Podcasts can be one of the best sources of information on how to become a better writer and succeed in publishing.
Here is a list of some great podcasts for Christian authors. If you know of a Christian publishing podcast not mentioned here, please let us know in the comments; and we will update the list. The descriptions below are the official iTunes summaries for each show.
We will be adding this material as a new chapter in the next edition of The Christian Writers Market Guide. It will be added to the online version of the Guide as soon as we can get it programmed. With thanks to Thomas Umstattd, podcast guru, for suggestions to the list.
Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach
Reach your writing goals and make significant progress (and have fun!) by being more curious, creative, and productive. Ann provides practical tips and motivation for writers at all stages, keeping most episodes short and focused so writers only need a few minutes to collect ideas, inspiration, resources and recommendations to apply to their work.
She incorporates interviews from publishing professionals to include additional insight. Tune in for solutions addressing anything from self-editing and goal-setting solutions to administrative and scheduling challenges. Subscribe for ongoing input for your writing life that’s efficient and encouraging. More at annkroeker.com.
Create if Writing
Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers dealing with authentic platform growth. Kirsten Oliphant interviews experts to find out how they are building email lists, connecting through Twitter, and using Facebook groups.
These practical episodes are balanced out with inspirational interviews from successful writers and bloggers who have made it big and want to share the struggles, the creative process, and tips for reaching your goals whether you are an author publishing books or creating an online presence through blogging.
Christian Publishing Show
The Christian Publishing Show is a podcast to help Christian authors change the world. We talk about how to improve in the craft of writing, how to get published, and how to market effectively. Get expert advice from industry insiders. Hosted by Thomas Umstattd Jr.
The Christian Speculative Fiction Podcast
Author interviews and topic discussions about speculative fiction and how faith intersects with stories. Discussions cover writing craft, publishing, promotion, and everything related to the life of a speculative fiction author. Join us as we talk about storytelling in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, superhero, and everything in between.
Communicator Academy Podcast
The Communicator Academy Podcast is for those who love God and want to share His story through writing, speaking, social media – and yes – even marketing. Hosts Kathi Lipp and Michele Cushatt are both “communication nerds” who love talking about God’s message and how to share it better. Their refreshing and honest take on the “industry” do’s and don’ts as well as insight on what makes you stand out from the rest, will not only entertain, but will serve in helping you propel your career to the next level. If you are looking to clarify your calling, you will want to hang out with these two.
The mission of Declare is to equip women to walk in their callings as Christian communicators. We do this through an annual conference, online webinars, local connect meet-ups and the podcast. Find out more about how Declare can help you reach your goals at wearedeclare.com
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Home Row: Just Keep Writing with J.A. Medders
Writers write. Right? Get inspired to write from some of today’s best writers. Listen. Learn. Just keep writing. You might learn how to get a book deal, write a best-seller, or quit your day job. Maybe you’ll get that nudge you need to sit at your desk, chug your coffee, and write the blog, article, or book you’ve been thinking on for far too long. As Christians, our aim is to write in such a way that Jesus is made much of and the Church is encouraged to follow our risen Lord. That’s why we write and that’s why this podcast exists. Let’s get to work.
The HopeWriters Podcast
You want your writing to help people and give hope, and we want to help YOU and give YOU hope! Maybe you’re a beginner stumped with questions about your next steps. Or you’ve been writing for a while but feel you need some clarity in why you write. Maybe you want help to live the life you’re encouraging others to live, without feeling like a phony. Or maybe you’re an author who’s been doing this for years but you long to see how other writers balance the business side of the writing life. Well, we fill every episode with encouragement, inspiration, and practical advice about the writing craft, business, and calling.
Emily and Myquillyn have been writing online for nearly ten years. The four of us have published a total of seven books, several of them best sellers. We know what it’s like to feel stuck, aimless, and uninspired in our writing. And we want to help you skip the learning curve we’ve had to struggle through. With The HopeWriters Podcast you’re going to feel so far ahead of the game. You’re going to see your writing dreams more clearly than ever. You’re going to gain hope. And you’re going to have fun.
Welcome to Kingdom Writers where CJ and Shelley Hitz are passionate about equipping and empowering Christian writers of all genres to share their unique gifts with the world. This podcast is filled with spiritual encouragement as well as prayers to help you overcome the resistance you face as a writer. Your story matters!
We believe that you have a specific role to play in the kingdom of heaven to impact lives for eternity. And because of this, we will pour out our lives encouraging writers like you to not only tell your stories but to take the courageous step of self-publishing your stories in books that will outlive you and leave behind a powerful legacy. This podcast is sponsored by Christian Book Academy where we help you give birth to your books. We invite you to join our community of Kingdom Writers!
Novel Marketing Podcast with Thomas Umstattd Jr. & James L. Rubart
This is the show for writers who hate marketing, but still, want to become bestselling authors. Our goal is to make book promotion fun and easy by connecting you with innovative marketing strategies that work. Hosted by Thomas Umstattd Jr. and James L. Rubart.
Write from the Deep with Karen Ball and Erin Taylor Young
Encouragement, refreshment, and truth from writers, for writers. Every writer, at some point, faces the deep places of crushing trials and struggles. But the deep is also a place where we can learn to abide in God as never before. This podcast reminds writers they’re not alone, and equips and helps them to embrace the deep, to discover their truest voice and message, and to share it with refined craft and renewed passion.
The Write Hour
Have your questions answered by Joyce Glass, The Write Coach For Personal Development Leaders. Learn from leaders in the publishing world and begin your writing journey or take your writing career to the next level. Dig deeper with step-by-step instructions and mini-workshops. Joyce’s strong point is breaking down the overwhelm and guides you to the next step in your journey.
Pastor Writer: Conversations on Writing, Reading, and the Christian Life with Chase Replogle
The Pastor Writer podcast is a series of conversations and reflections on the Christian life through reading and writing. From interviews with authors to thoughts on scripture and culture, Chase Replogle offers a wide range of topics and explorations. Chase is a church pastor and writer. You can follow more of his work at pastorwriter.com.
The Prolific Writer Podcast
The Prolific Writer is about writing fast, writing often, and writing well. Follow writer and publisher Ryan Pelton as he discusses processes and strategies for writing hundreds of thousands of words and sharing them with the world. TPW podcast will also interview fellow writers and discuss their tips and tricks on the craft of writing and share advice on latest trends in publishing.
The Portfolio Life with Jeff Goins
Jeff Goins shares thoughts & ideas that will help you to pursue work that matters, make a difference with your art & discover your true voice!