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If YouTube, ITube: Introducing the New Pete Mesling Video Channel

Updated: Mar 14


As some of you may recall, I tried my hand at a podcast several years ago. Had a lot of fun with it, honestly. But it swallowed my time. Well, I think I’ve found a compromise. In addition to my PaleSister YouTube channel, which is where you can find an assortment of my no-budget guitar videos, I now have a second channel under the name Pete Mesling. This channel will be devoted to writerly matters, ranging from publishing news to live readings and who knows what all. I only have two videos up so far, but two more will follow pretty quickly, since I have a story and a poem coming out in separate publications very soon.

I expect all of this to be as fun as the podcast was, once I get my video legs (be restrained in your early judgments, I implore you). In fact, if it ever stops being fun, that will be the end of it. I appreciate that it’s a good tool for getting the word out about my publishing efforts, but people can tell when self-promotion is delivered with a sense of joy and when it’s delivered out of a sense of duty. At least that’s true of the discerning folks who take an interest in my writing.

I’ve posted previously about my friend’s reading of my poem “Black Skull,” so I won’t go into a lot of detail here, but since it is the first video to live on the new YouTube channel, here it is again:

As for video number two, it’s the quickest of updates about my story “InPerson,” which is out now in the Dig Two Graves, Vol. II anthology from Death’s Head Press. If you have a couple of minutes to spare, here’s that video:

Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel if you’d like to be kept abreast of my writing news. And feel free to say hello in the comments. Till next time ...


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