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Writer's Routine
Writer's Routine
Dan Simpson

In every episode we look inside the daily diary of a writer, to peak at the secrets of their success. How do... more

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Mandy Robotham, author of 'The Hidden Storyteller' - Historical Fiction writer discusses the rules of genre, needing a deadline, and stopping when it gets good

Mandy Robotham has had many careers, and is busy. She's worked as a midwife, a journalist, and now is an... more

01 Mar 2024 · 51 minutes
Caroline Dunford, author of 'The Augmentors' - Prolific writer discusses plotting over a series, switching genres, and reaching for the perfect novel

Caroline Dunford has published over 30 books across many genres. Her best loved is the 'Euphemia Martins' Mysteries', which solves... more

23 Feb 2024 · 58 minutes
Orlando Murrin, author of 'Knife Skills for Beginners' - Chef, writer and all-round doer discusses the perfect keyboard, going on tangents, and why kitchens make the perfect place for murder

Orlando Murrin has had many careers. In the early 90's he appeared on 'Masterchef', reaching the semi-final on a show... more

16 Feb 2024 · 52 minutes
Maura Cheeks, author of 'Acts of Forgiveness' - Debut writer discusses free-writing, how journalism affects novel-writing, and important stories

This week we chat to Maura Cheeks, who has written pieces and columns all over the place, being featured in... more

09 Feb 2024 · 47 minutes
Sarah Marsh, author of 'A Sign of Her Own' - Debut writer discusses finding the truth in history, taking 12 years to write a debut, and thorough research

This week, we're joined by Sarah Marsh. Her debut is 'A Sign of Her Own'. It tells the story of... more

02 Feb 2024 · 29 minutes
Rebecca Thorne, author of 'The Grief House' - Writing without a genre, how pseudonyms help switch between tasks, and a strictly-planned day

Rebecca Thorne's new novel is 'The Grief House', it's about the ex-tarot reader Blue, who escapes to a grief retreat... more

26 Jan 2024 · 58 minutes
Helen Fisher, author of 'Joe Nuthin's Guide to Life' - Writer discusses the rocky road to publication, writing when you're not writing, and the plot road map

Helen Fisher's debut, 'Space Hopper' was acclaimed as one of the most unique debuts of 2021, recommended by Cosmopolitan, Woman's... more

19 Jan 2024 · 55 minutes
Professor Emma Smith, author of 'Portable Magic: A History of Books and Their Readers' - Academic discusses commercial non-fiction, who Shakespeare really was, and why we can't throw books away

Professor Emma Smith teaches Shakespeare Studies at the University of Oxford. She has published some academic non-fiction works before, but... more

12 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
D.V. Bishop, author of 'Ritual of Fire' - Historical fiction author talks his rules of writing, planning in the past, and tie-in novels

Happy New Year! Let's start 2024 with a bumper episode from a fantastic historical fiction author. D.V Bishop has published... more

05 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Jane L. Rosen, author of 'On Fire Island' - Turning screenplays into novels, the balance of writing and promoting, and how to capture a sense of place

In our last episode of 2023, we chat to Jane L. Rosen, whose new boook 'On Fire Island' is out... more

22 Dec 2023 · 38 minutes
Writer's Routine
Mandy Robotham, author of 'The Hidden Storyteller' - Historical Fiction writer discusses the rules of genre, needing a deadline, and stopping when it gets good
Writer's Routine