Best Storywriting podcasts we could find (Updated September 2019)
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Follow one writer's journey from a know-nothing fraud to a published writer (he hopes). Every writer has thought, at one point in time or all the time, that their writing is horrible, but Host Paul Sating tells you why you don't suck as much as you think you do. Building a community of empowered writers, one episode at a time.
 
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Finding hope as a writer can be difficult at times, even impossible. Author Lindsay Schopfer shares what hope has done for him, how it has gotten him through some challenging times, and how everyone can find hope, even beyond one-star Amazon reviews. Find information about Lindsay and his work on his website! Patrons get even more content! Over ...…
 
An aspect of your writing to look at when analyzing whether or not you have a pacing challenge. Patrons get 30% more content! Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about new stuff coming ...…
 
Peter Orullian, a fantasy author, comes on to talk all things editing. It's very insightful, packed with tips about what & how to deal with editors. You won't want to miss out. If you're a Patron, you get an extra 10 minutes of exclusive content! Check out Peter's website for more information about him, his music, and his books! Please leave a ...…
 
There's no such thing as writer's block and I share tips, tools, and tactics to show you how you can obliterate it from your writing life too. Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about ...…
 
Lessons learned and past guests from the first 100 episodes of the show. Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about new stuff coming out. Check out everything I've created thus far over ...…
 
Choosing POV should include a deeper examination than simply "what serves the story." Find out what you should be thinking about when deciding on which POV to tell a story in. Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for my newslet ...…
 
What makes politicians, preachers, and advertisers such good storytellers? And what trick can we leverage to improve our own stories to become even more effective with an audience? Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for my ne ...…
 
Paul Sating, creator of this show, has a new multi-genre flash fiction storytelling podcast called The Stories We Tell! This special episode on this feed features the full first episode of The Stories We Tell. If you're looking for more fiction, for different, inclusive fiction that features all voices, check out this first episode and then go ...…
 
Every writer has a bad writing day, and sometimes it's okay to quit. Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about new stuff coming out. Check out everything I've created thus far over on ...…
 
How do you sustain, year after year, through the highs and lows? And just what should a support network include for that sustainability? Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about new s ...…
 
Author AC Ward and I talk about the creative well, genre-switching, and becoming a full-time writer. Check AC Ward out! Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about new stuff coming out. ...…
 
A danger of writing groups can be that they have the potential to sanitize your writing. So, what do you do? Let's discuss that in this episode. Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear abo ...…
 
Don't fly too high, because it'll hurt that much more when you crash ... and you will. Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about new stuff coming out. Check out everything I've created ...…
 
What makes a blurb effective may depend on your audience. Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about new stuff coming out. Check out everything I've created thus far over on my website! ...…
 
What makes a blurb effective may depend on your audience. Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about new stuff coming out: Check out everything I've created thus far over on my website! ...…
 
What makes up a blurb? And just how do you build each blurb element? Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about new stuff coming out: Check out everything I've created thus far over on ...…
 
Don't think you have 'the right' to critique someone else's writing? Here's why you're mistaken & some tips, tools, and tactics for giving effective feedback. Thanks to Ashley Franklin of the Horrible Writing Writers Support Group on Facebook for the topic! Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found ...…
 
Editor's critiques don't come in a monolithic language. You may need to adjust the way you approach their edits differently, with each new book. And here's why... Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for my newsletter to be the ...…
 
Amazon rankings can distort reality. Do yourself a favor and don't strategize based solely on the perception it creates for you. Please leave a 5-star rating & review if you haven't already. It helps the show be found by others. Check out all my fiction (well, most of it) and sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about new stuff com ...…
 
The trailer for a new epic medieval fantasy from the creator of this show! It is said that steel helps a man win his crown, but it is his skill at treachery that helps him keep it. In Allidor, men scheme, fight and die to claim the right to wear the Crown of Thieves. Episode 1 will also be featured on this feed but, starting with episode 2 you ...…
 
Are reader expectations changing? Are we losing the beauty of prose to drive a need for accelerated plot points? And what does Game of Thrones' season 8 episode 3 have to do with this? Pick up my horror anthology today! Don't forget to leave a rating and review for the show. Please help! Also, if you become a Patron, you'll get more of this epi ...…
 
All serious writers need to expose their work to as many early readers as possible, especially at the beginning of your writing journey. BUT, not all critique groups are equal. What do you need to watch out for? What purpose and role do the various ones serve? Let's talk about that. Want free fiction? Pick up "The Plant" today, it's a short sto ...…
 
Your job sucks. You hate it. What's a writer to do if they want to pursue their dream? Find out! Want to get your books into the ears of thousands of potential new fans? Pick up Novel Idea to Podcast: How to Sell More Books Through Podcasting today! Support on Patreon! Please leave a rating and review if you're enjoying the show. It would reall ...…
 
From cultural appropriate to language and violence, and .... gasp ... sex, too many writers are afraid to truly tell the story inside them. In this episode, we talk about why you don't want to be that writer. Have you seen that "Novel Idea to Podcast" was named the 5th best podcasting ebook to read in 2019 by Book Authority?!?! I'm still flying ...…
 
Fiction is about escapism, taking people away from their daily lives. Why would we stunt that experience for them? World building is vitally important in the reader experience. So let's look at the big picture of worldbuilding. Get bonus content by becoming a Patron and supporting an Indie creator!By Paul Sating.
 
We're told a lot of wrong things throughout our lives. And it's so important to protect ourselves from these lies, that I had to share the message with you, my tribe. Want to support the show, to help me continue to bring the Horrible message to everyone, growing our collective community? The best thing you can do is to become a Patron today! B ...…
 
New format! Now listeners and fans will get to pick Paul's brain! An idea proposed by Dawn Pizzo of the Horrible Writing Writers Support Group on Facebook. Questions about process and publishing are answered in this episode. Patrons get nearly 15 minutes MORE of content & insight with her two additional questions. Support Indie creators today! ...…
 
Do you just watch TV (including movies, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) or do you study it? Guess which one is the "write" answer for writers? What you might think about the next time you turn on the TV & additional insights from other writers in the Horrible Writing Writers Support group on Facebook. Patrons get over 8 additional minutes of content! Beco ...…
 
Social media sucks as bad as my writing, but you still need to be on it. Yes, including Facebook. So stop saying "only old people use Facebook," or "I don't understand Twitter, so I don't bother." Well, unless you want to stop selling books (or not sell many outside your friends and family). Patrons got an extra 13 minutes of content. Support t ...…
 
It was hate that brought us together, when a writing competition excluded things like violence and sex and .... anything LGBTQ. Author Gwen Katz took a stand against the hate and was only too happy to come on and talk about being an LGBTQ author, the fiction space for LGBTQ fiction, how to respond to critics and more. You can find Gwen here. Ch ...…
 
Do you enjoy listening to fiction? Here’s a special episode supercut of all 12 episodes of YOU, my Patreon-exclusive fan-determined adventure, where the fans decide where the story goes. I’m currently fundraising so I can fund the 3rd season of Subject: Found and the follow-on to Who Killed Julie?. Without this critical funding, those shows wil ...…
 
The way we think can (and does) impact the outcomes in our lives. As writers, we have to be at our best to create the best art we can, and the way we look and think about the world is critical to that. How do you think about what happens to you each day? I'd love to hear your experiences. New structure! Now, each episode has exclusive Patron co ...…
 
Fantasy author Andy Peloquin comes on to talk about the highs and lows of hardcore writing rituals, how he does it, his process, and how every writer can do 'hardcore' writing for themselves. You can find him on his website, Facebook, and Twitter. Are you an epic/high/medieval fantasy fan? Did you know I have a new audio drama in development th ...…
 
An impassioned plea in this episode for writers to consider where they're going for feedback on their stories -- coming from a recent experience I had while preparing a story for the The Stories We Tell podcast. As writers, we have the right and a responsibility to write "the other," and anyone who tells us that we can't better have a good reas ...…
 
All I ever heard as I prepared to publish was that indie authors struggle to sell books during the holidays. In this episode, I tell you what happened to me. Do you think podcasting could help you? Why not pick up Novel Idea to Podcast and see how quickly it can launch you (and your book sales). Sold at all retailers and in audiobook. The show ...…
 
Chris Banks comes on to talk about the importance of work-life balance. This is one of those interviews that transcends writing, bleeding over into our real lives. You'll love this chat. You can find more information about ProWritingAid by clicking here, on Facebook, or Twitter. If you're enjoying the show, please take a second to rate or revie ...…
 
I often get asked how I can write so much. So, in this latest episode, I tell you how. Don't forget to subscribe to "The Stories We Tell" now!By Paul Sating.
 
JV Torres of Rise of King Asilas comes on the show to talk about growing up in a world of low expectations, how that formed him, and how he rose about it. JV even gives tips to others who feel voiceless. Find JV and his show: on Twitter @Kingasilas, on Facebook, or at the website. If this show adds value to your life, please take a few moments ...…
 
Happy 2019! How do you plan to sustain your writing (or any favorite activity) for the long-term? It's all about your mindset manifesting through behaviors. If you find this show helpful, please tell a friend. If you're feeling giving, please take a few minutes to rate & review the show on your favorite podcatcher--even the one that makes ratin ...…
 
Tips, tools, tactics to reach your writing goals and all sorts of secrets about why being a Paul Sating patron is going to pay off in 2019 and beyond. Enjoy this final episode of the show this year! It will return in 2019. Please be kind this holiday season and leave a rating for the show; though I will also take reviews as well. :) Pick up 12 ...…
 
If you want to reach your writing goals, you need to have an attitude. In this episode, I cover how having the right DGAF attitude will help you achieve. Are you an author? Want to sell more books? Check out how getting into audio can help you sell more in my new book, "Novel Idea to Podcast: How to Sell More Books Through Podcasting." If you'r ...…
 
USA Today Bestselling author Simon Wood comes on to talk about the aspect of writing which is (in my opinion) most critical to achieving success (however you define that for you). The Horrible Writing experience he shares is crushing ... and yet he didn't let that stop him. You can find Simon's books here. Check out some of Simon's workshops. O ...…
 
There's a ton of ways to look at author growth. Advance Reader Copies is one thing you can start looking at now, early in your career, to measure growth. Thank you for your download. If you enjoy the show, please leave a rating and maybe even a review to help others find the show. Looking to sell more books? Why not grab Novel Idea to Podcast: ...…
 
Writing is incredibly lonely and can manifest itself in unhealthy ways. In this episode. Ashley Quach of Deck the Halls (With Matrimony!) comes by to chat about her own struggles with it, how she deals with it, and how it can even be used as a plot developer. You can find Ashley's work at sassquachradio.com. Please rate and review Horrible Writ ...…
 
It's hard enough to get reviews for your titles. It hurts sometimes, when you don't see them for a long time, or at all. But what do you do when you get one and it's not very pretty? Are you trying to sell more books? What about starting your own podcast? Check out "Novel Idea to Podcast: How to Sell More Books Through Podcasting" for all the t ...…
 
Jonathan Goldberg of The Fall of the House of Sunshine comes on and we talk about that thing that all creatives have but which few want to admit to--jealousy. How it impacts us; what the hardest thing about creative jealousy is, and even how it can be a good thing. Check out the episode and then find him on Twitter or here (http://www.podmusica ...…
 
I believe audio is the future for independent authors and this episode focuses on why you might think about getting into the medium. Interested in what you heard about Novel Idea to Podcast? Pick it up today! Enjoying the show? Why not support it so I can keep doing it?By Paul Sating.
 
"There's a reason being invisible is a superpower." - Caren Gussoff Sumption We may think we're being inclusive as intellectuals, but are we? What are we missing? What could we do better? Should you write characters who are different from you? And don't miss the funniest horrible writing experience to date! You can find her on Twitter and Faceb ...…
 
Do you find yourself editing your book to death? Do you never seem to be able to put out as much content as others? Have you wondered how some people can write 1, 2, 3 or more books per year while you're averaging one per ice age? There may be something very critical, yet simple that you're not doing in your process. Let's talk about it in this ...…
 
Joanna Penn is an inspiration to the writing community, especially to those of us drinking from the fire hose, trying to understand all that comes with getting published. I've admired her drive and focus for nearly two years now--so I decided to sit down and talk to her about it. Find out: - Is your ladder against the wrong wall? - Does she thi ...…
 
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