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Light-hearted conversation with callers from all over about new words, old sayings, slang, family expressions, language change and varieties, as well as word histories, linguistics, regional dialects, word games, grammar, books, literature, writing, and more. You can join author/journalist Martha Barnette and linguist/lexicographer Grant Barrett on the show with your language thoughts, questions, and stories: https://waywordradio.org/contact or words@waywordradio.org. In the US 🇺🇸 and Canada ...
 
Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing and feed your love of the English language. Whether English is your first language or your second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer. Grammar Girl is a Quick and Dirty Tips podcast.
 
The creators of Welcome to Night Vale Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink believe the only bad writing is not writing. Start With This is a podcast gone creativity playground designed to put your ideas in motion. Each episode centers around a writing topic. Then they give listeners two short assignments: something to consume and something to create. Make something—anything. Then make something else.
 
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The Paris Review

The Paris Review and Stitcher

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An audio odyssey behind the scenes at the world's most legendary literary magazine. A phantasmagoric blend of stories, archival tape, and interviews with the likes of James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, and Dorothy Parker. Plus, the cutting-edge writers of our time.
 
Ed Gandia, co-author of the bestselling book, The Wealthy Freelancer, reveals how to propel your writing business to the six-figure level (or the part-time equivalent). In this nuts-and-bolts, no-nonsense podcast, you'll discover how to get better clients, earn more in less time, and bring more freedom and joy into your writing business. Ed will walk you through the practical, “doable” systems and strategies he has developed in his own writing business — the same systems he has taught his pr ...
 
The Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust is a nonprofit with the mission of helping writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror improve their work. To fulfill our mission, we offer Your Personal Odyssey Writing Workshop, an intensive, one-on-one online program, customized for each student. Top authors, editors, and agents serve as guest lecturers and guest critiquers. We also offer five-week online writing classes each winter; webinars, critiques, consultations, and coaching year-r ...
 
Everything you’ve always wanted to know about succeeding in the world of writing and publishing. Learn practical writing techniques, go behind-the-scenes and discover how real-life authors got their big break. Uncover the creative processes of writers who have made it. Your host is Valerie Khoo – author, journalist, creative and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre.
 
Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. How do you write a book? Start here. You'll gain tips to get in the chair, tricks to stay there, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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Sugar Calling

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Sugar Calling

The New York Times

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Cheryl Strayed, also known as Sugar, says writing taught her how to give advice. In this moment of uncertainty, she’s setting aside advice-giving in favor of wisdom-seeking and turning to the writers who have long inspired her for courage and insight.
 
Listen in as author Linda Sivertsen (aka Book Mama) brings together the world’s most beloved bestselling authors to chat about writing, publishing, deal-making, spirituality, activism, and the art of romancing creativity. Now streaming on American Airlines, these up-close conversations are a fan favorite, downloaded millions of times, and frequently profiled on “Best Podcast” lists (i.e., The Motley Fool’s “10 Best Podcasts for Women”) while gracing the "Popular Podcasts, Books" (formerly Li ...
 
Take your writing from average to awesome, and learn tools of the trade from bestselling authors, master writing teachers, and publishing industry insiders. This podcast will give you tools and techniques to help you get those words on the page and your stories out into the world. Past guests include: Delia Ephron, John Sandford, Steve Berry, Jojo Moyes, Tana French, Guy Kawasaki, and more.
 
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Julie Bogart | Brave Writer

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The Brave Writer podcast is a big juicy conversation about how to bring learning to life for your kids! Julie Bogart and guests talk about how parents and children are partners in the learning adventure, especially when approaching the daunting task of writing. Brave Writer appeals to homeschoolers, educators, and parents who want more out of "school" than merely passing tests. Visit us at http://bravewriter.com and follow along at the blog for show notes: http://blog.bravewriter.com
 
Let's nerd out where writing, psychology, and business success overlap! On this show, we look at how to ethically apply psychological principles of persuasion. You'll learn compelling copy tips to improve your writing of all lengths for biz. And you'll be ready to become a #1 bestselling published author on Amazon (faster, easier, and cheaper than you thought possible) and make money with your books as you grow your exposure and business. Join host Laura Petersen (a.k.a. @LaptopLaura) a tall ...
 
Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers is currently in its fourth year. We are a weekly podcast for writers craving a unique blend of inspiration and real talk about the ups and downs of the writing life. Hosted by Brooke Warner of She Writes and Grant Faulkner of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), each theme-focused episode of Write-minded features an interview with a writer, author, or publishing industry professional. This year we’re featuring a Book Trend at the end of each ...
 
Do you want to learn how to write for children? The Institute of Children's Literature has taught hundreds of thousands of aspiring writers, and the director of ICL is the host of Writing for Children. Bestselling children's author Katie Davis focuses on the craft of writing for children: how to write a children’s book, how to write for children’s magazines, how to get paid, and get published. There are listener questions, with answers from the experts at the Institute, plus hard-to-find res ...
 
First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing is a weekly show featuring in-depth interviews with fiction, non-fiction, essay, and poetry writers. First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft, and the literary arts. This weekly show hosted by Mitzi Rapkin is a celebration of creative writing and the individuals who are dedicated to bringing their carefully chosen words to print as well as the impact writers have on the world we live in.
 
Love all things upbeat, warm, and uplifting? Welcome to 88 Cups of Tea, an online platform and podcast for creative writers who look for guidance in their storytelling journey and connection to a community, fostering year-round conversations around the personal and professional life of a writer. Our podcast episodes and online essays and articles explore and unpack conversations that touch on topics like overcoming rejections and challenges, querying tips and crafting advice, lifestyle habit ...
 
Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers dealing with authentic platform building online. You will hear from experts on list-building, connecting through Twitter, and how to utilize Facebook. But tools for building an audience would feel empty without a little inspiration, so these training episodes are balanced with inspirational interviews with writers who share their creative process, ups and downs, and how they have dealt with success or failure. Kirsten Oliphant is ...
 
Death Of 1000 Cuts is a podcast for fiction writers, full of motivational rants, writing exercises, interviews with authors, and detailed critiques of first pages submitted by you, the listeners. Everything you need to write more and better, and love it. Presented by Tim Clare, author of The Honours, The Ice House and We Can't All Be Astronauts, and stand-up poet. Support the podcast at: https://ko-fi.com/B0B17913
 
Join us every month as we speak with recently published or well established authors, gleaning insights and real tips from writers following their process from beginning to write, editing and proof reading, to finding an agent and publisher and finally finding an audience. Past guests include Joyce Carol-Oates, E.L James, John Safran, and Charlotte Wood.Twitter @_on_writing
 
In every episode we look inside the daily diary of a writer, to peak at the secrets of their success. How do they plan their day and maximise their creativity, in order to plot and publish a bestseller?Some are frantic night-owls, others roll out of bed into their desks, and a few lock themselves away for days in the woods - but none have a regular 9 to 5, and we'll find out how they've managed it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
How Story Works is a podcast for everyone who loves stories. If you’re a writer, understanding how story works will help you craft better stories. If you’re a lover of stories, the podcast will give you added insight into your favorite tales, and extend the toolset you use to better understand the stories you love. Join NYT bestselling author and story expert Lani Diane Rich as she demystifies stories and storytelling, allowing you to better write and appreciate the stories you love.
 
Always Take Notes is a fortnightly podcast from London for and about writers and writing. Hosts Simon Akam and Rachel Lloyd speak to a diverse range of people in the industry on a variety of topics, from the mysteries of slush piles and per-word rates, to how data are changing the ways newspapers do business and how to pitch a book. patreon.com/alwaystakenotes
 
On the Writership Podcast, professional book editors Leslie Watts critiques five pages of fiction from writers who are, or soon hope to be, traditionally or independently published. The submissions come from actual authors who understand they may need help seeing the flaws in their stories and are brave enough to share this experience so that you might improve your writing too.
 
We explore the essential aspects of communications, marketing, and writing. Podcast interviews with thought-leaders look at important influences that shape a PR pro’s or marketer’s work and creativity for the better. Show host Sheelagh Caygill uses her experience as a journalist to ask guests probing questions, often revealing little-known tips and insights. Episodes always offer listeners solutions to common problems and actionable tips. Sometimes the topics we explore will have a less dire ...
 
For many performers, their biggest fears is that people will find the creative writing they produced when they were younger. Early poetry, short stories, song lyrics, scripts and more shouldn't stay hidden in shoe boxes in our parents' house or in password protected folders on our laptops. It’s time we monetised that shame and gave those pieces the public outing our 15 year old selves would’ve wanted. Each week a guest brings something they wrote in their adolescence to be discussed and co-a ...
 
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The Writing Life

National Centre for Writing

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We’re a podcast for anyone who writes. Every week we talk to writers about their writing journeys and techniques, from early career debuts to self-publishers and narrative designers. We’ve featured Margaret Atwood, Jackie Kay, Sara Collins, Antti Tuomainen, Val McDermid, Sarah Perry, Elif Shafak and many more! The Writing Life is produced by the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall in Norwich.
 
Write With Impact is the podcast for writers seeking to take their writing to the next level. Hosted by writer and digital entrepreneur Glenn Leibowitz, Write With Impact features actionable strategies, tips, and resources to help you hone your writing, build an audience, and have more impact. Each week, Glenn interviews successful writers, from best-selling authors, widely-read bloggers, and senior journalists, to content marketers, podcasters, and more. In addition to weekly interviews, Gl ...
 
Webserial authors Daystar Eld and Alexander Wales talk about the craft of writing stories that make sense, and examine writing tropes and media through the lens of the Rational and Rationalist genres. Intro and Outro music is G.A.T.O. Must Be Respected, by Tim Yarbrough To contact us, please email daystar721@gmail.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rationally-writing/support
 
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Your query letter—or your jacket copy—KNOWS. It knows if you’ve got a whole story in there, if there’s an arc of change, if there are stakes, if there’s a why now and a why this and a why her/him. You just have to be willing to listen. Julie Artz, query coach extraordinaire, and KJ talk about mistakes writers make in our queries—and more importantl…
 
We’re living in an attention economy, but some of us are paying a steeper price than others. Being disabled or chronically ill means navigating a world not designed for you and having no choice but to always pay attention. 2022 Sydney Writers’ Festival Guest Curator Fiona Murphy asks: what if we flipped the equation and people with disability and c…
 
For the first episode of the 'Lost Episodes', recorded in 2021 for a series that never came to be, Mock the Week, Outnumbered, The Now Show and general British comedy legend Hugh Dennis joins Rhys to share his childhood writings: military precision diary entries, ballads and odes for his classmates and the biggest cliffhanger in the history of the …
 
In this episode, Ryan chats with musician, composer, educator, teacher, and artist Jimmy Black. James has been creating music most of his life and now is realizing an essential truth: you don’t have to live in fear about sharing your work. In this chat, they explore the roots of Jimmy’s love of music, why music can be a catalyst for healing, how to…
 
Show Notes: ISBW S19 Ep02 Good News Good News Chaos Terminal edits are done! Team Rejection 2023 Count: 17 Main Topic: Keeping Yourself Going The path of creativity might not always be upwards, but it’s usually forward You can’t control reader responses to your work, so avoid responding in anger (or at all) Links: The Hot Mic Socials: Twitter, Mast…
 
Violet De Luna is a recovering – sometimes – attorney in Miami, FL. She prefers storytelling to legalese, as well as an open heart over the analytical mind. Violet has found that when her heart and mind work as one, that's where the magic happens, and she is on a lifelong (and often unsuccessful) journey to connect them both. Her first book titled,…
 
Today we’re exploring a topic that every writer is going to want to tune in and learn about: a trauma-informed approach to writing. To speak to that, I’ve invited Michelle Stiffler on the show to help us see how trauma-informed writing can transform both us and our words. This is one of the longest interviews I’ve published, but I believe it’s one …
 
Alison Stockham's new book is 'The Cuckoo Sister'. It tells the story of Maggie, who has a seemingly perfect life, only... she's cracking under the strain of it all. One day, when Maggie walks out on everything, her sister Rose is all too willing to step into her life. We talk about why she's half and half between planning and pantsing, also how sh…
 
Are there factors that make learning easier? As Andrew notes, “If something is relevant to you, if it is significant, meaningful, useful, interesting, helpful to you, then it is easy to study and learn.” This week Andrew and Julie discuss the four forms of relevancy: intrinsic, inspired, contrived, and enforced. Andrew and Julie dive into these ide…
 
Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Monte Schultz. We’ll be talking about his book Metropolis, and the intricacies of writing alternative history. Monte Schulz received his M.A. in American Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara. He published his first novel, Down by the River, in 1990, and spent the next twelve years writing a…
 
I can’t wait for you to listen to today’s episode! Today's show marks a new beginning in the Brave Writer podcast. I’m introducing a co-host to the show: Meet Melissa Wiley, a long-time homeschooler, children's book writer, and valued friend and colleague. Melissa has written two highly-regarded novels which we share in the Brave Writer world, "The…
 
The authors of two of 2022's most anticipated releases, Arab-Australian writers Omar Sakr and George Haddad, come together to discuss their debut novels about family, history and identity, and Western Sydney. Omar’s Son of Sin is a story of growing up queer and Muslim that illuminates the bonds that bind families, and how they can break. George’s u…
 
Digital-first publisher Bookouture are now applying their publishing model to science fiction and fantasy with their new imprint Second Sky. We speak to consultant associate publisher Jack Renninson who tells us what Second Sky is looking for, and he answers our listener questions on submissions, pitching to Second Sky, and what’s to come in the ne…
 
Ed Asks: With regards to descriptions and narration, how much detail is too much detail? The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton Pure Heat by ML Buchman Nathan Lowell’s Trader’s Tales Episode Sponsored by Archivos The post Question 1056: Too Much Detail appeared first on The Ev…
 
ChatGPT is all the rage these days -- but how do you use it as a writer or entrepreneur to create compelling written content that helps you make more money online? In this episode, Melissa Tucker and I sat down to record our screens as we enter in prompts and show you exactly how to use ChatGPT step-by-step to write great blog posts. This is the fi…
 
Generative Artificial Intelligence is no longer something that is coming — it is here and it's exploding. Over the last few months, we’ve been introduced to technologies such as ChatGPT, a chatbot already helping to write articles for publications such as CNET and BuzzFeed. How can writers survive this? Guest Nina Schick is an author, advisor, and …
 
In this exciting episode, Sacha reveals her pen name to Rachael (gasp!) and they plot world domination for next year, along with their Great Plan for Learning in 2023. They talk about Happy Money, and plan to read Everything Connects, Faisal Hoque for next month’s chat. SPOILER - THEY DID NOT READ THIS because it was too boring. Don't read it. Join…
 
913. This week brought us a silly kerfuffle in which the AP may have insulted France. Plus, we investigate the origin of the phrase "out over your skis" and why the apostrophe seems wrong in the company name Lands' End. | Transcript: https://grammar-girl.simplecast.com/episodes/the-french/transcript | Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates…
 
What’s the importance and impact of seeking out original stories that nobody else is doing? In this conversation with freelance journalist Raymond Joseph, we examine how much a unique story and/or angle matters for you, your career, your editors, and society at large. Ray’s investigations into lottery corruption over the past four years have won hi…
 
2019 Caldecott Medal Honor-winner and New York Times best-selling children's author and illustrator Brian Lies joins Daniel Ford on the show to chat about his creative process. Stephanie and Averie Ford also stop by to perform a dramatic reading of Lies' Little Bat Up All Day. To learn more about about Brian Lies, visit his official website, like h…
 
Olena Kharchenko and Michael Sampson, co-authors The Story of Ukraine (Brown Books Kids). We have two Write the Book Prompts this week. Michael Sampson offered one that seemed rather dark, so he turned it on its head and offered another that’s more upbeat. First, describe a nightmare you’ve had, including setting and details that explain why it is …
 
Meet Luke Rutledge, author of A Man and His Pride. Does visualising your book goal actually work? What’s an oronym? And win Novelist as a Vocation by Haruki Murakami. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit WritersCentre.com.au | ValerieKhoo.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform…
 
They start the episode brilliantly by Clare freezing during the intro, making TB chuckle. TB has a lot going on, including an upcoming in-person GCLS event in New Jersey that she’s looking forward to. Clare had a fab time in Whitstable, where she accomplished a lot of plotting. As usual, the duo exchange barbs, support each other, and Clare reveals…
 
Peter Turchi is the author of seven books and the co-editor of three anthologies. His books include (Don't) Stop Me if You've Heard This Before; A Muse and A Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic; Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer; Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings, and Prints of Charles Ritchie, in collaboration …
 
This week’s show is a celebration and exploration of revision. The old adage is that revision is writing, and Peter Ho Davies has some gorgeous and rich advice around the process and the discovery that comes with this part of the writing process. Revision is a world all its own, an opportunity to go to even deeper depths in your writing. Befriend r…
 
This week’s show is a celebration and exploration of revision. The old adage is that revision is writing, and Peter Ho Davies has some gorgeous and rich advice around the process and the discovery that comes with this part of the writing process. Revision is a world all its own, an opportunity to go to even deeper depths in your writing. Befriend r…
 
Andrea Yenne is the "Momerator" and driving horse behind the Student Edition of The Habit Membership—an incredibly happy and productive fellowship of teenage writers who give each other a little more courage. In this episode, Andrea speaks with Jonathan Rogers about the things she has learned from her experience as the leader of this glad band of w…
 
Kids are naturally, wonderfully curious — especially when it comes to their own bodies. It isn't easy to answer curious kids' questions about their bodies with accuracy and to their satisfaction. That’s where the book "Human Body Learning Lab" by Dr. Betty Choi comes in. The author, a Harvard-educated pediatrician, shares her passion for helping ch…
 
In this week’s bonus episode, Marissa and Joanne (the Happy Writer Social Media Captain and writer of several middle grade books) chat about the topic they most frequently get asked about from authors and aspiring authors: how to be more productive. In this conversation Marissa and Joanne share their best tips on how to be a productive writer, maxi…
 
Join hosts J.D. Barker and Christine Daigle, along with JP Rindfleisch IX and Kevin Tumlinson, as they welcome law enforcement consultant Patrick O'Donnell (episode 47) to the guest host chair. Then stick around as Christine chats with best-selling novelist C. J. Tudor about finding the right agent, writing what you love no matter what, and her upc…
 
One of the most impactful books I've read about productivity and time management is the best seller, Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman. The book proposes that the average human lifespan is just 4,000 weeks long, which is a blip in the grand scheme of things. Oliver also writes about how we're just 35 lifetimes separated from the ancient Egypti…
 
Thanks for tuning in to the Activated Authors podcast. If you're ready to ACTIVATE your author career, head on over to https://activatedauthors.com/ On today’s episode, Dan and Sam talk all things book covers! We cover everything from how to identify a “good” book cover, what a book cover “should” do, and best practices to familiarise yourself with…
 
Bestselling author Peter May returns to the podcast with his gripping new novel A Winter Grave, a near future thriller where climate change has changed the landscape. Peter talks about coming out of retirement to write without a contract or a deadline, but with passion and a sense of urgency. Mark Stay is joined this […] The post EP428: Peter May —…
 
Novelist Charles Dickens and the musician Prince were very different types of artists, but they also had a lot in common. A new book chronicling their extraordinary careers becomes a larger meditation on perfectionism and creativity itself. Plus, the military origins of the term ballpark estimate. And when two people say the same thing simultaneous…
 
Your Hosts: Mary Robinette Kowal, DongWon Song, Erin Roberts, Dan Wells, and Howard TaylerIn this episode Howard Tayler conducts our interview with Mary Robinette Kowal, leading with a wide-open question: "Where did you even?" Mary Robinette talks to us about how she came to the world of writing, and some of the amazing things she picked up along t…
 
Your Hosts: Mary Robinette Kowal, DongWon Song, Erin Roberts, Dan Wells, and Howard TaylerIn this episode Howard Tayler conducts our interview with Mary Robinette Kowal, leading with a wide-open question: "Where did you even?" Mary Robinette talks to us about how she came to the world of writing, and some of the amazing things she picked up along t…
 
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