30 Outstanding Podcasts for Writers

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Kate Scott

Staff Writer

Kate Scott is a bookstagrammer and strategic web designer serving women business owners and creative entrepreneurs. Follow her on Instagram @parchmentgirl and visit her website at

Podcasts for writers of all stripes!

Need a little inspiration? Whether you’re a blogger, author, or screenwriter, there’s a writing podcast for you on this list!

Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips1. Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Grammar Girl provides useful tips on the nuts and bolts of writing. It covers grammar, punctuation, and style.

I Should Be Writing2. I Should Be Writing

Host and science fiction author Mur Lafferty covers every writing topic conceivable. She describes herself as a writer who is “still learning” and invites listeners to learn with her.

Odyssey Writing Workshop3. Odyssey Writing Workshop

Odyssey is a workshop for sci-fi, fantasy, and horror authors held each summer at Saint Anselm College. This podcast consists of excerpts from workshop guest lectures.

Creative Writing Career Podcast4. Creative Writing Career Podcast

Stephan Bugaj (visual effects artist for Brave, Wall-E, and The Incredibles), Justin Sloan (writer of the Game of Thrones video game), and Kevin Tumlinson (author of 30-Day Author) host this podcast on writing for the page and screen.

Reading and Writing Podcast5. Reading and Writing Podcast

This podcast has crossover appeal for both readers and writers. Host Jeff Rutherford interviews authors about their writing habits and how they broke into publishing.

Write Now with Sarah Werner6. Write Now with Sarah Werner

Write Now helps aspiring writers find balance between work, life, and writing. It offers practical advice, inspiration, and encouragement.


Authority Self-Publishing7. Authority Self-Publishing

Hosts and author marketing experts Steve Scott, Barrie Davenport, and Ron Clendenin offer solid marketing advice to self-published authors. They focus on Kindle publishing, but there is something here for everyone.

Writing in Suburbia8. Writing in Suburbia

Writing in Suburbia targets professional writers transitioning from part time to full time. Host Jake Bible talks about balancing writing and life.


WRITER 2.09. WRITER 2.0 with A.C. Fuller

A.C. Fuller is an author and former adjunct professor of journalism at NYU. In this podcast, he interviews authors, journalists, and publishing experts.

Writing Class Radio10. Writing Class Radio

Writing Class Radio is the podcast of a real writing class. It captures the creativity, intensity, and raw truth revealed in the class setting.


Ann Kroeker Writing Coach11. Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach

Kroeker provides short, actionable tips for writers who want to boost creativity and productivity. She provides solutions for a wide range of issues, including self-editing, goal-setting, and more.

Kobo Writing Life Podcast12. Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Kobo Writing Life covers traditional publishing, digital publishing, and self-publishing. It also delves into the craft and business of writing.


Story Makers Podcast13. Story Makers Show

Each episode of Story Makers Show features an interview with a different guest writer, artist, or other creative.


Author Audience14. Author Audience

Geared for self-published Christian authors, Author Audience helps writers market their work. Though the podcast has a spiritual bent, the information is useful for anyone.

First Draft15. First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing

Host Mitzi Rapkin interviews a different author during each episode of Frist Draft. Previous guests include Elizabeth Gilbert, Celeste Ng, Ann Patchett, and other award-winning and bestselling authors.

Writing Excuses16. Writing Excuses

Hosts Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Daniel Wells talk about writing techniques in this fast-paced podcast.


The Very Serious Writing Show17. The Very Serious Writing Show

Daniel Thompson hosts this very unserious podcast featuring interviews with writers. The podcast also delves into other aspects of pop culture and offers some pretty insightful analysis.

Create If Writing18. Create If Writing

Lifestyle blogger and social media maven Kirsten Oliphant hosts Create If Writing, another podcast designed to help writers build a platform to market their books.

The Drunken Odyssey19. The Drunken Odyssey with John King

The Drunken Odyssey features conversations with writers, readings, and discussions about writing-related issues.

The Writers Panel20. The Writers Panel

Ben Blacker hosts Nerdist’s Writers Panel, a podcast about every type of writing you can imagine–books, comics, TV, film, and music.


10 Minute Writer's Workshop21. 10 Minute Writer’s Workshop

This production of New Hampshire Public Radio offers a peak into the creative processes of great writers. Past guests include Salman Rushdie, Alexander McCall Smith, Megan Abbott, and Stacy Schiff.

Helping Writers Become Authors22. Helping Writers Become Authors

This podcast offers helpful advice to writers hoping to become published authors. It delves into the nitty gritty of writing–creating compelling narratives, bringing characters to life, and producing polished prose.

Writers Who Don't Write23. Writers Who Don’t Write

Writers Who Don’t Write is a podcast about all the stories writers have never told. Jeff Umbro and Kyle Craner host the show, and the most prominant guest they have interviewed is Lev Grossman.

Beautiful Writers Podcast24. Beautiful Writers Podcast

Bestselling authors Danielle LaPorte and Linda Silversten host this conversation on writing, publishing, and creativity. Past guests include Arianna Huffington, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Brené Brown.

HopeWriters25. HopeWriters

Sisters, bloggers, and writers Emily P. Freeman and Myquillyn Smith host offer advice and direction to inspirational authors.


The Creative Writer's Toolbelt26. The Creative Writer’s Toolbelt

The Creative Writer’s Toolbelt offers practical advice on various aspects of creative writing. The show occasionally features guest writers and artists.

So You Want to Be a Writer27. So You Want to Be a Writer

Co-hosts Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait cover news from the publishing world and offer smart analysis.


Writer's Voice with Francesca Rheannon28. Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon

Writer’s Voice features interviews with authors, editors, agents, and publicists. It also features readings, news, commentary, and writing tips.

Author Strong Podcast29. Author Strong Podcast

The focus of Author Strong is giving aspiring authors “the tools they need to succeed.” They cover a huge range of topics related to writing and book marketing.

Lighthouse Writer's Workshop30. Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Ironically located in Colorado, Lighthouse Writers Workshop has provided instruction to numeous bestselling and award-winning authors. Their podcast continues and expands that tradition in the digital age.