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Best Amwriting podcasts we could find (updated March 2020)
Best Amwriting podcasts we could find
Updated March 2020
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Entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity and creativity for writers in all genres, hosted by Jessica Lahey (freelancer, essayist and NYT best-selling author of "The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Children Can Succeed", KJ Dell'Antonia (NYT contributor and former editor; her novel, The Chicken Sisters, debuts in June 2020, How to Be a Happier Parent is available now) and Sarina Bowen (USA today best-selling author of more than 30 romance novels).
 
Brendan O'Meara is an author and journalist. The Creative Nonfiction Podcast is a weekly podcast that showcases leaders in narrative journalism, essay, memoir, documentary film, and radio. Brendan teases out the origins, habits, routines, and tactics these masters—Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestsellers—use so that listeners can apply those tools to their own work.
 
Word Carver appeals to writers and readers, discussing craft, plot, memoir, essays, and poetry with authors and creative writing professionals. Show host Cynthia Rosi with additional reporting by Amy Dalrymple. Music credit: Rise and Shine (2015) by Seastock on Jamendo.com.
 
On The 9th Story Podcast we discuss writing, stories, and storytelling with experts of all mediums, including books, movies, visual art, oral telling, TV, radio, audio drama, poetry, comics, and more. Created by Daniel Foytik, season 4 saw the addition of Jeanette Andromeda as co-host. Season five marked the addition of Immortal Alexander, who took over as Jeanette's co-host, with Daniel Foytik moving into an off air role as executive producer.
 
Follow along as book launch expert Tim Grahl teaches you the fundamentals of launching a bestselling book. Based on his work with hundreds of authors and launching dozens of top New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other bestselling books, he will share the insights and step-by-step tactics you can use to launch your own successful book.
 
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Feeling a wee bit stuck? Struggling to get anything on the page? Well, we all are—and not only does this week’s guest know from writer’s block (her last book came out in 2004), but she gave a raging case of it to her protagonist in her new novel, which allowed her—and us—to really dig in deep into what happens when the words don’t come. Join KJ and…
 
In a rare convergence of taste, all four Roundtablers loved this week’s story, Brooklyn, and derived masses of actionable story advice from it. This 2015 film was directed by James Crowley from a screenplay that Nick Hornby adapted from Colm Tóibín’s 2008 novel of the same name. Each week one of the Roundtable team—Valerie Francis, Anne Hawley, Kim…
 
Well, fellow writers, when we recorded this we were just at the beginning of it all. It’s safe to say things have already changed—all of us have families at home, we’re all shut down, with noisy houses full of people trying in various ways to work online. We went from “trying to work anyway” through “I give up for a few days” and now we’re back to …
 
There's a lot going on in the world right now, and as always, that comes with a lot of pressure -- even the pressure to create. Today, we're talking about internal and external pressures, how they impact (and often disrupt) our creative processes and inspiration, what they mean for us as writers, and how we can respond to them in a productive way. …
 
The Roundtablers find more cloud than silver lining in this week’s entry, as Kim looks at establishing life values in your opening scenes with Silver Linings Playbook, both the 2008 novel by Matthew Quick and its 2012 film adaptation by David O. Russell. Each week one of the Roundtable team—Valerie Francis, Anne Hawley, Kim Kessler, or Leslie Watts…
 
It’s wet, it’s wild, and it’s decadent this week as Leslie leads the Roundtablers through Kelly Robson’s Nebula-award-nominated novella, “Waters of Versailles,” a status story with a fantasy historical setting in the French court of the 18th century. Each week one of the Roundtable team—Valerie Francis, Anne Hawley, Kim Kessler, or Leslie Watts—aim…
 
Paul Lisicky, author of Later: My Life at the Edge of the World (Graywolf Press, 2020), talks about his latest book. Big thanks to Bay Path University's MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing and to HippoCamp 2020 for the support. Head over to brendanomeara.com for show notes and to sign up for the monthly newsletter.…
 
And you thought our shelves full of self help books were just to manage our own issues! Nope, there’s another use for them. Our guest this week, Kathleen Smith, is a therapist and writer and the author of Everything Isn't Terrible, a helpful and humorous guide to shedding our anxious habits and building a more solid sense of self in our increasingl…
 
Anne's short story choice this week might be a little too short. Join the Roundtablers as they hash out the issue with Elizabeth Gilbert's famously reduced "Pilgrims" (1993). Each week one of the Roundtable team—Valerie Francis, Anne Hawley, Kim Kessler, or Leslie Watts—aims to get to the bottom of a specific story principle by analyzing a film, no…
 
Alexander Norman, author of The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020), joins me to talk about his new book and how he has struggled to find his voice as a writer. Thanks to Bay Path University, HippoCamp2020, and my monthly newsletter for the support.By Brendan O'Meara
 
It’s our 200th episode! In all that time, we’ve never missed a week and never regretted our choice to spend 40 minutes (ish) together—and with you. We love doing the podcast, so this week we thought we’d answer a few podcast-y questions we get a lot: should you start a podcast? Can a podcast help promote a book? Is there gold in them thare podcast …
 
It’s 20 minutes of insight this time as Valerie Francis and Leslie Watts bring you a bite-size episode on character development. Here on the Roundtable we're dedicated to helping you become a better writer, following the Story Grid method developed by Shawn Coyne. In these episodes we bring you some shorter solo articles and interviews on topics th…
 
The author Adrienne Brodeur is here to talk about her memoir Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me (HMH, 2019) Thanks to our sponsors in Bay Path University's MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing. Thanks also to HippoCamp 2020. Use the promo code CNFPOD2020 to receive $40 off your registration! And, of course, my monthly newsletter.…
 
Our guest today, Dan Blank, sure seems like a man who loves his work. On his own podcast, the Creative Shift, he’s a warm and engaged interviewer. In his emails, he’s genuine and engaged. Is he selling his book and his services as an advisor to authors developing their platform and launching their work into the world? Sure, but it never feels like …
 
Valerie leads the team into the dystopian future of 2019 to examine the forces of antagonism in Ridley Scott’s 1982 science fiction noir classic, Blade Runner. Loosely adapted from Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the screenplay was written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples. Each week one of the Roundtable team—V…
 
Damon Brown is the author of Bring Your Worth and he joins me to talk about that, creativity, and a whole lot more. Thanks to Bay Path University's MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing for the support. Be sure to sign up for the my monthly newsletter.By Brendan O'Meara
 
It’s 20 minutes of deep insight this time as Anne brings you a bite-size episode on how, after writing for five decades, she has finally learned to write. Here on the Story Grid Editor Roundtable we're dedicated to helping you become a better writer, following the Story Grid method developed by Shawn Coyne. In these episodes we bring you some short…
 
When is writing not writing? I know, it sounds like a riddle. But it's actually a great question in disguise that leads to a necessary discussion of what the writing process actually *is*. Buckle in! For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/when-writing-isnt-writing-wnp-077/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, b…
 
It’s 20 minutes of deep insight this time as Valerie Francis and Leslie Watts bring you a bite-size episode on why you need a masterwork. Here on the Roundtable we're dedicated to helping you become a better writer, following the Story Grid method developed by Shawn Coyne. In these episodes we bring you some shorter solo articles and interviews on …
 
It’s 20 minutes of deep insight this time as Valerie Francis and Leslie Watts bring you a bite-size episode all about the progressive complications and escalating stakes of Whiplash. Here on the Roundtable we're dedicated to helping you become a better writer, following the Story Grid method developed by Shawn Coyne. In these bite size episodes we …
 
How do you become a science writer? What if you didn’t even think you liked science as a kid? What if, instead of “serious journalism”, you spent the first half of your career covering celebrities and royals, even becoming the London Bureau Chief for People magazine? Then you’re in perfect shape, at least if you’re our guest, Lydia Denworth. She te…
 
It’s 20 minutes of deep insight this time as Valerie Francis and Leslie Watts bring you a bite-size episode on how to analyze a scene. Here on the Roundtable we're dedicated to helping you become a better writer, following the Story Grid method developed by Shawn Coyne. In these episodes we bring you some shorter solo articles and interviews on top…
 
Tim O'Brien, author of Dad's Maybe Book, talks all things writing, reading and turning a maybe something into an actual something. Bay Path University's MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing made this show possible. As did my monthly newsletter. Go get it.By Brendan O'Meara
 
It’s another wintry story this week as Leslie continues her exploration of POV and narrative device in Alice Munro’s 1999 short story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain,” and Away From Her, the 2006 Sarah Polley film adapted from it. Each week one of the Roundtable team—Valerie Francis, Anne Hawley, Kim Kessler, or Leslie Watts—aims to get to the bot…
 
How do you know if you've set a good writing goal for yourself? Or is goal-setting for writing even a good idea? Today's episode explores how we move along the path toward success. Links: Your New Year's Writing Resolution - WNP 032 Crafting Your Mission Statement - WNP 046 For full show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/what-makes-a…
 
Hey, CNFers! It's Kristina Gaddy, author of Flowers in the Gutter. This episode is sponsored by Bay Path University's MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing. It's also sponsored by my monthly newsletters. Reading recommendations, riffs, and what you might have missed from the world of the podcast. First of the month. No spam. Can't beat it.…
 
The Roundtablers take on a whole new question this week as Anne starts her study of how modern short stories work. We analyze Arna Bontemps Hemenway’s 5200-word tale of love and war, “Wolves of Karelia,” published in August, 2019 in The Atlantic. Each week one of the Roundtable team—Valerie Francis, Anne Hawley, Kim Kessler, or Leslie Watts—aims to…
 
Fear shows up for us writers in a lot of ways we don't expect or recognize. Let's explore those fears — and how they're holding us back — together. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patron on Patreon! https://patreon.com/sarahrheawerner Thank you as always for…
 
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