Are you wanting to learn more about writing ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best writing podcasts of 2021.
We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.
We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!
Best Writing Podcasts 2021
With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.
- Publisher: Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler
- Total Episodes: 594
Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart.
High-Income Business Writing
- Publisher: Ed Gandia
- Total Episodes: 260
Ed Gandia, co-author of the bestselling book, The Wealthy Freelancer, reveals how to propel your writing business to the six-figure level (or the part-time equivalent). In this nuts-and-bolts, no-nonsense podcast, you’ll discover how to get better clients, earn more in less time, and bring more freedom and joy into your writing business. Ed will walk you through the practical, “doable” systems and strategies he has developed in his own writing business — the same systems he has taught his private coaching clients. He’ll also show you what’s working for other business writers by bringing you real case studies from the field. And he’ll share all this information in an honest and transparent way, with no hype or fluff. Topics covered include: getting better and higher-paying clients; banishing the feast-or-famine cycle; doing more of the work that excites you; how to raise your fees and rates; boosting your productivity; making your business recession-proof; discovering and leveraging your strengths; finding your niche; pricing content writing projects; pricing copywriting projects; writing white papers; writing case studies; writing web copy; writing articles; and much more.
I Should Be Writing
- Publisher: Mur Lafferty
- Total Episodes: 309
“I should be writing” is what people say, but they rarely do it. This podcast is designed to help you get past those blocks, whether it’s what your teacher told you when you were a kid, to being totally sure you’ll never be as good as (FAV AUTHOR) so you might as well quit.
Writing for Children
- Publisher: Institute for Writers
- Total Episodes: 132
Do you want to learn how to write for children? The Institute of Children’s Literature has taught hundreds of thousands of aspiring writers, and the director of ICL is the host of Writing for Children. Bestselling children’s author Katie Davis focuses on the craft of writing for children: how to write a children’s book, how to write for children’s magazines, how to get paid, and get published. There are listener questions, with answers from the experts at the Institute, plus hard-to-find resources and links included in every week’s show notes. If you want to learn about how to get into children’s publishing, Listen!
Fiction Writing Made Easy
- Publisher: Savannah Gilbo
- Total Episodes: 46
How do I write a book? How do I create compelling characters that readers will love? How do I build a believable world for my story? What does it even mean to write a story that works? Do you have any writing tips? These are just some of the big questions that developmental editor and book coach, Savannah Gilbo, digs into on the Fiction Writing Made Easy Podcast. Each week, Savannah shares actionable tools, tips, and strategies that will help you write, edit, and publish your book. So, whether you’re brand new to writing, or a seasoned author looking to improve your craft, this podcast is for you!
Create If Writing
- Publisher: Kirsten Oliphant
- Total Episodes: 117
Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers dealing with authentic platform building online. You will hear from experts on list-building, connecting through Twitter, and how to utilize Facebook. But tools for building an audience would feel empty without a little inspiration, so these training episodes are balanced with inspirational interviews with writers who share their creative process, ups and downs, and how they have dealt with success or failure.Kirsten Oliphant is a self-published author with an MFA in Fiction who has been blogging for 11 years and is in the top 20 of Houston’s Social Media Power Influencers. She has spoken at Blog Elevated, Houston Social Media Breakfast, Adventure Con, Houston Business Advancement Conference, and Social Media Day Houston. She created the Free Email Course and loves to get nerdy about all things email list.
Grant Writing & Funding
- Publisher: Holly Rustick
- Total Episodes: 168
Holly Rustick, world-renowned grant writer, Amazon bestselling author, and nonprofit Guru, reveals all her freelance business tips, grant writing strategies, nonprofit funding action steps, and tips and tools so you can be ahead of the curve with your freelance grant writing business, nonprofit consultancy, or nonprofit organization.Discover how you can develop clear frameworks to grow your freelance or nonprofit work and create a positive impact in the world.Holly has more than 15 years of grant writing and nonprofit experience, 10+ years of freelance grant writing experience, and has secured millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations throughout the world while building up a successful and leading grant writing company.Freelance grant writing tips, grant writing hacks, grant research tools, strategic planning systems, board training steps, nonprofit fundraising blueprints, governance guidelines, crowdfunding counsel, and online courses accessibility will help you better understand how to crush it for your freelance grant writing company, nonprofit consultancy, or nonprofit organization.Check out www.grantwritingandfunding.com for more resources!Warmly, Holly
Reading And Writing Podcast
- Publisher: Jeff Rutherford
- Total Episodes: 405
Interviews with authors and writers about their books, their writing habits, their favorite novels, and how they got started writing.
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
- Publisher: QuickAndDirtyTips.com
- Total Episodes: 694
Grammar Girl is your friendly guide to the English language—writing, history, rules, and cool stuff. We cover punctuation, grammar, style, word histories, idioms, and more. Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. QuickandDirtyTips.com
Amie Kaufman On Writing
- Publisher: Amie Kaufman
- Total Episodes: 18
New York Times and internationally bestselling author Amie Kaufman answers one question each week about writing craft. Full of practical tips and an exercise each week, this is a show for writers, for readers who want a backstage look at how their favourite authors craft their stories, or for creative writing classrooms.
In Writing with Hattie Crisell
- Publisher: Hattie Crisell
- Total Episodes: 31
Journalist Hattie Crisell visits the studies of writers of all kinds – novelists, screenwriters, poets, journalists and more – to find out how they write, why they write, and what they can teach us about doing it better.
Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach
- Publisher: Ann Kroeker
- Total Episodes: 228
Learn from writing coach Ann Kroeker how to achieve your writing goals (and have fun!) by being more curious, creative, and productive.
Kobo Writing Life Podcast
- Publisher: Kobo Writing Life
- Total Episodes: 141
The Kobo Writing Life Podcast features exciting interviews with bestselling authors, tips on the craft and business of writing, and advice for successfully self-publishing. Millions of readers are waiting to discover your book – self-publish today at www.kobo.com/writinglife
Stop Writing Alone
- Publisher: Nicole Rivera
- Total Episodes: 122
Stop Writing Alone is a weekly show for writers looking for a writing community. In each episode listeners will learn where and how they can find, or create, their own writing community while joining one such community with Stop Writing Alone. The show will provide inspiration, writing activities, critique, and lessons from “distant teachers” in the writing world via their writings, online presence, and interviews. The show is written and hosted by Nicole Rivera, co-organizer of a local writing group, writer, and Pitch Wars 2016 mentee.
- Publisher: Joseph Bendoski, J Washburn
- Total Episodes: 156
Start writing is a craft-focused podcast dealing with the art of telling stories, we look at the structure of plots, scene, word choice, and all the details that go into writing great fiction.
The Garret: Writers on writing
- Publisher: Bad Producer Productions
- Total Episodes: 203
Love writing? Looking to improve your writing? Or do you just love listening to writers talk about their craft? If yes, The Garret: Writers on Writing is for you. The Garret is a podcast writers for writers about the craft of writing. It is hosted Astrid Edwards, and her goal is to interview the best writers in Australia (and perhaps some from abroad) about how and why they do what they do. The Garret has ongoing partnerships with the State Library of Victoria, Writers Victoria and RMIT University. A defining feature of The Garret is our transcripts. Each interview is published with a complete transcript (so you don’t have to write anything down while you listen). The Garret was shortlisted for Best Literature, Arts and Music Podcast in both the 2017 and 2019 Australian Podcast Awards. The Garret is a labour of love on behalf of all emerging writers. The Garret is supported by grants and the time of Astrid Edwards. It does not operate for revenue or profit. If you would like to support The Garret, simply subscribe wherever else you listen to your podcasts and join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. You can also follow our host Astrid Edwards (including her published book reviews) at astridedwards.com.
Writing on GamesCast
- Publisher: Hamco Bleack
- Total Episodes: 128
Hamish and Nico discuss goings on in the games industry, wax philosophical about the games they’re playing, and rarely notice things going off the rails. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writingongamescast/support
MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing
- Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Total Episodes: 378
Featuring a wide assortment of interviews and event archives, the MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing podcast features the best of our field’s critical analysis, collaborative research, and design — all across a variety of media arts, forms, and practices.You can learn more about us, including info about our faculty and academic programs and how to join us in person for events, at cmsw.mit.edu.
- Publisher: Joshua Pomare
- Total Episodes: 56
Join us every month as we speak with recently published or well established authors, gleaning insights and real tips from writers following their process from beginning to write, editing and proof reading, to finding an agent and publisher and finally finding an audience. Past guests include Joyce Carol-Oates, E.L James, John Safran, and Charlotte Wood.Twitter @_on_writing
- Publisher: Curtis
- Total Episodes: 33
Curtis’ attempt to learn more about story process, writing comics, self publishing, working with publishers, freelance writing; and to hopefully teach and help you understand along the way. From tips, how to’s, and news updates from his own comics at toinfinitystuidos.com