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Podcasts for Writers: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt

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I recently got back into listening to podcasts, so I thought I’d share what I believe are some great podcasts for writers. These cover a wide range of topics and can serve as instruction for writing, managing your career, or just good old inspiration.

Let’s get to it.

1: The Creative Writer’s Toolbelt – Covering a range of topics from writing tips to self-care, Andrew J. Chamberlain has over 100 episodes (and still going), in which he dispenses his own wisdom, and shares that of his many guests.

2: Create if Writing – Kirsten Oliphant hosts a series on building a practical online platform, with advice aimed specifically at those who, like her, have struggled to balance branding with writing.

3: Helping Writers Become Authors – K.M. Weiland’s articles have been a mainstay of this column ever since I took it on, and I’m happy to share her podcast series which delves into some of the meatiest writing advice you’re likely to find.

4: Write Now – Sarah Werner’s weekly podcast is the place to go for inspiration, and encouragement to keep you writing every day.

5: The Creative Penn Podcast – Another regular addition to my articles, Joanna Penn also releases a weekly podcast with author interviews, advice on writing, and information on marketing and treating your writing as a business.

6: Writing Excuses – Started by luminaries Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Taylor, this podcast is nice and short, with each episode just 15 minutes long. As the crew behind it say, “because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart.” Great insights from writers with years of experience in the industry.

That’s it from me for this week. I hope you enjoy these shows as much as I do.

(c) Paul Anthony Short


Paul Anthony Shortt believes in magic and monsters; in ghosts and fairies, the creatures that lurk under the bed and inside the closet. The things that live in the dark, and the heroes who stand against them. Above all, he believes that stories have the power to change the world, and the most important stories are the ones which show that monsters can be beaten.

Paul's work includes the Memory Wars Trilogy and the Lady Raven Series. His short fiction has appeared in the Amazon #1 bestselling anthology, Sojourn Volume 2.

Website: http://www.paulanthonyshortt.com

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