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.
In a feisty and thought-provoking episode of this week’s Write for Your Life, me and Donna talk about the writing tools of famous authors. Things hot up when we move on to the publishing industry, YouTube and why they always seem to be one step behind. And then the spice continues when I talk about a site called Patreon. Should we ask our readers/fans to become patrons and support our work with actual money? Listen in and let us know what you think.
This week, I’m joined by Shawn Mihalik, author of The Flute Player, a novella published by Asymmetrical Press. Topics include how to write short fiction, the difference between a novella and a novel, and how Shawn found his publisher via a slightly unusual route. Lots of good chat and interesting stuff. Go find your headphones. Then come back. Listen up.
I fly solo this week to celebrate four years of Write for Your Life by sharing some of the blogging lessons I’ve learned in that time. From taking it seriously to sticking at it, not making money and meeting ace people, there should be plenty in it for bloggers and writers of all shapes and sizes. Headphones on. Get listening.
This week I’m joined by Hannah Shepperd, Creative Director at IPR License, who’s here to tell us about rights and how they affect all authors, whether published tradionally or independently. It’s fascinating stuff and an important topic that all writers should try and get to understand. This is the perfect place to start. Look out for initial, minor Skype issues. All plain sailing from then on. Listen in and enjoy!
This week’s Iain is joined by Joanna Penn, author of the Arkane series of thrillers and ace blogger over at The Creative Penn. Iain and Joanna talk about their writing plans for 2013 and provide seven ways that you can start to take your writing more seriously in the coming year. It’s an episode packed with advice, tips and other goodies too. Go fill yer ears!
This week Iain is joined by widely-published children’s author and his real-life mother-in-law, Kathryn White. Kathryn talks about how she started writing for children, why she likes using animals as characters, and provides an insight into her writing process. Lots of good advice and a must listen to anyone with an interest in children’s fiction. Get it in your lugholes! And don’t panic, the crying stops after the first few minutes!
In this week’s episode of the Write for Your Life podcast, Iain is joined by author, Emma Newman, to talk about suspect writing advice and prolificness. If you’ve ever read that you absolutely MUST write 1000 words every day and it’s made you want to break down and cry, this is the episode for you. Pop your headphones on and get listening.