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Any podcasts that can help with writing skills?

(One per answer please, I'll add my own fave to get started.)

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My favourite is Writing Excuses

"15 minutes long because your in a hurry, and we're not that smart!"

Focus is on fiction (especially spec fiction) and advice for aspiring writers. The hosts are:

  • Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time, Mistborn, etc)
  • Howard Taylor (Schlock Mercenary)
  • Dan Wells (I Am Not a Serial Killer, etc)
  • Mary Robinette Kowal (Shades of Milk and Honey, etc)

And they have guest stars and stuff.

More about it on my blog.

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I would like to add I Should be Writing my Mur Lafferty. It was the first writing blog I ever listen to and I've gotten quiet a bit of good advice from Mur over the years.

Mur has also done a number of interviews with different professionals, including people like Neil Gaiman. It's worth your time to check it out.

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I enjoyed the episode I tried of this one, though I don't listen regularly because it went on a bit long and didn't seem very structured (seemed like about 20 mins of content stretched out to an hour). –  MGOwen Dec 2 '10 at 2:05
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"60 minutes long because you're not writing anyway, and we're too smart for our own good!" –  erikric Dec 2 '10 at 8:46
    
@erikric I just love that comment –  Jürgen A. Erhard Dec 10 '10 at 17:49
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If you're interested in writing speculative fiction, I highly recommend the Odyssey Podcasts, which are recorded sessions from the annual Odyssey Writing Workshop.

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This is good... –  MGOwen Mar 1 '12 at 22:40
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