5 Writing Podcasts to Check Out

Sometimes, you don’t feel like reading a book, or more than likely you just don’t have the time for it. Thank goodness for podcasts. You can have them playing while you’re driving, in the shower, or just working. It also seems that there is a podcast for everything at this point, and that includes writing. So here are 5 writing podcasts that I’ve been listening too that are great to listen to.

Writing Excuses

A weekly writing podcast run by Brandon Sanderson, Mary Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells. It runs about 15 minutes long and recently they’ve started sticking with a main topic for the season. It is kind of set up more like four friends sitting around the living room talking about the craft, and that’s what I love about it.

Narrative Breakdown

This is a podcast that is much better for screenwriters and playwrights, so I haven’t listened to it as much. It does go a little deeper into the importance of plot and dialogue.

Grammar Girl

This podcast has been going on for years and has become the most well known podcast on the topic of writing. Ranging to grammar, punctuation, and writing etiquette, the Grammar Girl covers just about everything on writing and it’s difficult to think she will ever run out of topics. Personally I prefer her earlier episodes, mainly because they’ve begun to have more ads than content for my tastes.

Reading and Writing

This is a good podcast if you like your book reviews with your writing interviews.

Kobo Writing Life

Both a writing blog and podcast, this series is run by Kobo Publishing and goes over topics like getting published and the pros and cons of ebooks, on top of writing in general. This is better for someone who needs an all-in-one podcast to go for.

I just checked and all five of these podcasts are still being updated and are available on iTunes as well as other podcast apps. If you don’t want to deal with iTunes, each podcast offers to stream directly from their websites.

Do you have a favorite podcast that I didn’t mention here? Let me know in the comments below!


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