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20 Inspiring Writing Podcasts to Subscribe to Right Now

4 months ago · "For writers looking to bust writer’s block, hone their craft or spice up a boring commute, there’s no shortage of podcasts from amateurs and experts alike. Here, we’ve compiled 20 writing-related podcasts worth subscribing to."
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Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

By QuickAndDirtyTips.com
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. QuickandDirtyTips.com
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The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience

By Rainmaker.FM: The Digital Marketing and Sales Network
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 block. Explore our archives at writerfiles.fm to find interviews with notable guests that include bestselling authors John Scalzi (Old Mans War), Greg Iles (Natchez Burning), Jay McInerney (Bright Lights, Big City), Kevin Kelly (founder of WIRED magazine...
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A Way with Words — language, linguistics, and callers from all over

By Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, produced by Stefanie Levine
A fun weekly radio show about language seen through culture, history, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers who have questions and stories about linguistics, old sayings, word histories, etymology, regional dialects, slang, new words, word play, word games, grammar, family expressions, books, literature, writing, and more. Email your language questions to [email protected] or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at 1 (877...
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Writing Excuses

By Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler
Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.
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I Should Be Writing

By Mur Lafferty
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!
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ISBW #397

a month ago

Dead Robots' Society

By The Dead Robots' Society
Writers on writing. The Dead Robots' Society, a gathering of writers podcasting to other aspiring writers, hoping to help each other along the way to the promised land of publication.
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The Portfolio Life with Jeff Goins

By Jeff Goins
Jeff Goins shares thoughts & ideas that will help you to pursue work that matters, make a difference with your art & discover your true voice!
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The Creative Penn Podcast

By Joanna Penn
Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship
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Story Grid Podcast

By Shawn Coyne and Tim Grahl
Click here to Subscribe in iTunes. Helping you become a better writer. Join Shawn Coyne, author of Story Grid and a top editor for 25+ years, and Tim Grahl, struggling writer, as they discuss the ins and outs of what makes a story great. More at www.StoryGrid.com.
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Beautiful Writers Podcast

By Linda Sivertsen
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, Dean Koontz, Brené Brown, Van Jones, Geneen Roth, Martha Beck, Glennon Doyle, Anne Lamott, Rob Bell, Gabby Bernstein, Terry McMillan, Seth Godin, Dani Shapiro, Robert McKee, M...
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StoryCorps

Stories of the human heart. A candid, unscripted conversation between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship. When the world seems out of hand, tune in to StoryCorps and be reminded of the things that matter most.
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The Literary Salon

By Damian Barr
Damian Barr's Literary Salon tempts the world's best writers to read exclusively from their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Star guests have included Bret Easton Ellis, Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Helen Fielding, Diana Athill and Louis de Bernières - all in front of a live audience at leading glamourous locations. Suave salonnière Damian Barr is your host. Don't worry it's not a book club - there's no homework. Salon Selective! Produced by Russell Finch.
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Helping Writers Become Authors

By K.M. Weiland
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. (Music intro by Kevin MacLeod.)
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Self-Publishing Podcast

By Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt, and David Wright
Want to publish and sell more books? Want to get your writing into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There’s never been a better time to make money as a writer — to take your books directly to readers and be in charge of your own business rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Full time authors Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt (owners of the 2M+ words-per-year indie publishing compan...
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Happier with Gretchen Rubin

By Gretchen Rubin / The Onward Project / Panoply
Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Panoply Network.
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Ditch Diggers

The new home for Mur Lafferty's work
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Ditch Diggers #62

a month ago

Story Geometry

By Ben Hess
After banging his head against the literary wall on various projects for years, aspiring novelist and screenwriter Ben Hess was desperate for advice and guidance. Leveraging over a decade of video production, filmmaking, and storytelling, he turned off his camera, turned up the mic, and started asking award winning writers their perspective on the craft and community of writing. Welcome to Story Geometry.
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Reading And Writing Podcast

By Jeff Rutherford
Interviews with authors and writers about their books, their writing habits, their favorite novels, and how they got started writing.
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The Drunken Odyssey with John King: A Podcast About the Writing Life

By John King
Join author John King for eclectic interviews with writers from a variety of genres, including fiction writing, poetry, memoirs, and journalism. From literature to genre writing to the movies, all writing is up for discussion. In particular, The Drunken Odyssey features discussion of all aspects of the writing process—not just the published manuscript, pristinely presented to the entire literate world, but also the scrawled notes and tortured drafts that lead writers there. In long-form in...
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The Writers Panel with Ben Blacker

By Forever Dog Podcast Network, ATX Television Festival
The definitive insider's guide to our current golden age of television, Ben Blacker's The Writers Panel is an ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and show runners responsible for all the shows you can't stop watching. Over the course of nearly 400 episodes and counting, The Writers Panel has sat across from guests such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. ...
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