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Four Podcasts for Better Writing: Learn On the Go

People have busy lives. Writers are no exception. Writers don't always have time to study their craft by reading. Good alternatives are podcasts. You can listen whenever or wherever you are. Here are four podcasts that have become my go-to for learning tips and tricks. You'll learn the best writing advice and you won't have to crack a book.

1. Start With This

Start With This is hosted by Welcome to Nightvale creators Jeffery Cranor and Joseph Fink. It's a show that focuses on creating art. Mr. Cranor and Mr. Fink take you through ideas and processes to spark creativity. They often do their own writing, but this podcast makes you the writer. At the end of every episode, you get two short assignments. Something to create and something to consume. Every episode is a creative writing class.

2. Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Hosted by Mignon Fogarty, the Grammar Girl podcast is a five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. Mz. Fogarty gives you grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips to make your writing better. She also gives you the history behind words and phrases and how they came to be.

If the podcast isn't enough and you have the time, I would also recommend that you check out the book Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing. It's everything you could ever want or hope for in a grammar book. It's easy to read and understand and offers clarification and advice on all things grammar.

Check out her website, It's filled with fun stuff too.

3. diyMFA Radio

Gabriela Pereira hosts diyMFA Radio. She is the author of DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community and offers advice on writing, reading, and building your community. This podcast gives you tips to spark your creativity and gives advice from industry professionals. Learn from the best with Mz. Pereira as she gives you the tricks of the trade.

Check out her book and her website:

4. The Creative Writer’s Toolbelt

The Creative Writers Toolbelt gives practical advice to Creative writers.

Hosted by Andrew Chamberlain, each episode gives a technique of creative writing with examples. Mr. Chamberlain explores the story, style, character, and writing process. He shows you how to use sensory words, sparse descriptions, and dialogue to make your writing more compelling. You can apply what you learn after every lesson.

When you want to study the craft of writing but life gets too hectic, these podcasts can help. Anytime, anywhere, learn the tricks of the trade from the best.

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