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Episode 32 – How Do I Stay Motivated to Write?

5/5/2019
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Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes In this episode, we’re how to maintain the motivation you need to finish your writing projects. There are three prongs of attack! Pairing Match an activity that you enjoy with your writing, e.g. listening to a favourite soundtrack. It’s important that the enjoyable activity is one that you are […]

Duration:00:25:22

Episode 31 – How Do We Show Instead of Telling?

4/22/2019
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Episode Notes In this episode, we’re discussing the difference between showing and telling in our writing. Why is it important and what can we do about it? It’s a commonly touted piece of advice that we should show rather than tell in our writing but it only goes so far. Advice shouldn’t be followed slavishly […]

Duration:00:34:58

Episode 30 – How do we write convincing endings for each chapter?

4/15/2019
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Episode Notes Today we’re looking at the craft of writing convincing endings for each chapter of our novels and stories. This podcast was written in response to a listener question in the Writing Talk Podcast Facebook group. If you have questions or issues that you’d like me to discuss, commenting in the group is a […]

Duration:00:38:00

Episode 29 – How do we define engaging and believable characters in our fiction?

2/26/2019
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Episode Notes Today we’re looking at the craft of writing engaging and believable characters in our novels and stories. In many ways this is an unanswerable question, but like many aspects of writing fiction, it’s an interesting question to investigate. Listening to the actor Michael Sheen on the topic of his approach to portraying real […]

Duration:00:27:01

Episode 28 – How do You Deal With Overwhelm?

2/18/2019
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Episode Notes How Can We Deal With a Sense of Being Overwhelmed? The first step is to take a step back. Gain some distance and find a more productive perspective. Writing is a joy and not the most stressful job in the world! Don’t compare yourself with others nor try to emulate them. Each career […]

Duration:00:24:09

Episode 27 – Live Writing – Setting the Scene in Science Fiction

2/12/2019
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Episode Notes Writing Science Fiction Live In this episode I take the piece of writing from the previous week and rework it into an opening scene of a science fiction piece. As before, this piece was streamed live (although this time on Facebook rather than Youtube) and written ‘cold’, i.e. with no preparation. This makes […]

Duration:00:55:24

Episode 26 – Live Writing

2/5/2019
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Episode Notes Writing Fantasy Fiction Live In this episode I have a go at writing a sample of fiction with no preparation whatsoever. I’m using a random image as a prompt, and in this case it took me into writing in an unfamilar genre: fantasy. I hope you enjoyed it, but the main aim is […]

Duration:00:56:52

Episode 25 – Tips and Advice for NaNoWriMo 2016

11/7/2016
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In this episode of the Writing Talk Podcast, we’re looking at advice and tips for NaNoWriMo 2016. Enjoy your NaNoWriMo 2016 experience with these writing tips from author Mikey Campling. In this episode Mikey gives you some advice on tackling your NaNoWriMo novel, including ways to use your time, and there’s some advice on the […]

Duration:00:26:22

Episode 24 – Dealing With Negative Reviews of Your Writing

8/8/2016
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In this episode of the Writing Talk Podcast, we’re looking at dealing with negative reviews of our writing. Plus this week’s writers’ toolbox tip and some listener feedback. There’s also a quick review of my news. Hope you enjoy listening. NB: You can support the show by subscribing from the links above. Please also consider sharing […]

Duration:00:36:41

Episode 23 – How do I Write Great Turning Points in my Fiction?

7/21/2016
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Here’s episode 23 of the Writing Talk Podcast. In this episode of the Writing Talk Podcast, we’re looking at handling the significant turning points in your fiction writing. Plus this week’s writers’ toolbox tip. There’s also a quick review of my news. Hope you enjoy listening. NB: You can support the show by subscribing from the […]

Duration:00:32:16

Episode 22 – How Long Will it Take Me to Write a Novel?

7/15/2016
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Here’s the episode of the Writing Talk Podcast. In this episode of the Writing Talk Podcast, we’re trying to work out how long it’s going to take you to write a novel. Plus this week’s writers’ toolbox tip. There’s also a quick review of my news. Hope you enjoy listening. NB: You can support the […]

Duration:00:28:29

Episode 21 – How do I Avoid an Info Dump in My Fiction Writing?

7/6/2016
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Here’s the episode of the Writing Talk Podcast. In this episode of the Writing Talk Podcast, we’re looking at how to avoid using an info dump to deliver backstory and explain world building in your fiction. Plus this week’s writers’ toolbox tip and an intro to the new Writing Clinic feature. There’s also a quick […]

Duration:00:45:04

Episode 20 – How Do I Write Good Dialogue?

6/29/2016
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Here’s the twentieth episode of the Writing Talk Podcast. In this episode of the Writing Talk Podcast, we’re looking at ways that you can write effective dialogue. Plus this week’s writers’ toolbox tip and some listener feedback. There’s also a quick review of my news. Hope you enjoy listening. NB: You can support the show […]

Duration:00:35:09

Episode 19 – Should You Go on an Online Writing Course?

6/11/2016
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Here’s the nineteenth episode of the Writing Talk Podcast. In this episode of the Writing Talk Podcast, we’re looking at whether you should go on an online writing course. Plus this week’s writers’ toolbox tip. There’s also a quick review of my news. Hope you enjoy listening. NB: You can support the show by subscribing from […]

Duration:00:25:09

Episode 18 – How Do I Format My Ebooks and Self-Published Paperbacks?

6/2/2016
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Here’s the eighteenth episode of the Writing Talk Podcast. In this episode of the Writing Talk Podcast, we’re looking at the method I use to format my ebooks and paperback books. Hope you enjoy listening. NB: You can support the show by subscribing from the links above. Please also consider sharing the show with your writer […]

Duration:00:31:12