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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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Julietta Henderson, author of 'How to Get a Life' - Richard and Judy Book Club pick talks scattered scenes, finding the story thread, and why writing doesn't get any easier

Julietta Henderson's debut novel, 'The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman', was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick and sold... more

12 Jul 2024 · 49 minutes
Shaun Bythell, author of 'The Diary of a Bookseller' - Scotland's most famous bookseller discusses editing diaries, why everyone loves a bookshop, and style guides

Shaun Bythell runs 'The Bookshop' in Wigtown, it's Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop, and is now incredibly popular. Back in 2017, Shaun... more

13 Jun 2024 · 47 minutes
Jonny Sweet, author of 'The Kellerby Code' - Screenwriter and Author discusses jokes influencing novels, why guilt is useless, and dealing with praise

Jonny Sweet won the 'Best Newcomer' Prize at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, created a sketch group with 'The Inbetweeners'... more

30 May 2024 · 45 minutes
Kate Storey, author of 'The Memory Library' - Book Club author discusses why a change of genre means a change of name, whether outlining curbs creativity, and why she watches for jokes

Our special guest this week is Kate Storey. Under the name Lisa Timoney, she's published 3 books, 'Her Daughter's Secret',... more

23 May 2024 · 45 minutes
Alina Khawaja, author of 'Maya's Laws of Love' - How to avoid tangents which block your ideas, dealing with rejections, and trying to get better

After writing around 7 books and getting many rejections or near-misses, Alina Khawaja finally has a published novel. It's called... more

16 May 2024 · 48 minutes
Samuel Burr, author of 'The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers' - Mystery writer talks about learning from making TV, spying for inspiration, and how the business actually works

Samuel Burr has worked as a TV executive, creating shows like 'The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds', 'Eight Go... more

09 May 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Caz Frear, author of 'Five Bad Deeds' - Thriller writer discusses the pressures of doing everything, getting into the right mindset, and making your day better

Caz Frear was launched to debut success after winning the 'Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller' competition. Her novel,... more

02 May 2024 · 1 hour,
Chioma Okereke, author of 'Water Baby' - Poet and Author discusses writing without genre, changing how you plot, and performing poetry

Chioma Okereke's writing career started as a performance poet, even though she was terrified of performing poetry. From there she... more

25 Apr 2024 · 54 minutes
Paul Carlucci, author of 'The Voyageur' - Acclaimed author discusses moving from short stories to novels, by inspired by fact, and learning grammar

Paul Carlucci has published 3 short story collections and works as a copywriter, making other peoples work read better. He's... more

18 Apr 2024 · 57 minutes
Kerry Andrew, author of 'We Are Together Because' - Award winning composer and writer discusses the search for the perfect word, imagining the worst, and finding what you really want

Kerry Andrew is an all-round creative. As a composer, they've won 4 British Composer Awards, as a writer they've been... more

11 Apr 2024 · 54 minutes
Writer's Routine
Julietta Henderson, author of 'How to Get a Life' - Richard and Judy Book Club pick talks scattered scenes, finding the story thread, and why writing doesn't get any easier
Writer's Routine