The guests are great! But the interviewer doesn’t follow interesting threads and he sounds like he can’t be bothered.
southkentshaman via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/25/24
I have ADHD so listening to this episode let me understand that I am not the only one struggling to sit down and write. It also helped with some suggestions I could use.
Essovaro via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/23
3 instead of 4 (or maybe even 5) because of all the “of course”, “yeah”, “but” etc. Just get rid of that, pause would be much better. Really hard to listen to at times. So much so that I’m on the border of unfollowing. The content itself is good though.
VMekss via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 12/16/23
I’ve listened to this podcast religiously for years now. I follow it and no matter what I do (follow, unfollow then follow again, etc) somehow it doesn’t appear on my listen now section, making me have to search for it nearly every time I listen to it. It’s very annoying. I blame the idiots...Read full review »
Zoe?!?!?!?!?$$$ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/03/23
Thank you for a podcast which doesn’t take ages to listen to. It’s an opportunity to learn about the American publishing market because authors seem to be mainly from there. Even if the big boys on the internet make available novels or memoirs from the States, it is a different area and often...Read full review »
Driasprivate via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/18/23
If you’re a writer (and even if you’re not), you’ll find listening to The Writer Files to be time well spent. Kelton Reid knows how to interview a writer and keeps it interesting.
Tess Enterline via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/23
The Writer Files is a great resource. There’s always some interesting little nugget in each episode. The episodes on procrastination are helpful. Kelton’s voice is like smoky honey so you won’t regret listening. Very soothing. I love the mix of interviews, something for everyone.
Woodland5067 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 05/06/23
Authors are great, but interviewer sounds drunk?
PEEZA82 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/11/23
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
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
This is one of my favorite podcasts to listen to that gets into the behind the scenes of accomplished writers’ habits and working lives. And an additional benefit - Kelton’s smooth husky voice is like honey melting the jagged crevices off an English muffin. One suggestion for my own interest,...Read full review »
irma0408 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/01/22
The BLM propaganda and other political statements are not why I listen to the podcast. Surface and uninformed opinions with left wing slant detract from the content. Boo politics. The show has some quality interviews but the unnecessary political announcements make it a low priority for...Read full review »
Defends via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/07/22
This is definitely the podcast for writers! No longer are car rides spent wasting time- instead thought provoking questions on how someone changed writing focus or how they focus on writing allows us to hear the answers to the questions we would ask if given the opportunity. Kudos- and my TBR...Read full review »
Maliboogal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/22
I’m currently obsessed with this podcast and it’s definitely the best podcast for writers that I’ve listened to. Would highly recommend!
Moriah Brown via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/22
Thank you so much for your presentation of interviews with authors. It is exactly what I want. To learn about their process. I am so happy to have found you.
aggy mae lee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/22
i’m so grateful for this podcast!!!!
hair62 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/21
Great pod for aspiring writers. Love Kelton’s laconic interviewing style!
Lenny B123 via Apple Podcasts · Austria · 12/04/21
Every episode I’ve listened to has given me some really useful information. Also entertaining. :)
Dmuma via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/21
I listen to this to hear from the authors, to hear them talk about their works and their processes. The interviewer rambles his way through questions. It is so frustrating. I want to hear from the authors. Ask some good questions rather than the disjointed rambling statements which might be a...Read full review »
Monty0425 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/21
When I’m a little stuck or just need a little affirmation, I listen to The Writer’s File. Inevitably, I get what I need and get over the hump. Thank you!
Food Fiction via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/21
This podcast has been extremely helpful to my writing process. Thank you to all the authors and Kelton for inspiring the creators to write daily. My favorite segment is the superhero stories and the brunch dates. Keep up the great work!!!
Mauirce via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/22/21
If he thought before he spoke. The hemming and hawing is really irritating.
AC780308 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/27/21
I found this while browsing on Spotify podcasts, and it’s quickly become one of my favorite podcasts. Kelton interviews bestselling and well known writers across both fiction and non-fiction. The content offers very useful advice.
Sushi_pie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/20
Excellent podcast with great writers, about their work and process. The host/interviewer is really good, I’d recommend for everyone who is interested in writing and for those who are looking to be exposed to writers they might not know. Really interesting.
Rina1524 via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 11/08/20
Great indepth, insightful interviews.
Mimi Winters via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/25/20
I found this podcast looking for something to put on as background noise. I love it and always listen when I work on my writing. Hearing the experiences of other writers and authors is very interesting and sometimes inspiring. I also really enjoy hearing about their writing process and the...Read full review »
bandtrash🗑 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/28/20
For masculine vocal fry.
agentprovocateur234 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/20
The interviews are great, but due to the double-episode format, too much of each episode is taken up with introductory remarks and ads. The ratio of substance is just too low.
BooneLady via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/20
This podcast has been the most helpful on my journey as an aspiring author. Keep it up.
CatzAttack via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 11/05/19
Enjoy the honesty and observations. Not your average cookie cutter writer's podcast.Read full review »
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
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,...Read full review »
Khaleesi-O's via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/11/18
He makes the mistake a lot of podcasters make. He talks too much. Give more of the floor to the guest. Podcasters don’t need to share about how they relate to each answer the guest gives to a question. A couple of times is fine.
Laura McK via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/18
If you are a writer or an aspiring writer, this show makes you feel like you're not alone in the world. The show is chock full of motivational stories, great tips, and amazing guests. I tune in every week.Read full review »
ZinZin1233 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/18
As an aspiring author I have been searching and searching for a way to get into the nuts and bolts of writer's styles. This is exactly that. Where, when, how, ritual, and hardware of writers! Perfect. I will say that if you listen to a bunch of these in a row the intro music gets to be a...Read full review »
Maeby215 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/16/17
I know the review's title is a bit snarky but seriously, this podcast covers all the writerly bases and covers them well. Check it out and see how long it takes before you subscribe. You're welcome! 😏
780Scotts via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/04/16
I often listen to this podcast on my lunch break. It’s such an incredible opportunity to get into the minds of successful writers. I’m learning that my dream to be a novelist isn’t that far reaching. These are normal people, just like you and me. Thanks Kelton, for giving me the chance to...Read full review »
DebraTorres1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/03/16
What a great idea. Bring on writers, ask them all the same questions and get at the heart of what makes them keep the cursor moving and the ink flowing. Learning the process that these diverse writers use can only help all us writers who dream of getting our words read and our ideas...Read full review »
GLR Writer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/15
Great show, great guests and a great host! Definitely worth tuning into every week.
cjearly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/15
It gives me joy to listen to Kelton interview various talented writers. He asks probing questions in a structured and cohesive manner. He exudes competence and confidence. He speaks with authority and listens with intent. A great podcaster, in my humble opinion.
Bonnie David via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/04/15
Writing is a solitary activity and it’s good to know what other writers are thinking and doing. Perhaps a bit more conversation interspersed with all those questions would make it even more enjoyable.
CarmenRK via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/15/15
This is the writing podcast I've been looking for. Fun and practical. Win-win.Read full review »
Iphonedoyou via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/15
Back when I was editing Copyblogger articles, these were some of my favorite pieces to work on. I am really glad Kelton decided to launch this as a podcast on Rainmaker.FM. Not only does his voice rival Robert Bruce’s (did I type that out loud?), but the questions are perfect to get guests to...Read full review »
jerodmorris40 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/15
I really like the length of the interviews. Enough time to get some great Q&A and hold me captive. I definitely appreciated the type of questions from the host and the honesty from the interviewees. I'm not personally a writer but I think the topic transcends genera.Read full review »
Trees1A via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/15
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