Seriously, if you're a wannabe writer, a hobby-writer, a trying to make it big someday and support my family on my writing writer, then you NEED to be listening to these podcasts.
BECAUSE THEY'RE FREAKING AWESOME!!
I feel like I have gotten so much more of an education through podcasts than I have in my four years of university.
Here are some podcasts that you'll catch me listening to...
This interview-format podcast is produced by Simon Whistler is fantastic. He interviews a new author each week, finding out what has helped them become successful in self publishing. I find the shows to be informative, inspiring, and I just love to hear an Englishman talk with his yummy English accent, too.
The Writing Excuses podcast is like being in a college creative writing class, but instead of just one teacher, you get four! This round-table panel discussion between four different writers (Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, Dan Wells) has taught me a TON about writing and traditional publishing. If you're not into self-publishing, there is a lot of great advice regarding the traditional route. Regardless of the publishing method you choose, this podcast has so much helpful info on how to be a better writer. Definitely check it out!!
48 days is not a writing podcast.
Nope. It's more of a "find your calling and live your best life" type of podcast.
That said...I LOVE it. I never miss a week. I haven't missed a week for the past 3 years.
Dan Miller is the host of 48 Days, and author of the book 48 Days to the Work You Love which is a fantastic book. I read it. I used it. I got a fabulous position by using his strategy in the book.
Even though this is not really a writing podcast, it is highly inspirational, motivational, and educational. Hmmm...how many more "al" words can I use??
Those are three for you right now. I currently have 17 podcasts that I listen to on a consistent basis, but I wanted to give you a few of my top ones. I don't want to overwhelm you.