The Writer Files

By Kelton Reid

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 bestselling authors keep the ink flowing, the cursor moving, and avoid block. Explore our archives at writerfiles.fm to find bonus content about writing, creativity, productivity, and neuroscience.

  1. 1.
    How NY Times Bestselling Thriller Writer Chevy Stevens Writes
    38:04
  2. 2.
    ‘What You Will Learn’ from the Best Books Ever with Adam Ashton & Adam Jones
    44:38
  3. 3.
    How Internationally Bestselling Author Leïla Slimani Writes
    37:36
  4. 4.
    How Bestselling Novelist Nickolas Butler Writes
    29:05
  5. 5.
    How Award-Winning Sci-Fi Author Charlie Jane Anders Writes
    30:51
  6. 6.
    How NY Times Bestselling Novelist Jason Mott Writes
    28:12
  7. 7.
    Bonus: Matt Haig Reads an Excerpt from 'The Midnight Library' on Storybound
    26:12
  8. 8.
    How Bestselling Thriller Writer Samantha Downing Writes
    24:50
  1. 9.
    How NY Times Bestselling Novelist S. A. Cosby Writes: Part Two
    28:44
  2. 10.
    How Award-Winning Novelist Claire Fuller Writes
    32:51
  3. 11.
    How to Reverse Engineer a Bestseller with Award-Winning Psychologist Ron Friedman
    32:13
  4. 12.
    How Award-Winning Sci-Fi Author Sarah Pinsker Writes
    29:53
  5. 13.
    How Award-Winning Debut Author Sanjena Sathian Writes
    26:47
  6. 14.
    How Bestselling Children's Book Author Crystal Swain-Bates Writes
    35:09
  7. 15.
    Myth-Busting Book Publishing with Agent Lucinda Halpern
    34:08
  8. 16.
    How NY Times Bestselling Author Lisa Scottoline Writes
    36:08
  9. 17.
    'Diving Deep' with Award-Winning Documentarian Mimi deGruy and Author Adam Skolnick
    49:37
  10. 18.
    How Bestselling Crime Novelist Walter Mosley Writes
    27:49
  11. 19.
    How Critically Acclaimed Novelist Erik Raschke Writes
    1:04:55
  12. 20.
    How #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Mark Greaney Writes
    29:26
  13. 21.
    How to Research Historical Fiction with Award-Winning Author Patrick Hicks
    36:06
  14. 22.
    How Award-Winning Artist & Author Jason Naylor Writes
    32:50
  15. 23.
    How NY Times Bestselling Author Matt Haig Writes
    36:56
  16. 24.
    How Bestselling Thriller Writer Nick Petrie Writes
    26:30
  17. 25.
    How Award-Winning True Crime Writer Kali White VanBaale Writes
    41:32
  18. 26.
    How Writer-Director-Activist Duo Bush+Renz Write
    33:40
  19. 27.
    How to Submit Your Short Story to Literary Magazines
    50:05
  20. 28.
    How Award-Winning Crime Writer Christopher Chambers Writes
    40:10
  21. 29.
    How NY Times Bestselling Thriller Writer Jeff Lindsay Writes
    26:11
  22. 30.
    How NY Times Bestselling Memoirist Dani Shapiro Writes
    41:49
  23. 31.
    How NY Times Bestselling Author Craig Johnson Writes
    26:31
  24. 32.
    How International Bestselling Novelist Emily Schultz Writes
    28:22
  25. 33.
    The State of Publishing 2020 with Hybrid Publisher Jesse Krieger
    37:06
  26. 34.
    How to Design Your Book Cover with Designer & Author Erin Tyler
    33:10
  27. 35.
    How Award-Winning Debut Novelist Bryan Washington Writes
    30:13
  28. 36.
    How NY Times Bestselling Mystery Writer Tana French Writes
    28:42
  29. 37.
    How NY Times Bestselling Novelist Ace Atkins Writes
    31:16
  30. 38.
    How #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Laurell K. Hamilton Writes
    29:50
  31. 39.
    How to Live to 100 with Science Journalist Marta Zaraska
    32:45
  32. 40.
    How to 'Hyperfocus' with Productivity Expert Chris Bailey
    40:24
  33. 41.
    How NY Times Bestselling Thriller Author Shari Lapena Writes
    24:15
  34. 42.
    How Bestselling Hugo-Nominated Author Robert Jackson Bennett Writes
    46:00
  35. 43.
    How the Screenwriter of ‘The Batman’ and 'Project Power' Mattson Tomlin Writes
    31:48
  36. 44.
    How NY Times Bestselling Novelist S. A. Cosby Writes: Part One
    40:43
  37. 45.
    How Bestselling Legal Thriller Author Marcia Clark Writes
    41:50
  38. 46.
    The 'State of Travel Writing' Roundtable with Award-Winning Journalist Adam Skolnick
    1:17:59
  39. 47.
    How Emmy-Winning Showrunner of 'The Handmaid’s Tale' Bruce Miller Writes
    39:49
  40. 48.
    How 'It's Always Sunny' and 'Mythic Quest' Co-Creator and Star Rob McElhenney Writes
    35:02
  41. 49.
    How Bestselling Novelist Aris Janigian Writes
    51:19
  42. 50.
    How to Write Commercial Fiction with NY Times Bestselling Author Jeffery Deaver
    31:38

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