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Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – The Debrief

In this episode I chat about what to do once you finish the Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp. How to fill the weeks and months that follow? How to keep the momentum going and capitalise on your gains?I reveal The 7 Pillars of Finishing Your Novel. They’re a thing that I just made up, […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 8 Day 6

So here it is. The final episode of the Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp. 8 weeks and 48 episodes are now available online for anyone to stream or download for free. It’s a full free writing course with daily 10 minute exercises that cover everything from how to come up with ideas for stories, […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 8 Day 5

Penultimate day! Um, I know I said I was going to keep it short and sweet, but this episode goes a little bit long – if you listen you’ll hear why. I hope you’ll take the time to listen, and act on it if you feel that’s right for you. See you tomorrow for the […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 8 Day 4

Here’s the latest episode of the Death Of 1000 Cuts Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp. Only two days left after this! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing and recording this course and I’ll have some followup episodes where I sum up some of the lesson I’ve learned from doing it. Really, really useful to think about […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 8 Day 3

Here’s the latest episode of the 8 week writing boot camp. We’re nearly done! Wow. If you’ve got this far, nice work. If you’re new, welcome. Start here. The best way to support me if you like what I do is to buy my novel, THE HONOURS. If you’ve already got it and you’re getting […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 8 Day 2

And here’s Day 2 of our final week. Just 4 days to go. Then I’ll collapse in a heap of cushions (only to be bopped on the head by my daughter who wants to play, no doubt, but that’s fair enough). – If you’re new, welcome. Start here. The best way to support me if […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 8 Day 1

Oof. We’re in the final week. Or, at least, I’m in the final week of recording. I don’t expect anyone to have got this far yet. There’s no ‘starting late’. This course is meant to be available for you to work through whenever you’re ready. – If you’re new, welcome. Start here. The best way […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 7 Reflections

Here’s the latest episode of the podcast. Enjoy! – If you’re new, welcome. Start here. The best way to support me if you like what I do is to buy my novel, THE HONOURS. If you’ve already got it and you’re getting value out of the podcast, you can drop me a few bucks to […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 7 Day 6

And here it is. The final episode of Week 7. We’ve only got one more week to go. My slight melancholy is tempered with satisfaction and excitement at the prospect of having a full fiction-writing course by podcast up online and ready to go, for anyone to use. Friends, I feel happy of myself. That […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 7 Day 5

Hello friends. Here’s the latest episode of the Death Of 1000 Cuts Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp, for those of you following along at home. If you’re new, welcome. Start here. The best way to support me if you like what I do is to buy my novel, THE HONOURS. If you’ve already got […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 7 Day 4

The latest episode is up! If you’re new, welcome. Start here. I have a novel out called THE HONOURS. If you like atmospheric adventure, beautiful-looking books and/or supporting artists you can buy one/several and scratch that itch. Also, hey, if you’re getting value out of the podcast you can drop me a few bucks to […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 7 Day 3

Hey friends – here’s the latest episode of my Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp. I hope you had a happy and relaxing festive period, or if not that you at least survived it. I’m looking forward to finishing up the boot camp – then it’ll be completed, done, just existing as a resource that […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – The Big Writing Motivation Episode

I recorded a sprawling and impassioned motivational episode of Death Of 1000 Cuts today, for anyone who wants to write more fiction in 2018. I talk about writing resolutions and why most of them are rubbish, what studies into motivation have shown us works, all the great short and long term reasons why you – […]