Podcasts are (IMO) the best thing since sliced bread. Before podcasts came along, I would have said it was red velvet cupcakes. But not anymore.
listening to podcasts
I’ve picked up so many useful tips and information while listening to podcasts and so if you’re looking for some inspiration on writing, then I’ve got you sorted!
An added benefit of listening to a podcast is it helps me while away time while sitting in traffic (and avoid road rage) and in the playground. No more yells of “Let’s go home now it’s really boring!” (that’s me wanting to go home).
In this post, I’ve decided to compile 7 great writing podcasts for you to whack onto your ipod or download to your phone:

  1. So You Want To Be A Writer – This podcast run by Valerie Khoo of Australian Writers Centre and Allison Tait, freelance writer and author is my all time favourite. They cover all things related to writing (other quirky things on the menu are Valerie’s dogs, gardening and Allison’s Procrastipup) and their writer in residence segment is outstanding.
  2. Hot copy podcast run by Kate Toon of ‘Toon’ fame and Belinda Weaver where they talk about copywriting processes, give tips based on their experiences, share writing resources, interviews and plenty of laughs with one goal in mind: help you become a better copywriter.
  3. The Newbie Writers Podcast comes from South Australia and is for you if you have an idea for a book but don’t know where to start! Damien and Catharine (a published author herself) interview authors who have been published and share where to begin, some tips and tricks in planning that novel, plus chit chat.
  4. The Wheeler Centre podcast is produced in Melbourne and features the best in books, writing and ideas. There’s some deep issues being tackled by this podcast. At the least, you’ll learn something new!
  5. Kill your darlings podcast says they talk about fresh, clever writing that combines intellect with intrigue. I’m intrigued already!
  6. Your Creative Life is run by Vanessa Carnevale who is a life coach, women’s fiction writer and also an occasional freelance writer. The podcast aims to help writers connect to their creativity, listen to conversations and insights with writers, authors and creative entrepreneurs, and get inspired about the writing process and living a creative life. A lot of creativity here!
  7. Penmanship dabbles in Australian writing culture hosted by Andrew McMillen, a freelance journalist and author based in Brisbane. The podcast features Australian writers, journalists, editors and publishers. Guests discuss their career, craft and inner life. Penmanship aims to provide unique insights into the creative process, mechanics and skills behind the best writing in the country.

So there you have, 7 fantastic writing podcasts to give you that rush of creativity after your morning coffee! So get listening and writing.