Today we’re going to be sharing our top 5 recommendations for writing-related podcasts. We love podcasts, purely because they are so easy to fit into daily life and often have great insights from amazing guests. Washing up, driving, and just about every household chore you can think of are all a million times more bearable with a podcast on!

1. The Writing Life Podcast from the National Centre for Writing

We’ve shared some of our favourite episodes over on our Facebook page, but in general we are huge fans of this whole podcast. They have episodes with some great guests talking about their writing journeys, as well as episodes on more specific themes such as elements of writing technique or getting published.

Our favourite episode: #82 BookTube & Your Online Platform – with Leena Norms

2. In Writing with Hattie Crisell

This is a new favourite of ours, but we are already obsessed! The podcast features some really high-profile guests talking about everything from where they do their writing, to how they get their ideas.

Notable guests include: Kit de Waal, Mhairi McFarlane, Charlie Brooker and David Nicholls

3. Scriptnotes

If you write fiction, or poetry, and think that a podcast about scriptwriting won’t be relevant to you – think again. This podcast is a treasure trove of tips that can be applied to any type of story. If you want to make your fiction more impactful, and tighten your plots, then definitely give this podcast a listen.

Our favourite episode: How to Write a Movie (one of the most useful step-by-step breakdowns on plot ever!)

4. The Adam Buxton Podcast

This podcast isn’t solely about writing, but there are some great episodes for writers here regardless. Adam interviews a different guest in each episode, including some writers, journalists and scriptwriters who have a lot to share about the writing and publishing industries.

5. Death of 1000 Cuts with Tim Clare

This is a great one for any fiction writers. Tim covers a huge range of topics, and the episodes are a great mixture of writing exercises, guest interviews and writing-related rambles. Tim is incredibly honest about the writing process, which is wonderful to listen to, and will make you feel inspired and motivated no matter where you are on your writing journey.

Do you listen to podcasts? What are your writing-related favourites? Let us know!