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My First Vlog – The Orc War Campaigns Returns!

Hey everyone!

I’m so excited (and scared!!) to post my first-ever vlog for A Writer At Heart!  I know I’ve talked about doing this for a while, but here it is!

With this new vlog comes the announcement that The Orc War Campaigns is returning from its long mid-season hiatus, and much sooner than you might expect!

So without further ado, here’s the video.  I hope you enjoy!  (Click the image or the link below it to go to the YouTube video)

https://youtu.be/p1v_GJjLvtE
https://youtu.be/p1v_GJjLvtE

I apologize for the low-quality video.  If enough people say they enjoy this vlog and want more, I will happily invest in a better camera :)

Please leave comments to let me know if you like this and want more!!!

-Jon Wasik

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Audition for the Explorers Wanted Contest!

Hi everyone!

I know this article isn’t about writing, but I just had to share this :D

Image Source - bioware.com
Image Source – bioware.com

I don’t know how many of you are gamers, but not long ago, the company Bioware, makers of such awesome games as Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect, announced a contest: fans could submit audio auditions for a possible role in the upcoming video game, Mass Effect Andromeda!  Click here to read more about it!

Now I have no experience in actual voice acting, but I do have practice with my voice from over 14 years of choir.  Beyond that, I’ve been complimented often on my voice impressions of various movie, TV, and video game characters.  I have also been (slowly) working on an audio book for The Sword of Dragons.  So I thought…what the hell, why not?

Armed with a mic that Wayne of VtW Productions has graciously let me borrow, I set to practicing.  In the contest, we could choose from both scripts, so I practiced both, hoping that I could submit both so that they might see the diversity in my voice.

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Image Source – wall.alphacoders.com

Unfortunately, the rules are very vague about whether or not I could submit for both scripts or only one, and most entries on YouTube were only one of the scripts.  So a couple of nights ago (with only 5 hours left on the deadline,) I recorded my best take, and submitted it!

And then I thought…why not share it with others to get people’s thoughts?  I mean, the contest deadline has passed and I’ve already submitted, but I have threatened to do a vlog on here once before…so why not start with just a voice, and see what you all think?

As a primer, the instructions were to read the lines of only the indicated character, not both characters in the dialogue, so that’s what I did.  But just so you all aren’t wondering what the heck is going on while listening, I’ve attached the script I read from.

Click here to read the first script

And beyond that…here goes.  My entry into the Explorers Wanted contest…  *gulp*  I hope you all enjoy!

Click Here (or the image below) to hear my entry!

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Image Source – masseffect.com

Please leave comments either here or on YouTube to let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading (and listening)!!  :)
-Jon Wasik

Live interview tomorrow!!

Hey everyone, I have exciting news!  I will be interviewed on a live podcast tomorrow, for VtW Productions!

http://www.vtwproductions.com
http://www.vtwproductions.com

The interview will start out about my latest book, The Sword of Dragons, but will then go on to talk about games and other geekery.

VtW Productions is dedicated to everything geek, especially gaming.  I met Wayne, one of the hosts, a couple of months ago and he has showed a real interest in my writing and the process of self-publishing.  I’m really excited to be on the show!!

The podcast is at 12 Noon MDT, and is called “Show X.”  It is available to listen to on their website, and will be broadcast on their youtube channel as well!  So if you have a couple of hours and want to know what my voice sounds like, tune in Sunday, May 31st :)  And if you miss it, they archive and make available all of their past shows.

Thanks for listening!  :)
-Jon Wasik