Podcasting I actually listen to – Michael S. Webster

As I have posted elsewhere, I do not like podcasts, blogs, or vlogs overall.    However there are a couple that I do like.  One of which is Writing Excuses.

A podcast of published writers local to Utah discuss ideas and prompts for writing.   Hosted by novelist Mary Robinette Kowal, fantasy novelist Brandon Sanderson, horror novelist Dan Wells, and web cartoonist Howard Tayler.  They bring thier combined years of experience, not just what works for them, but also what didn’t work.

They offer great advice for all kinds of writers, regardless of experience or genre.  They bring together knowledge and humor in a brief weekly podcast.  Brief meaning 15 minutes, for as their tagline says:  “Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart.”

Each episode also includes a writing prompt for listeners to whet their skills on.  The website (see link above) has summaries and links of each episode going back the 9 year history of the podcast.

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3 thoughts on “Podcasting I actually listen to – Michael S. Webster

  1. meaganmthornton February 4, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    Interesting podcast. My only problem with these kinds of things is I’m such a skeptic that I always end up thinking, “How do I know that these people are good writers? What makes them the authority on this?” especially when it is a local publication. Just to clarify I KNOW I’m not the authority on the matter but I always question if they are. This one looks interesting though, although I have to say their web design was so ugly that I couldn’t stay on their site for long. Luckily it’s a podcast. – Sara Haller

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  2. meaganmthornton February 4, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    I am a huge fan of Brandon Sanderson, I cannot get enough of his work. I am pleasantly surprised to find that I can further find his work on this podcast! So thank you! I love that they present their works, the good and the bad. It is so easy to fall into the trap that good writers always strike gold. It’s reassuring and almost helpful to know that even great storytellers fumble.

    -Hannah Marble

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