Best Podcasts for Writers in 2024

I’m fairly new to podcast listening, but I’m all in now. I listen when I drive to appointments, when I do housework, as a way to wind down before going to sleep, and when I’m doing administrative work. Love them!

I’m also a writer, and one of my longtime friends and colleagues recently asked if WayFlow Hub had any recommendations for writing podcasts. So here you go: a sampling of fantastic podcasts that cover all aspects of the writing life. Enjoy! WFH Writer Podcasts


Abbie & Abby Podcast

  • Hosts: Abbie G., Abby H.
  • Main Focus: Author Interviews, Author Advice

An excellent pairing of writers who are a joy to listen to and who take great care in interviewing authors from all walks of life to glean their wisdom and learn about their latest scribblings.

As the Abbys themselves put it, this podcast is “where the power of connection meets the world of publishing!”

A show with heart that you should follow today.

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Writers, Ink

  • Hosts: J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle
  • Main Focus: Productivity, Writer Life, Business of Writing

“Join host J.D. Barker and a panel of industry experts as they pull back the curtain and offer rare insights from the household names found on bookshelves worldwide.”

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The Writer’s Voice

  • Guests: Various Authors
  • Main Focus: Author Readings

Fine fiction writers who’ve recently been published in the New Yorker give readings of their works. A warm and intimate show where you can experience gorgeous stories directly from those who penned them.

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The Writer Files

  • Host: Kelton Reid
  • Main Focus: Author Interviews, Author Advice

With the Writer Files, you’ll learn from bestselling authors who’ve been through the wringer and lived to tell the tale. The Writer Files focuses on writing craft, productivity, creativity and neuroscience to help you on your writing journey.

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Writing Excuses

  • Hosts: Mary Robinette Kowal, DongWon Song, Erin Roberts, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler
  • Main Focus: Business of Writing, Writing Craft

Fast-paced, engaging, and informative, this podcast tackles the nuts and bolts of the business of writing as well as various topics related to craft.

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The Shit No One Tells You About Writing

  • Hosts: Bianca Marais, Carly Watters and CeCe Lyra
  • Main Focus: Writing Craft, Writing Critiques, Publishing

Geared toward newer writers, this podcast is fun and insightful and chock full of information on craft and publishing in equal measure.

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Ditch Diggers

  • Hosts: Mur Lafferty, Matt Wallace
  • Main Focus: Business of Writing, Traditional Publishing

No pulled punches here. Just real talk about the realities of the writing life and the business of making a living at it.

Treat your writing like a blue collar job. Doctors don’t get doctor block and ditch diggers don’t get ditch digger block, and working writers can’t get writer’s block. Business and humor.

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Helping Writers Become Authors

  • Host: K.M. Weiland
  • Main Focus: Writing Craft

Hold on tight for a deep dive into the craft of fiction writing with award-winning Story Coach K.M. Weiland. Explorations of topics like plot structure, character archetypes, and story theory.

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Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach

  • Host: Ann Kroeker
  • Main Focus: Author Interviews, Author Advice, Editing

This podcast employs a short and informative format that really packs a punch. Various topics are highlighted, including editing, story craft, productivity and more.

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The Creative Writer’s Toolbelt

  • Host: Andrew J Chamberlain
  • Main Focus: Writing Craft, Writing Life, Author Interviews

This podcast features stellar advice on the craft of writing is interspersed with enlightening author interviews.

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Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

  • Host: Mignon Fogarty
  • Main Focus: Grammar, Writing Craft, Business of Writing

Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty and majesty of language itself in this informative and infinitely listenable podcast.

You’ll learn a bunch and find Mignon’s study of grammar will elevate all your scribblings. Interspersed with her discussions on language are nuts and bolts and advice on the writing life and business.

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Write Now With Sarah Werner

  • Host: Sarah Werner
  • Main Focus: Writing Life, Work-Life Balance, Author Interviews

While other podcasts may focus on the business or publishing sides of writing, Sarah Werner takes a different approach. Her focus is on the internal workings of a writer’s life: avoiding burnout, staying the course, and balancing writing with other passions are recent topics. Slow down and remember the beauty inherent in the writing life with Sarah…

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The Worried Writer

  • Host: Sarah Painter
  • Main Focus: Writing Life, Author Interviews

Sarah Painter discusses tools and tactics for overcoming self-doubt, fear, and all the little procrastination demons that keep us from reaching our literary dreams.

Sarah also features excellent author interviews as well.

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Book Marketing Mentors

  • Host: Susan Friedmann
  • Main Focus: Book Marketing, Book Publishing

Susan features informative interviews with various publishers and book marketers to help you break through barriers and make a living as a writer.

Find your ideal readers, learn marketing strategies, and gather up tips from experts on launching your next book.

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As you can see, writing podcasts run the gamut of topics from writing craft to marketing and everything in between. So on your next commute, give the above podcasts a listen. Did I miss one of your favorites? Comment below and let me know your favorite listens.

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