I've finished season two of the Writing Excuses podcast, so here are my favorite podlies. For my season one picks (and intro to the podcast) go here.
#1 Writing Excuses Season 2 Episode 7: Using Writing Formulas with Bob Defendi
#2 Writing Excuses Season 2 Episode 8: The Three Act Structure with Bob Defendi : These first two are sort of companion pieces on how to structure a novel.
#3 Writing Excuses Season 2 Episode 10: The Boring Parts : How to write the parts of the book that seem boring. The filler between the "I can't wait to write that scene!" parts. And of course... how to make them not boring!
#4 Writing Excuses Season 2 Episode 33: How To Not Be Overwhelmed : Addresses the feeling of being overwhelmed by too much writing advice all at once.
#5 Writing Season 2 Episode 2: How to Write for Children with Brandon Mull : The discussion is about YA / Teen books. One of the interesting points in here is that Brandon branched out into YA in part because they're aren't genres, so your book doesn't have to fit under a tidy little label.
#6 Writing Excuses Season 2 Episode 21: Fight Scenes : Because I never know how to write them. I'm clearly not reading enough action books.
#7 Writing Excuses Season 2 Episode 28: Applying Critical Reading: “Watchmen”
BONUS: Here are two downloadable courses on how to structure your novel. They're both lectures with powerpoint, and you get the powerpoint slides as well. I'm currently working on my own Master Amalgamation of Rich's, Well's, Jennifer Crusie's, and Billy Mernit's structure plans. Meh heh hehhhh.
Lani Diane Rich's take on it. (1 hour, $10)
Dan Wells' structure lecture. (1 hour, free)