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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).
 
Explore the meaning of science fiction, and how it's relevant to real-life science and society. Your hosts are Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science. Every two weeks, we take deep dives into science fiction books, movies, television, and comics that will expand your mind -- and maybe change your life
 
Take your writing from average to awesome, and learn tools of the trade from bestselling authors, master writing teachers, and publishing industry insiders. This podcast will give you tools and techniques to help you get those words on the page and your stories out into the world. Past guests include: Delia Ephron, John Sandford, Steve Berry, Jojo Moyes, Tana French, Guy Kawasaki, and more.
 
Odyssey is an intensive six-week workshop for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror held each summer on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Top authors, editors, and agents serve as guest lecturers. These podcasts are excerpts from guest lectures. For more information, visit http://www.odysseyworkshop.org.
 
WritersCast is the voice of writers. Host David Wilk interviews authors of new and forthcoming fiction, poetry and non-fiction books, talking with them about their work as writers, the stories they tell, the subjects they write about and the books they write. Writers reveal the thoughts and ideas behind their writing, and talk about a wide variety of topics of interest to their readers.
 
A weekly podcast about books, writing, reading, and raccoons. Hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister, editors at Barrelhouse Magazine and authors of fiction and creative nonfiction. Winner of a 2015 Philadelphia Geek Award for Best Streaming Media Project. You don't need to read the books to enjoy the show!
 
Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers dealing with authentic platform building online. You will hear from experts on list-building, connecting through Twitter, and how to utilize Facebook. But tools for building an audience would feel empty without a little inspiration, so these training episodes are balanced with inspirational interviews with writers who share their creative process, ups and downs, and how they have dealt with success or failure. Kirsten Oliphant is ...
 
In every episode we look inside the daily diary of a writer, to peak at the secrets of their success. How do they plan their day and maximise their creativity, in order to plot and publish a bestseller? Some are frantic night-owls, others roll out of bed into their desks, and a few lock themselves away for days in the woods - but none have a regular 9 to 5, and we'll find out how they've managed it.
 
Alzabo Soup is a literary analysis podcast where we literally become our favorite authors by devouring portions of their brains. We do chapter-by-chapter analysis of our favorite speculative fiction, researching the details and discussing the implications. We are currently covering The Book of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe.
 
Monthly readings and dramatizations of stories by the world’s leading writers of suspense chosen from the magazine’s archives. The full range of the genre is represented in these riveting audio renditions, from the drawing-room mystery to urban noir—including police procedurals, private-eye tales, psychological suspense, and locked-room and impossible-crime stories. Visit TheMysteryPlace.com for more stories, book reviews, subscription info, and more.
 
Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
 
Each week, co-hosts, Alida Winternheimer, author and writing coach at Word Essential, Kathryn Arnold, emerging writer, & Robert Scanlon, author of the Blood Empire series, have conversations about the craft of writing fiction. They bring diverse experiences and talents to the table from both the traditional and indie worlds. Our goal is for each episode to be a fun, lively discussion of some aspect of story craft that enlightens, as well as entertains. Sometimes we have special guests. All e ...
 
Do you ever wish you could sit down and chat with your favorite author? That's what Author Hour is all about. Each week, we interview an author about their latest book. We cover non-fiction genres: business, fitness, investing, self-help, and more. Listeners will get an entertaining and useful summary of each book, in a fraction of the time. A must listen for avid readers and aspiring authors.
 
We're not just book nerds. We're professional book nerds! We are staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks from public libraries and schools. It's our job to discuss books all day long so we thought, "Why not share the conversation!" Hear about the best books we've read, get recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. Titles discussed are available to borrow through public libraries. Get started readin ...
 
Each week on Smart Podcast, Trashy Books, Sarah Wendell interviews authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, publishing professionals, editors, and librarians about romance novels, which are among the most popular genres in fiction worldwide. Popular guests include: Ilona Andrews, Robin Bradford, NPR's Barrie Hardymon, Jaye Wells, and Rachel Aaron. Amanda, Carrie, Elyse, and RedHeadedGirl, the crew of reviewers at SB-TB.com, also make frequent appearances with maximum silliness. Frequent topics ...
 
Point Blank is a podcast about hardboiled, noir, and detective fiction. Mixing serious analysis and humor, the co-hosts (Justin and Kurt) discuss a classic or contemporary work of crime fiction each episode. In addition to major works, they offer shorter reviews, and examine noir-ish topics such as alcoholism in detective fiction, the femme fatale, and race and labor in crime fiction. Stroll with Kurt and Justin down the rain drenched alleys and mean streets as they explore the fascinating w ...
 
Classic lit with a modern tone, every other week. From the creators of Myths and Legends, comes an altogether same-but-different podcast set in the world of classic lit. These are the stories of Dracula, The Time Machine, The Three Musketeers. They're stories written by Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and H.P. Lovecraft, but with a casual, modern tone. Listen as Jason and Carissa Weiser breathe new life into the classics and tell the stories of some of the greatest books ever written.
 
In which the CenterForLit staff embarks on a quest to discover the Great Ideas of literature in books of every description: ancient classics to fresh bestsellers; epic poems to bedtime stories. This podcast is a production of The Center for Literary Education and is a reading companion for teachers, homeschoolers, and readers of all stripes.
 
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Ep. #514 - On today's episode, Adam sits down with bestselling author Max Brooks. They chat about his latest books Devolution and Minecraft: The Mountain. They also discuss his lifetime love of audiobooks, growing up in a house filled with storytelling, and the importance of teachers. Sponsor: Literati Kids – Visit http://www.Literati.com/ProBookNe…
 
Your Hosts: Dan, Erin, Howard, and Brandon Erin Roberts joins us for our third installment in Brandon’s business-of-writing series. In this episode we’re covering pitfalls and common problems—including some predatory practices—for you to be on the lookout for while you develop your career as a writer. Credits: This episode was recorded my Marshall …
 
We’re opening 2021 with an episode of “What Are We Reading?” and Adam is in the hot seat. His review of Alan Jacob’s Breaking Bread with the Dead is a timely reminder of the important things at the beginning of a new year marked by uncertainty. Shop BiblioFiles: www.centerforlit.com/the-bibliofiles-shop Referenced Works: – Breaking Bread with the D…
 
Today we have feedback from Jeanne on our episode on using poetry in fiction. Resources Mentioned; Episode 534: Poetry in Novels The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madaline L’Engle The Pendragon Cycle by SR Lawhead Sponsored by Archivos Join us at the Every Day Novelist Forums The post Feedback: Poetry in Fiction appeare…
 
James Comey’s “Saving Justice,” arrives three years after his first book, “A Higher Loyalty.” Joe Klein reviews it for us, and visits the podcast this week to discuss, among other subjects, how the new book is different from the first. “It doesn’t differ very much at all, actually,” Klein says, “except for one thing: He rehearses all of the confron…
 
Arséne Lupin declares it a mystery for babies. But when murder occurs on the open road, it seems everyone is stumped but him. Maurice Leblanc, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. We really try make your suppo…
 
I have been so excited to share this interview. Devon Price is the author of Laziness Does Not Exist, which outlines the three main ways in which “the Laziness Lie” deceives us into denying ourselves rest and care. As I said in my review, this is a book with something for everyone: it addresses historical roots of laziness lie in colonialism and ca…
 
Beverly Jenkins is best-selling, award-winning, and still having fun with all she does—in other words, all the things we writers aspire to when we sit down at the desk. But when she first got started, she “didn’t have a clue”—and that might have freed her to do exactly what she wanted to do. We talk keeping history accurate but still making it ente…
 
Emily Schultz new novel, 'Little Threats', follows twin sisters in the 1990s, in an age of rebellion, when a night of partying goes very wrong, and one of them ends up under suspicion for murder... and she can't remember whether she did it or not. We talk about how she got into the 90s mindset with music, how she tackles the first draft, and whethe…
 
Ian asks: In terms of affiliate links and marketing, does it benefit you more when we buy from Amazon or from Kobo? and Kobo so a purchase from which site gets you the best results either in cash terms or marketing? Join us at the Every Day Novelist Forums The post Question 859: Affiliate Links and Support appeared first on The Every Day Novelist.…
 
In our first podcast of 2021 The Outer Dark presents Quarantine Readings by Linda D. Addison and Marc Laidlaw. The interviews were recorded on Wed. Jan. 6 and Thurs, Jan. 7, 2021. Show Notes The Outer Dark Quarantine Reading series kicks off 2021 with Linda D. Addison and Marc Laidlaw. (0:42:52). Linda reads the poem … Continue reading…
 
Why writing fanfiction can make you a better overall writer. Plus, my tricks for figuring out tricky pronunciations. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Grammar Pop iOS game. Peeve Wars card game. Grammar Girl books. HOST: Mignon Fogarty VOICEMAIL…
 
JK Rowling has become an anti-trans activist on social media. This news has sent Harry Potter fandom -- always full of queers and trans people -- into mourning. We talk to author/publisher (and longtime Slytherin) Cecilia Tan about how to ignore Rowling and take back Harry Potter. Shownotes here: www.ouropinionsarecorrect.com/shownotes…
 
Has this ever happened to you? You're in the middle of planning a heist when who should show up, but your mortal enemy? Then, one of your friends has confidence issues in the bathroom? And your other buddy is hiding in your pocket as a mouse? Sure, we've all be there! Pockets gets ripped. Hairs get cut. Water gets made.…
 
In this week’s episode of Fiction/Non/Fiction, co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan are joined by author Jenny Offill and literary and film critic James Plath. First Offill shares her reaction to the insurrection and attempted coup at the Capitol last week, and discusses her latest novel, Weather, out in paperback next week. Then, Plath…
 
This week, Alida, Robert, & Kathryn answer a fan's question on the Story Works Round Table Podcast. How do we organize topics & themes in long long-form writing projects? What's different about working with fiction or nonfiction manuscripts well over 100k words versus shorter word counts? Is it the tools that change or just the frame of mind? Join …
 
Eo. #513 - Everything feels really tough right now so if, like us, you need a distraction consider getting lost in one of these fictional worlds. Books mentioned in this episode Folk of the Air series by Holly Black Oryx and Crake By Margaret Atwood The Giver by Lois Lowry The Crane Wife By Patrick Ness Take a Hint, Dani Brown By Talia Hibbert The …
 
Leadership often seems like an uphill battle. The problem is most leaders don’t know how to get people aligned behind a good idea. It can be practically impossible to get everyone on the same page, much less moving forward together. But, imagine if you were a leader who could? In her new book, The Art of Alignment, Patty Beach aims to help business…
 
Like so many other lawyers, Ali Katz got into the profession because she wanted to help people. The problem is that once she began working in one of the nation’s top law firms, Ali found that this was very difficult to actually do in practice. Instead, she found herself spending long hours creating documents for an even longer roster of clients, ra…
 
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard how important it is to set goals, you have probably also heard a million different life hacks to help you reach them–get more sleep, meditate, maybe write in a journal. It’s all helpful advice but when push comes to shove, it won’t help you lead a more fulfilling, peaceful life. That’s because th…
 
You have the skills, experience, and ambition to make a leap in your career and yet your progress has stagnated. You’ve had some successes but not as much as you have envisioned and it’s been difficult to attract and retain the talent you need to build a high-performing team. Jawad Ahsan has been in your shoes, and when he decided to stop letting o…
 
For the last 25 years, Mandy Cavanaugh has powered through the tough challenges of business ownership, growing companies into top-tier status within their industries. In her new book, Fuck the Glass Ceiling, Mandy merges high-performance coaching models, MBA skills, and her own experience to show you how to embrace your own inspired feminine leader…
 
When we hear the word prosperity, most of us think of the money it takes to live a comfortable lifestyle, but prosperity is so much more than that. It is time spent with loved ones, experiencing a sense of flow in your work, physical and mental health, a sense of contributing to the world. In short, the definition of prosperity is unique to each in…
 
Every day, subcontractors across all trades face the same critical dilemma–should I sign a subcontract I don’t understand, one that may even put my company at risk? Or should I refuse to sign and potentially lose the job? This is why attorney Karalynn Cromeens wrote her new book, Quit Getting Screwed. She aims to help every subcontractor, no matter…
 
From the outside, your life looks polished. You’re talented, successful, and strong. And your perfection safeguards you against suffering. Everyone assumes you’re fine, and you could hide in plain sight. But the truth is that inside, you feel like a fraud. From childhood, you’ve been gaslighted by your own gifts and you suffer in silence. You use y…
 
Derryen Plante had a plan for her life. She was in graduate school and working at a juvenile prison, all in the service of her lifelong dream to become a special investigator–but one night at work, an inmate attacked Derryen and the assault left her with a traumatic brain injury that jeopardized her dream. In her new book, You’ve Got Some Nerve, De…
 
Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Adam Smyer. Adam Smyer is an attorney, martial artist, and mediocre bass player. His nonfiction has appeared in the Johannesburg Review of Books, and his debut novel, Knucklehead, was the sole title short-listed for the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Adam lives in the San Francisco Ba…
 
Rich with arguments that speak directly to our moment - a time when more humans live in urban spaces than ever before - Building and Dwelling (Allen Lane) draws on Richard Sennett's deep learning and intimate engagement with city life to form a bold and original vision for the future of cities. Sennett was in conversation with Anna Minton, author o…
 
Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas – Jeffrey Ostler – 9780300255362 – Yale University Press – Paperback – 544 pages – September 22, 2020 – $25 – ebook versions available at lower prices “A landmark book essential to understanding American history, Surviving Genocide is an act of …
 
"Grim and Determined in 2021" is brought to you by patrons Wil Ralston and Fyrerider, and the letter N! It's a new year, and things are still pretty terrible, so we face the new year with hope, but not pollyanna resolutions. Links: Tish Bouvier's YouTube videos Ann Harrison-Barnes' YouTube videos Catch the next LIVE show on Twitch! Support this sho…
 
Start of a new year means adding a ton of books to your TBR! I'm back with my usual solo episode going over some books that are on my radar this year. Let me know what books you've added to your list! Music in this episode provided by: myuu at the darkpiano.com Shownotes: https://booksinthefreezer.com/2021/01/12/episode-85-most-anticipated-new-rele…
 
This week’s episode is in collaboration with WomenLit and brings us Brooke in conversation with Jane Smiley. In celebration of Jane’s latest novel, Perestroika in Paris, this is a conversation about wonder, about process, and about the upsides of being slow and steady. Jane is a true delight, a grounded and prolific author who always seems to be co…
 
Welcome to our Winter of Wayback season! This year we're diving into 1968, a year that, like our current moment, has often been described as an inflection point in American politics. What we'd like to know: What was the world of literature like that year? Please join us, over the next several weeks, as we try to find out. This week: Tom Wolfe on su…
 
Ep. #512 - Adam is joined by Robert Jones, Jr., debut author of The Prophets and creator of the popular Son of Baldwin online community and blog. Robert's new book is receiving praise as a potential book of the year for its groundbreaking storytelling, immaculate prose, and shattering the notion of sexuality and love. This conversation was compelli…
 
Your Hosts: Dan, Mary Robinette, Howard, and Brandon It sounds like a mean thing to say, but it’s not a wrong thing to say. A publisher is a corporation, and a corporation doesn’t have friends. It has contractual relationships. We can make friends with people who work for publishers, but those are not the same … Continue reading 16.02: Publishers A…
 
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