hint, hint) you can send me a recorded message using this link! If I can figure out how to use it right I may even put it in the show, lol! Thanks for the continued support guys! See you next week! Keep up the good work, you got this! Music Credit: Daily Beetle by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3579-daily-beetle License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
15:02
November 10, 2020
Character Bios: Pt. 1
Hey Everyone! In today's episode, I'm giving everyone a rundown on the characters for Ascension; my NaNo project. This will span a few episodes, as I will be giving a detailed background on where everyone is coming from; their personalities, and lives.  In this episode, I introduce Vic, Lester, Jo, and a little about Vic's Grandfather, Karl Halden (Hal), and Vic's mother Gertrude. Next week I will be introducing Marida, Tobias, and Gertrude;  giving more background on Hal as well.   Trigger warning: Vic is Non-binary, and It is hard for me to untrain my brain, and stop using gendered pronouns when referring to them. I screw up a lot and switched between pronouns during this episode, most of which I was able to edit out because I caught myself in time, but there are a few spots where I could not edit out my mistakes, without taking out huge chunks of the recording. I also want to own up to being human and hope that everyone understands, and goes easy on me. I promise I am trying very hard to use correct pronouns.  Here is the link to the storyboard video I talk about at the beginning of the episode for any of you who want to give it a shot! How to create a storyboard. As I said, it is a really helpful video, and I plan to give it a try for my next project. Don't forget to find me on Facebook and Twitter (@4th3Record), for the latest news and updates. You can also visit my website Th3 Record. Shameless plug! I do not get paid to do this, but a little money would certainly help with equipment upgrades, and feeding my writing/self-education addiction. Feel free (but not obligated) to make a small donation. All proceeds would be greatly appreciated, and put to very good use providing you all with new content! I'm also trying out a new feature, so if any of my listeners would like to record a message, asking a question, or just to tell me what a great job I'm doing (hint, hint) you can send me a recorded message using this link! If I can figure out how to use it right I may even put it in the show, lol! Thanks for the continued support guys! See you all next week! Music Credit: Daily Beetle by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3579-daily-beetle License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
19:02
November 3, 2020
Outlining w/ the 'Script Method'
Hey Guys! This week I go over how I am outlining my NaNo WIP! I am basically writing like I would be writing a script, fingers crossed it works well for preparing for next month.   Throughout this episode I reference some notes I took during an online Skillshare course I took a few months ago, Learn to Write Movies: Screen Writing Step by Step. I highly recommend checking it out! It was about 4 hours long in total and very informative. I wish I could do it eloquent justice! The credit for this amazing course goes to writer/director John Watts.  If you have skillshare please check him out!  As always, If you haven't found me already, I am on Facebook and Twitter (@4Th3Record). You can also follow my website Th3 Record for all the latest news and updates!  Shameless plug! I do not get paid to do this, but a little money would certainly help with equipment upgrades, and with feeding my writing/self-education addiction. Feel free (but not obligated) to make a small donation. All proceeds would be greatly appreciated, and put to very good use providing you with new content! I'm also trying out a new feature, so if any of my listeners would like to record a message, asking a question, or just to tell me what a great job I'm doing (hint, hint) you can send me a recorded message using this link! If I can figure out how to use it right I may even put it in the show, lol! Thanks for the continued support guys! See you next week! Music Credit: Daily Beetle by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3579-daily-beetle License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
26:31
October 27, 2020
Writing During Covid
With the pandemic shutting the country down, my working schedule has been crazy, and I have been really struggling to find my footing again. But after months of ups and downs, I think I have finally found my rhythm!  In this episode, I talk about what it has been like for me over the last 8 months, as I navigate the darkness of depression and anxiety! Find me on Facebook and Twitter @4Th3Record. Or, you can visit my website Th3 Record, for updates and news! Don't forget to check out  The First Shot Podcast with Nick Brannigan.    Also, If you want to join me for NaNoWriMo this year, or you if want to collaborate, shoot me an email @ amchugh531@gmail.com or send me a tweet! Don't forget to sign up before November 1st to make it official!  Tune back in next week, for another exciting episode! Thanks so much for the continued support guys!  Music Credit: Daily Beetle by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3579-daily-beetle License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
39:01
October 20, 2020
NaNoWriMo 2020
Hey Guys, NaNoWriMo is just around the corner! I thought it would be fun to try my hand at it again, and hopefully, I will succeed this year.  In this episode, I talk about my game plan, and the things I find helpful when preparing to write a story!  I would love to hear from you other tips and tricks you guys use to keep on track and stay in the right headspace to pump out your work! If you haven't already, find me on Facebook, and Twitter @4Th3Record. Feel free to share your progress, or just send me a shout out for motivation!  All Month long, I will be sharing different things I am doing to get ready for the sprint, if you have a trick that works well for you, I would love to hear about it! I will need all the help and motivation I can get!  Don't forget to register before November 1st, here is the link, or visit nanowrimo.org.  Also here is the link to the Ultimate Novel Planning Workbook I mention in the episode. Music Credits: Daily Beetle by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3579-daily-beetle License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
25:05
October 13, 2020
NaNoWriMo 2020 Trailer
Hey Guys! How many of you are doing NaNoWriMo this year? I wanted to give it ago one more time. I have tried twice now and failed to keep up each time. Now, in the spirit of never say die I'm determined to write 50k words by the end of November! Third times the charm, right?!  In next week's episode, I talk about my game plan and share some great tips I have come across during my research that I plan to utilize. If you haven't already, don't forget to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or visit my website Th3 Record for all the latest updates.  All your amazing support keeps me going, I couldn't do this without you guys! Thanks for joining in and keeping me motivated! Music credit: Daily Beetle by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3579-daily-beetle License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:33
October 9, 2020
Why I Started Writing
In this episode, I talk about why I got into writing, the struggles I faced growing up, and the severe anxiety I face on a daily basis. It is not easy being socially awkward and facing your fears, but that is what I plan to do!  I hope by facing my fear, and sharing my journey to build my confidence, I inspire others to do the same!  I record each episode live @4Th3Record on Twitch every Sunday at 11 am PST, come hang out and chat with me. Let's build each other up, and make new friends! If you find my ramblings helpful or entertaining, you can also stay up to date on the lastest by finding me Facebook and Twitter @4th3Record.  Or subscribe to my Blog Th3 Record. Thanks for listening! Music Licensing: Modern Jazz Samba by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4063-modern-jazz-samba License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Funky One by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3790-funky-one License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 
29:45
October 6, 2020
001 Trailer: Why I started Writing
Episode one will be airing on October 6th! Don't forget to follow and subscribe to stay up to date! Find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch @4Th3Record. (Due to equipment failure, live streams will be postponed until some hardware in the desktop can be replaced. We hope to have Livestream back up soon! Until then, we will still be recording weekly so keep tuning in for exciting new content!) Music Credit:  Butterfly Woke by Jeris (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/61357 Ft: airtone
01:42
October 1, 2020
Coffee w/Desi Trailer 2
Hey Guys! This Sunday @ 11 am PST, I am recording Coffee with Desi live on Twitch, for my first podcast episode. I'm going to talk about why I got into writing and kind of introduce myself to any writers who wish to join; who are looking to unwind from the weekend and find new friends.  Swing on by! Hang out and chat with me!  You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook. Music credit: District Four by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-four License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:15
September 19, 2020
Coffee with Desi Trailer
Hi guys, I just wanted to tell you guys about my new upcoming podcast.  Coffee with Desi is for everyone who loves writing and talking about writing. I want to create a community anyone, no matter their skill level can feel welcome. Where asking questions is okay no matter how ridiculous it may seem. There are no stupid questions here, only unasked ones.  My goal is to motivate folks, keep them moving towards achieving their writing goals.  Whether you're just starting out, or working on your 5th book.   All my episodes will be recorded life on Twitch every Sunday at 11 am PST.  You can also follow me on Twitter. Thanks for tuning in, I hope to see you Sunday! Music Credits: There It Is by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4519-there-it-is License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
02:38
September 14, 2020