What better way to stay close to your craft than by listening to a podcast about writing and publishing while you’re on the move. Here are the best podcasts for writers, listed in alphabetical order, as vetted by the Written Word Media Team. Yes, this means we listened to them all to make sure they were deserving of your valuable time 😉


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The Author Hangout

Hosted by Shawn Manaher

Description

A podcast designed to help authors, especially self-published and indie authors, with marketing their books and improving their author platform.

Why Authors Will Love It 

Perfect for the author who is learning how to market, the interview style of The Author Hangout shares useful, actionable advice in the form of personal stories.

Length

20-25 minutes

  

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Authorpreneur

Hosted by Jim Kukral

Description

Become both an author and an entrepreneur, and navigate the world of self publishing.

Why Authors Will Love It 

Being an indie author today, isn’t just about writing and Jim Kukral gets it. Jim explores the different ways authors can make a living through their craft and has great guest speakers to learn from.

Length

35-40 minutes

 

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Bleeding Ink

Hosted by J.S. Leonard

Description

A podcast to take you from writer to published author, from 100 to 1000 daily words, from a nervous wreck to a cool, calm pen-wielding virtuoso who bleeds ink and smiles.

Why Authors Will Love It

Great information from an experienced indie author. Good, sharp questions are given to interesting guests, which provides an entertaining and informative podcast.

Length

45 -60 minutes

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[vc_row][vc_column width=’1/6′]The Creative Penn
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The Creative Penn

Hosted by Joanna Penn

Description

Interviews, inspiration, information on writing and creativity, publishing options, book marketing, creative entrepreneurship

Why Authors Will Love It

Joanna is a successful author herself. She is smart, super interested in technology and innovation around publishing and provides an insightful and helpful perspective on self-publishing. Her guests are heavy-hitters in the industry: Russell Blake, Mark Coker, Jane Friedman, to name a few. A must-listen for writers on all ends of the spectrum.

Length

60 minutes

 

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[vc_row][vc_column width=’1/6′]Dead robots[/vc_column][vc_column width=’5/6′]

The Dead Robots’ Society

Hosted by Paul Elard Cooley and Terry Mixon

Description

A podcast by aspiring writers, for aspiring writers, offering useful advice and intriguing stories.

Why Authors Will Love It

Listening to The Dead Robots’ Society is kind of like going to the bar with your writing buddies and chatting for an hour. It very low key, very accessible, but makes sure to talk about the important trends and stories in the independent author world, and offering helpful advice for every step of the writing journey.

Length

45-60 minutes

 

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[vc_row][vc_column width=’1/6′]Helping Writers Become Authors[/vc_column][vc_column width=’5/6′]

Helping Writers Become Authors

Hosted by K.M. Weiland

Description

K.M. Weiland is an award winning and internationally published author who also spends her time mentoring perspective authors. Helping Writers Become Authors is where she shares her story outlining and structuring advice.

Why Authors Will Love It

Helping Writers Become Authors is pleasantly bite sized writing advice. With over 300 episodes, K.M. offers a easy to understand, well researched advice on story outlining, writing, and structure that is useful for the beginner, and the professional looking to hone their craft.

Length

10-15 minutes

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Kobo Writer’s Life Podcast

Hosted by Mark Lefebvre and Christine Munro

Description

A podcast about the craft of writing, the business of writing, digital publishing, self-publishing and traditional publishing

Why Authors Will Love It

With over 50 episodes to choose from, Kobo Writing Life’s podcasts are timeless in their appeal and information. Christine and Mark interview bestselling indie authors (Barbara Freethy, Michael Connelly, Marie Force) and industry professionals that help you understand the services and communities that exist for indie authors (Wattpad, IBPA, NaNoWrim0).

Length

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The Self Publishing Podcast

Hosted by Sean Platt, David Wright, Johnny B. Truant

Description

3 guys giving advice on how to navigate self-publishing, speaking from their own experience, as well as interviewing relevant guests from the industry.

Why Authors Will Love It

Informative with great guests, but overall personable and fun. Listeners will come away from this podcast energized and with tangible takeaways.

Length

About an hour

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[vc_row][vc_column width=’1/6′]Self publishing roundtable
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Self Publishing Roundtable

Hosted by Erica Conroy, Wade Finnegan, Liam Kingman, Xavier Granville

Description

A weekly podcast by indie writers, for indie writers. Interviewing biggest names in self publishing to help you sell more books.

Why Authors Will Love It

Self Publishing Round Table is wonderfully conversational, and wicked smart. It isn’t a structured interview, instead conversation flows through a plethora of helpful topics, from marketing to writing tips.

Length

60 minutes

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[vc_row][vc_column width=’1/6′]Writing Excuses[/vc_column][vc_column width=’5/6′]

Writing Excuses

Hosted by Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Dan Wells

Description

While the podcast began with a few random episodes in its first season, in the last few seasons they’ve structured their content around a theme.

Why Authors Will Love It

These are big industry names with a thorough understanding of storytelling and the ability to share it. While they do have guests from time to time, the hosts have enough know how to share insights on a regular basis. Accompanying each episode is a writing prompt and an audiobook to listen to. Really, what’s not to love?

Length

About 20 minutes

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