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Podcast Bonanza

Hello friends! I'm behind on my word count goal and I have no idea where I am more specifically than that.  I've been writing on paper for the last few days because I got an adorable new dog who hates technology, or just loves to chew charging cables and headphones. So Amazon is sending me a new cable for my Chromebook and I'm writing by hand.  Also, since I've been writing by hand I don't have a selection of writing to copy-pasta right in to my blog for you guys, so today I'm talking about my favorite podcasts. (In alphabetical order)

Helping Writers Become Authors by K. M. Weiland
I haven't read anything Weiland has written, but her writing tips are really good and delivered in small bites. I particularly enjoyed her Crafting Stunning Character Arcs series. My only complaint is that she sometimes goes overboard with examples and tends to use examples from movies rather than books.

The Lackadaisical Writer by Anma Natsu
Anma is one of my personal writing friends, so I listen in to her podcast to kind of keep up on how her writing is going and also to get tips since she's been writing much longer than me.  She does start each podcast with an update on her personal life, so if you're more interested in her writing updates than life updates, you might want to skip ahead in her cast to the "meat".

Rocket Talk - The Tor.com Podcast hosted by Justin Landon
This podcast just started up this year. It features interviews of authors, bloggers, editors, and cover artists all across the range speculative fiction, not just those under contract with Tor/Forge. Once a month they also feature short fiction, always beautifully narrated by Emily Asher-Perrin.

Science Friday Audio Podcast hosted by Ira Flato
So, it's not a writing podcast, but I'm a scientist and I draw on science for my writing inspiration.  This podcast is updated every Friday with several episodes, segmented from their live radio broadcast.

Top Score with Emily Reese by Minnesota Public Radio
Again, not writing, but I listen to video game soundtracks when I write.  Reese interviews composers of soundtracks for video games and features selections of their music.  I then go to Spotify and add the featured composers to my writing mixes. I'll do a blog post about may favorite music some time soon, I'm sure.

Writing Excuses by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler
I've talked about this podcast on the blog before, it's awesome. All published authors talking about things relevant to all aspects of writing. They end every episode with a writing prompt.

What are some of your favorite podcasts?

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