This episode I chat to multi-award-winning writer Helen MacDonald, author of H IS FOR HAWK, about finding the right words, finding your voice, and pushing through in the face of self-doubt.

We discuss her poetic influences, Top Gun, madness, painting and masculine crisis in interbellum England. We really dig down into how you might go about turning your experiences, traumas and big questions into meaningful writing that connects with others. And, as well as talking about how to deal with setbacks and doubt, we cover that so rarely discussed of topics: how to cope with success.

This is a great episode to listen to if you want to know:
– how can I find my voice as a writer?
– what sort of writing routine should I establish?
– how can writing poetry help with my prose?
– what’s it like when your book does really well?
– what are some techniques for overcoming low self-confidence?

If you enjoy this episode and you haven’t yet read H IS FOR HAWK, I suggest you click here to get it delivered (with free P&P) to your door. It really is as good as the reviews and awards say – I found it magnetically compelling.

Oh, and I did a novel! If you like me and want to do me a solid, chuck me a few pence by buying my book, THE HONOURS, please.

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