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Kelton Reid
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 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
4.5 stars from 235 ratings
Interviewer needs improvement
Authors are great, but interviewer sounds drunk?
PclarkVN via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/11/23
My Favorite Podcast on Writing
Just began listening to the show, starting from the first episodes and absolutely love it. Such a fantastic show for writers.
1979Camaro via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/22
The Best
Consistently the best podcast for aspiring writers. High-powered guests, with poignant questions posed by an intelligent host.
James McAndrew via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/08/22
Recent Episodes
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Published 03/17/23
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Published 03/10/23
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