If you are a looking for inspiration, or a way to get through a boring commute, we’ve compiled 10 podcasts for writers we think you will enjoy.
Beautiful Writers Podcast
Writer Linda Sivertsen (aka Book Mama) brings together the world’s most beloved bestselling authors and creatives for monthly chats on writing, publishing, deal-making, spirituality, activism, and the art of romancing creativity. These up-close conversations—with the likes of Maria Shriver, Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Gilbert and Dean Koontz. If you’ve ever wished you could sit down with your favourite writers to ask them how they do it, consider this your new, not-so-guilty pleasure.
Writing Excuses is a fast-paced, educational podcast for writers, by writers. It airs weekly, with new episodes appearing each Sunday evening. Episodes vary in length from fifteen to twenty-five minutes but are usually less than twenty minutes long. Their goal is to help listeners become better writers. Whether they write for fun or for profit, whether they’re new to the domain or old hands, Writing Excuses has something to offer.
The Story Grid Podcast
Shawn Coyne created Story Grid to help author tell stories that work. Based on 25+ years of experience working with bestselling authors that include Steven Pressfield, Bill Murray, David Mamet, Robert Crais, Scott Patterson, Robert McKee, Michael Connelly, James Bamford, Ian Rankin, and Mo Hayder and the Story Grid reveals what bestselling books share in common and how professional writers write.
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Winner of the best education podcast in the 2017 Podcast awards. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Whether English is your first language or your second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer. Grammar Girl is a Quick and Dirty Tips podcast.
I Should Be Writing
I Should Be Writing by science fiction author Mur Lafferty chronicles the bumps a writer encounters during their career. It covers every writing topic conceivable. She describes herself as a writer who is “still learning” and invites listeners to learn with her.
Helping Writers Become Authors
Helping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a book and edit it into a story agents will buy and readers will love.
Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach
Writing Coach Ann Kroeker wants you to reach your writing goals and believes you’ll make significant progress (and have fun!) by being more curious, creative, and productive. She provides practical tips and motivation for writers at all stages, keeping episodes short and focused so writers only need a few minutes to collect ideas, inspiration, resources and recommendations to apply to their work.
The Writer Files
Kelton Reid studies the habits, habitats, and brains of a wide spectrum of renowned writers to learn their secrets of productivity and creativity. Tune in each week to learn how great writers keep the ink flowing, the cursor moving, and avoid writer’s block.
A Way With Words
A Way with Words is a fun and funny radio show and podcast about language. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around the world about linguistics, slang, new words, jokes, riddles, word games, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, books, literature, folklore, and speaking and writing well.
So You Want To Be A Writer
Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait, both successful journalists and authors, bring you the latest in news, opportunities, trends – and gossip – in the world of writing blogging and publishing. Whether you love the creative inspiration of Elizabeth Gilbert, the life-hacking non-fiction of Tim Ferriss or the phenomena that is JK Rowling, you’ll find it here.