Super Six Sunday – Heather’s Favorite Writing and Book Podcasts

Posted 23 June, 2013 by Heather in Blog, Heather, meme / 6 Comments

Welcome to the second edition of our new Meme/Feature (whatever it will turn out to be..) called Super 6 Sundays!


Super Six Sunday is an original bookish meme hosted at Bewitched Bookworms and inspired by “Top Ten Tuesday” from The Broke and The Bookish . You can see the weekly schedule of themes here.

Super Six Podcasts about Writing and Books

Alternative topic:  Favorite Authors to follow on Social Media

This week I’d like to feature the six podcasts that I listen to and enjoy that discuss books and/or writing.

writing excuses

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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I'm a PhD chemist who loves sarcasm, music, and books-paranormal, mystery, thriller, suspense, horror, and romance. Most of my free time is spent at the martial arts studio these days--whether practicing Combat Hapkido or reading books while watching my son's Taekwondo classes, or even working up a sweat with Kickboxing for fun. Goodreads

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6 Responses to “Super Six Sunday – Heather’s Favorite Writing and Book Podcasts”

  1. Love this list Heather! I never listen to podcasts but maybe I should these ones sound amazing, especially “The Writing Excuses” sound awesome!
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    Heather 6/24/2013

    The Writing Excuses one is great since they’re so short. You can fit them in when you’re driving from one place to another really easy!
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  2. Fantastic list! I always forget about podcasts, for some reason. Some of those sounds right up my alley, especially I Should Be Writing and Book Fight.
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    Heather 6/24/2013

    I listen to podcasts a lot since I can do that while I work on the bench (I’m a chemist). I got sick of listening to music, so I started listening to stuff like these and comedy podcasts, movie review ones too. They’re a great way to pass the time.
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