writer and editor, I’m
constantly learning and trying new programs or new tools or new ways to explore
opportunities and grow. I’ve written about a number of different opportunities
in these entries in The
Writing Life such as:
I want to highlight one more opportunity which has great flexibility:
podcasts. Many people are using this
tool to get their message and information out to new people. As an author or
entrepreneur, you can learn how to create a podcasting course. Just follow the link to learn more about how you can create a
course. Podcasting is another tool that you can use as an author to build your
audience and establish yourself as an expert.
are thousands of podcasts with great information for you to learn about almost
any subject. Many of us are carrying a smartphone with us. Make sure you have
the podcast app on your phone. Then through iTunes you can search for podcasts
which appeal to you and subscribe to the podcast. As that podcast adds more
programs, you can download the program on your phone and listen to it whenever
people listen to podcasts as they exercise or walk. If I don't have something
like a podcast to engage my mind, I find exercise is boring. If I exercise while
listening to a podcast, I can gain some new insights during the process. My
local church puts past sermons on podcasts. There is an endless variety of
topics and subjects for podcasts.
Four Possible Podcasts
I'd like to
highlight three different podcasts for writers and authors. I selected these
podcasts because they are long enough to have some substance to them and with
valuable insight for every author or would-be author. I recommend you listen to
several of these podcasts and see if the content helps you. If not, try
something else which will help you with your writing life.
Recently I was on a live radio show It’s all About the Questions with Laura Steward. Our interview
was a live AM radio broadcast throughout Florida. To Laura's credit, she
also recorded and edited this this broadcast as a podcast. Follow this link to hear our interview. I love the
flexibility of this interview. You can download it to your desktop or your phone
or catch it as a podcast.
Writers and Authors on
Fire is another recommended podcast. I've known the host John Vonhof for
many years. The quality of the interviews and the information for writers is
excellent. I've heard a number of these interviews and appreciated the contents.
John interviewed me and here is my recent podcast at Writers and Authors on Fire.
Another podcast that I've been listening to
is Authorpreneur with Jim Kukral. I've heard several of these
interviews and appreciated the information and education for authors in this
Finally I recommend Author U, Your Guide to Book Publishing by Dr. Judith Briles.
I've known Judith for many years and she has a large volume of podcasts and many
different topics in this podcast. I would encourage you to download several of
them and gain from this information.
You may like a different set of podcasts. My main point in
this article is to celebrate these flexible learning tools but also to encourage
you to listen to these resources—or even start your own podcasting course.
Which podcasts do you listen to? Let's get your ideas in the
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