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How do I write a book? How do I create compelling characters that readers will love? How do I build a believable world for my story? What does it even mean to write a story that works? Do you have any writing tips? These are just some of the big questions that developmental editor and book coach, Savannah Gilbo, digs into on the Fiction Writing Made Easy Podcast. Each week, Savannah shares actionable tools, tips, and strategies that will help you write, edit, and publish your book. So, wheth ...
 
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WoT Spoilers

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WoT Spoilers

Wheel Of Time Spoilers Podcast

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A deep dive into the hidden meaning, identity, and motivation in the story of The Wheel of Time. Designed for readers who have finished the series and are looking for more understanding without memorizing all the different Aes Sedai.
 
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The Dragon Reread

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The Dragon Reread

Jeff Lake, Micah Sparkman, and Alice Sullivan

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We're reading the Wheel of Time series of fantasy novels by Robert Jordan! We read them when we were younger, but now we are wiser. Why? Because they're so much fun! Adventure, magic, battles, politics, treachery, horses, braid-pulling... these books are top flight entertainment. They're also, as the kids say these days, "problematic". We'll dig into it as we go. We read about 5 chapters every episode, and we recap the events of the story, so you don't have to read along unless you want to. ...
 
Welcome to The Wheel Weaves Podcast!! The Wheel Weaves is a Wheel of Time podcast suitable for first time readers. Join Dani and Brett as they journey into the series for chapter analysis, character break-downs, and (probably wrong) predictions - all from the perspective of a WoT First Time Reader. Guided by Brett, the long-time super fan, Dani reads through the series knowing absolutely nothing! No spoilers here!
 
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tWoTcast

Jono, Joe and Tom

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tWoTcast is the Wheel of Time podcast featuring Jono, Joe and Tom. Enjoy rereads and commentary of the Wheel of Time book series written by Robert Jordan and completed by Brandon Sanderson. Also, LIVE shows from conventions, rereads of other book series and other general nerd culture discussions.
 
C-SPAN brings together best-selling nonfiction authors and influential interviewers for wide-ranging, hour- long conversations. Find this podcast every Saturday after 10 pm ET. From C-SPAN, the network that brings you "Lectures in History" and "Q&A" podcasts.
 
If you want to know how bestselling authors find the time to write their books, the methods they use to be productive and how they find their ideas you will love this podcast. Writing coach Azul Terronez shares interviews with clients such as Pat Flynn, of the Smart Passive Income, Jon Vroman, of the Front Row Factor, and Dana Malstaff of Boss-Mom, Jadah Sellner of Simple Green Smoothies. Learn from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling authors. Want to get behind th ...
 
New episodes come out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical journalist who had a panic attack on live national television, which led him to try something he otherwise never would have considered: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, 10% Happier. On this show, Dan talks with eminent meditation teachers, top scientists, and even the odd celebrity. Guests include everyone from His Holin ...
 
Sam and Will discuss the Wheel of Time book series and the upcoming television series. We like to keep it light, because if you like fantasy you're probably looking for an escape. We will never talk politics and we try to make content that you can listen to with your niece and nephew. We will often bring up other nerd culture things if we think they're related - like Marvel, GoT, Star Wars, LoTR, Harry Potter, Star Trek etcetera. We will compare WoT to other fantasy book series. If you're st ...
 
A monthly conversation about books and ideas on NTS Radio hosted by friends Carrie Plitt, a literary agent, and Octavia Bright, a writer and academic. Each show features an author interview, book recommendations, lively discussion and a little music too, all built around a related theme - anything from the novella to race to masculinity. Listen live on NTS Radio www.nts.live
 
Demystifying book writing for busy solopreneurs. This podcast explores the systems, the mindset and the skills you need to write and publish legendary thought leadership books. Diego Pineda is the author of 15 books, including the Amazon bestseller The Solo Thought Leader: From Solopreneur to Go-To Expert in 7 Steps.
 
Between them, Anna David and Zara Barrie not only host three podcasts but have also written nine books and thousands of articles. Much of that work has focused on topics you’re not supposed to talk, let alone write, about. In this season of the show that believes publishing should be fun, they discuss what it’s like to write about all the unmentionables—from sex and drugs to mental illness and money. Enjoy the party.
 
The Stacks is your one stop shop to talk books and reading. Guests will join the host, Traci Thomas for lively discussions about books and the ways they have shaped their lives, and they way we all understand culture, race, politics, and more. The last Wednesday of each month Traci and guest will break down a book in detail as part of The Stacks Book Club. Make sure to check the website www.thestackspodcast.com for more details, including upcoming The Stacks Book Club picks.
 
THE BIBLIO FILE is one of the world's leading podcasts about "the book" and an inquiry into the wider world of book culture. Hosted by Nigel Beale it features wide ranging conversations with authors, poets, book publishers, booksellers, book editors, book collectors, book makers, book scholars, book critics, book designers, book publicists, literary agents and other certified bibliophiles.
 
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.
 
The Penguin Podcast is a fortnightly interview series where we speak to authors about what drives them: from where, how and why they write, to their inspirations, aspirations, and even the struggles they've faced along the way. Listen for lively conversations and plenty of book recommendations. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
Do you have a book inside you? This is a podcast about how to write and self-publish your inspirational, life-changing, non-fiction book - especially if you are a Coach, Healer, Hypnotherapist, or expert in EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Matrix Reimprinting. Or simply a heart-centered Entrepreneur. Your book will help you stand out like a “Sparkling Unicorn in a sea of sameness.” Host Caryl Westmore, the world’s first “Tapping Book Coach” is a multi-published self-help author an ...
 
No matter where you are on your writing journey we juggle our dreams with the reality of everyday life. Do you want to know how stories come into being? How do the words get on the page? Who puts them there? Where to start, and what you really need in your Writer's Toolbox that very few people will tell you about...That's the magic you're going to discover here on The Writer's Help Desk!
 
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Alzabo Soup

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Alzabo Soup

Philip Armstrong and Andrew Metzroth

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Alzabo Soup is a literary analysis podcast where we literally become our favorite authors by devouring portions of their brains. We do chapter-by-chapter analysis of our favorite speculative fiction, researching the details and discussing the implications. We are currently covering The Book of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe.
 
Everyone has to start somewhere, and if you want to be an author, here's how you start. Welcome to the Writer's Tribe Talk show, where we'll be talking all things writing, publishing, and promoting. Have questions? I'd love to hear from you! Want to be a guest? I'd love to hear from you, too! I'm author, speaker, and Connecticut Authors and Publisher's Association Vice President, Elsa Kurt I'm here to help you Navigate Your Path To Authorship. Email me @pathtoauthorship@gmail.com
 
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For the next few months, we’re sharing some of our favorite conversations from the podcast’s archives. This week’s segments first appeared in 2017 and 2015, respectively. Andrew Sean Greer won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for his comic novel “Less,” about a down-on-his-luck novelist named Arthur Less who embarks on a round-the-world trip to forget his …
 
A new interview with Vermont author Doug Wilhelm about his nonfiction book, Catalysts for Change: How Nonprofits and a Foundation Are Helping Shape Vermont's Future (Rootstock). This week’s Write the Book Prompt was kindly suggested by my guest, Doug Wilhelm, who thinks about stories all the time. Find one observation: something you’ve overhead or …
 
Queen Elizabeth 11 passed this week (September 9, 2022) reminding us of our own mortality. And co-incidentally, this was when this interview with Michael La Ronn took place. There are strict protocols to follow in the UK to ensure King Charles 111 became king immediately on the queen's passing. But what protocols do you as an author or creator of d…
 
This week, host June Thomas talks to reporter Casey Parks, whose new memoir Diary of a Misfit was more than a decade in the making. In the interview, Casey explains how the book started as a documentary project that focused on a person from her hometown. Then she discusses the gradual evolution of the project and her decision to make it more person…
 
Most business books are filled with fluff. In this episode, I share with you a technique I use to write concise, clear prose that makes sure your book is free of fluff. The technique is called the CPE Method. CPE stands for Concept, Proof, and Example. Listen to the episode to learn how to use this method in your book and whatever else you are writ…
 
Following her intuition took Laura Michelle Powers from being an unemployed, physically ill divorcee to being a psychic to the Stars. Now, Laura has had amazing experiences overseas, hosts a top-100 podcast in the Apple Store, has published eight books, and is also a psychic, actress, entertainer, world traveler, singer-songwriter, and speaker. In …
 
Author Ingrid Rojas Contreras joins us again to talk about our book club selection How to Write An Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee. Our discussion of this essay collection covers the artists' relationship to critical reviews, and how much day jobs and everyday life inform art. We also ask, how important is truth to fiction, and what consti…
 
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Mark Joseph Stern for a romp through the jurisprudential headlines. It’s been a week. Highlights include: Donald Trump’s legal woes in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents investigation, and at the hands of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil suit. Then, we’re live at Politics and Prose in Washington DC, with …
 
Recorded at the BBC's Contains Strong Language Festival in Birmingham, Ian showcases verse that has arisen from two collaborative projects: Across Borders and Language Is a Queer Thing. Dzifa Benson's explores the phenomenon of the Ghanaian drinking name which is part of her Ewe heritage, and we ask our poets to come up with their own.Alvin Pang gi…
 
For the next few months, we’re sharing some of our favorite conversations from the podcast’s archives. This week’s segments first appeared in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Jann Wenner, the co-founder and longtime editor of Rolling Stone magazine, has a new memoir out — but it’s not the first book to tell his life story: In 2017, the journalist Joe H…
 
The boys are back with another metaphysics episode, inspired by Ishamael. This time we brought some guests along...the lovely and fantastic ladies of North Harbor Podcast! Get 10% off of Dubby Energy by using code BTP or this link: https://www.dubby.gg/discount/BTP North Harbor Podcast Twitter: @NorthHarborPod https://twitter.com/NorthHarborPod You…
 
Tim asks: I remember you telling Dave Robison on the Roundtable, when discussing one of his story ideas, that he should ‘try to stay interested, rather than obsessed’ and I’m curious if you could elaborate on the difference between the two states of mind. Resources Mentioned Roundtable Podcast: First Anniversary Episode The post Question 1045: Inte…
 
This week, Trisha celebrates a new school year by recommending a few picture books that belong in any adult’s home library. Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher and never miss a beat book. Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. This content contains affiliate links. When you …
 
In this previously released episode, Malcolm Gladwell responds to backlash he received over his belief that working in an office—and the collaborative creative environment it can offer—is in your best interest (and in the interest of others). We also dive deep into some of the important themes featured in the seventh season of his podcast Revisioni…
 
Dr. Avanti Kumar-Singh was well into her twenties before she became aware that her parents had raised her in an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Her parents had immigrated from India to Chicago, and to Avanti, this lifestyle was just a normal daily routine and perspective on life that became culturally ingrained in her as she grew. It was only when she went fr…
 
For this minisode we’re doing something a little different - this episode is sponsored by publisher Picador, who this year have launched a new list of contemporary classics, called The Picador Collection, to coincide with their 50th anniversary year. With the aim of bringing seminal titles to a new generation of readers, the Picador Collection comb…
 
This week on From the Front Porch, Annie’s husband Jordan joins her to talk all about audiobooks! The books mentioned in this episode can be purchased from The Bookshelf’s Libro.fm playlist (or as physical books from The Bookshelf): Annie's picks: Anna K: A Love Story by Jenny Lee Falling by TJ Newman Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman Going Th…
 
Caine asks: I’d be very interested in hearing your thoughts regarding the theory about “ancient aliens” directing and interacting with early humans. Resources: Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Daniken At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft Battlestar Galactica (original series) Stargate film and series The Book of Mormon Exodus story of the R…
 
On this week’s Book Club podcast we’re talking about the best crime writer you’ve (probably) never heard of. As Penguin reissues three of Josephine Tey’s classic Golden Age novels, I’m joined by Nicola Upson, whose own detective stories (most recently Dear Little Corpses) feature Tey as a central character. She tells me about the unique character o…
 
Today we speak with Saeed Jones - award-winning author of the new poetry collection Alive at the End of the World. Our conversation covers the art of embracing chaos and finding humor, and how Saeed considers his poems in relation to the reading and the performance of poetry. Saeed also explains why he thinks of all his poems as traps. The Stacks B…
 
According to Forbes, James Patterson makes an annual income of $80 million. Industry insiders have estimated it to be much higher. One said that Patterson earned 20% of all royalties earned by all authors in 2019, making him the highest-paid American author. Even though he sells the most books, I don’t hear his name mentioned often at writers confe…
 
Is it possible to be happy no matter what happens? Today we’re going right to the source of what makes us unhappy to learn how to disarm and disable potential suffering before it owns us. Everything that comes up in our mind is either pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. In other words, with everything we experience, we either want it, don’t want it, …
 
This week on the Penguin Podcast, our new host Athena Kugblenu talks to bestselling author and screenwriter, Gabrielle Zevin. Gabrielle joins us to discuss her latest novel, Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow. They also discuss literature and gaming, why we need to merge our online selves with our real-life selves, the importance of love in friends…
 
In this episode, we're taking a deep dive into the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. Join me and fellow developmental editor, Abigail Perry, as we nerd out about the fifth book in the Harry Potter series! [03:40] A very quick summary of the first chapter [06:25] A macro analysis of the first chapter using 7…
 
Author Richard Butner joins the show to celebrate his marvelous first book, The Adventurists and Other Stories (Small Beer Press). We get into the F&SF story that started him on the writing path, his love of the Fantastic in fiction, his background in engineering & how he has to throw it out the window when it comes to writing, and the theme of ret…
 
At long last, we release our deep dive breakdown videos reacting to the WoT TV show! Recorded as videos originally, we hope you enjoy this audio-only version of our thoughts. Get ad-free episodes through our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wotspoilers Like the Spoiler-filled conversation here? Listen to our podcast WoTSpoilers on any podcast app! …
 
Tim asks: I’ve looked back to the first novel I ever wrote – when I was 14 – over the last week. I was surprised to find it had a stronger theme than most of my books. What kind of value do you place on the theme, whether discovered or planned, in a work of fiction? Resources Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing — Dave Farland/Wolverton Sta…
 
This week, Liberty and Tirzah discuss The Getaway, The Killing Code, Rust in the Root, and more great books. Follow All the Books! using RSS, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify and never miss a book. And sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may …
 
In this episode, Dani and Brett are joined by Tyler to discuss chapter 23 of The Path of Daggers. Welcome A Flame in the Void to The Wheel Weaves Patreon team! Thanks for your generosity and support! We would like to acknowledge and thank our Executive Producers Brandy and Aaron Kirkwood, Sean McGuire, Janes, Albert Lorenzo, LightBlindedFool, The A…
 
This week Angela welcomes Karah Preiss, Co-Founder of Bellatrist, to the show. They talk about how Bellatrist came to be, what she's reading right now, and the role books that have changed her life. They also talk about 'the biz,' and how to turn a book into a TV show or movie. Belletrist celebrates great books and the people who read them. Learn m…
 
College application season is approaching fast—too fast—for 16-yr old Maya and her mother, Melissa. The problem? Maya has no idea where to go or what to study. It doesn’t help that there are thousands of schools to choose from, and little transparency about their true cost. On this episode of How To!, we bring on Ron Lieber, New York Times money co…
 
'Strategy is effectively the map which takes you to your destination... tactics are the vehicles you're going to use to get there.' Jenna Tiffany has worked with many businesses who mistook tactics for strategy. She decided the best way to help them - and many others - was to write a book. Because books, as her foreword writer Dan Barker points out…
 
North and South is Elizabeth Gaskell’s fourth novel and considered by many to be her best. It tells the story of Margaret Hale, a principled young middle-class woman from the rural South whose family are obliged to re-settle in the Northern industrial town of Milton. Joining us to discuss the novel’s contemporary relevance, are two new guests: Jenn…
 
David Zahl is the founder and director of Mockingbird Ministries, editor-in-chief of the Mockingbird website, and co-host of The Mockingcast. His new book is Low Anthropology: The Unlikely Key to a Gracious View of Others (and Yourself). He writes, "Low anthropology keeps the avenues of communication open. It provides a bulwark against burnout. It …
 
Jessica Nordell is a science and culture journalist who has written for the Atlantic and the New York Times. She earned a B.A. in physics from Harvard and an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her new book is called The End of Bias, A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias. Photo Credit: Leslie Pl…
 
If you try to please everybody, your book will most certainly flop. That's why you must find your perfect reader. In this episode, I show you how to find a niche for your book and how to take a stand on your topic, so your readers become loyal fans. Are you ready to write your book? Take The Author IQ Test and see how you score. Music: https://www.…
 
John Dickerson talks with author Ada Calhoun about her new memoir, Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me. What started as Calhoun’s attempt to finish the biography of Frank O’Hara that her father started, turned into a gripping story of Calhoun’s relationship with her father. Calhoun and Dickerson talk about not pulling punches when it comes…
 
Before Felix Francis became a novelist he spent many years as a physics teacher, helping his father, crime writer and jockey Dick Francis, with research in his spare time. After his father’s death, Francis became a full-time author in his own right. His 16th novel is ‘Hands Down’, about a conspiracy in the world of horse racing. Here he speaks to G…
 
Naomi Bacon is a seasoned book marketer, and founder of The Tandem Collective. She has worked with JK Rowling’s agency, The Blair Partnership, as well as Pottermore, Pan Macmillan, Penguin and Hachette. Her ambition has always been "to be at the forefront of digital innovation, creating meaningful connections between publishing partners, content cr…
 
Shortlisted Booker author Percival Everett kicks off our Booker Prize coverage with a discussion of The Trees and former Booker winner Ian McEwan reveals that his latest novel, Lessons, is his most personal work and certainly his longest. Also, Jay Carmichael explains how he went beyond the archive for his second novel, Marlo, on gay relationships …
 
Luan Goldie won the Costa Short Story Prize in 2017, and her debut novel Nightingale Point was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her latest novel, These Streets, touches on issues of homelessness, mental health, and single parent families, and is full of warmth, wit and life. Luan tells us how she’s balanced working […] The post EP403: …
 
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