We are pleased to present the following guest blog article from Jenny Bravo, the founder of Blots & Plots and the author of the contemporary romance novel These Are the Moments.
Are you struggling to find inspiration for your next great idea? As writers, creativity is our currency, and when the bank’s dry, our writing falls flat on its face. Luckily, there are tons of creative resources out there to inspire us. We only need to know where to find them.
Here’s one source you may have overlooked—podcasts! This popular medium is an amazing tool for creatively drained writers. With so much free content on any given category, there’s guaranteed to be a channel worth your subscription.
10 Podcasts To Kick-Start Your Writer Muse
Elise Blaha Cripe is a master creator. From her incredible daily planner called the GET TO WORK BOOK to her paper goods, she’s a creative guru. On her podcast, she interviews creatives of every kind on a weekly basis.
2. Write Now with Sarah Werner
Sarah Werner’s weekly podcast for aspiring writers is the most encouraging podcast you’ll listen to all day. She gives honest, valuable advice that will have you journaling new ideas in no time. This is a must-listen for writers!
3. Make It Happen
How perfect is this title? Jen Carrington recently launched the second season of her amazing podcast for creative entrepreneurs. This is a great podcast for business-minded authors ready to launch their platforms.
4. #Girlboss radio
Need inspiration? Take the advice of these successful girl bosses. Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso mirrored this podcast after her bestselling book #Girlboss, and she interviews amazing leaders across several fields.
This podcast is guaranteed to brighten your spirit. Jess Lively’s goal is to inspire her listeners to lead intention-based lives, and she talks about uplifting, inspiring values. It’s a positive environment for writers who need more focus in their creative lives.
While Andy J. Miller’s podcast is aimed at illustrators, it can certainly be instrumental to writers as well. He features interviews with industry leaders and gives helpful, concrete advice.
7. The Busy Creator Podcast
Being too busy is a creativity killer. This show is released biweekly and teaches creative individuals how to be more efficient with their time—without all the stress.
Gretchen Rubin is the bestselling author of The Happiness Project, and she hosts this podcast with her sister, Elizabeth Craft. This show is an amazing resource for writers looking for ways to increase their happiness.
Speaking of authors, how could we forget Elizabeth Gilbert? Coinciding with her extremely popular book Big Magic, this podcast is a creativity gold mine. She features struggling creatives and provides them with valuable, actionable advice.
10. TED Radio Hour
If you’re a fan of TED talks, make sure you tune into the podcast! Exploring a range of new ideas, this podcast often touches on innovation and creativity. You won’t be able to walk away without a few of your own story ideas.
Beyond these ten podcasts, there is a world of creativity kick-starters. Once you download your podcast app of choice, have fun exploring! You’ll be back to your creative self in no time.
More about Jenny Bravo
Jenny encourages future writers and provides actionable tips to living a more creative life. To download your free Busy Writer Starter Kit, visit Blots & Plots today.