In this week’s episode of the Write for Your Life podcast, me and Donna look at what it takes to be a ‘creative person’. Are we/they particularly special? A bunch of nonsensical contradictions? Other topics include how you know when a nice story you’re writing should become a novel, 50 Shades of Grey and herpes. Those last two go together. Apparently. Yuck.
In this episode of the Write for Your Life podcast, me and Donna talk about interviews, social media and how much of yourself you should share with the world. We also answer a listener’s question about how to go about getting a novella published. Finally, listen out for my rather unpleasant recounting of my eye operation.
In this week’s episode of the Write for Your Life podcast, me and Donna discuss the thorny issue of having a full-time job and writing fiction in your spare time. Is it more than just a hobby? Even if you’re published but still need a full-time job? Tricky business this writing… business. Other topics include finding your voice and knowing if and when it’s happened!
In this 101st episode of the Write for Your Life podcast, Iain and Donna put their reading, writing, and publishing pet hates into Room 101. Or at least they do when the other lets them. Will you agree with their choices? What gets your goat about the world of writing and whatnot? Get in touch, we’d love to know. In the meantime, pop your headphones on.
In this, the 100th episode of the Write for Your Life podcast, I talk about some of my favourite episodes, but much of the show is dedicated to reading habits. How do you choose your next book? Do you have a reading list or a set way of doing things? Choose from your own shelves or the ones at the local bookshop? Headphones on for all this and more. Plus: thanks so much for listening!
This week’s Write for Your Life podcast sees me and Donna talk briefly about the disaster that was their first attempt at ‘recording’, but swiftly move on to cover my hosting of a fiction slam event in Sheffield. More specifically, negative feedback, how we writers should handle it, and why context and discussion is important. Feedback is part of the job, but rarely straightforward to implement.
In this week’s episode of the Write for Your Life podcast, Donna reports back on her book launch, which leads to a discussion about poetry difficult reading. Then it’s on to the topic of book spoilers – with a short drop off at Game of Thrones and whether it’s misogynistic or not – followed by a final, warm congratulations to Alice Munro, nobel prize winner.
On this week’s Write for Your Life podcast, me and Donna discuss the act of starting when it comes to writing. Is it best to have an idea and get stuck in or should you plan, plan, plan? Nobody knows. Then matters move to writing groups, including their numerous benefits and potential pitfalls. It’s a good show. You should listen to it.
In this week’s Write for Your Life podcast, me and Donna talk about the author who sued her publisher, the Man Booker Prize 2013 shortlist, and the most stylish people in publishing. Iain also talk about the demise of Very Meta and whether we should all be more careful about taking on too many projects. It’s a bumper episode. Listen up.
This week on the Write for Your Life podcast, Iain and Donna talk about Seamus Heaney’s death, which just happened to coincide with the official launch day of Dream Country, Donna’s debut collection. This leads to a more general conversation about book promotion as an author, and finding the balance between marketing your work and, well, not annoying people. Listen in. You’ll enjoy it.