I've listened to many podcasts on writing and Reading and Writing is one of the few that makes the cut with me. Jeff engages every author he interviews. I haven't listened to one that I didn't take something away from; and the length of these--some are only 15:00 or so--is about right. I like hour-long podcasts, but an hour is a real commitment. If I had to make a suggestion, it would be for Reading and Writing to explore other interview subjects once in awhile. For example, on another writing podcast I learned about Scrivener, an app designed to facilitate the writing process of long manuscripts. I'd used Word for 24 years; it was the devil I knew; but that brief podcast mention led me to try Scrivener, which has fundamentally changed the way I write. So, Jeff, if you're ever of a mind to occasionally explore other stuff related to writing, I'd encourage it. But then if you stick to author interviews, I'm fine with that, too. In informative, brief, entertaining author interviews, you've hit the sweet spot.
Sept. 24, 2010 by Can'tStopWriting on Apple Podcasts