Tim Clare: Author, Poet and Creative Writing Podcaster

Welcome to the website of Tim Clare: award-winning author, poet and podcaster.


I’m the author of THE HONOURS (‘Gorgeously gripping’ – The Guardian; ‘A tour de force of breathless thrills’ – The Herald) and WE CAN’T ALL BE ASTRONAUTS (winner of Best Biography/Memoir at the 2009 East Anglian Book Awards).

I present the creative writing podcast DEATH OF 1000 CUTS (iTunes link) for anyone who wants to know how to write a novel, write great fiction, and get published. My Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp is a free 8 week writing course by podcast (‘a delightful, intense, encouraging eight-week journey’ – Lifehacker).

I’m a stand-up poet with several award-winning 5 star shows under my belt (‘the most compelling solo performance on the Fringe’ ***** – What’s On Stage’; ‘sublime… has the audience hooting in recognition’ – The Guardian; ‘astonishing, vivid… had me almost crying with laughter’ **** – The Scotsman). BOOK ME.

Latest Blog:

This episode is all about how readers can best help authors they love.

Where and when should you buy their books? What’s the best way of sharing praise? What can you do to boost authors you want to see more of?

And is it possible to do all of this while getting big benefits for yourself, like – I don’t know – maybe increased resistance to illness and a longer life?

Come with me, friends. If you’re a reader who loves books or an author who wants to know how best your readers can help you, I break down in thorough detail everything you need to know.

If you want to read the text version of today’s episode, complete with links to studies supporting various claims, and links to all the sites I mention, here it is.

If you think what I do is good and you’d like to show your love and help me do more of it, click here to pre-order my new novel THE ICE HOUSE.

While you’re pre-ordering you can pick up a copy of my first novel, THE HONOURS, and get it to read straight away.
And you can always bung me a couple of beans via this site: ko-fi.com/timclare

Here’s the Hive website supporting local UK bookshops.

And if you’re in the US, Indiebound supports independent bookshops.

Have a lovely week, and thank you for listening.

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