Podcasts are an amazing tool for anyone looking for writing resources for authors – from creative writing, self-publishing and book marketing to keeping up with the latest news and trends in the industry. Aside from being free, podcasts are a convenient way to gather useful and relevant information related to writing. You can listen to them anywhere while doing other things like traveling, working out, and cleaning.
Top Podcasts for Authors
Of course, selecting the right podcast to listen to is a little more challenging than it might sound. With several options to choose from, narrowing it down to the most relevant might be a bit time consuming. ChatEbooks lists down some of the top podcasts you should consider subscribing to:
The Dead Robots’ Society (www.deadrobotssociety.com)
The Dead Robots’ Society podcast was created in an effort to offer writing resources, advice and support to aspiring authors. Host Justin Macumber invites writers who share their writing and publishing experiences in an informal and entertaining format.
Writing Excuses (www.writingexcuses.com)
Hosted by four writers – Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Kowal and Howard Tayler, Writing Excuses is among the most popular. During each 15-minute episode, the show covers writing techniques and address problems authors might have in their own writing careers.
Grammar Girl (www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl)
“Grammar Girl” Mignon Fogarty maintains this website which makes the art of grammar glamorous and enchanting. The podcast promotes the proper use of the English language with podcasts, books, tips and posts. These writing resources make it easy for users to tackle the confusing and sometimes irritating grammar rules and requirements.
The Creative Penn (www.thecreativepenn.com)
The Creative Penn is the brainchild of bestselling thriller author Joanna Penn who shares her success and struggles in self-publishing. Aspiring authors are treated to over 1,000 articles and over 100 hours of audio on writing, publishing and book marketing.
Writer’s Digest (www.writersdigest.com)
More than your average blog, the Writer’s Digest is a writer’s resource haven. Functioning like a virtual mini mall, it offers information on the hottest contests, workshops and seminars from around the web. The site also features a huge collection of writing articles categorized by genre, goal and writing level.
I Should Be Writing (www.murverse.com/tag/isbw)
I Should Be Writing aims to encourage anyone who thinks they might have a story to start writing. Hosted by author Mur Lafferty, this award-winning podcast explores, in a comical way, how-to topics for writers. The podcast works to encourage potential writers to believe in themselves and get writing.
Live Write Thrive (www.livewritethrive.com)
Author and editor C.S. Larkin’s Live Write Thrive is a safe haven for aspiring authors looking for guidance and support. It offers a myriad of resources, guest posts and online courses from a group of respected professionals in the industry.
The Story Grid Podcast (www.storygrid.simplecast.fm)
The Story Grid Podcast is hosted by veteran author Shawn Coyne and amateur writer Tim Grahl. Their goal is to offer writing resources that help authors create great stories. The twist – Both Coyne and Grahl put their own stories up for critique.
A Way with Words (www.waywordradio.org)
A National Public Radio Program, A Way with Words delves into the minutiae of language. This podcast is very in-depth and should appeal to authors looking to understand the nuances of language.
The Naked Book (www.player.fm/series/the-naked-book)
The Naked Book appeals to writers, primarily because it keeps readers updated on the latest in the publishing world. The platform also provides writing resources through interviews with literary experts.