I’m addicted to podcasts. I listen to them in the car and on the train. I fall asleep with my headphones on. And as I’ve been promising to release the Writing Journey Co podcast for about a year now (and still haven’t launched) I thought I’d put together this list of writing related radio shows that you can cut your teeth (ears??) on in the meantime.
Right now I’m on a plane, flying from Sydney to LA and it got me thinking about writers and travel and how their experiences on the road influenced their writing journeys. Here are 5 amazing writers whose experiences travelling shaped their work.
Saying I love the ocean is almost an understatement. Growing up on the coast of Australia my childhood memories are made up of beachside moments; drawing pink zink across my nose, getting stung by blue bottles, rolling in the sand, my sweaty legs sticking to the seats of my dad’s old Kombi, the smell of coconut surfboard wax, and the feeling of wading out into the bay to buy a Calippo from the ice cream boat. Being away from it makes me feel homesick. Luckily though I can transport myself back there with these novels – all written by Aussies and capturing the beauty and hostility of their most important character, the ocean.
They say truth is stranger than fiction – well at least Mark Twain did and he for one had some weird writing habits, preferring to pen his literature lying down. But he wasn’t the only one.