Best Books and Writing podcasts (Updated July 2017; image)
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Frank Delaney's Re: Joyce
Weekly
 
Re: Joyce! On the international literary feast day of Bloomsday 2010, we launched a podcast to commemorate James Joyce's mighty novel, "Ulysses", the action of which took place in 18 hours of June 16, 1904. Every week you'll find a five-minute mini-essay from me designed to take you through the novel that's on every list of the greatest books ever written. And as Ulysses runs to some 375,000 words, and I mean to go through it sentence by sentence if I have to, in order to convey the full bri ...
 
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The Dead Authors Podcast
Monthly
 
Legendary time-traveling writer H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes literary giants to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles for a lively discussion in front of a live audience. Unscripted, barely researched, all fun! Guests include Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Matt Gourley, Jen Kirkman, Andy Daly, Scott Aukerman, John Ross Bowie and many more! Follow us on Twitter: @DeadAuthorPod. For more information on The Echo Park Time Travel Mart and 826LA’s many tutoring and writing pr ...
 
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Longform
Weekly
 
A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer about how they got their start, how they work, and how they tell stories.Co-produced by Longform and The Atavist.
 
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The New Yorker: Fiction
Monthly
 
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
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The Sword and Laser (Audio)
Monthly+
 
Read along with the Sword and Laser book club! From classic science fiction to the latest gritty fantasy, we cover it. Subscribe for book discussions, author interviews, hot releases, and news from the genre fiction world!
 
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What Should I Read Next?: Book Talk | Reading Recommendations | Literary Matchmaking
 
What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
 
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Book Shambles with Robin and Josie
 
Using books as a jumping off point, hosts Josie Long and Robin Ince and a different special guest each week, dive into interesting, passionate and shambolic discussions. Part of the Cosmic Shambles Network.
 
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Slate's Audio Book Club
Monthly
 
Join Slate's critics for monthly discussions of new and important books. Read the book club selections and then listen in as our critics hold lively - and sometimes heated - debates about the works. Part of the Panoply Network.
 
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I Should Be Writing
Monthly
 
The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers: Award-winning podcast for newbie writers that's been online since 2005! If you're new and unsure how get (and keep!) going in your writing career, this is the show for you. Past shows have guest starred Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal, and so many more!
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
A poem each day, plus literary and historical notes from this day in history
 
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The Guardian Books podcast
Weekly
 
The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion
 
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The Book Review
Weekly
 
The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.
 
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Books on the Nightstand
Weekly
 
Illuminating conversation about books and reading
 
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Overdue
Weekly
 
Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
 
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Book Riot - The Podcast
Weekly
 
Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com
 
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Books and Authors
Weekly
 
This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.
 
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The Writers Panel
Weekly
 
The Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Supah Ninjas, Supernatural, among others) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you'd care to hear. Proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.
 
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The Legendarium
Monthly+
 
The Legendarium exists primarily as a book club for fantasy and sci-fi, both the classics and the new classics.Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, and more.
 
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The New Yorker: Poetry
Monthly
 
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.
 
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Literary Disco » Literary Disco
 
Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong.
 
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Helping Writers Become Authors
 
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.)
 
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The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
 
The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast – A podcast about the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the writers that inspired him and the literature he inspired.
 
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The Self Publishing Podcast - Writing, Indie Publishing, and Marketing Advice for Writers
 
Want to publish and sell more books? Want to get your writing into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There's never been a better time to make money as a writer -- to take your books directly to readers and be in charge of your own business rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Full time authors Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt (owners of the 2M+ words-per-year indie publishing comp ...
 
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Bookclub
Monthly
 
Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels
 
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Writers on Writing
Weekly
 
a weekly radio program hosted by author Barbara DeMarco-Barrett and co-host Marrie Stone, on the art and business of writing. More on the show, writers, and writing at penonfire.com. Follow us on Twitter @WOWkuciFM and Facebook at Writers on Writing KUCI-FM.
 
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Homemade Stories
Rare
 
Short stories and commentary shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason.
 
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World Book Club
Monthly
 
The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.
 
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Podcast Episodes – The Narrative Breakdown
 
a Podcast about Story Craft for Creative Writers of All Mediums
 
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After Words
Weekly
 
Interviews with top nonfiction authors by journalists, public policy makers, legislators, and others familiar with their work. After Words airs each weekend at the following times: Saturday at 10pm ET Sunday at 12pm ET Sunday at 9pm ET Monday at 12am ET
 
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London Review Podcasts
Monthly
 
LRB-published writers read their own work, introduced by the editors of the London Review of Books. Recent podcasts have included Gillian Anderson reading Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Ingratitude’, Alan Bennett reading from his diary, Tariq Ali on his visit to North Korea and Jeremy Harding on migration. There’ll be something new every fortnight.
 
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The Rocking Self Publishing Podcast
 
Each week we interview some of the biggest names in self-publishing. In these in-depth interviews we look at where these authors started, how they made it, and how an aspiring self-published author can aim to do the same thing.
 
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Get Booked
Weekly
 
Get Booked is a weekly show of personalized book recommendations.
 
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The Author Hangout: Book Marketing Tips for Indie & Self-Published Authors
 
The Author Hangout is a Hangout on Air and podcast dedicated to helping authors navigate the self-publishing world.
 
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The Poetry Magazine Podcast
Monthly+
 
The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.
 
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LA Review of Books
Weekly
 
The LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, as its name suggests, looks out at the world of books from its perch on the Pacific Rim. Since the 19th century writers have bridled at New York’s seeming monopoly over publication. Bret Harte in The Overland Monthly, John Crowe Ransom and Robert Penn Warren in I’ll Take My Stand, and the other regionalists, along with other outsiders, people who felt excluded from the literary conversation, and writers and readers in a thousand places — including even New Yo ...
 
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Literary Roadhouse: One Short Story, Once a Week
 
We are a diverse group of readers who have a rowdy old time discussing a wide diversity of short literary fiction.
 
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The Smarter Artist
Weekly+
 
Author entrepreneurs Sean Platt, David Wright, and Johnny B. Truant answer questions, offer quick tips, and deliver keen insight to help creative people who want to make a good living off of their hard work. In just a few minutes a day, we promise to help you get smarter faster.
 
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WRITER 2.0: Writing, publishing, and the space between
 
A writing show hosted by A.C. Fuller featuring interviews with authors, screenwriters, journalists, and publishing experts. The show will illuminate the writing process, explore the publishing industry, and discuss excellent books.
 
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Poetry Off the Shelf
Monthly+
 
Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.
 
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Author Strong Podcast | Giving Writers the Tools They Need to Succeed!
 
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott give their listeners the tools they need to succeed in today's publishing world. Mat shares the knowledge and experience he's gained over the last three years of being a full time writer to help Nancy, and all of the listeners, achieve their writing goals and make their dreams of writing for a living come true. Along the way, Mat and Nancy interview other amazing and best selling authors to find out exactly what they do to make themselves successful. Some special ...
 
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A Podcast of Ice and Fire
Monthly
 
"The delivery and banter can get quite base at times."
 
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Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast
 
Interviewing and Learning from Successful Authors
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
Authors, are you struggling to get the word out about your books? Discover the latest book marketing and self publishing news, tools and strategies. This is the Sell More Books Show with Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen. Every week you'll get helpful tips and ideas to make your book sales soar. Visit SellMoreBooksShow.com for detailed show notes and more info.
 
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I Don't Even Own a Television
Monthly+
 
This is a podcast about godawful books. Each episode, hosts Jay W. Friedman and Chris Collision sit down with some guests to discuss books that all of them wish they hadn't read. Humor, serious talk, progressive inebriation, who could ask for more?
 
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CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers
 
***Annotated Audiobooks for Busy Booklovers*** Since 2006 CraftLit has released serialized classic literature weekly—the way Dickens did it—but as an audiobook with audio annotations. Host Heather Ordover gives you some context and juicy tidbits before playing the next chapter of the current book. *** Listeners regularly call in to share their thoughts to be played in the next episode, which keeps the "book club" vibe going. *** The podcast has been in continuous production since 2006. Our c ...
 
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Kobo Writing Life Podcast
Monthly+
 
Interviews with authors, tips for self-publishing, digital publishing and using Kobo Writing Life
 
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The Writing Podcast
Monthly+
 
The Writing Podcast was founded in late 2014 in the wake of The Self Publishing Roundtable’s final host stepping down from the show. Adam and Lindsay (the newest hosts of SPRT at the time) decided it would be best to branch off into a new show rather than continue with one in which all original hosts and owners were no longer involved.So what are the similarities and differences between this podcast and the old?I am glad you asked, convenient narrator. Like Adam and Lindsay’s prior show, thi ...
 
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Blinkist Podcast - Interviews | Personal Development | Productivity | Business | Psychology
 
The Blinkist Podcast makes big ideas personal. Your host, Ben, pushes past the usual talking points with authors, thought leaders, innovators, experts, entrepreneurs, and visionaries to find out how today’s biggest ideas really impact your daily life.Whether they’re in self improvement, entrepreneurship, motivation, psychology, or leadership, we go after the ideas that can help you live a little better everyday. Our mission is to find the people with the personal stories, knowledge of trends ...
 
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All About Books | NET Radio
Weekly
 
All About Books is a weekly NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach. Updated Thursdays.
 
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Adventures in SciFi Publishing
Monthly+
 
A science fiction podcast: bringing you authors of science fiction and fantasy since 2006: interviews, book reviews, news, free books, and more.
 
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What Should I Read Next?: Book Talk | Reading Recommendations | Literary Matchmaking
 
Today is a What Should I Read Next milestone - our very first mailbag episode! We invited our newsletter subscribers and Instagram followers for their burning questions, and Anne did her best to answer. If you've ever been curious about the inner workings of the WSIRN team, what Anne's typical day looks like, what book changed her life, or how ...…
 
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Book Shambles with Robin and Josie
 
In a second special episode recorded at the Latitude Festival Robin spoke with Susan Calman, Helen Keen and Alice Roberts about everything from sending postcards to four 92 year old bridge players to Game of Thrones and crying over children's books in the bath... Become a Patron of Book Shambles at patreon.com/bookshambles…
 
Samantha McIntyre (People of Earth; Unicorn Store); Jennifer Muro (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny); Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (Family Guy).
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
No other word will do. For that’s what it was. Gravy. Gravy, these past ten years. Alive, sober, working, loving and being loved by a good woman. Eleven years ago he was told he had six months to live at the rate he was going. And he was going nowhere but down. So he changed his ways somehow. He quit drinking! And the rest? After that it was al ...…
 
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Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
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Laura Esquivel's best-selling novel Like Water For Chocolate is a work of revolutionary magical realism. No really, it takes place during the Mexican Revolution and chronicles the life of a young woman whose strong emotions affect the world around her. Join us for a chat about exploding showers, sexual food, and everyone's favorite birthday boy ...…
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
All hallways still lead to that room with its ceiling so high it might have been a sky, and your metal bed by the window, and your crate of books. First, you must walk across the deep winter campus to find your friend throwing snowballs that float for years. Then, open our letters: shelves of words. You will find our coats, our awkwardness, the ...…
 
Steven A. McKay's first book, "Wolf's Head", came out in 2013 and was an Amazon UK top 20 bestseller. It has an incredible 389+ reviews on Amazon.co.uk ... if you've ever tried to get reviews, that's an astonishing number. "Blood of the Wolf" is the fourth and final book in the Forest Lord series which has over 95,000 sales so far. As a histori ...…
 
The editors discuss Li-Young Lee's "Changing Places in the Fire" from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry.
 
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The Legendarium
 
The guys continue their discussion of Winter's Heart, book 9 of the Wheel of Time series. This episode leans heavily on listener questions from Reddit, some of which even make sense. Support the show on Patreon Join the discussion on Reddit
 
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Book Riot - The Podcast
 
This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about police distributing books to kids, relay the strange case of Dracula in Icelandic, round-up a bunch of adaptation news, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by: It All Comes Down to This by Karen English The Rise and Fall of DODO by Nicole Galland and Neal Stephenson Links discussed in this ...…
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
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Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
What does it mean to make your setting a character in its own right? Here are 3 main questions (and 12 mini questions) to get you started.
 
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I Don't Even Own a Television
 
From the mind of Rush Limbaugh and four of his closest corporate lackeys comes Rush Revere and the American Revolution, a book in his "Time Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans" series; from across the pond, Kefin Mahon joins us to learn some American history from a book best described as "What if Ms. Frizzle was incompetent and evil?". ...…
 
Fiona Melrose discusses her new book, Johannesburg and Kaite Welsh on transgender fiction
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
Our bodies, lucent under the bedclothes, fit tightly like the pieces of a broken terra-cotta vase now newly mended, smooth surfaces, no jagged edges visible. I’ve read that countries were so interlocked before tectonic heavings, when the ocean parted Mexico and Mauritania. Brazil’s shoulder was hoisted to Nigeria, Italy pressed Libya, Alaska la ...…
 
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BooksPlus - Full program podcast
 
A new novel that takes us into the world of the creator of doublethink and Big Brother with Dennis Glover's The Last Man in Europe and the last in a trilogy known as Fitz and the Fool in Robin Hobb's fantasy fiction Assassin's Fate. Then a 12 year old boy wants to solve a crime, a murder, in The Fall, the latest novel by Tristan Bancks and fina ...…
 
Journalist Sharyl Attkisson reports on how smear tactics are used to influence public opinion. She's interviewed by Erik Wemple, [Washington Post] media critic.
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
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Concerning “The Passing of the Grey Company”, from Éowyn's entreaties to the oathbreakers' obligations... From Isengard, the Road Goes On... - 8:00 Halbarad, Elrohir, and Elladan - 14:00 Merry and Théoden - 22:30 3 Days to the Muster! - 27:00 Aragorn & Sauron - 32:00 The Prophecy of Malbeth, Seer of Fornost - 48:00 Éowyn & Aragorn - 53:00 The P ...…
 
Book Hype hosts Brittany and Kristen decide to get an episode in about social media while Karen is off at Comic Con!You can find Book Hype on Twitter at @BookHype.Check us out on Facebook!What we're reading:-Trust by Kylie Scott-Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen -All Things New by Lauren Miller-Fierce Kingdom by Gin PhillipsBook Deal of the DayNova b ...…
 
We all want to be happier. Heck, that’s why many of us started writing: we want to build happier, more balanced lives that don’t involve slogging through the rat race every day. But happiness can feel elusive—no matter how much you have or how well you’re crushing it in your career, there’s often something that feels like it’s lacking. Breaking ...…
 
We turned into the drive, and gravel flew up from the tires like sparks from a fire. So much to be done—the unpacking, the mail and papers…the grass needed mowing…. We climbed stiffly out of the car. The shut-off engine ticked as it cooled. And then we noticed the pear tree, the limbs so heavy with fruit they nearly touched the ground. We went ...…
 
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Self Publishing Journeys
 
1) This week's writing progress: 2) 20BooksTo50k in London: http://20bookslondon.com/ I originally booked through Booking.com so I could cancel my rooms if I needed to (which I did!) [My referral link btw] Eventually I booked my room at the Travelodge in Egham which is just a short walk up the High Street to the venue and considerably cheaper: ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
Joshua Green talks about “Devil’s Bargain”; Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich discusses “The Fact of a Body”; and Laura Dassow Walls on her new biography of Thoreau.
 
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CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers
 
Dianne's Heeland Coews | SCOTLAND | I'll be starting my little travelogues after school starts—but to get you started - Holiday Vacations search with Keyword “CRAFT” - Checkout the itinerary - Dianne’s number 1-800-826-2266, Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft" | CRAFTY CHAT | Nada. But here's the pdf on how to get the audio you want: Sign into y ...…
 
Spider-Man is back! After surprising audiences with his acrobatics and quips in Captain America: Civil War, the famed web swinger is back on the big screen with Spider-Man: Homecoming. Join us this week on the MashReads Podcast, as we discuss Spider-Man, what sets him apart from other superheroes, what Spider-Man: Homecoming got right, and what ...…
 
David Afsharirad hosts part two of a two-part roundtable discussion with Straight Outa Tombstone weird western short story anthology editor David Boop, and authors Robert E. Vardeman, David Lee Summers, Nicole Givens Kurtz, and Peter J. Wacks; and an audio reading of Jim Baen Memorial Award winner “Feldspar,” a story set on Mars and featuring a ...…
 
Thriller author Brett Battles has seen the inside of both traditional and independent publishing. Today he chats with James about making the transition from trad to indie, the tough times and his eventual triumph as a hybrid author. This week’s key highlights: Brett’s start in traditional publishing And his switch to indie publishing Brett’s un ...…
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
the horoscope this morning really put me on my guard, sent the adrenalin coursing through my veins, as it predicted a crucial confrontation that would require all the will and ingenuity that i could muster … until i remembered i was looking at a week-old student newspaper.
 
Kate and Eric are joined by poet, choreographer, and founder of the Mythscience artist collective Harmony Holiday, whose new collection of verse is titled Hollywood Forever. Harmony reads from the volume and discusses her time-collapsing, historically conscious, visually engaging, collage-style poetry that produces a socially-conscious, politic ...…
 
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Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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The Sword and Laser (Audio)
 
Hey kids, Nnedi Okorafor has an HBO show coming, EW and Tor have LOADS of book recommendations and we love the world created by Ursula K. Le Guin.By feedback@swordandlaser.com (Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont).
 
Novelist Maile Meloy, author of Do Not Become Alarmed joins Nicole Nelson to talk about what she learned about plot from having written for kids, learning to push through scenes, and how writing is a muscle that we need to work as much as possible, to improve. In the second half of the show, literary agent Sarah Bowlin of Aevitas Creative Manag ...…
 
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The Literature Corner
 
Kate Sidley spoke to Eusebius about the latest books she's reading.
 
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Blinkist Podcast - Interviews | Personal Development | Productivity | Business | Psychology
 
Hey y'all, here's an episode from our new podcast, Simplify. As we mentioned, we're phasing out this RSS feed, so if you want to hear more great stuff, subscribe to the new podcast!iTunes: apple.co/2sUeLYAPocketCasts: pca.st/qnKHOvercast: bit.ly/2uVNFlkRSS: bit.ly/2uVeF4j//Caitlin Schiller travels to Amsterdam to talk to productivity guru David ...…
 
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Book Shambles with Robin and Josie
 
In the first of our many upcoming specials recorded at the 2017 Latitude Festival 2017, Robin Ince chats with a variety of guests about all sorts of bookish delights. Guests on this first special are Jo Neary, Geoff Dyer, Katy Brand, John Luke Roberts and Joanna Cannon. And remember, to hear extended editions of Book Shambles episodes, as well ...…
 
Author, columnist and editor Kate Sidley has recommended four intriguing books for bibliophiles to read.
 
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The Tolkien Professor
 
By olsen@tolkienprofessor.com (Corey Olsen).
 
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