56 episodes

Omakase is a writing advice and inspiration podcast. Every week author M. Kirin answers viewer questions, proposes bizarre writing prompts, and shares insight into their own creative process.

NEW LISTENERS: Episode #36 (titled "Writing is Hard") is the best place to start if you are new to Omakase, or if you have been struggling with being able to sit down and finally get the words out onto the page.

Omakase M. Kirin

    • Arts
    • 5.0, 21 Ratings

Omakase is a writing advice and inspiration podcast. Every week author M. Kirin answers viewer questions, proposes bizarre writing prompts, and shares insight into their own creative process.

NEW LISTENERS: Episode #36 (titled "Writing is Hard") is the best place to start if you are new to Omakase, or if you have been struggling with being able to sit down and finally get the words out onto the page.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

KQIA ,

Always encouraging

This is one of my favorite podcasts of any topic because Max has an encouraging attitude about every topic. I’ve been following this writer’s work for years and they always have a resource or perspective available that broadly fits what I am working on or thinking about as a writer.

Quirky prompts, check. Practical editing tips at a realistic scale, check. So much other useful stuff I have not listed! To me it seems like a lot of writing advice does not give a clear picture of the scale and effort required to use a tip effectively and Max provides that context in how they frame their advice and by discussing their own writing process over time.

As a logistical comment, the podcast episodes are organized in a straightforward manner and relatively easy to navigate imo, so it is not too hard to reuse the episodes as references if you go back to look for something specific.

CmLofton ,

I refuse to break that 5 star streak 🖐🏻⭐️

I’ve supported MKirin for over a year and enjoyed their youtube vids. I've listened to Omakase from episode 1 to episode 27. There's so much to love about this podcast and I can go and on but here's the short of it. The material is PERFECT for those first starting out, or a few years into the writing journey. If you're published and living that life, it can definitely revitalize you and remind you why you show up to the keyboard everyday, but the material itself might be a tad redundant. Great for those doing edits for the first time. I have ONE complaint. Just one, and it's a super unfair complaint because it spawns from a good thing. I honestly hate that Omakase does not come in seasons. IE Season 1, season 2, season 3. Like with a few months of hiatus. I have SOOOOO many podcasts on my list, books on my list, shows on my list, time is an issue, and I'm a fierce completionist. I cannot seem to get out of the woods on this podcast because the episodes are frequent and never-ending. If you need a massive deep dive into the creative mindset, look no further. MKirin is an author moonlighting as a muse and Omakase is a creative blessing.

Quinn P. M. ,

Familiar and almost familial

I normally don't write reviews, but I just want to say how much it means to me (and others, I'm sure) that there is a nonbinary person of latin descent, whose first language wasn't English, who talks openly about writing queer characters, and who has such a remarkable and amazing platform and career. As a tiny Salvadoran trans person who has been writing probably most of their life but always thought the literary world was better suited to those who were more likely to make it (read: white people), listening feels a bit like having a conversation with a friend who happens to think otherwise. This likely doesn't make much sense, I'm so sorry, my actual writing is hopefully a bit more coherent. But it's nice to know anything's possible. And that I've finally found someone with story ideas just as weird as my own. Love these, hope everything continues to go okay and I will continue to listen and write along < 3

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