Post by Dylan
Nowadays there are many different ways for information to be broadcast: blogs, newspapers, cell phones, television, etc. As writers it is our job to stay current with these different media, especially when writing modern day fiction. Now, I don’t know about you, but, as you can guess from my title, I enjoy listening to Podcasts while I write, specifically ones on writing or involving author interviews.
In recent years, there has been a huge wave of writing podcasts being broadcast on the internet. Trust me when I say that not all of them are keepers. However, there are definitely a few out there that stand supreme and I listen to constantly. The reason I find these podcasts so helpful is they not only entertain you and give you something stimulating to listen to while writing; they also can give you insightful information or news from your favorite authors.
I would definitely recommend writing podcasts to any writer who enjoys listening to something while they write, but just can’t find the right music. They are entertaining and on many occasions have related to something I was writing at that moment and have helped me break through a little bit of writers block. So, not only are they fun to listen to they are also very helpful. There is no reason not to try listening to a writing podcast. In fact, I will give you a list of a few just to get you guys started.
Science Fiction/ Fantasy specific podcasts:
- SF Signal
- Adventures in SciFi Publishing
- Speculate ( This podcast has featured Colorado authors Carol Berg and Courtney Schaffer)
- The Author Hour (Has also featured Carol Berg)
General Writing podcasts:
- Writing Excuses
- Writing for YA ( Hosted by Colorado author Victoria Hanley)
Do you guys have any podcasts you listen to? Let me know in the comments below.