Blogs, podcasts, and youtube interviews have been a main source of inspiration and information to me over the years. I love sharing them with people, and often I’m asked ‘How do i find these things’. Well, my friends, I’m an expert search engine hobbit, and i’m now here to share them with you all. Below are the places I will go to first but I will continue to update this as I find things.
So You Want To Be A Writer? by the Australian Writers Centre.
- About Hosted by Valerie Khoo (AWC Founder) and Allison Tait, both successful journalists and authors, bring you the latest in news, opportunities, trends – and gossip – in the world of writing, blogging, and publishing. Whether you love the creative inspiration of Elizabeth Gilbert, the life-hacking non-fiction of Tim Ferriss or the phenomena that is JK Rowling, you’ll find it here.
- My thoughts This has to be my all time favourite thing to listen to each week. I’ve been listening to this since 2014 when I was travelling around Canada. These days I pop it on when i’m on the bus, or when i’m making dinner. My friend who I got hooked on these listens to them on her drive to work. They are hilarious, informative, encouraging, and comforting. It’s like listening to friends each week discussing all things writing, and often I will go back and listen to interviews with someone who has struck a chord with me.
- How to get it You can download the podcasts app and search for it, or view it on itunes via the itunes store. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-writer-australian/id836440322?mt=2
Australian Writers’ Centre podcasts
- About Before there was SYWTBAW there was the AWC podcasts.
- My thoughts It’s educational, but less conversational which is why I have only listened to a few, and only authors I know/enjoy (like Kate Morton in ep24 or Matthew Reilly ep74)
- How to get it You can download the podcasts app and search for it, or view it on itunes via the itunes store. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/australian-writers-centre/id284832020?mt=2
Magic Lessons by Elizabeth Gilbert
- About If you’re fan of Elizabeth Gilbert you will know about her Big Magic book (read it if you haven’t!). In this series of podcasts Gilbert aims to help aspiring artists overcome their fears and create more joyfully
- My thoughts The first season is short and snappy, 20min bursts and season two offers more ‘meat’. I love Gilberts voice, i feel she is offering me a hand to hold, and often telling me the thing I need to hear, not just what I want to hear
- How to get it You can download the podcasts app and search for it, or view it Elizabeth Gilberts website http://www.elizabethgilbert.com/magic-lessons/
Websites and Blogs
Natasha Lester at http://www.natashalester.com.au/blog/
- About Natasha Lester is the award winning author of three novels, she also is a presented for the Australian Writers’ Centre
- My thoughts I can’t remember when I stumbled upon Natasha Lester’s blog, but I’ve been reading it for quite some time. Natasha is incredibly generous with her knowledge, and what she posts is relatable. She even has a Scrivener course (one day I will sign up to this, but Scrivener crashes my mac) I love her interviews with other authors, and the window she offers to her writing process.
- About K.B.Hoyle is an award winning author K. B. Hoyle is an author published by The Writer’s Coffee Shop
- My thoughts I first saw K.B.Hoyle at the Sydney Writer’s festival back in 2013. Her first blog incarnation detailed her journey from idea to achieving publication. Her posts detailing ring composition and her planning process are super helpful