Using research to write great stories, with Dermot O’Leary


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DJ, TV presenter and author of the wildly popular Toto the Ninja Cat series of books for children joins the podcast to talk about how good research can inspire truly outstanding stories, sharing plenty of anecdotes and writing advice along the way!

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This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes the author reading from their own work.

  • Section 1 starts at 00:00
  • Section 2 starts at 9:17
  • Section 3 starts at 24:04

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