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"I should be writing" is what people say, but they rarely do it. This podcast is designed to help you get past those blocks, whether it's what your teacher told you when you were a kid, to being totally sure you'll never be as good as (FAV AUTHOR) so you might as well quit.
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How writers actually write! You might need to be a writer, but you don't need to struggle so hard. With internationally bestselling author Rachael Herron, learn how to embrace ease, reject perfectionism, and finally create your perfect writing process. (Formerly known as How Do You Write) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Writer Unleashed is a weekly podcast for fiction and memoir writers. It's a deep dive into story techniques, writing craft, and the mindsets that help you write with unstoppable momentum and create stories readers can't put down.
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The Creative Cut Up

Felicia Pride, Driadonna Roland, Georgette Pierre

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A lively and honest space for storytellers that sits at the intersection of craft, business, and independence. Join us weekly where Felicia Pride and her co-hosts, Dria Roland and Georgette Pierre, talk shop and smack, share the good, the bad, and the ugly. And provide tangible tips to support your creative practice, your career, and your artist self.
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The Fantasy Writers' Toolshed

The Fantasy Writers' Toolshed

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The Fantasy Writers' Toolshed is devoted to creative writing, fantasy fiction and the business of writing. Hosted by writer Richie Billing, you can expect interviews with bestselling authors, historians, the occasional FBI agent and more Discover more about writing fantasy as well as more general writing tips - https://richiebilling.com/ Join our community of writers on Discord and get the newsletter -https://mailchi.mp/395aa89d6ec0/join-richie-billings-community-of-writers Access fantasy wr ...
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How do I write a book? How do I create compelling characters that readers will love? How do I build a believable world for my story? What does it even mean to write a story that works? Do you have any writing tips? These are just some of the big questions that developmental editor and book coach, Savannah Gilbo, digs into on the Fiction Writing Made Easy Podcast. Each week, Savannah shares actionable tools, tips, and strategies that will help you write, edit, and publish your book. So, wheth ...
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In every episode we look inside the daily diary of a writer, to peak at the secrets of their success. How do they plan their day and maximise their creativity, in order to plot and publish a bestseller?Some are frantic night-owls, others roll out of bed into their desks, and a few lock themselves away for days in the woods - but none have a regular 9 to 5, and we'll find out how they've managed it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing is a weekly show featuring in-depth interviews with fiction, non-fiction, essay, and poetry writers. First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft, and the literary arts. This weekly show hosted by Mitzi Rapkin is a celebration of creative writing and the individuals who are dedicated to bringing their carefully chosen words to print as well as the impact writers have on the world we live in.
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Join journalist Kirk McElhearn as he interviews writers of all kinds about their processes, routines, and how they use Scrivener, the app dedicated to long-form writing. In the first half of the show, writers share their experiences and their different approaches to getting words down on the page; in the second half, they get into the specifics of how they use Scrivener to help them. Whether you’re a Scrivener user or just interested in writing, this podcast has something for you.
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Join Matt Abrahams, a lecturer of Strategic Communication at Stanford Graduate School of Business, as he sits down with experts in the field to discuss real-world challenges. How do I send my message clearly when put on the spot? How do I write emails to get my point across? How can I easily convey complex information? How do I manage my reputation? Whether you’re giving a toast or presenting in a meeting, communication is critical to success in business and in life. Think Fast, Talk Smart p ...
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Film School

Ira Heinichen, Joshua McClenney

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A filmmaker and a writer tackle the AFI's Top 100 Films and beyond to educate themselves about movies and storytelling. Welcome to Film School!
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Welcome to Write, Damn It!, interviews with authors and writing mindset for writers who need a nudge or a good old shove to get the writing done, along with inspiration and motivation to help the words flow. Listening to Write, Damn It! helps you to become your own book coach with a combination of education, interviews and the Friday shorts.
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Prompt to Page

Jessamine County Public Library

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A JCPL librarian interviews published writers about their favorite writing prompts—exercises that can help inspire, focus, and improve your creative writing. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, a novelist, essayist, or poet, you’ll find ideas and advice to motivate you to keep writing. A partnership with the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.
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Become a Paid Subscriber: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/creativewritingclub/subscribe Welcome to the Creative Writing Club! This is where I'll talk about writing techniques and give updates on new books coming out. Creative Writing Club Discord: https://discord.gg/UkqUZxzAVy Creative Writing Club Instagram: @creativewriting_club Check out my Instagram: @dark_night_wolves
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Author and literary magazine editor, Rachel Thompson, helps you write, publish, and shine. Learn how to write and share your brilliant writing with the world. Episodes delve into how to polish and prepare your writing for publication, and the journey from emerging writer to published author. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The Writing Record is about the DIY creative process, family, and crafting a life well-lived. A short podcast by Jaime Alejandro. Complete archive available through the cruznotes newsletter. cruzfolio.com/the-writing-record
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Big Strong Yes

Chipperish Media

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In Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and learning researcher Dr. Kelly Jones are going to read and discuss three books that will get you up off the ground after a fall (Dr. Brené Brown's Rising Strong), inspire you to engage with your creative self (Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic), and encourage you to take the action you need to change your life (Shonda Rhimes's Year of Yes). In the process, they both hope to change their own lives as well, and they welcome you to join in the process.
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Beginning with our guest’s favorite cocktail, Dedicated offers an insider’s look at the lives and work of your favorite authors. New York Times bestselling author Doug Brunt hosts conversations with the world’s greatest writers as they discuss their writing lifestyle, creative process, latest work, and behind-the-scenes revelations. If you want to hear from the brilliant minds creating our best stories, be sure to tune in.
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The Write Approach

J. W. Judge, Barbara Hinske

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The Write Approach is a podcast for writers to learn more about the craft and business of writing. It is hosted by USA Today bestselling author Barbara Hinske and J. W. Judge. Hinske has written more than twenty women's fiction and mystery novels, including The Christmas Club which became a Hallmark movie. Judge has authored five novels, including the trilogy The Zauberi Chronicles, and the non-fiction book, Write Your Novel One Day at a Time. You can find out more about the hosts and this p ...
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The Good Writing Podcast is a show for creative writers who want to nerd out on craft. Two friends, Emily Donovan and Benjamin Kerns, read their favorite sentences, paragraphs, and other short excerpts and present craft lessons and writing exercises for fellow writers.
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“Learn how acclaimed writers keep the ink flowing, the cursor moving, and avoid writer’s block.” Each week, host Kelton Reid chats with guests like Nobel Prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah, on life after becoming a laureate; #1 New York Times bestselling author, Emily Henry on her past life as a YA mid-lister; Celebrated author, Walter Mosley, on his conflicted feelings after winning a National Book Award; NY Times bestselling author, Lisa Scottoline, on what she learned from literary lion Phili ...
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Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth conversations with today's leading authors. Books, writing, literature, screenwriting, the creative process, and more. Available wherever you get your podcasts. Watch it on the Otherppl YouTube channel. Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram.
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The Yarn

Travis Jonker and Colby Sharp

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The Yarn takes listeners behind the scenes of children's literature. Each episode features an author or illustrator talking about how they create books for young readers.
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The How to Write The Future Podcast offers fiction writing tips for science fiction and fantasy authors who want to create optimistic stories because when we vision what is possible, we help make it so. By science fiction and fantasy author and fiction writing coach, Beth Barany.
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Short stories spark your imagination. Join author Susan Quilty as she uses simple writing prompts to free-write her way into strange, silly, or poignant tales. Biweekly episodes offer new stories.To learn more about Susan and her books, visit SusanQuilty.com.Note: Prior to 2023, every 5th episode featured story commentary instead of a new story.
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Build creative confidence and grow your writing world with Dr Rachel Knightley and Emily Inkpen. Every episode, we’ll discuss key writing topics while exploring the goals, exercises, tools and techniques necessary to discover what you really want from your writing — and what your writing really needs from you.
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Audio readings of original writing from the creative newsletter, The Stream, written by Janeen McCrae and designed to inspire you to get out and make the thing. Subjects range from writing and art to just some generally odd stuff about what it is to be creative.
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Producer Helena de Groot talks to poets about language, dreams, love and loss, identity, connection, anger, discomfort, the creative process, the state of the world and the world of the soul. Hard conversations are welcomed—laughter is, too.
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Love the Words

Peter Spafford / East Leeds FM

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Peter Spafford, from East Leeds FM, presents his love of all things wordy in his weekly show Love The Words, featuring new creative writing from Leeds and beyond.
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Done & Dunne

Hemlock Creatives

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A podcast exploring writer Dominick Dunne's quest for justice amidst his incisive commentary of the high society set. Alicia (Trashy Divorces) leads a far ranging romp through the novels and Vanity Fair columns of one of the 20th century’s most unforgettable literary contributors. Covering courthouses and country clubs, Dunne’s voice was one for the ages, and Done & Dunne ensures that voice can continue to resonate with audiences today.
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Writers, publishing experts, and hosts of the Hungry Authors podcast, Liz Morrow and Ariel Curry, spoke with me about the biggest mistake you can make as a writer, the mindset needed to persevere, and their much-anticipated publishing guide. Ariel Curry is a writer and editor at Ariel Curry Editorial with over 10 years of experience in traditional …
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In her return episode, Tiffany Yates Martin talks with us about finding joy and satisfaction in the writing and creative processes. You are going to encounter plenty of obstacles along the way, both internal and external. You can't control the outcome of what happens to your work once you release into the world. But if you can be determined to find…
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How can you blend ‘work for hire', ghostwriting, and being an indie author into a successful hybrid career writing books for children? Aubre Andrus gives her tips. In the intro, Countdown Pages on FindawayVoices by Spotify; the impact of AI narrated audiobooks on Audible [Bloomberg]; Ideas for short fiction anthologies and Kevin J. Anderson's Kicks…
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Author Joy E. Rancatore muses on the might of mindset in this special QWERTY interview with a creative. Mea Smith asks Joy clarifying and deepening questions to dive well below the surface of the topic and prompts her to share a special QWERTY challenge with listeners. Tune in to be challenged, enlightened and motivated. Check out the links referen…
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R.O. Kwon is the author of the novel Exhibit, available from Riverhead Books. Kwon is the author of the nationally bestselling novel The Incendiaries, which was named a best book of the year by more than forty publications and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award. With Garth Greenwell, Kwon coedited the bestselling…
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This episode is for you if: You need a boost of encouragement from someone who has also felt the burden to conform to expectations of others You need examples and ideas on how to creatively adapt your lifestyle to be more conducive to your nature You want to learn about leaning into your strengths and tips on following curiosity and how to work wit…
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In this edition Rachel, Emily and Chris each share pieces of writing advice which we hope you'll find useful. Join the Writers’ Gym and book your next writing workout at https://www.rachelknightley.com/the-writers-gym/ The Writers Gym Podcast is an Alternative Stories production for The Writers' Gym. Find out more about The Writers' Gym and Rachel …
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Hollywood is a mess right now. Yet and still, there are so many things we would’ve done differently to break in had we known what we know now. In this episode, we cut up about the privilege of hindsight, the importance of networking, creating no matter what, and not putting all of your eggs into one basket. Get our FREE minicourse Developing a Writ…
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Lecturer, producer, Flâneur and novelist, John ‘JP’ Maxwell is the purveyor of nefarious historical antics in his Water Street series of novels. He lives in Liverpool and drinks only good coffee. Water Street, historical thriller and Western, published by BK Fiction in July 2023 - you can read or listen to WATER Street here: amzn.to/43yZ3Tr The Ame…
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Many of us would rank getting along with colleagues as an important aspect of work, but, as Amy Gallo explains, relationships devoid of disagreement can actually be less productive. “While our natural human instinct is to avoid conflict, I believe that conflicts are not only an inevitable part of interacting with other humans, but they're a necessa…
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Nothing makes me angrier than a mattress in the wild. And by that, I mean one someone has dumped down the side of a pristine mountain road because they're too cheap to take it to the dump. It's a perfect metaphor for drafts or early iterations of your work. They are FILLED with mattresses aka bad ideas, not quite right thoughts, and ugly executions…
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"The only difference between those who succeed and those who don’t is that the successful ones never quit. It’s the same way with authors. You just have to keep going and take criticism in the spirit it’s meant: to make you and your story better. "- Savannah Carlisle Tune in to hear about Savannah’s writing, editing, and publishing journey, includi…
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How much backstory does your story need? And how much backstory does your reader need? In this reprise episode from the deep in the vault, learn what backstory is important for you to know as the author, and what backstory belongs on the page. In this episode, we'll cover: The two things you need to get clear on when it comes to backstory The impor…
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In Episode 72, Jeanne Blasberg talks about how farming helps fill her creative well. She also discusses her trilogy of novels that are modern retellings of biblical stories, capturing their themes while putting them in a modern context. Jeanne Blasberg's website: https://jeanneblasberg.com/ Barbara Hinske's website: https://barbarahinske.com/ J. W.…
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Amnesia: the trick of the mind for remaining sane... You see "Dream Sequence by Salvador Dali" in the credits and you get excited! Hitch is doing some things with this one. We're going super psychological with it. Like SUPER psychological. Gregory Peck doesn't remember who he is, but he's convinced he's a murderer. Ingrid Bergman is convinced that …
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In today's story, Reusable Straws, a gathering of drinking straws gives way to deeper meaning. Today's prompt was inspired by a reusable straw sitting on my desk. I didn't expect such a mundane item would lead where it did, but I really like the story that emerged. As always, this story was written from the prompt, with no planning and very little …
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In this episode, I’m delighted to be joined by Sunday Times Bestselling author, Manda Scott. Manda is well known for her historical fiction series, Boudica. And in June, her new novel, Any Human Power is hitting the shelves. Any Human Power is a fantasy story of a family at the centre of a global uprising. A band of young tech-visionaries in the re…
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Haha this was recorded like months ago. Please excuse the mess. More Good Writing coming on a reliably unreliable schedule. Good Writing is a podcast where two MFA friends read like writers and lay out craft ideas for fellow writers to steal. Co-hosted by Emily Donovan and Benjamin Kerns. Twitter: @goodwritingpod Email: goodwritingpodcast@gmail.com…
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Have you noticed how some novels get a lot of media attention and others don't? In most cases, it's likely to be because a publicist is working with the author, and one who knows the right people and how to get the right message out there. In this episode, I talk to my own publicist, Karen Stretch, who is supporting me through UCLan Publishing. Kar…
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Edward Hamlin is the author of the short story collection Night in Erg Chebbi: Stories and the novel Sonata in Wax. His writing has been published widely and recognized with a number of awards, including the Nelson Algren Award and the Iowa Short Fiction Award. He lives in Colorado. We talked about writing family history, research for the historica…
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode of Wayward Writers, hosts Heather Cashman, Stephanie Bearce, and Nikki Jacobsmeyer delve into the often avoided topic of money within the publishing industry. They emphasize that this conversation is not legal or financial advice, but rather an authentic discussion about the financial struggles authors face. …
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“So how does religion or mysticism fit into your story and how can you make it complex and nuanced and not homogeneous, which is the authors here say is one of the biggest problems they see in people's fictional worlds.” In this episode, “The Sacred: Religion and Mysticism (Build Better Worlds, 3 of 4),” podcast host of How To Write The Future, Bet…
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How can you plan for success as an indie author even early in your writing career? How can you create multiple streams of income and multiple marketing channels, while still writing your books? Adam Beswick goes into his strategies. In the intro, Kickstarter announces new functionality to help creatives;Watch out for a scam email about ALLi [Writer…
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In this episode, we round us out of the Dodge Family children, exploring the second set of John F. Dodge's children, including Frances, Daniel, and Anna Margaret. These kids come along in John’s third marriage to Matilda Rausch, which happens only after the secret marriage to his housekeeper. Many spiderwebs in that, added to scandals, mysterious d…
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Colombe Schneck is the author of Swimming in Paris: A Life in Three Stories, available from Penguin Press. Translated by Lauren Elkin and Natasha Lehrer. Schneck is documentary film director, a journalist, and the author of twelve books of fiction and nonfiction. She has received prizes from the Académie française, Madame Figaro, and the Société de…
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This week, host June Thomas talks to Francesca Zambello, artistic director of the Washington National Opera. In the interview, Francesca discusses the process of creating a brand new ending for Puccini’s unfinished final opera Turandot, from recruiting a composer and librettist to deciding on the visual language of the show. She also talks about he…
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In today's flashback, an outtake from Episode 545, my conversation with author and poet Mark Leidner. It first aired on October 3, 2018. Leidner is a writer from south Georgia who currently lives in California with his family. His books include a poetry collection called Returning the Sword to the Stone, a story collection entitled Under the Sea, a…
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Our special guest this week is Kate Storey. Under the name Lisa Timoney, she's published 3 books, 'Her Daughter's Secret', 'Her Mother's Lies' and 'His Secret Wife'... but a change of genre means a change of name. Kate's back with book club fiction now, and has published, 'The Memory Library'. It's all about Sally Harrison, who has been building a …
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This lovely conversation had me buzzing (yes, a bee pun!). 🐝 Nicola Solvinic has a master’s degree in criminology and has worked in and around criminal justice for more than a decade. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and cats, where she is surrounded by a secret garden full of beehives. The Hunter's Daughter is her debut novel. RETREAT! Wr…
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What do you want to do before you die? What about all the things you know you will never do? That's what this is about. It's a reverse bucket list of sorts. All the things I know I will never do - some of which I know I should work on. Go behind the scenes of this piece of creative writing and watch the companion video here: https://janeenmccrae.su…
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It's so, sooooo hard when you're starting out. We all look forward to the day where it gets easier. The thought of the work just pumping out of us, amazing and free, kinda keeps us going in those early, dark, hard days. But...DOES it get any easier? We ask each other and discuss. Also, Josh recommends The Terror Season 1, and Ira recommends Eurotri…
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Mary is joined by NYT bestselling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka to chat about his experience in children's publishing. He shares the challenges and gratifications of reaching across different age categories and the importance of illustrations in storytelling. Listen to hear his tips on writing within established franchises (like Star Wars…
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In this final episode of Hustling The African Dream we look at where the term "hustle" actually comes from, how it has evolved over time and what the term means to young Africans living their own hustle today. Hustling the African Dream is produced by Sound Africa in collaboration with The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in partnership with …
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In the conversation with Amy Friend, the artist discusses her creative process, the influence of her personal experiences on her work, and the themes of loss, longing, and home that pervade her art. Her childhood experiences, growing up in a neighbourhood populated by immigrants, and the stories she heard from them deeply influenced her work. She e…
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Hari Kunzru is the author of the novel Blue Ruin, available from Knopf. Kunzru is the author of six other novels, Red Pill, White Tears, Gods Without Men, My Revolutions, Transmission, and The Impressionist. The recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy in Berlin, and the Cullman Center at the New York Public Lib…
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This episode is for you if you get in your head and struggle to share your story and your work with the world, if you worry that it’s just not relevant or interesting or maybe that it’s too weird… and just a heads up - we’ve been doing a series called Right Side Out - this is episode 6 and the last episode of the series - it really won’t make sense…
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In this episode of the Writers' Gym Podcast we're joined by actor, comedian, novelist and poet Nigel Planer for a discussion about his writing life and the challenges of working on a memoir. To find out more about Nigel Planer and to purchase copies of his books as discussed in today's podcast please follow the links below Website www.nigelplaner.c…
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Ashleigh Nugent’s debut novel, LOCKS, was published by Picador Books in 2023 to rave reviews including 4/5 stars in the Daily Telegraph. LOCKS recently secured a TV deal with 2LE Media. Ashleigh has also written for theatres, academic journals, poetry anthologies and magazines. Ashleigh was Liverpool City Region’s Artist of the Year in 2021. He is …
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In choosing who to date, what job to pursue, or how to invest our money, most people are just looking for a reason to move forward. But according to Professor Ilya Strebulaev, we should be looking for something else: a reason to bail. "The smartest venture capitalists ask a very different question from what most of us ask," says Strebulaev. Instead…
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There isn’t much like seeing a group of people come together to make something, be it a television show, a film, heck a commercial. There’s a magic in it all. We cut up about the roles of a writer and producer on set, why writers should produce their episodes, and the levels of pre-production that goes into making an episode of TV come to life. It’…
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