Being a writer myself i sometimes find it helpful to listen to relevant information. My favorite way of doing this is via podcasts. They are convenient, and much more on demand and real then listening to an audio book or radio special. Here area few of my favorites.
This is a fast and fun podcast that features writers Brandon Sanderson, Howard Taylor, and Dan Wells talking about writing challenges. They often host interviews but tend to keep the podcast short. Its great for listening to in your car as you are going to work and keeps you updated on what is happening and what is not. Can be found on either their website or iTunes.
This podcast has a somewhat interesting approach as it is actually two podcasts. The first is broadcast daily and somewhat short. It tells any news of interest or effect to writers. The second is broadcast weekly and is much longer, discussing writing and publishing issues. A must hear for anyone wanting to keep up on relevant information. Can be found on iTunes.
If you are like me, and most writers are, you have problems with grammar. For instance i tend to add to many comma’s and rely heavily upon my spell check. But don’t we all. Mignon Fogerty offers some extensive and helpful tips on to remember that should keep your writing at your editors rather then being sent back for fixing. Way more interesting then a conventional grammar lesson. Can be followed on her blog.
I Should Be Writing
Hosted by Mur Lauferty, who has published her own book, this podcast is for ‘ wanna-be fiction writers’. She covers everything from how to create idea’s to the basics and technicalities of writing. Really great if you are looking for something to write or need a few tips on just how. Available on iTunes or her website.
The Writing Show
By Paula Bernstein who may not be a famous writer herself but certainly knows her way about writing and getting published. She writes on everything from how to write, where to find inspiration, and where to get published. She mixes this in with a few interviews with published authors, some of whom are quite famous. She also follows several aspiring authors to see if they succeed or fail. Overall it is an informative, interesting and entertaining podcast that i would recommend for anyone. Available on iTunes.
The Creative Writing Podcast
Hosted by Tom Occhipinti this podcast is all about advice. If your looking for some try here first. Tom talks about everything for fiction writers. From how to fit something into a particular genre or where to get inspiration it can be found here along with characterization tips and genre overviews. As a special note. If you have previously followed his podcast and were wondering why you stopped receiving alerts it would be because he recently moved his website to a free version. He can be followed on iTunes or his website.