The Creative Writer's Toolbelt

The Creative Writer's Toolbelt

Episode 102 - Interview with Monica Leonelle

This is a guest episode with the independent author and blogger Monica Leonelle. Monica has...

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Episode 101: Dare to write - dare to submit - dare to publish

The professional writers and editors I speak to tell me that one of the biggest challenges for...

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Episode 99 - Six simple principles for living well as a writer.

Continuing the theme of "the writer's life" this episode offers some evidence based advice and...

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Episode 97 - If you only get one thing right in your writing, make it this...

As of this month (April 2017) I’m working hard on the Creative Writer's Toolbelt Handbook. As I...

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Episode 96 - Different routes into publishing: Interview with Wendy H Jones and Ryan Dalton

This episode is a conversation with two authors who have come to publication by different routes....

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Episode 95 Into the crucible - empowering your work with symbol dilemma and innovation

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Episode 95 Into the crucible - empowering your work with symbol dilemma and innovation

In episodes 92 and 94 we explored the landscape of genre and trope, theme and moral, and in this...

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Episode 94 Jesse Pinkman meets Lady Macbeth. Themes ethics and morality in your story

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Episode 93 - Interview with Adrian Tchaikovsky

This episode is an interview with award winning author Adrian Tchaikovsky. Adrian and I talk...

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Episode 92 - A home and a market for your story. Navigating your way around trope and genre

What genre does your story fit into? And how can you use the tropes of that genre to make your...

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Episode 91 - Stay on target! How to write a great action scene.

For this episode I am again joined by Jessi Rita Hoffman (jessiritahoffman.com). Jessi is a...

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Episode 90 - Let the romance do the talking! Writing a great love scene

I'm joined for this episode by Jessi Rita Hoffman (jessiritahoffman.com). Jessi is a former...

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Episode 89 - Power up your prose! Making sentences paragraphs and scenes work for you

In this episode we look at the way in which the building blocks of prose: the sentence, the...

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Episode 88 - My favourite reads of 2016 and the CWT Survey

This rather Christmassy episode is a review of my favourite reads of 2016. It's a subjective...

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Episode 87 - Inside the publishing house - conversations with the team at Gollancz

This very special episode takes us inside one of the most iconic publishing houses in the world....

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Episode 86 - Handle with care! Writing and placing the flashback scene

Loved and hated in equal measures, the flashback remains a firm favourite with authors. When it's...

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Episode 85 - An interview with Anne Perry editor at Hodder and Stoughton

This episode is a wide ranging interview with commissioning editor Anne Perry from Hodder and...

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Episode 84 - Finishing well. Principles for writing a great closing scene

Writing the closing scene of a story is more than just tying up the loose ends and sending our...

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