3 Podcasts Every Writer Should Listen To

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Over the past few months, I have been listening to a lot of podcasts. And when I say a lot, I mean it wholeheartedly. For me, listening to podcasts is a great way to learn, or become inspired while cleaning, driving, or getting ready. After listening to a variety of podcasts, I have found three podcasts that every writer should listen to.

I Should Be Writing by Mur Lafferty

Mur Lafferty is a science fiction fantasy writer, but her tips and recommendations works for writers of any genre. Lafferty does a variety of podcast episodes. Sometimes she will be addressing a topic in the writing world. At other times she will be answering listener’s questions, or interviewing another author about a writing topic. No matter what she is discussing, Lafferty always shares her own struggles with freelance writing and publishing novels. Listening to Lafferty is like listening to a wise friend talk about writing. She is knowledgeable, relatable, and relaxing to listen to.

This podcast is great for writers looking for writing motivation and for writers looking for seasoned answers on writing topics like characters, plot, and novel planning.

The Well-Storied Podcast by Kristen Kieffer

The Well-Storied Podcast is a companion to Kristen Kieffer’s blog, Well-Storied. This podcast covers everything you can possibly experience in the writing world. From pre-planning, writing, author habits, to publishing, Kieffer has a podcast episode about it and an accompanying blog article that offers useful tips and advice. I’m subscribed to Kieffer’s blog mailing list, but I sometimes don’t have enough time to sit down and read a full blog post. It is great to have the option to listen while in the car or cleaning, and then be able to go find the blog post if I need more information.

This podcast is great for writers that don’t have a lot of extra time to read long blog posts, but still need in-depth tips on different parts of the writing process.

Lore by Aaron Mahnke

Lore is a bi-weekly podcast about dark historical tales that fuel modern superstitions. Even though this podcast does not directly relate to writing, Aaron Mahnke is an established author. Lore is on this list because it provides a great example on how to create suspense in your writing. Even though music and Mahnke’s tone aids with the suspense, his writing is what really makes the show magical. Lore is my guilty pleasure that I listen to whenever I need a break from direct writing related topics

This podcast is great for writers who are looking for some writing inspiration and readers who enjoy supernatural tales.

I hope you found a podcast on this list that you find interesting. Be sure to download ASAP as possible, so you can get your creative juices flowing! Happy listening!

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