You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com
David Morley, Director of the Warwick Writing Programme, leads you through a series of creative writing challenges designed to help you develop your creativity and talent as a writer and reader.
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 company Sterling & Stone) explore everything related to getting your writing published ... and making money doing it ... in today's new DIY digital publishing frontier. This isn't artsy talk -- it's "authorpreneurial" business strategy that turns self-publishing from sideline into a rewarding career.
The Writing University podcast offers recordings of writing events associated with the University of Iowa. Such events include the Iowa Summer Writing Festival's "Eleventh Hour" craft talks, as well as readings from the International Writing Program and other departments on campus.
Do you want to get a band 7 on the IELTS exam? IELTS English exam preparation doesn’t have to be hard or boring! It can be fun! Lindsay and Jessica from All Ears English are back with a new way to help you achieve the IELTS score you need for the General or the Academic exam! We’ll give you IELTS strategies, practice, tips, tricks, and secrets using real English examples. We’ll show you how to take control of the IELTS Speaking Section by reducing anxiety, panic, and fear. You’ll learn what to do when your mind goes blank, how to organize your thoughts and how to use intonation, English pronunciation and native English vocabulary such as phrasal verbs and idioms to impress the IELTS examiner. You’ll find out which grammar points you should use in the IELTS Speaking Test and which ones you should avoid to get a band 7. You’ll also get guidance on how to prepare for IELTS Writing Task 1 and IELTS Writing Task 2 with help on the opinion essay, graphs and charts, and the argument or discursive essay. You’ll get tips on how to succeed with IELTS listening comprehension strategies and how to get the highest possible score on the IELTS reading test. You’ll find out how to use IELTS practice tests to get the maximum score increase to go from a 5 or 6 to a 7 or higher. We’ll show you the common mistakes that most students make on IELTS test day, what to expect on the day of the exam, and how the exam is structured. You’ll get the best possible IELTS resource recommendations from Jessica Beck who has taught IELTS for more than 10 years. IELTS Energy is perfect for you if you want to move from a band 5 or a 6 to a band 7 or higher. Prepare for IELTS with Lindsay and Jessica! We will answer your IELTS questions directly so please join us and send in your questions. Join us to get the score you need and have fun doing it! Get motivated for the IELTS exam with IELTS Energy!
Ed Gandia, co-author of the bestselling book, The Wealthy Freelancer, reveals how to propel your writing business to the six-figure level (or the part-time equivalent). In this nuts-and-bolts, no-nonsense podcast, you'll discover how to get better clients, earn more in less time, and bring more freedom and joy into your writing business. Ed will walk you through the practical, “doable” systems and strategies he has developed in his own writing business — the same systems he has taught his private coaching clients. He'll also show you what’s working for other business writers by bringing you real case studies from the field. And he'll share all this information in an honest and transparent way, with no hype or fluff. Topics covered include: getting better and higher-paying clients; banishing the feast-or-famine cycle; doing more of the work that excites you; how to raise your fees and rates; boosting your productivity; making your business recession-proof; discovering and leveraging your strengths; finding your niche; pricing content writing projects; pricing copywriting projects; writing white papers; writing case studies; writing web copy; writing articles; and much more.
a weekly radio program hosted by journalist and author Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, and co-hosts Marrie Stone and Nicole Nelson, 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.
Turn writing into more than a hobby, make it your career. Stephan Bugaj (Pixar's Brave, Wall-E, The Incredibles), Justin Sloan (Telltale's Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, and Minecraft: Stroy Mode), and Kevin Tumlinson (Citadel, Lucid, The 30-Day Author) give you their advice on writing for books, movies, video games and more, and occasionally try to sound smarter by having on amazing guests.
A weekly podcast for aspiring writers looking to find a healthy work/life/writing balance. Get the encouragement, honest advice, and inspiration you need to pursue your passion and write every day. Recurring themes include books, coffee, rainy days, truth, beauty, lasers, dinosaurs, and all of your other favorite things.
Writing Unblocked is a podcast for you, the Writer. The main goal is to motivate you to finish your writing project, whether it's a novel, screenplay, etc. Whether you have several published books or have been working on one for several years, this 3-day a week podcast will motivate you to finish your project with interviews from published authors, who will share all about their process and how they conquered many of the challenges of writing, as well as other tips and tutorials. So now all you need to do is get writing!
Do you want to learn how to write a children's book? Make money writing for children's magazines? Every Friday the Writing for Children podcast publishes from The Institute of Children's Literature. ICL has taught hundreds of thousands of aspiring writers, and the director is the host. Bestselling children's author Katie Davis focuses on the craft of writing for children: how to write a children’s book, how to write for children’s magazines, how to get paid, and get published in the world of kidlit. There are listener questions, with answers from the experts at the Institute, plus hard-to-find resources, tips, and links included in every week's show notes.
The IELTS Test Prepcast is an IELTS podcast giving free lessons to IELTS Test candidates aiming for IELTS band scores 6, 7 or 8. High IELTS Test band scores are difficult to earn – even by native speakers of English. These Prepcasts help IELTS candidates improve their scores by teaching techniques for IELTS Reading, IELTS Writing, IELTS Listening and IELTS Speaking.