There are times it can be difficult to sharpen skills as a writer when there are no classes or workshops readily available. It’s important to always keep writing, but finding inspiration or passion can be a roadblock for some. However, there are many great resources out there for writers to look into. One of them being podcasts. Not many know that listening to podcasts can be very helpful to both professional and aspiring writers:

Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Although storytelling and creation can come from a spark of creativity, mastering the English language can be difficult. It’s always important to sharpen your English skills as a writer, which is why Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing is a great podcast to listen to. Hosted by Mignon Fogarty, each episode offers grammar tips, tricks, and lessons for improving your language skills for your writing.

Writing Excuses

Every writer should be looking for new ways to brush up on their skills by learning new techniques. Writing Excuses is a podcast hosted by four writers who discuss writing techniques. It is a very fast-paced podcast with episodes that last 15 minutes. They even have the tagline, “Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart”. This is a great podcast to give a quick listen and feel inspired. 

I Should Be Writing

The award-winning podcast, I Should Be Writing, is hosted by Mur Lafferty. This podcast is very inspiring for aspiring writers and features an interview with an author who has a new book. Many of the episodes often focus on encouraging writers to start writing more and to believe in themselves. It pushes writers to get started on their careers and to always keep on writing, even when fear tries to get in the way.