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The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience

Kelton Reid
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“Learn how acclaimed writers keep the ink flowing, the cursor moving, and avoid writer’s block.” Each week, host Kelton Reid chats with guests like Nobel Prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah, on life after becoming a laureate; #1 New York Times bestselling author, Emily Henry on her past life as a YA mid-lister; Celebrated author, Walter Mosley, on his conflicted feelings after winning a National Book Award; New York Times bestselling author, Lisa Scottoline, on what she learned from literary lion Philip Roth; #1 New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane on what he borrowed from Clint Eastwood; and bestselling author, Matt Haig, on the process behind his novel, The Midnight Library, and serial guest hosts: neuroscientist Michael Grybko, journalist Adam Skolnick, and short story writer Robert Bruce.


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4.5 out of 5 stars from 279 ratings
  • Very interesting

    Thank you for a podcast which doesn’t take ages to listen to. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdoma month ago
  • A great listen!

    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.

    Apple Podcasts
    Tess Enterline
    United States3 months ago
  • 📣Writers, Writers: Read all about it!

    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.

    Apple Podcasts
    Ireland5 months ago
  • Interviewer needs improvement

    Authors are great, but interviewer sounds drunk?

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom7 months ago
  • 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.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States9 months ago

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