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 I chat to debut Fantasy novelist Micah Yongo about his novel of warring assassins and clashing ideologies, LOST GODS.

We get into everything, from working with an editor to researching crossbow physics, to how you go from big ideas and sprawling, complex imaginary worlds down to a story, and the character who’s going to propel you through it. Micah also talks about what it’s like to be published for the first time, building a writing routine, and representation in SFF and beyond.

This is a great episode to listen to if you want to know:
– how can I turn my ideas for a setting into a story?
– what’s the best sort of character for a Fantasy story?
– how can I research my Fantasy world when it doesn’t exist?
– what it like working with an editor?
– who has the right to write what stories?

I know you are awesome and I can rely on you to treat yourself and support Micah Yongo by ordering LOST GODS right now – do it, it’s ace!

If you’d like to read my work, please order my novel THE HONOURS – you can get it here (shipped anywhere in the world) via awesome indie bookshop Mr B’s Emporium.

And if you want to support the podcast and help me pay for hosting costs and website fees, you can click here and drop me a little something in a couple o’ clicks. Thanks. 

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