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Write for Your Life

Iain Broome and Donna Sørensen talk writing, reading and all things digital. Expect thoughts, advice, nonsense and guests. 

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Thursday
Jun062013

S03E21 − Find your Egyptian dentist

In this week’s episode, Iain and Donna talk about chimpanzees, Thomas Hardy’s grave, being creative when you’re busy, busy, busy, and innovative ways to promote your book. It’s an action-packed episode, so go and get your headphones, make yourself comfortable, maybe grab a biscuit, and get listening

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Thursday
May302013

S03E20 − 50 Shades of Wotsits

Iain kicks off this week’s show by announcing a new permanent co-host in the marvellous Donna Sørensen! Other topics include the show’s move to 5by5, whether apps that make writers more productive actually work, and a look at some of the barriers to going all digital when it comes to reading. It’s the start of a new chapter folks. Book reference intended. Get your earphones on.

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Thursday
May162013

S03E19 - Novellas and unconventional routes to publication

This week, Iain is 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.

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Thursday
May022013

S03E18 - Author envy and what to do with it

Iain is joined by Donna Sørensen to talk about that horrid thing called author envy. You know, where we decide that everyone else has got a better book deal, website and marketing budget than we have. Of course, the grass is always greener and the challenge is in turning that envy into something exciting, positive and far more useful than sitting in your pants and getting upset. Headphones on. Get ready to go green.

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Thursday
Apr182013

S03E17 - Freelance writing with a full-time job

This week, Iain is joined by Robert Mills to talk about how freelance writers need to think carefully about the way they present themselves online, especially if they also have a full-time job. Topics include ‘about’ pages, Twitter profiles, and that frequently used sentence, ‘All views my own, not my employers.’ Pop your seat belt on. Let’s chat!

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