How to Write Your Story!

What about The Stories?I received this email and thought that I would answer the question right here on the blog.  

Hello Ron, Thank you for the great podcast. I listen each week and can’t wait for the next episode. At first, I missed the old time radio shows, but the new content with more listener stories is the future of the show. I can see that. Also, I like how easy it is to get stories to you. My question is this – I am not a writer and each time I sit down to tell my story I walk away frustrated. Can you help me? Do you have any tips on how I can tell my story? – Marleen Carlisle – Dover, Texas

Writing short stories or real-life stories can be tough, but not impossible. Start by writing down the events in the order they occurred. What stops people is the thought, How do I start this thing off? Don’t worry about that as much and concentrate on the facts. Once you have your list fill in the gaps with the details and you will see that your story has just written itself.  Now all you really have to do is to put it together and then write your opening. This is what I do and it has never failed.

I hope this helps you, Marleen. I look forward to reading your story,

-Ron

The RAS is now on the Amazon EchoThis Week’s Podcast:

On the show this week we have a lesson in physics, an attack by a killer owl, a question from Wendy and a tornado at Wendy’s. Also, we continue with Tom’s Growing Up series. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:

Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

Helpful Links:

Podcast Survey – Help the podcast by taking this survey.
Story Submissions – Use this link to submit your stories to the show.
Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?

RAS #340 – Cupid And The Shadow

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we take a walk on the Wildside with Eros The God of Love. Add in some stories about a staged murder, a shadow man encounter, and we return to the Adolphus Hotel for round two. Mark is back with chapter five of Anything You Can Do and Tom has another incredible edition of Growing Up.

Featured Story – Chapter 4 of Anything You Can Do?

This is a classic science fiction story written by Randall Garrett and published in 1963. An alien crash lands on Earth, and for ten years terrorizes the planet. Earth’s only hope is Bart Stanton, a medically-engineered superman, designed for the sole purpose of confronting the “Nipe”.

In the story so far we met the Nipe and seen what he can do. Time has passed now since the alien creature came to Earth and his reign of terror has begun. In this episode, we meet Bart Stanton and learn more about what the Nipe has been up to.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast
Helpful Links:
Podcast Survey – Help the podcast by taking this survey.
Story Submissions – Use this link to submit your stories to the show.
Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?

Changes To The Blog

Update For JanuaryStarting this week there will be some changes made to the weekly blog. Not to worry the main content won’t be changing in fact I hope to expand it with contributions by you or our guests. The biggest change is that I won’t be providing a calendar any more. This was becoming just link to old podcasts. It will be replaced by upcoming events. This will include events not only for the podcast, but appearances I make on other shows. I did not implement it this week, but look for it next time.

I received this Email from David Larsen: I looked for the podcast survey on my mobile device, however I couldn’t find the link. On further inspection I looked on my computer, and low and behold there it was on the sidebar. So, I think if you had another hyperlink to it that could be accessed from a mobile device you might get a more people to take it – David.

Thank you for that David! You are quite right about that. It is there on your phone, but you have to scroll through every episode on the site to get to it. That is over 200 hundred shows and that will not do. So starting this week you will see a link in the blog and show notes for the survey in the credits section. My apologies for that.

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we are loaded with stories. We will continue with Anything You Can Do read by Mark Nelson and Growing up with Tom Wilson. We have three brand new listener tales and much more. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood:
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Blog Page: https://ronsamazingstories.blog/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast
Helpful Links:
Podcast Survey – Help the podcast by taking this survey.
Story Submissions – Use this link to submit your stories to the show.
Podcast Archives – Looking for the first 100 episodes of the podcast?

RAS #339 – Backyard UFO

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this week we have what I think is the funniest story we have ever had. Add to that a UFO story, a history lesson from New England and Tom is back with Growing Up – A Short Story.  Also, we continue with the Randall Garrett novel Anything You Can Do and of course a Five Minute Mystery.

Featured Story – Chapter 4 of Anything You Can Do?

On last week’s podcast we listened to chapter two of Anything You Can Do By Randall Garrett. I asked the question if we wanted to continue the book or move on to something else. I received several responses from folks that said that we should continue with the book. This is a classic science fiction story written by Garrett and published in 1963.

In the story so far we met an alien called a Nipe. He had his first encounter with human kind in form of a park ranger by the name, Wang Kulichenko. Who the Nipe quickly killed. In this episode, the authorities discuss the Nipe and the findings so far.

If you want to listen to past recordings of the story you can find it here.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood
Email: ronsamazingstories@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronsamazingstories/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RASpodcast

Spotlight – Randall Garrett

If you have been listening to the podcast lately you know that we are reading a complete novel, chapter by chapter, each week. The book is called Anything You Can Do, and was written by Randall Garrett. I thought it would be a good idea to take a blog moment and throw the spotlight on this amazing writer.

RandallGarrettRandall Garrett (1927 – 1987) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. He contributed to the science fiction pulp magazines of the 1950s and 1960s. Garrett is best known for his work on the Lord Darcy series. Darcy is a detective in an alternate history, created by Garrett, where things are governed by the rules of magic rather than physics. These novels are rich with jokes, puns, and the main character is the stuff of Sherlock Holmes.

Garrett was a storyteller at heart and was highly sought after as a speaker or presenter for science fiction conventions. He was a complicated man. Although cherished by his friends, he horrified many women, to whom he routinely introduced himself with obscene propositions. Isaac Asimov once referred to Garrett offending Judith Merril enough that she emptied an ashtray over his and Garrett’s heads.

Garrett became ill in the summer of 1979 and spent the last eight years of his life in a coma. He was married to fellow author Vicki Ann Heydron who, while Garrett was comatose, largely wrote the Gandalara Cycle fantasy series. She credited the series to the both of them.

This Week’s Podcast:

On the podcast this week we probably the funniest listener story to date. It is a UFO story and should not be missed. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

July 19 – RAS #337 – Growing Up 2!
July 26 – RAS #338 – Terror At Alamo Lake
August 02 – RAS #339 – Backyard UFO
August 09 – RAS #340
August 16 – RAS #341
August 23 – RAS #342
August 30 – RAS #343