Look, I'll be the first to admit that regardless of the technology, I will never be an "early adopter" so I'm new to podcasts. If you, like me, are new to podcasts - but you have a computer, MP3 player or iPod, you can find out how to subscribe to podcasts here.
Once you are set up to subscribe, check out these podcasts especially for writers.
1. I Should be Writing: covers the ins-and-outs of writing, from coming up with ideas to self-publishing to writing queries. Mur Lafferty is straightforward and has some good insights into the writing and publishing world. (RSS iTunes)
2. The Writing Show: The Writing Show Slush Pile Workshop is designed to help you practice engaging readers. In each podcast, Paula B. plays agent and comments on your anonymous submissions. Does she want to see more, or does she lose interest? Beginning in December 2010, the format of this podcast changed to feature only Slush Pile Workshops. You can find other writing topics in their archives. (RSS iTunes)
3. Litopia: Litopia consists of two podcasts. The first, “Litopia Daily”, is a short daily round-up of news of interest to writers. The second, “Litopia After Dark”, is a longer weekly round-table dscussion of issues in the writing and publishing worlds. (RSS iTunes)
4. Grammar Girl: Mignon Fogarty offers “quick and dirty tips for better writing” in this twice-weekly show on the ins and outs of English grammar. (RSS iTunes)
5. Writing Excuses: features three writers (Brandon Sanderson , Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells) talking about various writing challenges, either amongst themselves or with guests. It's a brief 15 minutes - because, they say, “you’re in a hurry and we’re not that smart”) — fun, and surprisingly helpful. (RSS iTunes)
I hope you find these podcasts informative and interesting.
Do you know of other podcasts dedicated to writing? We would love to hear about them. Please post a link in the comments section along with a note about why you like it.