Seven Great Podcasts for Writers

Got a long commute (or a long workout) and need a productive way to pass the time? Fire up one of our favorite writing-related podcasts and get craft advice and inspiration on the go!

Writing Excuses
A huge favorite among writers, this podcast is hosted by Dan Wells, Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal and Howard Tayler.

The Narrative Breakdown
Plotting, writing craft, and author interviews about all things story, with a great backlog of episodes.

Upvote YA
The official podcast of the r/YAWriters subreddit is hosted by members of the group and goes in-depth on the topics discussed in the subreddit.

Shipping and Handling
Literary agents Bridget Smith and Jennifer Udden talk about the industry, agent life, and more.

Print Run
Another agent podcast hosted by Laura Zats and Erik Hane, with lots of good industry info that makes for edutaining listening.

First Draft with Sarah Enni
Enni hosts interviews with a host of impressive authors, including Beth Revis, Libba Bray, Veronica Roth, and many, many more.

88 Cups of Tea
Yin Chang hosts this excellent series of interviews with creative types ranging from literary agents to novelists.

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