5 Podcasts For Writers

Last week we talked about some movies about writers, and this week I wanted to jump into the mix with some Podcasts which are by writers, for writers, and which I recommend and listen to almost daily.

Writing Excuses (Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, Daniel Wells)


Writing Excuses is a podcast hosted by authors Dan Wells, Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, and author and web cartoonist Howard Tayler.

Promoted as “fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart”, the four hosts and guests discuss different topics involved in the creation and production of genre writing and webcomics. As of 2017, authors Wesley Chu, Piper J. Drake and Mary Anne Mohanraj were added as secondary hosts, each having one show a month alongside different configurations of the primary hosts.

The Creative Penn (Joanna Penn)


Information, inspiration and interviews on writing, self-publishing, book marketing and making a living with your writing. If you need help with writing your book, or you want to learn how to navigate the new world of publishing and book marketing, then join Joanna Penn and her guests every Monday. Also covers the business of being a writer and how to make money with your books.

The Story Grid (Shawn Coyne, Tim Grahl)


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.

Write-minded (Brooke Warner, Grant Faulker)


Hosted by Brooke Warner of She Writes and Grant Faulkner of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), each theme-focused episode of Write-minded features an interview with a writer, author, or publishing industry professional. There’s always a takeaway at the end of each show for listeners, too.

Helping Writers Become Authors (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.


Do you listen to writing podcasts? Give me all your recommendations in the comments below!

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