Podcasts have become one of the most popular forms of sharing content in the past few years, and I’m honestly not surprised! There is a podcast for probably every topic you can ever think of, from the ones that can entertain you to the ones that are more informative and niche down. However, there is a reason why podcasts are so popular! Their versatility, accessibility, and ability to transport, educate, and empower is hard to compete with. You can listen to them when going out, cooking, or even exercising. The time that you could be wasting in between your activities can now be turned into productive and self-learning time.
Writers can find a lot of writing-related podcasts that are hosted by either experts or amateurs but there is no shortage of them, that’s for sure! Whether you like interviews with inspiring people from the industry or more practical advice on writing, here are some tips that can spark your creativity and help you improve your writing game. Get inspired and find your favorite podcast!
The Copywriter Club Podcast by Kira Hug and Rob Marsh
Copywriter experts talking about their work processes, habits, but also failures to inspire others to write and take away some of their valuable tips and tricks to make your inner writer start writing. Each episode is an in-depth discussion with a different successful copywriter or content creator, packed with copywriting advice and ideas worth stealing and using in your own copy practice which is very much what they want you to do. They cover real numbers, rates, and what writers are charging for work, but they also touch on sales funnels and social media. The Copywriter Club also offers courses and paid resources that can help you start your copywriting career and make the most of it.
High-Income Business Writing Podcast by Ed Gandia
If you are doubting whether freelancing can get you to the six-figure business, Ed Gandia with his actionable steps and expert advice will prove that it is possible. In his podcast he explains, how you can make a great living from writing and add a lot of helpful tips, case studies, and strategies for the freelance writers who want to work less, earn more but do what they love and enjoy for better clients. He is sharing all of his knowledge in a very transparent and no-fluff way, so sharing doable systems for anyone. These interviews with the top freelancers in the business writing world with a practical approach will boost your confidence and get you started big.
Grammar Girl by Mignon Fogarty
Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards and Mignon is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame. Grammar Girl podcast is a widely popular podcast that shares short, friendly tips to improve your writing and fall in love with the English language (again). No matter whether English is your first or second language, this grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer. Every copywriter should listen to at least a few episodes because it will give you a lot of helpful and insightful tips on grammar and storytelling to improve your writing skills and learn something new.
Writing Excuses by Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Daniel Wells
Fun tagline for this podcast is “Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart”. Four hosts behind this podcast are all writers sharing quick tips for different writing techniques in less than 20-minute episodes weekly. They go through the different elements of writing, characters but even the business side of the writing. The goal is to help you become a better writer no matter what or how you write. They also host an annual writing retreat on a cruise ship and wrote a book that has a story from each host giving a better understanding of the topics they talk about in the podcast. For writers, by writers.
The Writer Files by Kelton Reid
Each week, Kelton Reid in his podcast shares relevant insights to learn how great writers keep the ink flowing, the cursor moving, and avoid creative burnout. Interviews with a big variety of writers coming from different backgrounds, but also many best-selling authors that share valuable advice to help you improve your copy. Kelton studies the habits, habitats, and brains of a wide spectrum of renowned writers which will help you understand guest’s secrets to all things about creativity, productivity, and writing.
I Should Be Writing by Mur Lafferty
Award-winning podcast that is mostly for aspiring fiction writers. Mur is an author of urban fantasy, science fiction thrillers, and nonfiction, and one of her books is based on this podcast.
Each episode typically features an interview with an author who has a new book to share all the ups and downs of the writing career. The episodes provide encouragement to “would-be” writers to believe in themselves and get writing.
#AmWriting by Jessica Lahey, KJ Dell’Antonia and Sarina Bowen
Entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity, and creativity for writers and journalists in all genres. This podcast will take you through the journey of writing from scratch, getting your first agent, and self-promotion. All aspects of the writing business are covered and a lot of insightful interviews with other inspiring authors will keep you in the loop. Ladies behind this podcast are best-selling authors, writers, and editors that will help you kick-start your writing career.
So which podcast will you add to your list to listen to for 2020? There really is a lot of great podcasts about copywriting and freelance writing but if you just starting off, any of these above will bring some value to your freelance writing and will help you learn new skills from experts. It can also help your productivity, creative flow, and effectiveness. Use your free time when you go for a walk or do an activity that allows you to listen to podcasts while doing something else. It’s the most effective way of being productive and use your time better.
What podcasts do you listen to? Share them in comments.