In recent times I’ve become something of a writing podcast fiend. I find that by listening to them, it’s not simply mobile entertainment while I walk to work, but with writing podcasts in particular, my mind wanders to my own work, often getting the creative juices flowing.
Alison Tait and Valerie Khoo (both successful authors and journalists) helm So You Want To Be a Writer, what they describe as:
Bringing you the latest in news, opportunities, trends – and maybe even a bit gossip – in the world of writing, blogging and publishing.
There’s 13 episodes released so far, and with around 10 under my belt I have to say, it is a highly enjoyable cast. It starts out as a bit of a natter between the two hosts, covering what they’ve been up to in the writing world, usually followed by an in-depth interview with the likes of authors, publishers or editors. They discuss anything from the drafting process, to creating an author platform to meeting deadlines.
For anyone interested in becoming a writer, or even just what’s going on in the writing world, I highly recommend this podcast. Also grab yourself a copy of the app Downcast- it’s far superior to Apple’s iOS equivalent – and free!