Archive of posts tagged creative writing

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 20

So look – since this is the last episode of Season 1 of Death Of 1000 Cuts, I wanted to try something a bit different. I thought I’d suggest some ways of revitalising your writing practice, so in the upcoming weeks you can make some substantial progress and upgrade your fiction to Project Status. ‘7 […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 19

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts, making you an awesome writer one cut at a time. Listen to the podcast, why doncha? Oh, and please share it! If you’d like to submit your work for a future episode, read our submission guidelines to find out how. I hope you’re well and have had […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 18

Hi everyone! Look, it’s a new episode of Death Of 1000 Cuts, up on time! WOW. Pretty bananas, eh readers? Hope you like the show. If you do, please do share it. You might also like my novel, The Honours? If you’d like to submit for a future episode, please read our submission guidelines. Here’s […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 17

Hello, dear friends. It’s another Death Of 1000 Cuts – my podcast about learning to write super-well. Sorry it’s a bit late. Things are pretty hectic in Clare Towers (my house isn’t really called that) as we prep for the changeling. But oof! Here’s another episode and I hope you thoroughly enjoy it. If you […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 16

It’s Death Of 1000 Cuts! Whoop. Learn how to write creatively with me, your host, Tim Clare. Bah. You know how it works by now. If not, listen to the back catalogue. We’ve got a couple o’ hours, now. If you’d like to submit your own work to the podcast, here’s how. And here’s the […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 14

Hey writing pals. Here’s the latest episode of Death Of 1000 Cuts – me, chatting about editing fiction every Friday. If you’d like to submit the first page of your novel for a future episode (please do!) then click this link to read our submission guidelines. Here’s the extract I look at this episode. Hey, […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 13

Death Of 1000 Cuts is a podcast for anyone who wants to know how to write a novel. Each episode we look at a listener’s first page and suggest ways of making it better. But you know all that, right? This week I’m joined by author Nikesh Shukla, writer of Coconut Unlimited and Meatspace. Yes, […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 12

On this absolutely frigging awful pig of a week, here’s another episode of my ridiculous creative writing advice podcast. I hope you’re all right and I hope you enjoy the show. It has me doing possibly the worst dialogue read ever recorded. Audible, you have my email address. Start bidding for my services whenever you […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 11

Hey dear friends. This week I’m talking to author Ann Morgan again as we look at another writer’s first page. For those who are interested, the opening song in this week’s episode is a piece I call ‘The Uniform of the 10th Light Dragoons, 1794’. The show needs first pages to be submitted if we’re […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 10

Hey you! This week’s episode of Death Of 1000 Cuts has me and Joe Dunthorne talking about another first page. The show needs first pages to be submitted if we’re to have stuff to discuss – so hey, don’t rely on other people. Get critiqued! Read our submission guidelines then send me your work. You […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 9

Hey kids. Here’s this week’s episode of Death Of 1000 Cuts – a podcast for writers, readers and people who are nosy about how stories get made. Check out the archives for more episodes. Below is a text version of the piece we discuss in today’s show. If you’d like to submit an extract of […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 8

Hello everyone. Hope you’re having a good week. Here’s the latest episode of Death Of 1000 Cuts. I’ve got a few more episodes recorded with authors Joe Dunthorne and Ann Morgan which I’ll drip out over the coming weeks while I have gibbering conniptions over deadlines and project crush and other luxury problems. If you’d […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 7

Hi everyone! Here’s this week’s episode. I had a go at recording some two-player versions of the show in London. It’s my first time doing so, so still learning how to do it, but my two guests, Joe Dunthorne and Ann Morgan, were absolutely brilliant. I’m still going to do my usual one-person episodes as […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 6

Hello dear friends. Episode 6 of Death Of 1000 Cuts, the podcast, is now up. Thanks for spreading the word about the show. We’ve had over a thousand listens now, which – while modest by podcasting standards – is a lot more than I expected from some random bullshit that I’m learning how to do […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Podcast Episode 5

Hark! A huge podcast is approaching! Well, just a regular-sized one actually, but density-wise it’s certainly unequaled in terms of raw creative-writing-technique-opinions-per-minute. Go! Listen! My multiplayer versions of this podcast are coming together – which is to say I’ve booked a date to record a bunch in London. Now all I needs are some willing, […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – The Worst Author of All Time

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Last night I did a talk at our monthly literary cabaret, Homework, about bad writing. I thought I’d adapt it for Death Of 1000 Cuts, because it’s on topic and people found it interesting and also […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Cut 26 – Do Your Best

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Each week we take a look at something to do with editing your fiction to make it less bad and more good. Like, for example, with that last sentence, we’d probably say ‘less bad more good […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Untitled (by Jenny)

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. I have a cold. My throat feels like cactus and battery acid, so let’s just get on with it, shall we? Read the extract below, decide what you think works and what doesn’t (and how you’d […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Untitled (by Eulah)

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This is a weekly blog about editing fiction. Hello! Most weeks we look at the first page of a novice author’s novel or short story and see if we can think of ways to make it […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: A Man Alone (by Luke)

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This is a blog for fiction writers, mostly about making your stories better, sometimes about the hard process of making them at all. A new one appears every Thursday. Often, I’ll look at a novice author’s […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Untitled (by Marinella)

Afternoon! Welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. I feel a bit funny this week. Nervous about my writing, nervous about other things. I think, in these situations, it’s best to acknowledge your feelings without giving them too much credit. Just be like, yup, I […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Cut 25 – War Is Over

Bonjour and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This is a blog about writing fiction and rewriting fiction. Authors seem singular amongst the professions in their desire to hand out free, unsolicited advice on their craft and I, dear, faithful friends, am no different […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Under A Juniper Tree (by James)

Welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Hope you’re well, dear friends. If this is your first time, this is a blog about writing and editing fiction. Most weeks we look at an author’s first page and find ways of making it better. If you’d […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts: Cut 24 – See The Dog

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Do you want to hear about how busy I am? No, of course you don’t. That would be tedious and beside the point. Still, I feel swamped right now, what with gigs in Edinburgh, Bristol and […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Ambassador For The Future (by Michael)

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Every Thursday we look at the first page of a novice author’s novel or short story and think of ways to make it better. If you’d like to submit your work for consideration, please read the […]