The best podcasts about writing

Whatever stage you are at in your writing career, these podcasts will give you inspiration, ideas and support.

New Podcast An interview a different editor each week from the world of publishing. It’s aimed at readers who want to hear the behind the scenes story of how their favourite books get made, and aspiring authors who want to know how to get published.

Honest Authors’ Show

Bestselling authors Gillian McAllister and Holly Seddon discuss the truth about being an author, plus expert insider interviews.

The Riff Raff Podcast

Writing tips, publishing advice and lots of laughs from the Riff Raff team, organisers of the debut author literary events.

So You Want To Be A Writer

Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait, both successful journalists and authors, bring you the latest in news, opportunities, trends – and gossip – in the world of writing blogging and publishing. 

Helping Writers Become Authors

Provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a book and edit it into a story agents will buy and readers will love. Author KM Weiland.

The Creative Penn Podcast

Information, inspiration and interviews on writing, self-publishing, book marketing and making a living with your writing, all from the amazing Joanna Penn.

Ask ALLi

Are you new to self-publishing? Or a seasoned indie author who wants to cut through the noise to get only the most up-to-date and important self-publishing advice?

The Brit Lit Podcast

A fortnightly show about news and views from the world of British books and publishing

Wonderfully Bookish

A podcast dedicated to all things bookish and wonderful! On this show we talk to authors, bloggers and bookworms about the books they write, the ones they love to read, book-to-screen adaptations, and more.

Writing Excuses

Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Daniel Wells discuss writing techniques in a fast-paced, 15-minute format.

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Join author and screenwriter Mark Stay with coach, entrepreneur and recording artist Mark Desvaux, as they discover the secrets to writing a bestseller and challenge themselves and you to write, market and self-published a bestselling book in just one year.

Reedsy Bestseller Podcast

From Reedsy, this is Bestseller, a podcast for aspiring authors, demystifying the process self-publishing a book, one chapter at a time.


This podcast will give you tools and techniques to help you get those words on the page and your stories out into the world.

Every week we bring you writing tips, author insights and conversations from around the literature world. Brought to you by the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall in Norwich.

We’d Like a Word with Stevyn Colgan & Paul Waters

A podcast & radio show about words: writers, readers, books, poetry, lyrics, scripts, comedy, illustrators, agents & all things wordy.

Every week in the Writer's Routine podcast, we'll have a look at the daily diary of a creative person to find out how they organise their time to use for maximum innovation and imagination.