Best Creative Writing podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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Turn writing into more than a hobby, make it your career. Stephan Bugaj (Pixar's Brave, Wall-E, The Incredibles), Justin Sloan (Telltale's Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, and Minecraft: Story Mode), and Kevin Tumlinson (Citadel, Lucid, The 30-Day Author) give you their advice on writing for books, movies, video games and more, and occasionally try to sound smarter by having on amazing guests.
 
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The tracks on this album offer an invaluable insight into a wide range of techniques and practices surrounding Creative Writing. Writers as diverse as Alan Ayckbourn, Ian McMillan and Tanika Gupta talk openly about their approaches and attitudes to all aspects of writing from original concept to final drafts and productions. Writing for stage, print, television and radio is discussed in engaging and articulate detail. This material forms part of The Open University course A363 Advanced creat ...
 
The Creative Writing Podcast is here to aid in helping you to enhance your craft. There will be writing games, pep talks, challenges, writing resources to help you along. We’ll also be showcasing the works of writers on our shows, allowing them to discuss it in a live forum. Published authors get a lot of attention for what they do, but some times they forget that they were once like us: Writing for fun not quite for the glory.http://thecreativewritingpodcast.blogspot.com/Email: Momb411@comc ...
 
A Creative Writing Blog and Podcast by R. Brady Frost
 
The weekly podcast on craft and techniques for writers of fiction and creative nonfiction.
 
More Stories is the creative writing podcast focused on process, craft, and great literature. More Stories is hosted by author and creative writing instructor, Eric Sheridan Wyatt. More Stories is produced by Words Matter Creative Writing Instruction in Palmetto, Florida.
 
Your place to hear the latest fiction and poetry from America's creative writers. Tune in every Tuesday for brand-new short stories, poetry, and fiction you'll ONLY find on Creative Writing Outloud.Every week you're invited to download a new episode of narrated fiction and poetry to spark your imagination and creativity. Are you a fan of audio books? Then this podcast is a great way to get the same experience while simultaneously exposing yourself to new work from great authors and poets acr ...
 
Fire Up Your Fiction!
 
Mike's Always Right—hosted by Mike Eiman—is high in fiber, and jam packed with inane ramblings about fiction writing, self-publishing, marketing, coffee and whatever else happens to strike Mike's fancy.
 
A series of podcasts, with accompanying exercises, designed for parents and children to learn about creative writing and storytelling together
 
Max and Coco have a plan to take over the world with country and western themed writing. This is their adventure.
 
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Episode 34: Today we tackle the single most important element that a story must have: Conflict. What is it? Why is it so important? And how can we get our stories brimming with it? SHOW NOTES: I’ve noticed an odd thing in the stories of new writers. Often there are two characters that go through the story together. It’s kind of a buddy story. O ...…
 
Episode 33: Today we’ve got our first guest-hosted episode with writer Jesse Hawley! Get ready for some great insights into the challenges faced by aspiring writers and some practical and effective tools to overcome them! SHOW NOTES: Welcome back to the Inside Creative Writing Podcast! My name is Brad Reed and I’m thrilled that you’re spending ...…
 
Episode 32: Today we’re taking a step back from our more formal explorations of a single, dedicated topic, and answering questions from listeners. It’s time for some Q&A! SHOW NOTES: Welcome back to the Inside Creative Writing Podcast! My name is Brad Reed and I’m so glad that you’re spending some time with me today to talk about writing. What ...…
 
Episode 31: Today we’re exploring a concept called “confirmation bias” and how we can use it to influence readers, agents, and publishers and how it can also help bring our characters to life! SHOW NOTES: So I had heard the term “confirmation bias” before, but it wasn’t until I saw a segment on a show called “Brain Games” that I truly understoo ...…
 
In Dao Strom’s collection of poetic fragments, You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else, translated by Ly Thuy Nguyen as Mình sẽ luôn là người nọ đến từ nơi nọ, the fragments are wholly filled– with text: English, Vietnamese, drifting, entwined, dense, vanishing– with space: empty, white, solid, black– with images: cropped, multiplied, sl ...…
 
Episode 30: Today we’re exploring a technique of looking at the world from a new perspective that will result in more engaging writing. I’m going to try to prove to you that “Everything is an Argument.” SHOW NOTES: So back in Episode 18 – the one about rhetorical devices – we talked a little bit about this concept of everything being an argumen ...…
 
Max and Coco are delighted to discover they have won a major screenwriting award. They also introduce a couple of new games into the show: Four lies and a truth, in which Coco must determine which of four statements about Minnesota festivals is false; and Wild Loglines for Wild Movies, in which Coco must concoct a two-sentence summary of one of ...…
 
Today we’re tackling one of the most misunderstood, but vital, elements of writing fiction. Today is all about “theme.” What is it, and how do we get it working our stories? SHOW NOTES: Welcome back to the Inside Creative Writing Podcast! My name is Brad Reed and I’m really excited to be bringing today’s topic to you. It’s one of those things t ...…
 
“Lacey captures with eerie precision the strangeness of being a person in the world, living alongside other human beings with unknowable thoughts and feelings . . . Reading Lacey’s fiction feels like walking through a dark apartment in someone’s mind, full of winding hallways and unmarked doors. You never know quite where you are or where you’l ...…
 
In today’s show, we’re exploring the writer’s nemesis: writer’s block. What is it? Where does it come from? And how can we move past it? SHOW NOTES: So we’re exploring writer’s block today… what it is, what causes it, and how to get past it. I’ll warn you of a couple of things right up front. I have some pretty strong opinions about writer’s bl ...…
 
Max and Coco take a trip to Northern Minnesota and stumble into a closed biker bar; they also discuss Minnesota that has influenced them and new creative work inspired by Minnesota.
 
Subtext can be the difference between polished prose and an amateur-sounding story. Today, we look at one surefire way to add subtext to your dialogue–we’re talking about “the third thing” We’re going to be exploring a technique today that we’re calling “The Third Thing.” It’s a way to imbue your writing with that all important, and often myste ...…
 
Today we’re going to be talking about the importance of the first and last scenes of your novel or screenplay and how to make sure they are doing the absolutely vital work that they need to do in order to show the change in your characters. But first, we take a little time at the beginning to talk about a couple of things I want to experiment w ...…
 
This first episode looks at the importance of imagination and how to find ideas for stories:
 
This episode discusses characters and why they are so important for making stories work:
 
Episode 3 looks at Point of View or to put it another way, who it is that tells your story and how to decide who it should be:
 
This episode talks about a few things that are important to think about in your writing, which can improve your stories:
 
Episode 5 looks at storytelling, giving some tips about how to tell a story if you find it difficult or daunting:
 
This final episode explores the importance of story endings and how to write them effectively:
 
“Forrest Gander’s life partner, the poet C.D. Wright, died suddently a little more than two years ago, and this book is one result or record of the aftermath of that loss. In poems that are utterly naked and bereft, elegies, apologies, could-have-beens, Gander grieves and wonders about what’s left in his life. There is so much pain in this book ...…
 
Max and Coco discuss whether or not there is Minnesota-style pizza and also discuss how they motivate, or fail to motivate, themselves to do creative work (mostly spite).
 
Today’s topic is about a challenge that affects every single writer that I know. “How do you prioritize your life so that you can be a writer?” We’re going to go deeper than the “you don’t find the time you MAKE the time” advice that we usually hear when we’re struggling with this issue. While there’s truth to that advice, for sure, it’s not ve ...…
 
Today we’re building off of an idea we explored in episode 14 called the Somebody-Wanted-But-So. We’ll modify that strategy today[...]
 
“Hodson’s essays have such a sexy drama to them—and ultimately it’s the romance of just getting through life; the passion that comes from being a wholly alert woman and living to tell about it. I had a real romance with this book.” —Miranda July; “Chelsea Hodson tests herself against her desires, grapples with their consequences, and presents a ...…
 
Max and Coco attend a wild movie screening, discuss how they interrogate their own writing, talk about learning to love rejection, and discover their dog loves Prince.
 
Today we explore the elements of good writing with Barlow Adams, a prolific and versatile writer well-known for both his[...]
 
Today we’re talking about the root of so much of the resistance we face as writers: perfectionism. Where does[...]
 
Max and Coco visit two iconic Minneapolis sites, Dave's Popcorn and Matt's, home of the Jucy Lucy. They also discuss the free and eye-opening education they received in Hollywood and the development of The Mill, their process for taking creative ideas and turning them into completed works.
 
Gareth L. Powell was born and raised in Bristol, England. He is a popular panelist and speaker at literary[...]
 
“From the anarchy, torment, and despair of the Syrian war, Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple have drawn a book of startling emotional power and intellectual depth. Many books will be written on the war’s exhaustive devastation of bodies and souls, and the defiant resistance of many trapped men and women, but the Mahabharata of the Levant has al ...…
 
Max and Coco interview R&B, soul, rock, and Americana recording artist Liz Brasher in a somewhat noisy Irish pub in Minneapolis.
 
Today we’re talking about mindfulness meditation—what it is, how to do, and the 5 reasons that every writer should[...]
 
Max and Coco discuss a couple of Twin Cities secrets, what it is like to revisit old writing, and why it is important to be able to say no to bad projects and know that good ones are on their way.
 
It may be the most common question writers get: where do you get your ideas from? Today we answer that[...]
 
Dakota Krout joins Justin to discuss his books, what LitRPG is, and how to enjoy family life while still writing often and a lot. From Dakota (Amazon): Dakota Krout - Author of the Amazon best-selling Divine Dungeon and Completionist Chronicles series I live in a 'pretty much Canada' Minnesota city with my wife and daughter. By day I'm a web de ...…
 
Max and Coco interview playwright Lee Blessing, a fellow Minneapolitan, author of 40-some-odd plays, and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
 
“This book is going to change how we think about life and women forever; like ancient Greek philosopher level of describing reality in a way that creates it. So, go or don’t go, read the book or don’t — either way your life will be changed by this thinker. I’m being serious here.”–Miranda July; “This inquiry into the modern woman’s moral, socia ...…
 
In this week’s episode, we explore the claim that “everything is an argument.” If this is true, then our[...]
 
Evan Currie joins Justin to discuss science fiction, self publishing, and his journey as an author. Evan is a Canadian author who has been writing both original and fan fiction works for more than a decade, and finally decided to make the jump to self-publishing with his techno-thriller "Thermals." Since then Evan has turned out novels in the S ...…
 
Max and Coco discuss changing the name of the podcast to Wild North Creative, as well as discuss courses in creativity that they are starting offer. And then it's off to Bath, England, where Max lived when he was 10. The two explore Stonehenge, the Roman Baths, and the weird, pagan history lurking under every cobblestone.…
 
“When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” And when you’re a novelist, every story idea looks like a[...]
 
Michael J. Sullivan joins Justin to talk writing epic fantasy, world building, and his adventures in both indie and traditional publishing. After finding a manual typewriter in the basement of a friend's house, Michael J. Sullivan inserted a blank piece of paper and typed: It was a dark and stormy night. He was just ten years old and mimicking ...…
 
I've decided to apply my newly developed audio production skills to kick things up a notch. And with great power comes great responsibility. This episode is all about making your podcast intro shine.
 
“Not many authors are compared to Borges, Cervantes, and Kathy Acker all in one breath, but that is exactly what we’re dealing with here: Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is a twisted, twisty genius.”–Nylon Magazine; “Van der Vliet Oloomi captures the shattered identity of the refugee and the immigrant, the way that literature becomes a lifeline in ...…
 
As creative writers, we have a lot of tools of the trade at our disposal. Characterization, symbolism, subtext, and all[...]
 
Cormac McCarthy is the Pulitzer Prize award-winning and best-selling author of books like The Road, No Country for Old Men,[...]
 
Max and Coco throw axes in Northeast Minneapolis. They drink alcohol and toast their incremental successes and educational failures. They discuss how they determine the next steps once they have written something. Finally, they discuss how being creative has forced them to be very, very tidy, and how this has started to change their lives.…
 
“Jen Bervin’s work—all of it—engages the eye, the hand, the ear, and the mind. Her artistry is vast and inclusive, by finesse and intelligence, by curiosity, forbearance, and vision. She knows the unexpected wonder of pattern is everywhere and that the smallest detail contains enough energy to spawn a universe. I think they should send her into ...…
 
Max and Coco have been busy, between doing a lot of writing, a freak April blizzard, and telling tall tales about lumberjacks and Clint Howard. Coco also discusses a trashy 50s novel about lumberjacking called Logging Chance.
 
Justin sits down with Joe Solari to talk the business of writing, including when to incorporate and... taxes! Here's his course! On sale for a few days :) https://www.indieauthoralchemy.com/indieauthoralchemy/ More about Joe: Joe Solari is an author, entrepreneur, and consultant. He writes on the topics of Energy, the Environment, and on how to ...…
 
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