Happy New Year, everyone! Let’s start the year off right with an interview with Elan Samuel, the host of the Write Right podcast. I connected with Elan online through the podcast’s co-hosts John and Craig, who are in my writing accountability group. Elan is a full-time writer, though in very different worlds. By day, he writes for a tech company in Silicon Valley. By night, he writes for himself and for his book review blog, The Warbler Books. As one third of the Write Right Podcast, he tends to ramble about his feelings about writing on an (almost) weekly basis.
Write Right podcast
What is the Write Right podcast about?
Write Right was initially intended to serve as a podcast for writers by editors—and for the first ten episodes (the entirety of the first season), that’s what it was. Those episodes were hosted by a group of editors from Story Perfect Editing Services. After the tenth episode, we looked at the format, cast, and content and decided to take the podcast in a slightly different direction. We still talk about editing from time to time, but the podcast covers the writing life in general—beyond words on a page, how does being a writer affect our relationships, jobs, decisions, and emotions?
How is the Write Right podcast different from everything else out there? How does it stand out?
While I’d like to think that we’re vastly different from all the other podcasts out there, we probably aren’t too far off from the current landscape of writing-focused shows out there. We’re inspired by other podcasts—Writing Excuses in particular—and some of our format might feel familiar as a result. Where we do stand out, probably, is in the meandering nature of our discussions. Often, a seemingly innocent topic will lead to us discussing a tangentially related sociological topic before we’re wrangled back to focus. It’s quite fun to lose track of the thread with the guys.Read More →