This week for 5 Things Friday, I decided to share 5 Writing & Publishing Podcasts I Listen to Each Week. I love podcasts. I love being able to listen to something and still be able to do something else at the same time. It speaks to my multitasking heart.
Each week, I listen to several different podcasts. Some I listen to while I shower. Some I listen to while I work. Others, I listen to while I play games before I go to sleep each night. I have several favorites, and today I am sharing only a portion of the writing and publishing ones I listen to each week. Some of these are daily podcasts, and others are weekly. So here are 5 of them in no particular order…
The Smarter Artist- This is a daily podcast. The episodes are short, usually around 3-7 minutes in length. I love listening to this one in the shower as it gets my work day off to a good and inspiring start. Author entrepreneurs Sean Platt, David Wright, and Johnny B. Truant promise that in just a few minutes a day, they will help you to get smarter faster in your creative work. It is one of my very favorites.
The Self Publishing Podcast- This is a weekly podcast. I started listening to Sean Platt, David Wright, and Johnny B. Truant through this podcast. It was one of the first ones I ever bothered to listen to and it is one of my favorites. They discuss all sorts of things about writing and publishing your work as an indie author. I will caution you that they do use some not so nice language at times, but if you can look past that, they have lots of great ideas and there is much to learn from them. They don’t need the bad language, but it seems to be part of who they are. They have other podcasts like the first one I mentioned that are safe to listen to with kids around. Haha. But I often find myself laughing with them throughout this podcast. They remind me of the guys I used to hang out with in school, minus the language. Pretty much they are my people as I share a similar sense of humor as they do.
The Part-Time Writers Podcast- This is a weekly podcast. I started listening to this one from the very start. These two guys, C. M. Raymond, and Lee Barbant, make me laugh. I have gotten a kick out of listening to their journey to becoming full time writers and authors. They originally started with the goal of accomplishing that in just a year, but having hit that anniversary recently, they are extending the goal for another year. Well worth listening to and you just may smile.
Meet The Thriller Author-This started out as a weekly podcast, but just recently became a biweekly podcast. Alan Petersen is the host and creator for this podcast. He interviews other Thriller Authors and shares what motivates, inspires, and makes them tick. They share how and why they chose the thriller genre to write in. I love it as it has a lot of variety, while still maintaining structure. Each podcast is about 30 to 45 minutes and I have yet to not be fascinated and entertained. I highly recommend this one if you have an interest in this genre.
Writing Excuses- This is a short weekly podcast filled with writing tips for the writer. Each episode lasts between 15 to 20 minutes. They are currently just starting their 12th season. Each season they delve in deep with a topic. The podcast usually has 3 to 4 hosts per episode, so there is lots of interactive discussion on the chosen subtopic each week. The podcast goes by very quickly and is very entertaining and informative. It is nice to see the different points of view and decide where you fit in among them.
Honorable Mention (because I really can’t just name 5…)
Author Strong Podcast- This podcast is currently on a hiatus. However, don’t think that there isn’t plenty for you to listen to while they are on break. There are currently 514 back episodes that are well worth listening to while you wait. This podcast is hosted by Matt Morris and Nancy Elliott. The podcast started out as a daily podcast and each episode lasts about 30 minutes or so. There are some longer and some a little shorter. But you get the idea. I enjoy the chemistry and camaraderie between the two hosts and this is one I listen to very often. I am looking forward to them coming back and dazzling me once again. In the meantime, I have lots to listen to in those 514 back episodes.
So there you go…5 of the writing and publishing podcasts that I listen to each and every week. Do you listen to podcasts? What are some of your favorite podcasts?