For those of you with iTunes, and especially those who also have an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone, check out the latest offering from iTunes University. It’s called “Creative Writing: A Master Class.” If you have iTunes, you can download the podcasts that go with it –“Authors and Poets.” If you also have an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone, you can download the textbook for the course for free.
Even if you can’t download the book, the interviews are interesting. In addition, there are a number of other podcasts on writing that are useful. (Look under podcasts and iTunes U) Some of my favorites are:
Pen on Fire
Poetry Off the Shelf
Poems Out Loud
Essential American Poets
The Writing Show
Creative Writing – The Open University
These are but a meager selection of all that is available. Take some time to search through iTunes offerings, and you will certainly find at least one (if not many) that offers advice or inspiration for the type of writing you do, at whatever level you are.
My favorite at the moment is “How I Write.” Great interviews with all types of writers who talk about their writing process and so much more.