The Velvet Podcast 001

The premiere episode of The Velvet Podcast is now live. We plan to produce these at least once a month, with a revolving roundtable of writers and readers from all over the world discussing such matters, as well as film, music, and related topics of taste as discussed on the forums at, where I’m an admin.

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Online writing communities can seem, to outsiders, as a self-felicitating, collection of self-proclaimed capital-W “Writers,” appearing more cliquish than communal. To insiders, the writing community is a necessity. In this episode, three The Velvet members who have been on both the inside and the outside discuss the benefits and unfortunate hindrances of the writing community.

About Gordon

Gordon Highland is the author of the novels Flashover and Major Inversions, with short stories in such publications as Word Riot, Black Heart, Noir at the Bar Vol. 2, and Warmed and Bound, among others. He lives in the Kansas City area, where he makes videos by day and music by night.
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