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These 33 Podcasts Will Help You Write, Publish, and Promote Your First Novel in 2018

2 months ago · "Here's a comprehensive list of 33 writing podcasts with recommended episodes that cover everything from what to do if your main character is boring, to picking the perfect book title to finding your first 10,000 readers to beating imposter syndrome. "
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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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The Creative Penn Podcast

By Joanna Penn
Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship
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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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Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula

By Mark Dawson
Two writers. One just starting out. The other a best-selling indie author. Join James Blatch and Mark Dawson and their amazing guests as they discuss how you can make a living telling stories. There’s never been a better time to be a writer.
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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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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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The Bestseller Experiment

By Mark Stay & Mark Desvaux
Could you write and publish a bestseller in one year?
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The Creative Writer's Toolbelt

By Andrew J Chamberlain
The Creative Writers Toolbelt gives practical accessible advice to Creative writers. Each episode explores an aspect of creative writing technique, with examples, allowing you to apply what you learn immediately to your writing. We also throw in the occasional interview with writers and other artists, exploring their wisdom on subjects like story, style, character and the writing process
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The Taylor Stevens Show

By The Taylor Stevens Show
Kicking writing in the butt, one word at a time
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The Manuscript Academy

The Manuscript Academy brings you conversations with agents, editors, and writers who can help you on your publishing journey.
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The Writership Podcast Editing Tips For Fiction Authors

By Author Marketing Institute
On the Writership Podcast, professional book editors Leslie Watts and Clark Chamberlain critique five pages of fiction from writers who are, or soon hope to be, traditionally or independently published. The submissions come from actual authors who understand they may need help seeing the flaws in their stories and are brave enough to share this experience so that you might improve your writing too.
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So You Want To Be A Writer with Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait: Australian Writers' Centre podcast

By Australian Writers' Centre
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.
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Create A Story You Love

By Lorna Faith
Create A Story You Love Podcast, is focused on bringing you interviews and inspiration to help Indie and Hybrid Writers push past resistance, craft better stories and to explore new ideas on how to get self-published books into the hands of more and more readers.
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SPA Girls Podcast

By SPA Girls podcast - self publishing for romance authors
Wondering about self-publishing and don't know where to start?
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Print Run Podcast

By Erik Hane and Laura Zats
Print Run is a podcast created and hosted by Laura Zats and Erik Hane. Its aim is simple: to have the conversations surrounding the book and writing industries that too often are glossed over by conventional wisdom, institutional optimism, and false seriousness. We’re book people, and we want to examine the questions that lie at the heart of that life: why do books, specifically, matter? In a digital world, what cultural ground does book publishing still occupy? Whether it’s trends in the...
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Kobo Writing Life Podcast

By Kobo Writing Life
Insights and inspiration for growing your self-publishing business, featuring interviews with bestselling authors and publishing experts.
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Create If Writing - Authentic Platform Building for Writers & Bloggers

By Kirsten Oliphant
Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers dealing with authentic platform growth. Kirsten Oliphant interviews experts to find out how they are building email lists, connecting through Twitter, and using Facebook groups. These practical episodes are balanced out with inspirational interviews from successful writers and bloggers who have made it big and want to share the struggles, the creative process, and tips for reaching your goals whether you are an author publishing b...
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Novel Marketing

By Novel Marketing
Learn the book promotion secrets of bestselling authors.
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The Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast

By Chris Syme and Becca Syme
Award-winning marketer Chris Syme and bestselling indie author Becca Syme give self-published authors the latest social media tips and strategies that sell more books and build loyal fans. Join them as they interview top book marketing experts, showcase successful indie authors, and offer tips from their own successes on this weekly show.
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice

By Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen: Self Publishing Author Entrepreneurs
Authors, are you struggling to get the word out about your books? Discover the latest book marketing and self publishing news, tools and strategies. This is the Sell More Books Show with Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen. Every week you'll get helpful tips and ideas to make your book sales soar. Visit SellMoreBooksShow.com for detailed show notes and more info.
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Book Launch Show

By Tim Grahl
Follow along as book launch expert Tim Grahl teaches you the fundamentals of launching a bestselling book. Based on his work with hundreds of authors and launching dozens of top New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other bestselling books, he will share the insights and step-by-step tactics you can use to launch your own successful book. Click here to download your free copy of Book Launch Blueprint Have a question you want Tim to answer on a future episode?
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Self Publishing Journeys

By Paul Teague & Clixeo Ltd
The Self Publishing Journeys podcast is a weekly show for all indie authors. Show host Paul Teague interviews self- published authors about their writing journeys, passing on hints, tips and tricks along the way. He'll also chat to experts in related fields - proofreaders, development editors, cover designers, PR specialists, author platform creators - and they'll be offering their best advice and strategies.
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DIY MFA Radio

By Gabriela Pereira
Take your writing from average to awesome! Don’t waste any more time spinning your wheels or questioning your talent. Learn to write more, write better, write smarter. This podcast will give you tools and techniques so you can feel like a real writer, master the craft of fiction and finally finish that book you've always dreamed of writing.
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Begin Self-Publishing Podcast

By Tim Lewis
This podcast will take you through how to self-publish your eBook onto Amazon, Apple and the other global eBook Stores, how to market a book and general online business techniques needed to be a successful self-publisher.
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How Do You Write

By Rachael Herron
Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. How do you write a book? Start here. You'll gain tips to get in the chair, tricks to stay there, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.
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Lit Up

By Lit Up
Join host Angela Ledgerwood as she discusses books, writers, life, love and all things literary with the authors she loves.
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Self Publishing School : Learn How To Write A Book And Grow Your Business

By Chandler Bolt, Founder of Self Publishing School
Chandler Bolt from Self Publishing School teaches how to write a book, how to launch it, and use it to grow a 6-figure income. Gary Vaynerchuk, Pat Flynn, Grant Cardone, Lisa Nichols and Russell Brunson are just a few of the successful authors you'll learn from on this show. On this show you'll learn how to grow your income, authority & business with a book. Chandler reveals what it really takes to successfully launch a book, without the BS of traditional publishing.
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Write With Impact with Glenn Leibowitz

By Glenn Leibowitz
Write With Impact is the podcast for writers seeking to take their writing to the next level. Hosted by writer and digital entrepreneur Glenn Leibowitz, Write With Impact features actionable strategies, tips, and resources to help you hone your writing, build an audience, and have more impact. Each week, Glenn interviews successful writers, from best-selling authors, widely-read bloggers, and senior journalists, to content marketers, podcasters, and more. In addition to weekly interviews, G...
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ARCHIVOS Podcast Network

By The ARCHIVOS Podcast Network
All Brainstorm and Insight episodes from the ARCHIVOS Podcast Network
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The Story Studio Podcast - Writing, Storytelling, and Marketing Advice for Writers & Business

By Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt, and David Wright
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.
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Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach

By Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach
Learn from writing coach Ann Kroeker how to achieve your writing goals (and have fun!) by being more curious, creative, and productive.
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88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang

By Yin Chang
We release weekly interviews with awesome storytellers ranging from novelists to screenwriters to TV producers. Topics cover how-to's, writing advice, craft tips for writers, career nuggets, and the highs and lows of being a storyteller. We are a safe space for listeners to absorb information and learn in a way that'll shake up their creative routine. Our community welcomes each storyteller and writer and aims to make them feel less alone.
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