|Phoebe and me out|
for a walk last Christmas.
Not so surprisingly, listening to a podcast on the history of the English language, and therefore covering a lot of world history as well, has given me numerous details to add to my stories, from historical details to character and plot ideas. I also enjoy learning the background of some of our traditions and gaining insight into the complexity of our language.
I don't have as much time to read as I'd like, so I often listen to podcasts to get my learning in, chiefly listening to The History of English Podcast, Renewing Your Mind (R.C. Sproul, history of the church and biblical teaching), This Week in Microbiology (microbiology papers discussed by scientists), Coffee Break French (for learning French), and Helping Authors Become Writers (K.M. Weiland with writing tips).
|If you enjoy learning about English and history, then |
you'll love The History of English Podcast.
What do you like to learn? Or would like to learn when life slows down enough to give you the time?
I have to admit I much prefer fiction, so when I want to listen to something I usually opt for an audiobook! But I do enjoy learning opportunities in person, especially writing conferences :) And I've listened to a few Lasers, Dragons, and Keyboards podcasts - they do fun author interviews.ReplyDelete
P.S. I'm so sorry to hear about Phoebe :(
I've never heard of that podcast. It sounds interesting.ReplyDelete
I'd love to learn to speak Italian and I'm always open to learning more about writing. My favorite podcast is Writing Excuses. They're short and I can listen to 2-3 while folding the laundry. ☺ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. That's a hard thing to work through; we've been there.
Italian would be a beautiful language to learn. I used to listen to Writing Excuses too.Delete
Thanks. She was a wonderful dog.
I don't listen to podcasts much, but when I do, it's about writing, usually on your recommendations:)ReplyDelete
And I always give excellent recommendations. ;)Delete