7 Podcasts That Will Make You A Better Writer

Aspiring authors, poets, storytellers, and more- listen up! Want to improve your writing skills? Here are 7 podcasts that can help you out.

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Becoming a good writer can be a tough, ever-evolving, and lonely journey. Practice makes progress and so does getting good advice from others. You might be thinking: “What if I don’t know any good writers?” Thankfully, writing tips can be shared worldwide instantaneously. Reddit forums, YouTube videos, and blogs are all great, but I would like to introduce you to my favorite writing hidden gem: writing podcasts. Podcasts are an amazing way to learn from the best: they work well to present long conversations, they are easily accessible, and they allow for well-established, and sometimes celebrity guests. Writers’ podcasts are surprisingly plentiful, but I have hand-picked X that can help you improve your writing talents.

1. Writer’s Routine By Dan Simpson


Becoming a writer takes creativity, time management, and some sort of routine. In each episode of Writer’s Routine, a writer is interviewed about their day-to-day lives, secrets to success, and the journey that it took for them to get to where they are. 

2. Writer Unleashed With Nanci Panuccio


In weekly episodes of Writer Unleashed, writer and editor Nanci Panuccio gives advice for fiction and memoir writers. Episode topics include tips and tricks on how to write, what to write, and what to do when you’re struggling to write anything at all!

3. The Creative Writer’s Toolbelt With Andrew J. Chamberlain


Each episode of this podcast discusses a different creative writing technique. Learn about personal branding, character development, making your audience care, and plenty more! Interviews with established authors and other artists are also sprinkled in. With over 170 episodes so far, this podcast is sure to help you expand upon your creative writing skills!

4. Grammar Girl- Quick And Dirty Tips For Better Writing By QuickAndDirtyTips.Com


You can be the best storyteller on the planet, but if your grammar is not top-notch, it might be hard to make it in the writing world. For quick and simple grammar tips, be sure to check out this podcast. Not only is this podcast extremely helpful, but it also has a very large amount of episodes to listen to. 

5. Stop Writing Alone With Nicole Rivera


This podcast provides a place for writers to learn, grow, and become a part of a larger community. Author interviews, writing tips, and even discussions on how to find a local writing community near you are all topics covered on this fun and helpful podcast.

6. Writing Class Radio By Andrea Askowitz and Allison Langer


One of the best ways to become a better writer is by reading, or listening, to another writer’s work. Writing Class Radio provides just that. In each episode, different stories are read, tips are shared, and questions are answered. The topic range is vast and is sure to have something to inspire or engage every writer!

7. The Fantasy Writer’s Toolshed With Richie Billing


This podcast is a fantasy writer’s dream (and any writer, really)! Each episode focuses on one element of perfecting and publishing a fantasy story. Topics include worldbuilding, character psychology, fantasy book covers, and much, much more!

I hope you enjoy these podcast selections and decide to give one (or all 7) a listen- happy writing!

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