Nov 152010
 

An old friend of mine, Isabel, got back in touch with me recently. Isabel is a phone sex Mistress who works at a lovely website that offers audio recordings as a side business. I have always loved Isabel’s writing and the only thing more delightful than her writing is to hear you read it herself.

Listening to her recordings and the recordings of other mistresses, I got that itch to try it myself. I enjoy writing my stories but sometimes I wish I could really convey the utter annoyance in Mr. Dillon’s face. I wish my readers could hear Otto Von Madd’s brilliant confidence. I think the Texanah stories in particular might be better listened to instead of read.

On a style note, I like the intimacy of a audio story. I sometimes feel that my stories lack heat. I am confident in my ability to tell a plot, but I worry sometimes that my stories are not particularly sexy. An audio story, especially one where the speaker addresses an unheard recipient, is like a dirty letter. It forms a bond that I think is very sensual. I think I can tell some sexy stories, especially some BDSM ones this way.

To aid me in this endeavor, I downloaded the demo version of Mixcraft. It is a bit overpowered for my purposes. It is a lot like buying a Hitachi wand to use as a paperweight. I love it. That thing is smarter than me which lets me just record things and not worry about it keeping up with me.

I learned a lot recording my first story. For one thing, don’t read the whole fucking story in one take. also, don’t tuck your foot under your leg because halfway through the story you will want to move it and your loud creaky chair will drown you out.

The most important thing I have learned is that some stories are not meant to be read out loud. Things that look great on paper and inside your head, don’t necessarily sound right in the mouths of people. The best example I know is Frank Miller’s Sin city. On paper, the endless narration reads like a wonderful deluge of misery, crime and desire. In the movie, spoken by people, it sounds like a parody of noir spoken by someone with criminal tourettes. You won’t know if what you write is genius until you actually read it out loud.

Which doesn’t even get into how my voice sounds to me. Holy crap, I do not like my voice. I sound like a teenager in my opinion. Where’s the super cool voice I hear in my head all of the time? I am greatly disappointed.

Isabel and I were discussing our productivity issues. We decided to do what we call the 30/30 Porn Thing. We will write and record a new story every day for thirty days. The emphasis is to produce something, not over edit ourselves into paralysis. This works great for me as it forces me to use Mixcraft and learn how to use it on a daily basis.

This is where you, my curious readers, come in. I am thinking of setting up an email list where I send out a link to the audio story of the day. Feedback is appreciated as I do genuinely want to make stories worth storing on your iPod. Right now I have two stories done and have 28 to go. Man, thanksgiving is going to be tricky.

If you would like to be a part of this, please send an email to shonrichards at yahoo.com. Put 30/30 P Thing in the subject line so that I catch it. Every day, at some almost random time, I will send out an email to the people on the list. I will use internet magic to blind copy the email so all of you secret readers don’t have to know each other. I will be using Box.net to store the downloads and I am cuious how that works too.

  9 Responses to “Do You Hear What I Fuck”

  1. Sign me up… the power of the spoken word is underestimated. I met my present and best lady over the Net, and we’d graduated to long calls in the night, spurring each other on…
    dshannon at gmail dot com

  2. Hey Derek- You have been added :)

  3. I already did mention that I’ve began snagging some of your stories to be read over Skype to a friend of mine, huh. :)
    I’ve have to admit, it’s almost as I read them mentally, a hell of a lot of sexy fun (some giggles and some sighs), it makes a real nice change and a cheer up for both of us, which I think has always been the unique attraction to your years of writing. :)
    Which doesn’t even get into how my voice sounds to me. Holy crap, I do not like my voice. I sound like a teenager in my opinion. Where’s the super cool voice I hear in my head all of the time? I am greatly disappointed.
    Yes, welcome to hearing what you sound like to the world, it is quite unsettling, isn’t it? :p

    I wouldn’t mind helping out but I’m not sure on what kind of feedback you want? What criteria are you aiming for?
    Audio quality? Vocal emotion? Pace, tempo? Tone, pitch, etc.
    Also do you need daily feedback as I don’t wanna promise anything only for time to restrict me to replying back often leaving ya disappointed ^^

    If you think I can help then let me know and I’ll hop on the bandwagon.

  4. Hey Mystique- Audio quality is certainly a concern, as well as feedback in general to the experience. I’ll be doing 30 stories and hitting a range of stories. Partially I want to maybe make something 30 minutes long for selling, or perhaps just small bits for posting on my blog.

    Even if the feedback is
    “30/30 P Thing #15 was really hot!” it helps me in determining what kind of stories work best being read out loud.

  5. HI, sorry for not getting back sooner, been a busy day or two. Didn’t know if you wanted me to post here onsend you direct feedback, either’s fine for me.
    I enjoyed Dom Identity, it had a good setup, and a variation on stories I’ve read before, but in those it was usually a protagonist wrestling with a submissive identity, I liked the notion of a dominant one. Perhaps if you had a slight change of voice to distinguish the normal and dominant personalities depending on whomever was speaking? Maybe just a more brash one for the Dom, even if it’s just the normal personality talking about him, as if its trying to resurface?
    I liked Spanking Whore as well, clearly you’ve got a convincing sense of what it takes to be a dominant personality :-) If I could make any suggestion, it’d be to add a bit more description of the women themselves, just to help build up an image of how they look, woven within the narrative. Something like how their full lip quivers as they wait in anticipation, or how their dirty blonde hair gets tousled as they come… you get what I mean :-)
    Anyway, keep up the good work, will comment whenever I can…

  6. Hey Derek- Email might be best as I have recently broken myself the habit of checking my blog for comments every five minutes and I need to retain my sanity lol.

    I like your idea of doing different voice tones and I’ll have to try it. I’m curious if my voice can even pull it off.

    Ha, description is always my weak point and I see now that in my desire to stay brief, I’ve been even more negligent. I’ll work on that.

  7. Oh you put me to shame Sir Shon. Now I have to find some way to record at least 1 30/30 audio tonight AND I still have a story to write and another audio to record for the audiostore. ::sigh:: Maybe I should go back to being an accountant, it just might be easier than this audio/phone whore thing (not as much fun though but yup, definitely easier).

  8. Fun of sending emails at 6am half asleep:

    1: Sends it to your gmail account from your profile link on here.

    2: Sends it again to your gmail account this time putting in the keywords in the subject as you requested.

    3: Actually re reads your instructions fully and notices that she should have sent it to your yahoo account and gives up. x.x;;

    I apologise, but I’ve sent my offer to help to you ^^;

  9. Mystique- lol it’s okay. We have a very lax policy of following instructions here at Erotiterrorist Headquarters.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.