Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Podcasts for Writers

A few months ago I made the decision to get an iPhone. I already had an iPod touch but I sort of felt like I was always carrying around two devices all the time. Also when I bought the iPod I failed to realize just how little 8gigs actually was. After about a year of iPod ownership I was often having to make decisions about what I wanted on my device because I didn't have enough memory.

Since joining the 21st century I've been listening podcasts. I'd listened to podcast before but mostly as a way to practice my Spanish, which is extremely rusty.

Lately I enjoy listening to writing related podcasts. Listening to writing related podcasts have been a good way for me to think about writing and projects I'm working on even when I'm not at my desk, writing away.

The first one I've been listening to is Sara Zarr's podcast, This Creative Life. She interviews authors, illustrators, and other creative types to talk about their craft and how they approach it and how they balance work and life. I think one of the great things about this series is hearing that there are as many different approaches to writing (or other arts) as there are writers.
So yes I highly recommend This Creative Life.

When I started running out of episodes of Sara Zarr's podcasts I knew I needed to do something so I searched iTunes for writing podcasts which is how I found The Narrative Breakdown. This podcast is hosted by Cheryl Klein and James Monohan. The podcasts talk about the craft of writing using examples from popular books, movies, and TV shows.

Do you listen to podcasts about writing? What are your favorites?


Daisy Carter said...

I've never listened to a podcast on writing, but I ADORE Cheryl Klein. Her talks on revision and plot are outstanding, and I've heard great things about her books.

I'll check it out. Thanks!

Barbara Watson said...

I don't but it sounds like a great idea for when I'm walking my dog each day!