The first author podcast I began listening to was the Write Now Podcast by Sarah Werner.
I began this back in February 2018 after deciding I was going to finally begin writing my first novel. I knew that I had no idea what I was doing, and needed some guidance. Having little time during my waking hours for much reading, and overwhelmed with the number of potential books on the subject I turned to podcasts.
The beautiful thing about podcasts is that I can listen while I do fairly mundane tasks at work. Recently I’ve had more than my fair share of the mundane, and plenty of time to dive into podcasts.
The Write Now Podcast was the first five star podcast that popped up when I searched for writing podcasts. The description sounded great, as were the reviews.
It was exactly what I needed.
I can’t recommend this podcast enough for BEGINNING writers. Or even potentially writers who are not beginners but need a heathy boost of confidence.
Sarah is fabulous at creating a soothing atmosphere, and giving a lot of encouragement. The interviews with authors in the “coffee breaks” are invaluable as well. I can’t tell you how much better it feels to know that all first drafts are horrible.
She does a great job of reminding listeners that as long as you’re writing, you are a writer. Call yourself a writer. Say, “I am a writer,” every day; you are a writer.
It is inspiring to watch her go from a full-time employee to a full-time entrepreneur writing what she wants to write about, and how she grows in her creativity and business. Her vulnerability and openness will really resonate with those who are just embarking on this terrifying and beautiful journey.
There is also a FB group for this podcast which is fun and I’ve met my Camp Nanowrimo Cabin members through it.
I definitely give this podcast five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for the first several years.
Recently Sarah has been embarking on a new adventure with her Girl In Space radio drama. This is awesome, but has also meant that there has been less time (and I suspect energy and interest) in her continuing this podcast. This is just to say that once you binge the backlist, be aware of the current inconsistent posting schedule for 2018.
In summation, I highly recommend The Write Now Podcast. And remember, you are a writer!
*Next time I’m going to post about the Creative Penn Podcast by Joanna Penn, who I found out about from listening to The Write Now Podcast.