Podcasts to listen to: The best writing podcasts

Writing isn’t one of the easiest skills to master, but in almost all walks of life, writing is one of the most essential skills. Although some dream of one day writing the greatest novel ever written and others just want to communicate better in their everyday lives, becoming an effective writer can be beneficial. Whether you are suffering from writer’s block or just looking to spice up your office emails, here are some podcasts to listen to becoming a better writer.

 

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The Writer Files: Host Kelton Reid host The Writer Files podcast and tries to dive deep into the habits, habitats and brains of renowned writers to gain access to their productivity and creativity. Reid interviews authors from a broad spectrum, which gives listeners a glimpse into the process of an accomplished wordsmith.

https://rainmaker.fm/series/writer

A Way With Words: A program of the National Public Radio (NPR), The A Way With Words podcast focuses on language while being examined through the lens of history, culture and family. The hour-long podcast features storytelling with plenty of detail. A Way With Words is hosted by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett.

https://www.waywordradio.org

Writing Excuses: This 15-minute podcast provides quick tips by writers for writers. Focusing on writing techniques, hosts Wesley Chu, Piper J. Drake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tayler and Dan Wells hope to help writers who write for fun or for profit.

http://www.writingexcuses.com

I Should Be Writing: Hosted by Mur Lafferty, the I Should Be Writing podcast focuses on writers going from amateurs to professionals and the road blocks a writer can find along the way. Lafferty interviews a wide range of authors about new books and provides encouragement to would-be writers.

http://murverse.com

 

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