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hosted by ari meghlen and rachel poli

The Merry Writer Podcast

The Merry Writer Podcast is a fun, friendly show discussing creative writing. We share news, advice, and personal experiences from our writing journeys. Guests join in 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.




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 FILLED. We have closed our application process until further notice. Please check back later, we appreciate your patience.

Are you enjoying the podcast?

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 Ko-fi.

With your support, we'll be able to buy better equipment, pay for hosting, and fund other ways to make the show better.

On Ko-fi, you're able to give one-time tips or you can support us each month for just $2. All money earned through Ko-fi goes right back into the podcast.

As a Merry Writer, you'll have access to support-only posts and plenty of goodies in our shop for free. (We also have plenty in our shop available to everyone for free, too!)

Can't Spare $2? That's Okay!

We want you to take care of yourself first. That's why we have plenty of free content available to everyone on our Ko-fi page.

Other ways you can help:

  • Follow our Ko-fi page (it's free and you'll be notified when we add new freebies to the public)
  • Follow and subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen most
  • Listen and share each episode
  • Like, download, and comment on your favorite episodes

Thanks so much for your support!

Join Me On Ko-fi

Join me on Ko-fi to get access to my creative writing updates, exclusive short stories, and more!

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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