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.

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Hey dear ones, just a quick post to say that I’ve got rid of my mailing list. I was only sending mailouts sporadically, and it was an awkward mishmash of my poetry audiences and podcast listeners. Added to that, the open rate had dropped from around 60% to about 10% – so it was the cyber equivalent of yelling times and dates into a well. As much as digital marketers insist that the only reliable way to reach people is via a mailing list, in future I’m going to do via this blog, my Facebook author page and my Twitter @timclarepoet (click the link on the right to follow me). Of course companies like Facebook and Twitter may choose in future to make it harder to reach out to folks without paying, and some of you aren’t on either platform. But we will find a way to reach one another, I feel certain of it. Also, my podcast, Death Of 1000 Cuts, often acts as a kind of audio diary and I’ll chuck in any major news there.

That’s it. Take care. I’m really excited about sharing Monday’s podcast – it’s a bit of a new area for us, but I want to expose you to new ideas, new ways of working, to see if we can’t create interesting explosions in the laboratory of your brain. I really think you’re going to learn some cool stuff.

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