A new direction for a new year!

As any who have read the KFAT site in the last couple days know, I have decided to make a few changes in my creative directions. The reasons can be found here, but suffice it to say that it was something a long time in coming, and was spurred on by both practicality and my own need to develop myself as a writer.

The end results are that 1) I’ve stopped producing Audio Drama (for the foreseeable future), 2) I’m going to focus on prose (fiction) writing, and 3) I’ve also opened up KFAT for outside submissions.

The stopping of Audio Drama is explained on the KFAT site, but I thought I’d elaborate a little on the other two. I’ve wanted to shift towards writing prose for a while, especially now that I’ve developed my plotting and dialogue skills doing scripting, and so I’m going to use those to write short stories at first, and some longer works. In a lot of ways, I think I’ll be doing much the same sort of storytelling I’ve done in Audio Drama form, but now I’ll be doing it in prose instead. I plan to do a couple of Little Gou short stories (some adaptions of his better audio adventure, some original ones), and then we’ll see where I go from there. Since I plan on podcasting these stories as audio fiction on the KFAT feed, they’ll still fit the KFAT style.

The other plan, opening up KFAT to outside submissions, is pretty similar. I’ve put out a call for Asian-set historical short fiction (2000-6000 words) that fits with the KFAT theme and if I get any submissions I think are up to snuff I’ll also put those on the feed as audio fiction as well. The truth is, I’m not a paying market (in money, but I do have (had?) a sizable audience to offer) so I don’t know how many, if any, submissions I’ll get. But, I wanted to put it out there in hopes of encouraging the market for Asian-set historical adventure fiction. This is the stuff I love to read, and I know some others do too.

How will all this turn out? Who knows. 2011 will be a new year of new adventure!

So let’s see where it leads!

Rob