Monday, October 13, 2008

Podcasts for the Sci Fi / Fantasy Writer

We're all looking for something more in this cold, weary, economically-challenged world, and I'm no different. And, like most of the common folks, it's not the fame or the glory or the name in lights that calls to me. Nope. I'm looking for a few good podcasts. That'd make my cookie moist and chuck full of chocolate-y goodness.

More specifically, I'm looking for podcasts on writing: all things character development, world-building, killing off your loved ones, and plot enhancing. So, in the spirit of share and share alike, here are the ones I have to offer:

1. Odyssey Podcasts: Welcome to the Odyssey Podcasts. These podcasts are excerpts from lectures given by guest writers, editors, and agents at the Odyssey Writing Workshop.

2. Writing Excuses: Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart.

3. Litopia of Redhammer: I haven't listened to them out yet (site is in "Design Beta" since Friday), but David Bridger of How to Get Your Novel Published writes that these are his "favourite podcasts in all the world, the tasty ten-minute Litopia Daily each weekday and the sumptuous 50-minute-ish Litopia After Dark at 8pm (GMT) on Friday evenings."

[UPDATE: Catch Litopia at the following address http://podcast.litopia.com/. Thank you David, for pointing that out.]

So, please, please, please: post the podcasts that you follow religiously or dabble in or think have some merit. There are a literal TON of podcasts out there, and I don't have time to sort through the good, the bad, and the ugly. Your recommendations are desperately needed.

2 comments:

David said...

Hi Alex

the Redhammer Agency site might be in beta, but the Litopia Podcasts are all there for everyone to hear at the normal address: http://podcast.litopia.com/

Happy listening! :)

David Bridger

Alex Moore said...

Thanks, David. Much appreciated. I'll update the info.