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hosted by ari meghlen and rachel poli

The Merry Writer Podcast

The Merry Writer Podcast is a fun, friendly show where we discuss creative writing. We share news, advice, and personal experiences from our writing journeys. Guest writers also join us occasionally to share their thoughts and expertise.

it began in 2018…

About the Podcast

#TheMerryWriter started as a question prompt game over on Twitter for the writing community. Ari Meghlen began the game in June 2018 with Rachel joining as a co-host about a year later.

In April 2020, The Merry Writer became a podcast.

Writers, we’re all in this together. That’s why The Merry Writer Podcast is informal, laid-back, and inclusive to all. Join us every Wednesday for a new episode.

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New episodes release every Wednesday at 10:00 am EST/2:00 pm BST. The podcast is everywhere, so tune in on your favorite platform.

No matter where you listen, please help the podcast grow by following/subscribing, liking the episodes, commenting, sharing on social media, and writing a review.

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do you work in the writing industry?

We're Looking for Guests

Are you an author? Editor? Book cover designer? Can you provide valuable information to our audience? If you've listened to the podcast and believe you're a good fit, then consider applying to be a guest.

For more information about applying, please click the button below! We can't wait to hear from you.

Due to high interest, our guest slots for 2024 are almost filled. Applications are still open, but we may take a while to get back to you.

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Become a Merry Writer

Hosting a podcast is fun, but it takes a lot of time, effort, and money. Both hosts have other jobs and responsibilities on top of running the podcast. That's why we've joined Patreon.

With the support of our patrons, we'll be able to buy better recording equipment, pay for hosting, and fund other ways to make the show bigger and better. All money earned through Patreon goes right back into the podcast.

For $2 a month, you can become a Merry Writer and receive monthly rewards, such as bonus episodes, access to weekly episodes two days early, writing prompts, and more.

thank you to our current merry writers!

  • Kristen Poli
  • Plottr
Can't Spare $2? That's Okay!

We have plenty of FREE content that's available to everyone on our Patreon page.

In the meantime, listening to each episode, sharing your favorite episodes on social media, following/subscribing to the podcast, and liking/downloading the episodes helps a lot.

Thanks so much for your support!

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It’s FREE, but if you enjoy my work then please consider buying me a cup of coffee.

All money earned on my Ko-fi page goes directly back into my writing so I can self-publish my work.

Thank you so much for your support!

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