In this episode of Creative Questers, we have a special interview with CB Droege, a prolific writer who delves into the world of story submissions and writing processes. CB shares insights into his submission process, including his preferred platforms like Duotrope and Submission Grinder. He explains his meticulous approach to tracking submissions, he also emphasizes the importance of constantly sending out stories to increase the chances of getting published.
CB also touches on his experience with using AI-generated art for his podcast, sharing how Mid Journey has helped him create customized visuals without copyright concerns. Not only do we explore CB’s writing process, but we also dive into his thoughts on the distinction between writing as an art and narration as a craft. With his intrinsically motivated approach, CB’s creative energy flows effortlessly in both pursuits.
In our conversation, we also discuss the role of AI in writing, from AI-assisted creativity with Jtpt to potential future applications. CB shares his perspective on using Chat GPT for tasks like converting point of view and envisions AI engines saving time and enhancing the writing process.
Lastly, CB gives us a sneak peek into one of his latest projects, a captivating framing narrative based on the Sleeping Beauty story. Titled ‘Briar Rose,’ CB weaves a tale of an AI running a space station colony, as twelve wise AI programmers contribute their own stories.
Join us for this exciting episode of Creative Questers as we uncover CB Droege’s unique insights into the world of story submissions, writing techniques, and the intersection of AI and creativity.
About CB Droege:
CB Droege is an author, voice actor, and teacher from Cincinnati, currently living in Munich.
CB’s most recent book is Ichabod Crane and The Magic Lamp and Other Stories, a collection of thirty-two stories anchored by the titular novella. CB’s first novel, Zeta Disconnect was released in 2013. CB’s short fiction and poetry has appeared in numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies. (A full list can be found on the publications page.) He’s the editor (and narrator) for Manawaker Studio’s Flash Fiction Podcast, and recently edited an anthology of sci-fi cat stoeries. Many projects are partially supported by Patreon patrons.
As a voice actor, CB’s specialty is narration. His voice is non-dialectical American (demo reel). Other than his weekly podcast, he can be heard in occasional radio and television commercials, but most work is in audiobooks.
Find out more at: http://cbdroege.com/
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