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

Iain Broome and Myke Hurley talk writing, reading and all things digital. Expect thoughts, advice, nonsense and guests.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom


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






159: Red Horses

In the last ever episode of the Write for Your Life podcast, Iain and Donna talk about how they feel about the show ending and potential book titles for equally potential erotic novels. They also fill in a few gaps in both their writing stories. And that, as they say, is that.

Duration: 01:02:20

158: Plough Your Own Furrow

Iain and Donna have an announcement! This is the penultimate episode of the Write for Your Life podcast, as your trusty hopes depart to focus on their own writing lives. You can also find out about Iain's pre-Christmas writing retreat and their ultimate writing aims.

Duration: 01:02:51

157: Frantic Underachievers

Iain and Donna talk about Author Day and whether publishers really care about us writers, social media and its various pressures and problems, taking your audience with you on your journey, the idea of wasting time and being better at it!

156: The Pow Factor

A somewhat thoughtful episode featuring top topics that include the rise of the Instapoets, fiction that fits on an index card, the story behind the making of A is for Angelica the audiobook, Iain's newsletter for writers, and writing in partnership with a fellow author.

155: We Want Our Poems Back

Topics include Donna's two-person book club, The Martian, Matt Damon's Face, Iain's favourite album, the concept of favourites in general, Game of Thrones (again), poetry and plagiarism, writing manifestos and reader entitlement.

154: Iguana Thumbs

Write for Your Life is back with a wide-ranging show that includes the end of nudes in Playboy, the end of e-readers, physiotherapy and daily exercise, being a different podcast, book clubs for two, and author parties and bowel movements. It's nice to be back.

152: Removing the Pressure to Publish

In episode 152 of the Write for Your Life podcast, Iain and Donna talk about focus and their plans for the next few months, the marvellous career of Kazuo Ishiguro, the death of Sir Terry Pratchett, and plenty more besides.

151: Venting

In episode 151 of the Write for Your Life podcast, Iain and Donna talk about World Book Day (in the UK and Ireland), where are all the grandparents in fiction, falling e-reader sales, and a controversial blog post by an ex MFA tutor who may or may not be talking nonsense.

150: Chomping On The Low-hanging Fruit

In episode 150, Iain and Donna talk about measurements of success, how to approach the sheer endurance challenge of writing a book, where to go to fight the grammar gremlins, and the fascinating art of the chapter.

149: A Dream That's Being Sold

In episode 149 of the Write for Your Life podcast, Iain and Donna talk about the TV show, Vikings, and oversmizing. More importantly, they also cover podcasting woes and talk for quite some time about that wonderful phrase, authorpreneurship. Expect minor ranting.

146: Reality Whistles

This week, Iain and Donna cover Helen McDonald's H is for Hawk winning the Costa prize; the harsh reality of publishing poetry; should you copyright your work before submitting it; robots and whether they can write novels; and stuff no one tells you about book publishing.

143: Everything Comes in Fours

Iain and Donna talk about some extreme wind, what pages to include on your author website, Kickstarter and the Stacey Jay kerfuffle, Mark Zuckerberg's brand new book club and, seriously, who's controlling our channels?

142: Make and Share

In the first show of 2015, Iain and Donna look back at some highlights from last year and then forward to the writing changes ahead, including the idea of writing one novel instead of two, allotting tasks to physical space and making and sharing more of our work.

141: The Little Match Girl

In this Christmas special, Iain says a few thank yous before sending you off on a journey with The Little Match Girl via some marvellous music from friends of the podcast, Native and the Name. Happy holidays folks!

140: Big Brother-in-law

Iain and Donna talk about Christmas cards, family holidays, Zoellagate (again), publishing short stories, style guides for companies, and creating a style guide for your fiction.

139: Your Sister, The Ghost Zombie

Iain and Donna talk about writers and mistakes in job applications, the huge fuss over Zoe Sugg's ghostwritten debut novel, changes to the Pulitzer Prize, and the importance of celebrating our small victories as writers.

138: Secret Snuff Hole

In this week's episode, Iain and Donna talk about pronunciation wars, the #wfyl hashtag, performing at spoken word events, writing workspaces and Iain's new gold iPad, the problems with Kindle Unlimited for indie authors, and that voice in your head.

137: Nine Cards

This week Iain and Donna again try to pronounce a dear listener's name, then talk about Iain's new job, the success and storytelling of Serial, and how to include simile and metaphor in your writing. Donna also reads a poem.

136: You've Been Promoted

This week Iain and Donna cover Apple's App Store switch from 'Free' to Get', what we'd do if we had 10 uninterrupted days alone, and those crazy cats who still insert two spaces between sentences.

135: Even Wingdings

This week Iain and Donna talk about abandoning your muse, the importance of typography when reading and writing, how to handle insecurity as a writer, a new novel writing app called Novlr, and the listener's question Christmas single.
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