I’ve really been enjoying Rachael Herron‘s “How Do You Write?” podcast.  It is relatively new, and up to 21 episodes.  I’m a knitter and had been following Rachael’s knitting blog for years.  In 2006, she completed NaNoWriMo and that manuscript was traditionally published in 2010.  It was with great pleasure that I attended her signing at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park in 2011 (and we knitter fans brought our knitting of course!). Since her NaNoWriMo debut, she has gone on to publish 13(!)  books in six years.  Incredible.

Length: Compact, less than half an hour

Format: Interview style.

I have enjoyed the guests she has had on the show and the questions she asks them.  Her guests have included Chris Baty, the founder of NaNoWriMo (1999) and also Grant Faulkner, the current director of NaNoWriMo.  Her questions are writing related and the responses have been so interesting.  She asks “What is the worst writing advice you’ve ever been given?”  and my favorite, “How do you refill the creative well?”  The answers give insight to probably any level of writer (newbie to veteran).

I appreciate that she is organized in her interview, delivers the consistent questions and respects our time.  She has a nice rapport with her guests and the podcast is enjoyable.

Rating: 5 stars