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Bestselling novelist and host of The Worried Writer, Sarah Painter, reveals tips and techniques for overcoming fear, self-doubt and procrastination in order to write and publish books.

There are interviews with other authors, from debut novelists to established bestsellers, exploring their writing routines, struggles with self-doubt and imposter syndrome, and tips for success.

'Sarah Painter is the writer's best friend'.

The Worried Writer Podcast Sarah Painter

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Bestselling novelist and host of The Worried Writer, Sarah Painter, reveals tips and techniques for overcoming fear, self-doubt and procrastination in order to write and publish books.

There are interviews with other authors, from debut novelists to established bestsellers, exploring their writing routines, struggles with self-doubt and imposter syndrome, and tips for success.

'Sarah Painter is the writer's best friend'.

    The Worried Writer Ep#64: Hayley Chewins ‘I work very intuitively’

    The Worried Writer Ep#64: Hayley Chewins ‘I work very intuitively’

    Hayley Chewins is an author of magical, feminist middle grade fiction. Her debut, The Turnaway Girls, was a Kirkus Best Book of 2018, and her second book, The Sisters of Straygarden Place, is forthcoming from Candlewick Press this September and has already been called ‘superb, spooky and unforgettable’ in a Kirkus starred review. Hayley lives […]

    • 41 min
    The Worried Writer Ep#63: Wendy Heard ‘Be A Little More Punk Rock’

    The Worried Writer Ep#63: Wendy Heard ‘Be A Little More Punk Rock’

    Wendy Heard is a thriller author with two novels out from Mira in the US. Hunting Anabelle, a serial killer thriller, and The Kill Club. She co-hosts the Unlikeable Female Characters Podcast in which feminist thriller authors discuss female characters who don’t care whether you like them or not. For more on Wendy Heard and […]

    • 53 min
    The Worried Writer Episode #62: Writing In Uncertain Times

    The Worried Writer Episode #62: Writing In Uncertain Times

    This month is a ‘just me’ episode. I know that everyone in the world is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and I just want to say that I wish you well wherever you are, and hope that you are safe, healthy, and coping as well as is possible in these scary and uncertain times. I […]

    • 16 min
    The Worried Writer Ep#61: Terry Lynn Thomas ‘You Have To Sit Down And Write’

    The Worried Writer Ep#61: Terry Lynn Thomas ‘You Have To Sit Down And Write’

    Terry Lynn Thomas is a USA Today bestselling author with two historical mystery series. The Sarah Bennett mysteries are set in California during the 1940s and feature a misunderstood medium who is in love with a spy. The Cat Carlisle series is set in Britain during World War II and the first two books are […]

    • 47 min
    The Worried Writer Ep#60: Meg Cowley ‘I Love My Readers!’

    The Worried Writer Ep#60: Meg Cowley ‘I Love My Readers!’

    My guest today is USA Today bestselling fantasy author Meg Cowley. Meg has two epic fantasy series The Books of Caledan and The Chronicles of Pelenor, as well as an urban fantasy series Relic Guardians. We have a great conversation about independent publishing, reader support, writing in series, and consistency, as well as self-doubt, mental […]

    • 42 min
    The Worried Writer Episode#59: 2020 Writing Goals

    The Worried Writer Episode#59: 2020 Writing Goals

    This month is a ‘just me’ episode in which I chat about my writing and publishing goals for 2020. The full rundown of my goals is available in a separate article here. Please feel free to head over and add your own to the comments section! THANK YOU! Huge thanks to everyone supporting the show […]

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

whiti-bishop ,

An anxiety alleviation favourite

This is a lovely podcast, full of helpful advice and reassurance-even for screaming extroverts like me.

EmmaWilsonTGH ,

Fabulous, informative and friendly!

Im so disappointed it’s taken me so long to find this nugget of awesomeness. However, being late to the game means I can binge-listen all episodes on my daily run!
From all the nervous writers out there.. there can never be enough thanks! 😘

Georgia_Bird ,

Supportive and informative

Sarah has created a wonderful podcast which allows us to hear from many different authors about the challenges they've faced when writing. Would very much recommend to anyone who wants to write.

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