As part of my efforts to learn more in the area of writing, I’ve been trying to listen to podcasts more often. It should come as no surprise that I’ve found some that I tend to listen to more regularly than others.
Today, I want to share my top five with you. I hope you get as much out of them as I do.
The Writing Class Radio podcast is based off of a non-fiction, particularly memoir, writing class. I find it both really interesting and really useful; interesting because of the personal stories you get to hear, and useful because of the solid craft information that you pick up along the way. The podcast is currently updated on a monthly basis.
The Writer’s Digest podcast is relatively new, so it’s a great one to choose if you want to catch up on something and keep with it from the beginning. Of course, that’s not the only reason to listen to it. This podcast features interviews with writing industry experts, and it’s perfect for fans of the Writer’s Digest blog and/or magazine. It’s also updated on a monthly basis.
The Writing Excuses podcast features short episodes (approximately 15 to 30 minutes each), which is great if you don’t have a whole lot of time. The podcast as a whole covers a lot of different topics, though it’s currently focusing on character. Writing Excuses is currently updated on a weekly basis.
Write Now is another interview-based podcast, featuring a wide variety of people from the writing world, though it also includes topic-based episodes on subjects that writers will find both useful and interesting. It’s fun to scroll through the episodes, looking for a topic to listen to or an interviewee you’re interested in hearing from. It’s currently updated on a weekly basis.
The I Should Be Writing podcast discusses a variety of topics, as well as gives you insight into the life and mind of a writer. I’ll admit, that second bit might just be my favourite part of this one. This one doesn’t seem to have a set schedule at the moment, though I think it usually does.