Diving For Pearls
Online writers' resources by Ingrid Bruck
Ingrid Bruck is an editor at Between These Shores. She was a featured writer in BTSA Issue #2. Her column is devoted to online writer resources. She found her own writer support community online. Writing this column is one way of "paying it forward".
Diving for Pearls: Online Writers Resources
BTS Books strives to be a writers resource. Toward that end, we invite writers to share their information, link, and news of interest for the literary community.
Email your pearls of resources for writers to:
Ingrid Bruck, Network and Resource Editor
Podcasts for Writers
Many fine podcasts are available for writers.
This selection of podcasts was suggested by emerging fiction writer, Amy Young. A business owner with young children, she juggles a busy workday, children, and writng. She likes listening to effective and useful podcasts for writers. Despite a busy life, Amy enjoys the time she spends listening to a variety of podcasts for writers. She explains, "I learn my craft while I do prep the work to make dinner. Or fold clothes. Or do any number of mindless household chores." I was really impressed by these podcast suggestions - they provide high-quality and high-content tools for every writer's toolbox. So thanks, Amy, for pointing me and other writers in a good direction.
The New Yorker: Fiction
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers
Brooke Warner & Grant Foster, Podcasters
Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers is currently in its fourth year. We are a weekly podcast for writers craving a unique blend of inspiration and real talk about the ups and downs of the writing life. Hosted by Brooke Warner of She Writes and Grant Faulkner of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), each theme-focused episode of Write-minded features an interview with a writer, author, or publishing industry professional. This year we’re featuring a Book Trend at the end of each episode to keep listeners in the loop about what they need to know about the book industry. Brooke and Grant bring to this weekly podcast their shared spirit of community, collaboration, and a deeply held belief that everyone is a writer, and everyone’s story matters.
The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice - New Fiction from The New Yorker
First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing
Mitzi Rapkin, Podcaster
First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing is a weekly show featuring in-depth interviews with fiction, non-fiction, essay, and poetry writers. First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft, and the literary arts. This weekly show hosted by Mitzi Rapkin is a celebration of creative writing and the individuals who are dedicated to bringing their carefully chosen words to print as well as the impact writers have on the world we live in.
Writers, Ink: Your backstage pass to the world's most prolific authors
J.D. Barker, J. Thorn, and Zach Bohannon, Business podcasters
Description: What does it take to succeed as a writer? Hosts J.D. Barker, J. Thorn, and Zach Bohannon pull back the curtain and gain rare insight from the household names found on bookshelves worldwide.
The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience
Kelton Reid, Books podcaster
Description: Kelton Reid studies the habits, habitats, and brains of a wide spectrum of renowned writers to learn their secrets of productivity and creativity.
The Writer's Routine
Dan Simpson, podcaster
In every episode we look inside the daily diary of a writer, to peak at the secrets of their success. How do they plan their day and maximise their creativity, in order to plot and publish a bestseller?Some are frantic night-owls, others roll out of bed into their desks, and a few lock themselves away for days in the woods - but none have a regular 9 to 5, and we'll find out how they've managed it.
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Helping Writers Become Authors
K.M. Weiland, podcaster
Helping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a book and edit it into a story agents will buy and readers will love. (Music intro by Kevin MacLeod.)
The Shit No One Tells You About Writing
Bianca Marais, Books podcaster
Description: This is a podcast for emerging writers who want to improve the quality of their work and learn more about the publishing industry. Your one host, Bianca Marais (the bestselling author of 'The Witches of Moonshyne Manor') interviews authors, agents, editors and just about anyone and everyone who's involved in bringing a book to market. She's joined by her cohosts, literary agents Carly Watters and CeCe Lyra from P.S. Literary Agency, who read and critique query letters as well as opening pages in their Books with Hooks segment. Expect good advice, honest insights, and a few laughs along the way.
Check these out these great writer podcasts & dive in!
Happy Samhain to you! As we enter the dark months of inner reflection this year, may your writing prosper.