What is a Writing Podcast?

by bdhesse

A few days ago I wrote a post asking a list of questions. One of the questions asked what writing podcasts everyone liked best. Nobody gave me an answer to that question beyond “none” or “what’s that.” So I thought I’d write a post about podcasts, particularly ones about writing.

A podcast is basically a radio show, but on the internet. It is an audio recording of a person, or people, discussing a certain topic. In the last 5 or so years, podcasts have become increasingly popular. Many writers make there own podcasts, or are part of podcasts with other writers.

My personal favorite is Writing Excuses, which is hosted by Dan Wells, Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler. They often bring on special guests to discuss the various areas of writing, including editing, publishing, agents, and writing groups. They also host their own writing groups and hold online contests. They’re actually the reason I began to think seriously about writing professionally.

If you’re interested in learning more about writing podcasts, or want to find a writing podcast or two to listen to, here are a few websites that link to various writing podcasts that you can try out: