by: Brittany Lawrence
Are you still feeling secluded? Are you at home trying to improve your writing, but not sure where to turn? Here are a few ideas to keep you going.
From Apple, Spotify, Castbox, to Anchor, there are dozens of platforms for you to explore. With topics ranging from lawn care to auto specs. People share their thoughts and expertise like never before.
If you’re writing about a topic you’re not familiar with you can now turn time spent on chores into a learning experience from a pro. Or, if you’re starting to market your own work; start your own podcast! Discuss your books and processes. Cross market with fellow writers for even more exposure. Talk about your struggles, or your pets. No matter the topic, your fans will eat it up.
Below is a short list of podcasts geared toward writers of every level.
PPW member Jenny Kate has conversations with writers, publishers, bloggers, agents and more. Discussions cover every aspect of writing from business plans, book launches, and social media, to plotting, worldbuilding, and editing.
Functional Nerds is a weekly podcast (airing on Tuesdays) from author/blogger Patrick Hester (PPW member) and author/teacher Tracy Townsend focusing on science fiction and fantasy media: television, film, comics, and new media such as fan films, audio dramas, online animated comics and more, technology, gadgets and all things Apple as well as music and the occasional video game.
Authors Kevin Hearn and Delilah S. Dawson discuss writing, publishing, and answer questions from twitter with honesty and healthy dose humor.
Lauren Zurchin, fantasy and sci-fi author interviews a broad range of both self and traditionally published authors.
Agents Laura Zats and Erik Hane, discuss the industry happy hour style.
They also have a Patreon, a paid subscription, where they go in-depth on queries, and manuscripts submitted anonymously.
Agent Renee Nyen hosts KT Literary’s podcast. Here she discusses writing, the industry, and interviews fellow agents and authors.
You read that right, Writer’s Market has their own podcast! Robert Lee Brewer and Brian A. Klems discuss queries, agents, and all things publishing.
“Nerds and geeks unite! BEYOND THE TROPE was a writing podcast before we expanded into general nerdiness. Tired of snobs telling you that pop culture is rubbish? Join us in our crusade to push back in force! We explore the deeper side of pop culture, from science fiction and fantasy to cosplay, RPGs, comics, and writing.”
Brittany A. Lawrence has seventeen years of writing experience under her belt. From self-publishing her first novel at fourteen; to contributing to Felt Tips an erotic anthology, her writing experience is vast. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and tortie, Midnight. You can find her writing as B. A. Lawrence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pintrest.