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The Writer Files
Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience
Kelton Reid studies the habits, habitats, and brains of a wide spectrum of renowned writers to learn their secrets of productivity and creativity. Tune in each week to learn how great writers keep the ink flowing, the cursor moving, and avoid block. Explore our archives at writerfiles.fm to find interviews with notable guests that include bestselling authors John Scalzi (Old Mans War), Greg Iles (Natchez Burning), Jay McInerney (Bright Lights, Big City), Kevin Kelly (founder of WIRED magazine), Emma Donoghue (Oscar Nominee for Room), Maria Konnikova (The Confidence Game), Andy Weir (The...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 73 ratings
Love listening.
Enjoy the honesty and observations. Not your average cookie cutter writer's podcast.
Glenn K1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/19
Great ‘cast, best one I’ve found on the topic. Hits the nuts & bolts and Stays on message. Doesn’t lose focus and start getting bogged down in ‘coffee chatter’ that can be all too frustrating. Excellent ... 5⭐️s 👍
Edgyice via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/19
It's okay.
I really enjoyed this podcast when I first discovered it, but lately it just sort of annoys me. It's always the same questions read directly from the script, and the host seems really bored/uninterested in the guests. There's been a number of times that a guest has given a great answer, but...Read full review »
Khaleesi-O's via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/11/18
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Published 10/09/19
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Published 09/24/19
Award-winning novelist, speaker, and activist Talia Carner spoke with me about the intensive research processes that go into her novels, why she chose fiction to write about global social issues, the real-life crisis happening right before our eyes and what we can do about it. “I take a...
Published 09/18/19
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