Thursday, June 23, 2011

100 sites for fiction writers: #19 - Writers FM

This is an ongoing series looking at websites that can be of help to fiction writers with their craft and career.

Writers FM

As they used to say on Monty Python's Flying Circus, "And now for something completely different."

What am I talking about? Writers FM.

What is Writers FM?

It's an online radio station for writers. As the site itself claims, "created by writers, for writers." Better yet, it's on the air 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Best of all, it's free and has no advertising commercials.

I can imagine what you are thinking. A radio station for writers? And it's 24/7? What the heck could they talk about for that long?

Not all of the radio station is talking. Music plays throughout the day from time to time.

But there is plenty of talking. Author interviews abound on Writers FM, and there mysteries on the air every once in a while. If you listen in to Writers FM, you are also likely to pick up various tips about writing, and sometimes a little news.

Who is behind this idea of a radio station for writers? The main interviewer for the site is entrepreneur and author Karl Moore. Besides Mr. Moore, Writers FM is part of the WCCL Network, a company that focuses upon self-help literature and products, in this case with a focus on writers.

I'm not going to make claims that listening to Writers FM will make you a better fiction, but there is information to be found on the site. If nothing else, you might listen to some of the music to get you in the mood for writing.

More than anything, Writers FM is a different kind of site for writers. It's not all about craft or business, but also focuses on the fun and joy of writing, something those of us who make our living as writers too often forget.

Give Writers FM a listen. You just might hear something you like. And don't forget to check out their podcasts for recorded shows.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, never heard of this. I'll have to check it out for sure.