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Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 5 Day 2

My 8 week fiction writing boot camp continues. You can start any time from Week 1! I’d love that. Don’t worry, it’s not a race.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 5 Day 1

Week 5 of my 8 week Couch to 80k fiction writing boot camp starts today! Huzzah. If you don’t know what it’s all about, it’s a course I’m putting out via podcast featuring daily 10 minute creative writing exercises, to take you from wherever you are with your writing, to feeling equipped and ready to […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 4 Day 6

This one’s going up slightly early because I recorded a bunch in anticipation of an impending cold which has now hit me like a frying pan to the chops. Bleugh! But look – we’re halfway through. Half-flipping-way! Can you tell I’m excited? Already there are 4 weeks of daily, gradually escalating exercises to take someone […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 4 Day 5

Here’s Week 4 Day 5. If you don’t know what this is all about, listen to Week 1 Day 1, or Episode 1 of Season 2 of Death Of 1000 Cuts to get started.

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

Ooh look! More podcasty goodness! We’re nearly halfway. Can you even believe?

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 4 Day 3

Here’s today’s episode of our 8 week writing course. Today we get a bit arty.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 4 Day 2

Our 8 week fiction writing course continues. The theme this week is ‘Elements of Style’. We’re going to become living gods of style in wee tiny bitesized daily chunks.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 4 Day 1

Hello! Look at us! We’re already on Week 4 of the 8 week course. We’re getting there. You know, in novel-writing terms, this just-before-the-50% mark is often the hardest bit – you’ve not quite crested the hill but you’ve produced enough to feel a bit exhausted, and you’ve still got more than half the book […]

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

Here’s another ‘bonus’ episode (I use that term loosely!) where I ramble through some more of my thoughts about the ideas we’ve covered so far, expand a bit on this idea of embracing failure as a necessary part of the creative process, and talk about how we’re going to develop the concepts we’ve already established […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 3 Day 6

And here’s the last of this week’s episodes of Death Of 1000 Cuts. Another week complete! We’re nearly halfway there already. I really appreciate all the people who’ve got in touch to let me know how they’re getting on with the exercises, or who have shared some of their experiences on blogs or Twitter or […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 3 Day 5

Here’s the latest episode of my 8 week Couch to 80k fiction writing course. If you’d like to join in, begin at the beginning. All I’m asking is 10 minutes of writing from you a day.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 3 Day 4

Aaaand here’s today’s episode, with a new 10-minute exercise to help you flex your writing muscles. Enjoy!

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80 – Week 3 Day 3

Our 8 week fiction writing course continues. In this episode I talk about the creative writing secrets of amateur online trance mediums.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 3 Day 2

Oh look! Another installment of the Death OF 1000 Cuts 8 week writing course! There are so many now! You can download them and work through them at your leisure. They’re getting weirder. But I hope you’re finding the journey interesting.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80 Writing Boot Camp – Week 3 Day 1

Week 3 Day 1 of my 8 week fiction writing course is here – daily 10 minute exercises to get you feeling better about your writing and discovering all the skills you forgot you had. If you’re new around here, please start at Week 1 Day 1. It would be lovely to have you onboard. […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80 Writing Boot Camp – Week 2 Day 6

And here’s the last of this week’s exercises! Sorry I went a bit long on this one. I had – characteristically – a lot to say. Hopefully it’s helpful to get some of the theory behind the exercises I’m asking you to do. The broad theme of next week is Mask Work and the exercises […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80 Writing Boot Camp – Week 2 Day 5

And here’s today’s episode of the writing boot camp. Check out the beginning of this season if you want to join in, and start from Week 1 Day 1.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 2 Day 4

Our second week of the fiction boot camp continues with a late night session, and I talk (a little loosely, if I’m honest) about writing at different times of day and learning to surprise your unconscious.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 2 Day 3

Here’s the third installment of Week 2 of our 8 week writing course to get you back in the saddle with your fiction, confident and energised and happy to be writing. This week is all about letting go, and training yourself to switch off the inner critic to let your creative energies flow at full […]

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

It’s the second week of our 8 week writing boot camp and today I decided I would take you on a little journey, to help expand your mind for this exercise. Hope you like it! If you’d like to join in with the writing course, go back and start at Week 1 Day 1.

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 2 Day 1

It’s the start of Week 2. Whoop. Go back and listen to Week 1 Day 1 (and have a pen or laptop ready!) if you haven’t done so already. Otherwise you already know ‘the score’ (how this podcast series is constructed). I hope you’re enjoying it thus far. This is where things start to ramp […]

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

No exercises today, but I recorded a little off-the-cuff episode just to reflect on the course so far and what I think about starting to write. So it’s some miscellaneous advice that I didn’t want to bog down each episode with. You don’t have to have started the 8 week course to listen to this […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 1 Day 6

And here it is, the last day of Week 1 of our 8 week writing boot camp. I’ve designed it with 6 days a week rather than 7 so it’s got a bit of a built-in shock absorber for the inevitable real-life responsibilities that will mean, with the best will in the world, you’ll miss […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 1 Day 5

It’s Week 1, Day 5 of my 8 week writing boot camp. Just 10 minutes a day to get yourself prepped and hyped to finish that novel! If you’re new here, go start at the beginning. If you’re still pushing forward and this is your fifth day, thank you for your faith in yourself, me […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Couch to 80k Writing Boot Camp – Week 1 Day 4

Here’s the fourth day of my low-stress writing-quest-by-podcast. If you’re new and you’d like to join in, begin at the beginning. Oh hey, and buy my novel, The Honours, for yourself and for your friends as an excellent present.