Today I chat to writer and performer Molly Naylor, about the basics of what makes a story work, vulnerability, and constructing a career in the Arts.

Molly co-wrote the Sky comedy drama After Hours, has brought several solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, is a poet, playwright and runs the night True Stories Live in Norwich, where people get on stage and tell true stories from their lives. We get into a good discussion of what makes a story work on stage, (and I think the lessons hold for any story, true or otherwise) telling stories as an identity rather than a process, making yourself vulnerable and how to handle that – loads of really useful, practical stuff.

Hey! You can get Molly Naylor’s poetry collection BADMINTON here.

If you’d like to check out more of her work, here’s her website:

Like to help me on the – ridiculous, hubristic – #Roadto1500? Pre-order my upcoming novel THE ICE HOUSE right now.

If you pre-order via wonderful independent bookshop Mr B’s Emporium, they deliver worldwide, and I’ll drop in to sign all copies. If, by some miracle, they were to get over 100 pre-orders, I’ll write a little bit of material to ship with each one.

And my debut novel, THE HONOURS, set in the same world as THE ICE HOUSE, is available for you to grab straight away.

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