Writers Podcast

The Easter long weekend is over. My absence was due to editing my manuscript and reading.

How did you spend your Easter weekend?

As you might be aware, I frequently do Tuesday Discussion posts. Whilst editing this post I stumbled upon a problem – each week has the same title.

To resolve this problem, from now on the title will be the topic like this post. I still want to engage in discussions with readers, writers, authors and bloggers but hopefully this might attract a wider audience and avoid confusion when referring to past posts.

Lately I’ve been listening to writers podcasts. Whilst driving, exercising and sometimes when I am preparing dinner. Podcasts are fascinating, educational and engaging.

As a fantasy writer, the podcasts are limited however Writing Excuses is my favourite. It is hosted by fantasy authors Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells and Howard Tayler as they discuss writing techniques in a fast-paced fifteen minute format for all genres.

Each podcast they highlight different themes and techniques for writers of all genres. The dynamics and opposing opinions between the different authors are captivating and at times humorous.

I look forward to each podcast release as I always learn something new whether it’s character development or how I send my manuscript to editors.

Do you listen to podcasts or anything similar?

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9 thoughts on “Writers Podcast

  1. I love podcasts but most of the time I end up listening to true crime ones. But I’ll have to take a listen to this one. Thanks!

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  2. I’m hooked on book marketing podcasts (Creative Penn, Smarty Pants, The Sell More Books Show, The Career Author, etc) since the information is always much more current and relevant than anything I’ve come across in books and easier to digest than blog posts. So far, I haven’t found one on craft that I really enjoy, so I’ll have to give Writing Excuses a try.


    • I also listen to a book marketing podcast, ‘Science Fiction and Fantasy Marketing Podcast’. It is very informative but the sometimes the audio is muffled and hard to hear.
      I’ll look into those podcasts and thank you for the suggestions 😊

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  3. I love Writing Excuses! Unfortunately, I just find I don’t have time to listen as often as I’d like to anymore, and I’ve been trying to squeeze in two episodes each day driving my daughter to school (which is just enough time for two episodes) so I can catch up again. xD I also really like watching Booktubers. It’s not quite the same as podcasts, but they can be really informative and motivating.

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