Sharpen Your Skills and Your Pencils: Podcasts about Writing

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Creation Date June 20th, 2018
Updated Date Updated June 21st, 2018
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To get you into that good writing groove

Writers Who Don't Write

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, among dozens of others.

10 Minute Writer's Workshop

A peek into how great writers conjure and craft their work. From creative rituals to guilty distractions, writers reveal what it really takes to get pen to paper.

Create If Writing

Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers dealing with authentic platform building online. You will hear from experts on list-building, connecting through Twitter, and how to utilize Facebook. But tools for building an audience would feel empty without a little inspiration, so these training episodes are balanced with inspirational interviews with writers who share their creative process, ups and downs, and how they have dealt with success or failure. Kirsten Oliphant is a self-published author with an MFA in Fiction who has been blogging for 11 years and is in the top 20 of Houston's Social Media Power Influencers. She has spoken at Blog Elevated, Houston Social Media Breakfast, Adventure Con, Houston Business Advancement Conference, and Social Media Day Houston. She created the Free Email Course and loves to get nerdy about all things email list.

Story Makers Show

A Podcast for Every Story Teller

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.

Write Now with Sarah Werner

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.

The Writers Panel with Ben Blacker

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. Maisel), Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), and Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) to talk about the art and business of creating great television. The Writers Panel is a co-production of the Forever Dog Podcast Network and ATX Television Festival. New Episodes Every Tuesday.

The Drunken Odyssey with John King: A Podcast About the Writing Life

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 interviews, writers discuss their process and the way that writing has influenced their lives. Besides this interview, each episode also features a short memoir essay from a writer about a beloved book, plus John King responds to listener’s questions and observations about the writing (and the drinking) life. For more information, see our website at www.thedrunkenodyssey.com.

Reading And Writing Podcast

Interviews with authors about their books, their writing habits, their favorite novels, and how they got started writing.

Story Geometry

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.

Ditch Diggers

Because writing can be a blue-collar job

Self-Publishing Podcast

This is the first 169 classic episodes of the Self Publishing Podcast. Want to get your words out into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or any of the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There's never been a better time to become a writer, and to be in charge of your own destiny rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Self-publishing ninjas Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt -- who have manufactured online publishing companies that crank out a book every single week -- to explore everything related to getting published in today's new DIY digital publishing frontier. This isn't artsy talk... we're business guys with no-BS strategies to help you make self-publishing a rewarding reality. Submit your questions at SelfPublishingPodcast.com!

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. (Music intro by Kevin MacLeod.)

The Literary Salon

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.

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.

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 Ann Patchett, Maria Shriver, Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dean Koontz, Brené Brown, Van Jones, Taylor Dayne, Lee Child, Martha Beck, Glennon Doyle, Anne Lamott, Rob Bell, Gabby Bernstein, Terry McMillan, Seth Godin, Dani Shapiro, Robert McKee, Marianne Williamson, Steven Pressfield, Arianna Huffington, Leeza Gibbons, Mary Karr, Gretchen Rubin, Austin Channing Brown, Rosie Walsh, Geneen Roth, and so many others (including super agent, Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, head of worldwide literary at William Morris Endeavor)—are a fan favorite. The show has been downloaded three-quarters of a million times and is frequently profiled on “Best Podcast” lists (most recently on The Motley Fool's top 20 podcasts for Women) and at the top of the Arts & Literature categories on iTunes. If you’ve ever wished you could sit down with your favorite writers to ask them how they do it, year after year, book after book (or album after album), consider this your new, not-so-guilty pleasure. Join Linda and her celebrity co-hosts (and original co-founder, Danielle LaPorte--also a recent guest and guest host) for deep, funny, powerful monthly interviews with authors and songwriters who have pulled it off—from breakout success to staying power. Find heart-centered encouragement, street-smart advice, and insider success (and failure!) stories for every writer and creative type. Details of biggest mistakes, best shortcuts, behind-the-scenes agent, press, and publishing stories help you gain the courage to get your book, blog, ballad, or biz birthed into the world. Take your dreams from idea to done with us. The Beautiful Writers Podcast. Where inspiration is constant and swearing optional (although highly appreciated). Find out more: http://beautifulwriterspodcast.com

Story Grid Podcast

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.

The Creative Penn Podcast

Information, inspiration and interviews on writing, self-publishing, book marketing and making a living with your writing.

The Portfolio Life with 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!

Dead Robots' Society

The Dead Robots' Society, a gathering of aspiring writers podcasting to other aspiring writers, hoping to help each other along the way to the promised land of publication.

The Allusionist

Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman, TheAllusionist.org. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

I Should Be Writing

Writing interviews and how-tos from a SF writer who's still learning.

Writing Excuses

Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Daniel Wells discuss writing techniques in a fast-paced, 15-minute format.

A Way with Words — language, linguistics, and callers from all over

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. Email your language questions for the show to words@waywordradio.org. Or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at (877) 929-9673. From anywhere in the world: +1 (619) 800-4443. Hear all past shows for free: http://waywordradio.org/. Also on Twitter at http://twitter.com/wayword.

The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience

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), Emma Donoghue (Oscar Nominee for Room), Maria Konnikova (The Confidence Game), Andy Weir (The Martian), Dan Buettner (The Blue Zones), Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist), Daniel Pink (When), and serial guest hosts: neuroscientist Michael Grybko, journalist Adam Skolnick, and short story writer Robert Bruce.

Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

WINNER OF 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. Find the full, ad-free archive of Grammar Girl, as well as exclusive bonus episodes, only on Stitcher Premium. Use code GRAMMAR for one free month at stitcherpremium.com/grammar