Super Six Podcasts about Writing and Books
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This week I’d like to feature the six podcasts that I listen to and enjoy that discuss books and/or writing.
The Writing Excuses tagline is “Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart.” Hosted by authors Mary Robinette Kowal (Shades of Milk and Honey, Glamour in Glass, Without a Summer), Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn, Elantis, The Well of Ascension), Howard Tayler (Schlock Mercenary Comic Book Series), and Dan Wells (Partials, I Am Not A Serial Killer), they cover a multitude of writing related topics in fifteen minute long segments posted weekly. Very large back catalog available for download too.
I Should Be Writing is a podcast hosted by author Mur Lafferty (The Shambling Guide to New York City). She has hosted this for several years, and gives great writing advice and has interviews with authors and people in the industry.
Book Fight podcast’s tagline is “tough love for love literature” and is hosted by two editors. Every other week they have a “Writer’s Ask” episode where . they answer your questions. They read and discuss books in all episodes, have guests, and are very entertaining.
Books on the Nightstand has the tag line “illuminating conversations about books and reading.” This podcast brings you interviews with authors, and discussions about great books and the industry by two people who work in the publishing industry.
Scriptnotes is hosted by screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin. They “discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.” They break down movies and the writing process, which I’ve found really useful in my own writing. If you’re a movie fan or want more insight into your own writing, check this one out.
Book Riot has a great website with a lot of content of book reviews, discussions, and book reccommendations. And now they have a podcast as well. It’s only a handful of episodes in, but it’s worth checking out.
So those are just a few of the podcasts that I listen to get my writing and book fill during the week. They are great resources to discover new books and get great writing ideas.
What podcasts for book discussions/reviews or writing advice do you listen to??
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