This episode is an unscripted, unedited talk from me about creative writing and fiction and motivation.

So I decided to record this one evening a few days ago, to get out a few things about writing, and keeping going with your writing, that had been on my mind. (I’m aware that the language I use in this one is quite florid bordering on Biblical – just so you know, I’m fine, I’m not about to start spewing prophecies or anything. Just being poetic!)

Folding together some thoughts from my most recent chats with authors, I ask: why are you writing? And I try to formulate the difference between writing for the approval of others, and writing for mischief.

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