Best Writing podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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Writing Excuses
Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.
The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers: Award-winning podcast for newbie writers that's been online since 2005! If you're new and unsure how get (and keep!) going in your writing career, this is the show for you. Past shows have guest starred Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal, and so many more!
On Comedy Writing
Host Alan Johnson interviews working comedy writers about the business and craft of comedy writing.
Writing Rants
Professional writer, editor, and publisher John G. Hartness gives you the inside scoop on what it takes to be a professional writer, how to sell your work, what not to do, and the best tools and tips for a successful career in writing.
Turn writing into more than a hobby, make it your career. Stephan Bugaj (Pixar's Brave, Wall-E, The Incredibles), Justin Sloan (Telltale's Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, and Minecraft: Story Mode), and Kevin Tumlinson (Citadel, Lucid, The 30-Day Author) give you their advice on writing for books, movies, video games and more, and occasionally try to sound smarter by having on amazing guests.
Writers on Writing
a weekly radio program hosted by author Barbara DeMarco-Barrett and co-host Marrie Stone, on the art and business of writing. More on the show, writers, and writing at Follow us on Twitter @WOWkuciFM and Facebook at Writers on Writing KUCI-FM.
Writing Alchemy
Writing Alchemy is storytelling that centers intersectional characters, including a fairy tale series that combines humor and magic with serious topics, and a tabletop role-playing series about the adventures of disabled and mentally diverse heroes.
Interviews with authors and writers about their books, their writing habits, their favorite novels, and how they got started writing.
Insights and inspiration for growing your self-publishing business, featuring interviews with bestselling authors and publishing experts.
A weekly podcast for aspiring writers looking to find a healthy work/life/writing balance. Get the encouragement, honest advice, and inspiration you need to pursue your passion and write every day. Recurring themes include books, coffee, rainy days, truth, beauty, lasers, dinosaurs, and all of your other favorite things.
Learn from writing coach Ann Kroeker how to achieve your writing goals (and have fun!) by being more curious, creative, and productive.
The Writing Podcast was founded in late 2014 in the wake of The Self Publishing Roundtable’s final host stepping down from the show. Adam and Lindsay (the newest hosts of SPRT at the time) decided it would be best to branch off into a new show rather than continue with one in which all original hosts and owners were no longer involved.So what are the similarities and differences between this podcast and the old?I am glad you asked, convenient narrator. Like Adam and Lindsay’s prior show, thi ...
Typehammer: Writing & Technology
Typehammer is a podcast for writers looking to use technology to power their writing. Hosts Mike Hale, Eric Michalsen and John Uhri are three software techies who have a passion for writing. Each week, they cover recent news, interesting reads, the craft of writing, and the latest in tech tools and tips.
Creative Writing
The tracks on this album offer an invaluable insight into a wide range of techniques and practices surrounding Creative Writing. Writers as diverse as Alan Ayckbourn, Ian McMillan and Tanika Gupta talk openly about their approaches and attitudes to all aspects of writing from original concept to final drafts and productions. Writing for stage, print, television and radio is discussed in engaging and articulate detail. This material forms part of The Open University course A363 Advanced creat ...
How To Write A Tune
Welcome to How To Write A Tune, the only podcast that looks into the hearts, minds and souls of musicians and try to find an answer to the age old question; How do you write a tune? To add this podcast to your Podcast app please paste the following link into your podcast manual feed:
Ed Gandia, co-author of the bestselling book, The Wealthy Freelancer, reveals how to propel your writing business to the six-figure level (or the part-time equivalent). In this nuts-and-bolts, no-nonsense podcast, you'll discover how to get better clients, earn more in less time, and bring more freedom and joy into your writing business. Ed will walk you through the practical, “doable” systems and strategies he has developed in his own writing business — the same systems he has taught his pr ...
An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better understand Buddhism. The selections in this anthology are primarily from the Theravada school of Buddhism.
Writing Class Radio is for people who love stories and who get inspired by hearing other people tell their stories and who wants to learn a little bit about how to write their own stories. You'll hear students write their way to the truth. And you'll hear students trying to deal as we follow them outside of class and into their real lives. Plus you'll hear all the juicy stuff that happens in writing class---resistance, crying, break-throughs, connection. There's no better way to understand o ...
We talk about the up's and down's of writing, word of the day, whiskey of the day, and just dealing with every day life.
You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice.
Odyssey is an intensive six-week workshop for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror held each summer on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Top authors, editors, and agents serve as guest lecturers. These podcasts are excerpts from guest lectures. For more information, visit
The Writing Show
Information and Inspiration for Writers
On Writing
Join us every month as we speak with recently published or well established authors, gleaning insights and real tips from writers following their process from beginning to write, editing and proof reading, to finding an agent and publisher and finally finding an audience. Sometimes funny but often not funny. Twitter @_on_writing and @JoshuaPomare
Write The Book
The Vermont podcast and radio show about writing. For writers and curious readers, featuring interviews with authors, poets, agents, editors, and illustrators. One of Writer's Digest Magazine's 101 Best Website for Writers in 2016 and 2017.
Do you want to get a band 7 on the IELTS exam? IELTS English exam preparation doesn’t have to be hard or boring! It can be fun! Lindsay and Jessica from All Ears English are back with a new way to help you achieve the IELTS score you need for the General or the Academic exam! We’ll give you IELTS strategies, practice, tips, tricks, and secrets using real English examples. We’ll show you how to take control of the IELTS Speaking Section by reducing anxiety, panic, and fear. You’ll learn what ...
A writing show hosted by A.C. Fuller featuring interviews with authors, screenwriters, journalists, and publishing experts. The show will illuminate the writing process, explore the publishing industry, and discuss excellent books.
Rationally Writing
Weekly podcast about the Rational and Rationalist writing genres. Hosted by webserial authors Daystar Eld and Alexander Wales. Intro and Outro music is G.A.T.O. Must Be Respected, by Tim YarbroughTo contact us, please email
Scribendi provides helpful and comprehensive tips to help you improve your grammar and your writing today. Whether you need help with punctuation, spelling, grammar, style, or tone, Scribendi will give you everything you need to improve your writing.
David Morley, Director of the Warwick Writing Programme, leads you through a series of creative writing challenges designed to help you develop your creativity and talent as a writer and reader.
Start Writing
Start writing is a craft focused podcast dealing with art of telling stories, we look at the structure of plots, scene, word choice and all the details that go into writing great fiction.
How Do You Write
Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Is your writing not getting done? Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain tips on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. Episodes are short, so you can get back to writing. Whether you're writing a work of literary fiction, a graphic novel, a commercial novel, or a chapbook of poetry, you've come to the right place. Welcome to ...
You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice.
The Writing University podcast offers recordings of writing events associated with the University of Iowa. Such events include the Iowa Summer Writing Festival's "Eleventh Hour" craft talks, as well as readings from the International Writing Program and other departments on campus.
Academic Writing Podcast from the Higher School of Economics, Russia, is a project aiming at your academic writing skills through your ears. In our short radio shows (podcasts) we are discussing and explaining phrases which cover most of your needs for composing an academic article. Each of the episodes comes with a pdf file and can be reached at
Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.
Writing Comics
Curtis' attempt to get learn more about writing and self publishing comics and teach you along the way. From interviews, how to's, and news updates with
Rather than looking at movies in terms of "two thumbs up" or "two thumbs down" Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger discusses what you can learn from them as a screenwriter. He looks at good movies, bad movies, movies we love, and movies we hate, exploring how they were built, and how you can apply those lessons to your own writing. More information and full archives at
Hosted by Jeff Umbro and Kyle Craner, this project began as a way for the two of them to get over their own fears of writing, and slowly morphed into an inspiring multi-year project to tell the stories others find difficult. Each episode brings a well-known creative into the studio to discuss his or her career, their newest projects, and one story they’ve always struggled to tell. Guests include Andy Weir, Lev Grossman, Stephanie Danler, The McElroys, Claire Messud, Mark Manson & Tim Urban, ...
Digital Writes
Digital Writes is a podcast focusing on the prevalent but often ignored world of digital writing. Specific areas discussed on the show include: 1. Video game writing 2. Blog writing 3. Web and viral video writing 4. Books with digital media extensions (i.e., apps) Hosted by writer and university instructor Joshua Hillyer, Digital Writes sheds some light on the creators of this important content.
Hamish Black and his friend Nico discuss goings on in the games industry, wax philosophical about the games they're playing, and rarely notice things going off the rails.
Write Brain
How to get your brain "right," so you can write, a podcast on the psychology of writing; how to deal with fear, the internal editor, writer's block, life block, and everything else getting in the way of you writing.
Join Master Copywriter Steve Slaunwhite each Tuesday for tips on B2B copywriting, landing clients, and growing your freelance B2B copywriting business. B2B Writing Success will inspire and encourage you! Subscribe so you don't miss a single episode.
The Creative Writing Podcast is here to aid in helping you to enhance your craft. There will be writing games, pep talks, challenges, writing resources to help you along. We’ll also be showcasing the works of writers on our shows, allowing them to discuss it in a live forum. Published authors get a lot of attention for what they do, but some times they forget that they were once like us: Writing for fun not quite for the glory. Momb411@comc ...
You've only got one life, so why not design it around your own personality, dreams and desires? I’m Dan Johnston and I do my best to help you, yes you, create your own version of an awesome life…whatever that means for you. Personally, I value freedom and experiences over money and things and even if the seas are a bit rougher, I’d rather be the Captain of my own ship. The show has evolved a lot since it started. I, and the occasional guest, cover a range of topics from psychology and person ...
Do you want to learn how to write a children's book? Make money writing for children's magazines? Every Friday the Writing for Children podcast publishes from The Institute of Children's Literature. Since 1969, ICL has taught over 470,205 aspiring writers. Listen to the director of both The Institute for Writers and The Institute of Children's Literature and bestselling children's author Katie Davis host the show as she focuses on the craft of writing for children. She talks about how to wri ...
Writing In Suburbia
An unedited, unscripted, uncensored pro writing podcast for pro writers or those that want to make a living with their writing. The daily grind of writing while dealing with everyday life. Caution: mad rambling ahead!
Writing advice from people who know and people who don't. Practical skills meet ridiculousness as I talk with some of the best writers who are willing to actually be on this show with me, and get their input on how to live the writer life.
Why I Write
Why I Write podcast is produced by the National Council of Teachers of English and hosted by C.C. Chapman of "Accident Hash" fame. Why I Write is a bi-weekly podcast similar to Lifehacker's "How I Work" series in which we delve into the topic of writing by talking with authors from variety genres and methods to hear their take on writing and its importance both in their lives and how it should be important in each of ours.
Typecast is a show about the writing craft, in which Chicago Tribune reporter Kevin Pang picks the brain of writers far better than him.
A Writer's Life Podcast is not for you. Don't listen. You're going to absolutely hate it. For the love of God, man, look away. Stop reading this. The literary world hates humorous approaches to their Kraft. That's right, Kraft. See what I did there? That's what we call metaphoric subversion. A term I just made up along with everything else I say on this horridly un-classy podcast. So if you know what's good for you, put "NPR" and "literature" in the podcast search field and listen ...
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A description of how I meditate and the ways I change my meditation structure as needed.
We love film and Television. We’re lucky to be creators in an era when the visual medium has never been more instructive on storytelling via modern TV, and our ability to analyze film through the decades. Today, we wanted to talk about the stories we have and are currently appreciating from the big, small, and laptop screen. These are stories t ...…
Josh Comers (Conan, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) joins Alan to talk about handing out flyers in Times Square for stage time, starting a blog to write monologue jokes, and writing on the Comedy Central Roasts.
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Hear one of my favorite segments from a recent Stitcher Premium bonus episode. These are normally available for only Stitcher Premium subscribers, but we want you to see what you're missing! Subscribe to Grammar Girl at Stitcher Premium and use the code GRAMMAR for a free month to get ad-free episodes and bonus episodes as well as premium conte ...…
In this episode, Chrissy chats with authors Rachael Herron and J. Thorn from the Writer’s Well podcast (formerly The Petal to the Medal podcast). Rachael and J. discuss their writing and revision processes and how they got into self-publishing. J. talks to us about the conception for his Author on a Train event and why he loves to collaborate. ...…
A few times I brought my high school English papers to my dad for him to look over. Trained as a newspaper editor, he’d reach into his desk drawer and pull out either a red pen or a soft black pencil he used at work. Sometimes he’d mark it on the fly while I was standing there, narrating his reasoning as the pencil left ominous black marks on t ...…
Teen fantasy author Erin Forbes shares her unique perspective on self-publishing, as well as time management and how to market your book on social medias.
Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary, Amal, and Maurice How can we, as writers, best handle weighty matters? This is our year on character, so we’ll approach this with a focus on character creation, depiction, and dialog? This topic is, in and of itself, weighty. Credits: This episode was recorded by Andrew Twiss, and mastered by Alex Jackson…
YOUR FIRST STEP TO FANTASTIC WRITING "Wait ... what do you mean I'm not done?!" It's a common refrain among new writers as they realize their first draft is only the beginning. In truth, revision is the step that takes your writing from so-so to sold. So, revision is a necessary part of the writing process, but how do you go about doing it? Dif ...…
I love to look for patterns. And recently I’ve been looking for patterns as I’ve talked with coaching clients and peers who’ve reached the six-figure income level. Through those conversations, some interesting patterns emerged. In this episode, I give you a peek into those patterns—because they’ll give you a good idea of what six-figure writers ...…
Getting back on track and a few changes coming to the writing comics podcast.Follow me hereTwitter - @CurtisWriterCInstagram - @ToInfinityStudios
Trading homes with celebrities while you travel? Sounds like a DREAM...But it's very real and possible and here's how! If you like travelling but you’re wondering HOW to travel longer on a budget, I thought to let you in on my #1 travel secret. Whether you’re a digital nomad, location independent entrepreneur or just a frequent traveller, this ...…
Is That Comment Facetious, Sarcastic, or Sardonic? Cleft Sentences.FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRLTwitter: ...…
Is That Comment Facetious, Sarcastic, or Sardonic? Cleft Sentences.FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRLTwitter: ...…
Bella Li is an award winning Australian poet. Her work is surreal and ambitious, assembling poetry, collage and photography. Her books are simply beautiful. We talk about ruptured achilles tendons, research for poetry, and attempt to answer what good poetry is.
All about my year of getting old and how I'm trying to learn and grow from it, along with some specific plans for the future.
For a while now, Johnny has been feeling the malaise of low creative energy after the heavy demands on his time over the past few weeks. Now that he’s back to storytelling, he’s finding it hard to get back on the horse. In today’s episode, we talk about writer’s block, burnout, and how to recapture the spark. We Talk About: How guilt kills mome ...…
Mike Upchurch (Mr. Show, The Chris Rock Show) joins Alan to talk about writing a sketch comedy thesis, the Mr. Show writing process, and teaching at The Pack Theater.
How ON EARTH to be more POSITIVE when you're feeling overwhelmed by the constant bad news? In this episode I share some tips and advice on becoming more positive and happy. Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes | Google Play Music | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS/XML I'm hosting an intimate event for 12 people in Prague th ...…
It's important to write about both practical and emotional benefits. Use these tips when you're writing about emotional benefits so your prospect is convinced to take the next step.By (Steve Slaunwhite).
Over the past week I followed several women on Instagram as they traveled to London for a literary-themed trip. One woman on the trip, Bri McKoy, posted a photo of a letter preserved under glass at St John’s College Library. The letter, written by Jane Austen’s father, was sent to a publisher, describing a book about the same length as a popula ...…
Podcaster and film sound designer Raul Vega shares his experience telling stories through sound with Hans Zimmer and developing his own audible mysteries.
Have you ever seriously considered your mindset about relationships and dating and…how to have an AMAZING relationship? Should you go all-in or should you balance it out at all times? In this episode I'm sharing some tips on how to have a GREAT and successful relationship with your partner. Does this mean you should strive to be fair - give and ...…
Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary, Dan, and Howard “Write what you know” gets misapplied a lot. In this episode we’ll talk about how to know things by listening well. In particular, we’re looking at writing interesting characters by listening to real people. We also talk about the more formal act of interviewing people¹, and how to deal with the attend ...…
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White House stenographer Beck Dorey-Stein joins Marrie Stone to talk about her memoir, In the Corner of the Oval. She talks about her time in the Obama White House and the lessons President Obama imparted about writing, storytelling, and the power of words. She shares her wisdom for being vulnerable on the page, her commitment to copious notes, ...…
“Dan, should I dump my boyfriend?” – this breakup question pops out a lot and I wonder if I’m causing it…:cough cough: Seriously now, should you stay or should you go? If your relationship has been on the rocks for a while and you’re thinking about ending it, but you struggle with decision making, procrastinating having a tough conversation, ho ...…
THE KEY TO REVISION As most writers know, it's much easier to find the flaws in someone else's work than to find the flaws in your own. Part of the reason for this is distance. When you're reading work by another author, you aren't caught up in all the personal things that went into the creation of the story. You are actually judging the story ...…
Writing Alchemy Episode 36 Summary Our three heroes begin their negotiations with the owlbears in the seventeenth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes. Join them for the excitement of river adventures and camping with owlbears! Willa the gecko lizardperson rogue, Tarragon the orc bard, and D’Zân the weredragon druid are participating in The Owlbea ...…
This week we answer a listener question about "the ask" and look at whether it's OK to call boats, cars, and countries "she."FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRLTwitter: https://www.linkedi ...…
This week we answer a listener question about "the ask" and look at whether it's OK to call boats, cars, and countries "she."FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRLTwitter: https://www.linkedi ...…
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