Podcasts for Writers

This is not an exhaustive list of podcasts. In fact, it’s only a few, and I’d love to know what writerly podcasts you listen to.

I listen on Stitcher on my phone. So, this limits the ones I have access to, since I don’t have iTunes, and some podcasts haven’t expanded their reachability. Stitcher is easily accessible on smartphones and your computer!

The podcast names are links!

Story Grid

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.

Listen on Stitcher

Smart Author

The Smart Author podcast guides writers step-by-step from the very basics of ebook publishing to more advanced topics, all with an eye toward helping authors make their books more discoverable, more desirable and more enjoyable to readers. Presented by Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords.  This podcast is for all writers of all experience levels.

Listen on Stitcher

The Creative Penn

Podcast episodes are posted every Monday and include interviews, inspiration and information on writing and creativity, publishing options, book marketing and creative entrepreneurship.

Listen on Stitcher

QWERTY Writing Life –

QWERTY is two friends guiding creative passions from the heart to the hands through a podcast, an author resource series and more. It’s all about us helping you shine through your innovative endeavors to pursue something more.

Listen on Stitcher

Grammar Girl

From the Quick and Dirty Tips series, Grammar Girl aka Mignon Fogarty provides you tips to improve your writing in a short and fun format. From punctuation to style, Grammar Girl has you covered in her weekly on demand podcasts.

Listen on Stitcher

What is one of your favorite podcasts geared toward writing and/or publishing?

11 responses to “Podcasts for Writers”

  1. I started listening to the Story Grid podcast at the beginning and found it helpful, but I haven’t listened in a while.

    I recently loaded some episodes from the following writing-related shows: Launch, Strong Female Characters, Writing Excuses and Narrative Breakdown. Haven’t listened to enough episodes (and some are new) to review them although Launch, by a Hollywood screenwriter trying to publish a middle-grade novel, sounds interesting. Kind of like Storygrid, he’s doing a podcast that will follow him as he “launches” this new endeavor.

    I’ve put the Creative Penn back in my feed and added Helping Writers Become Authors and Smart Author. Thanks.

    I recently switched to the Overcast podcast app. Not sure how Stitcher works, but Overcast allows variable speeds (btw 1x-3x and amounts in between), has voice boost and smart speed (shortens silences), and you can create playlists. So I have a “Writing Shows” playlist where all my writing podcasts are curated into a single feed. It’s a huge improvement from the Apple podcast app. And I’m still learning about it’s features.

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Cindy! I’ll have to check out that app. I like Stitcher, though, but I’m not sure of the extra features. Admittedly, I haven’t even bothered to check. haha I’d love to check out some of those other writerly podcasts, too!

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  2. I didn’t even come to think that there were podcasts for writers! I must check these out, it’ll be very helpful for the books I hope to publish in the future! Thank you for this list ❤

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    1. You’re so welcome! These are some very encouraging and helpful ones to start with. 🙂


  3. Smart Author is new to me, thanks. Some of these also have videos on Youtube.

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    1. Smart Author is a newer one. 🙂 It’s nice that if you like to watch the interviews and things, some of them are always on Youtube. 🙂

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    Woebegone but Hopeful

    I never knew there were any!
    Thanks Rachael!!


  6. I listen to all of those except Smart Author. I’ll have to check that out. I think the other big one I listen to regularly is KM Weiland’s Helping Writers Become Authors. I think my favourite has to be The Creative Penn though. so positive and full of really valuable information.

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    1. Oh, I forgot, KM Weiland does a podcast too! haha Thanks for reminding me. I agree about The Creative Penn. 🙂

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