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Death Of 1000 Cuts: Season 2 Episode 6 – Chat With Nate Crowley

On this episode I chat to author Nate Crowley about ideas – specifically the incubation, hatching and rearing thereof. Lots of discussion of how to generate ideas, how you know when an idea is ready, how to turn an idea into a story, as well as in-depth chat about world-building, good and bad. We go […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Season 2 Episode 5 – Learning To Breathe (Writing Ramble)

Hey super lovely gang. Here’s the latest episode of Death Of 1000 Cuts. It’s an unscripted chat about creative anxiety, blocks and inspiration. I like doing the odd episode where I check-in with a sort of diary entry about where I’m at with my own writing life – I think it’s useful to hear the […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Season 2 Episode 4 – Chat With Joe Dunthorne

Hello friends. Here’s the latest episode of Death Of 1000 Cuts. I said I was going to record some chats with other writers and lo, here is the first of what will hopefully be ‘a bunch’. Joe Dunthorne has appeared on the podcast before, helping me look at a couple of listeners’ first pages, but […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Season 2 Episode 3 – Untitled by Sam

Hello friends. Here’s this week’s episode of Death Of 1000 Cuts. After the intense boss rush of Couch to 80k, we’re back to a slightly more manageable flow of episodes for everyone, which you can listen to whenever you like. You don’t even have to do a writing exercise during them! Gosh. Luxury, eh? In […]

The 17 BEST Ways to Boost Authors (and 3 WORST)

What if I told you that you have more power than you ever imagined? What if I told you that you have the power to change a book’s fate, change its author’s fate, and in doing so, change the world? This post will teach you how to harness that power, how to grant it to […]