Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening Apple Books.If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download and subscribe to The Writership Podcast Editing Tips For Fiction Authors by Leslie Watts, Story Grid Certified fiction editor, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

The Writership Podcast Editing Tips For Fiction Authors

By Leslie Watts, Story Grid Certified fiction editor

To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.


On the Writership Podcast, professional book editors Leslie Watts and Clark Chamberlain critique five pages of fiction from writers who are, or soon hope to be, traditionally or independently published. The submissions come from actual authors who understand they may need help seeing the flaws in their stories and are brave enough to share this experience so that you might improve your writing too.

Customer Reviews

Great podcast, exactly what I’ve been waiting for

I love the various author podcasts out there, but this is the only one I’ve found that 1) appeals to me as an indie, and 2) provides good nuts-and-bolts information on the craft itself. Specifically: editing and revision. The hosts are fun to listen to, great personalities, and they show admirable respect and care for the writing samples they edit on the show. Looking forward to many more episodes!

Great for those who need help editing their own novels.

I’m in the process of editing the first draft of my first novel and have read some books on the subject to help me out. This podcast is a thousand times more helpful because they actually edit a piece of writing. They discuss what they like about the writing, but more importantly, they give constructive criticism about characterization, dialogue, sentence structure, etc. Just listening to Alyssa and Leslie discuss this stuff has made the editing books I’ve read that much more clear. My favorite part is the editorial mission they give at the end of each episode. I’m keeping a list of these so that I can refer back to them as I edit my novel. Thanks for doing this, Alyssa and Leslie!

Excellent Podcast to Help Writers Improve Their Craft

The captains of this podcast are super helpful for listeners and writers. They take actual submissions, read them on the podcast, and then discuss what did and didn't work in the text. They do this with skill and tact, never degrading a writer's story. I am going through their backlog currently, as I've just discovered them. I have yet to hear them say, "That story sucked!" or any variation of the phrase. They are truly in the business of helping writers spot their echoes, passive voice, sentence structure and a myriad of other craft related topics that need to be improved. Self editing is hard, but with a little help from Captain Alyssa and Captain Leslie, writers will be on their way to the self editing port, and then onto the professional editor for polishing.

The Writership Podcast Editing Tips For Fiction Authors
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings