Reading has always been the standard way to learn more about the writing craft. But more and more writers are discovering the benefits of listening by tuning in to podcasts about writing! At Writer’s Relief, we know podcasts can provide inspiration on both the creative and personal levels for writers. Whether you’re a newbie writer, genre writer, self-publishing writer, inter-disciplinary writer—or you want to hear interviews with writers—here are 10 podcasts about writing you should definitely listen to now.
The Best Podcasts About Writing
Hosted by Mark Antony Rossi, this “candid, instructive, and provocative” podcast features topics such as poetry composition and dealing with the ups and downs of the creative world, as well as interviews with writers such as Phyllis Dodge and Michelle Young.
Alone in a Room with Invisible People
Holly Lisle and Rebecca Galardo discuss writing, what they’re writing, and how their writing can be better. Episode topics include how to world-build, the difference between series fiction vs. a stand-alone book, and distinguishing your character voices.
This podcast, hosted by Richie Billing, is primarily dedicated to writing fantasy fiction. It also discusses building your author platform, offers fantasy fiction writing tips and techniques, and hosts lots of giveaways!
Helping Writers Become Authors
K.M. Weiland hosts this podcast about summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing your prose. Episodes discuss improving your relationship with yourself as a creative and earning audience loyalty.
Editor and writer Louise Harnby hosts this podcast that strives to answer every question you have about editing, including how to save money on editing and the different levels of editing. Publishing lingo is also explained.
This ten-minute podcast is dedicated to helping authors improve their craft in bite-size servings. Hosted by Ley Esses, Leigh Hull, and AspenHouse Publishing, this podcast explores character archetypes, how and why to include romantic elements, and developing character strengths and flaws.
Linda Sivertsen hosts monthly interviews with some of your favorite authors, including Joy Harjo, Dani Shapiro, Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Cheryl Strayed. Listen in!
Hosted by bestselling author Joanna Penn, this weekly podcast includes interviews, inspiration, and information on writing and creativity, publishing options, book marketing, and creative entrepreneurship.
Along with many other resources for writers, The Writer’s Digest also has a podcast! Episodes explore topics including diversity in publishing, deconstructing humor, and the art of the graphic memoir.
A great podcast for nonfiction writers, this podcast features interviews with nonfiction writers and celebrities such as Malcolm Gladwell, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Susan Orlean.
Question: Which writing podcast do you listen to?