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Writer's Toolkit - Podcasts for Writers

Writer’s Toolkit: PodCasts for Writers

I’m a very, very late developer when it comes to podcast viewer-ship. I only really started watching them after reading the book ‘Write. Publish. Repeat.’ that I recently wrote about (click here to read more). But once I started, I took to it like a duck to water and now I’m addicted – it’s an easy way to pick up some great advice and it’s fun. So here, in no particular order, are some of my favourite podcasts for writers.

I’ve got loads out of them and I’m sure you will too. Enjoy….


The Self-Publishing Podcast

I’ve gone with this first because it was my initiation into the world of podcasting, and every-time I watch it not only do I come away with great ideas and info, but it also warms my day with its irreverent style, jokes and laughter. As far as I’m concerned, if I can go away from something better informed and happier than when I started that’s a good thing.

The podcast covers everything from writing, to marketing, self-publishing, promotions and has amazing guests. In the one embedded below Hugh Howey, Indie superstar of ‘Wool’ fame, is the guest. Now be warned if you are of a genteel disposition this may not be for you as it does contain some colourful language.

If you prefer to get your info in written format then consider getting their great book –  Write. Publish. Repeat.



The Creative Penn

Joanna Penn has been running her podcast almost from the beginning of her journey as an Indie Author and has a huge repertoire of podcasts to choose from. She’s interviewed just about all the big hitters in the world of self-publishing and her podcasts could be considered a master’s degree in self-publishing.

In the podcast below she interviews Steve Scott about how to obtain success when self-publishing non-fiction books.

Still insisting on the written word? OK, then check out her website – The Creative Penn or one of her great books on the business of writing:

Podcasts for writers -  Business for Authors


Business for Authors:

How to change from being an author to an author-entrepreneur – this simple and entertaining book takes you on the journey from a creative to a business person. Filled with insights from her journey – Joanna guides you towards being a more business savvy author.  More info.




Podcasts for writers -  How to market a book


How to Market a Book

Marketing isn’t a skill that most authors have naturally, and there is little formal training. But when your book hits the shelves, and the sales don’t start rolling in, there’s only two things an author can do. Keep writing more books and … Get to grips with marketing.

This book is for authors who want to sell more books, but it’s also for those writers who want to think more like an entrepreneur.  More Info…


Smart Passive Income  with Pat Flynn

OK, hands up, you caught me. This is not actually a podcast for writers or self-publishers per se but does cover another subject close to most author’s hearts – how to earn more passive income from their blogs and other products and it does that fantastically well. There is loads of advice on how to optimise your blog, create money-making opportunities and use your time more effectively. I love this podcast – very inspiring. Click here to hear the podcast below

Podcasts for writers - SPI presents copywriting tips and formulas

For those who like to read, rather than watch or listen, – check out Pat’s accompanying website – Smart Passive Income which is packed to the rafters with juicy information that may make your wallet a little healthier, and we all want that.

 Helping Writers Become Authors

K M Weiland hosts short, sharp podcasts that imbibe her audience with tips and snippets of writing advice. Great to watch when you have a few minutes and want some inspiration.

Get more great advice from K M Weiland by visiting her site – Helping Writers Become Authors. She’s also penned some highly acclaimed  writing books you might want to check out.


Podcasts for Writers - Structuring your Novel


Structuring your Novel

Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. In this IPPY and NIEA Award-winning guide from the author of the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, you will learn the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will show you how to perfectly time your story’s major events and will provide you with an unerring standard against which to evaluate your novel’s pacing and progression. More info….


Podcasts for Writers - Outlining your Novel


Outlining your Novel

Let outlines help you write a better book!

Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal. K.M. Weiland guides you through the various options to deliver a successful outline.  More info…


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What podcasts you follow or recommend? I’d love to know   – leave me a message in the comment section below.

Bye for now and keep writing.



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