How can the shortest month feel so long? We’ve had rainy, miserable weather for most of the month and I know that doesn’t help my perception. I’ve been participating in a poetry exchange all month. And though the month started off with a bang of inspiration and a flurry of poems, I feel like I’m limping to the finish line.
Enter Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach
I’ve known Ann’s work for years, but just discovered her podcast. It just might be the perfect podcast. Her tagline–Helping you achieve your writing goals (and have more fun!) by being more curious, creative, and productive–had me at hello! Here’s why I love the podcast and how it’s keeping me coming back to the page.
The perfect length
In the ideal world, I have unlimited time to listen to inspiring podcasts, but in reality, my podcast time is short. I love these bite-sized productions. It’s a little jolt of inspiration.
The perfect voice
Ann’s voice is lovely and sonorous. Some podcasts are full of really great information, but the host just doesn’t have an appealing voice. Ann is funny and thoughtful and reads her essays well.
The perfect topic
Just listen to these titles:
- The Long-Term Results of a Faithful Writing Life
- When You’re Not the Writer You Want to Be
- How to Develop Your Own Self-Study Writing Course
- Plan a Sustainable Year for Your Writing Life
The transcripts and relevant links are available for every episode–these are meaty ideas that you’ll want to return to. Each one of these 5 minute recordings is filled with grace and wit and makes me want to get to work. Because after all, work is the magic!
Be sure to head over to Karen Edmisten’s place for more Poetry Friday goodness…and just general, all around goodness. Karen is a wise homeschooling mama and a fine writer.