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London Writers' Salon
London Writers' Salon
Parul Bavishi, Matthew Trinetti

What does it take to launch, grow and sustain a successful career as a writer? Listen in each week as Matt &... more

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#052: Orna Ross — How to Succeed as Indie Author

Poet, novelist and founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross, on her career from traditional to indie publishing,... more

25 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
#051: Cecile Pin — Writing Literary Fiction, Telling Your Family’s Story & Starting Your Career as an Author

Debut novelist Cecile Pin, author of Wandering Souls (nominated for the Women's Prize for Fiction, 2023), on her writing choices.... more

18 Mar 2023 · 53 minutes
#050: Jasmine Richards — Creating Bestselling Children’s Book Series & The Business Of Children’s Publishing

Jasmine Richards, editor, writer, and award-winning founder of StoryMix Studio, talks to us about the business of children’s publishing and... more

11 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#049: Huma Qureshi — Writing the Memoir You're Not Sure You Can Write

Writer Huma Qureshi on how you know you’re ready to write a memoir. Plus, the importance of role models, writing... more

04 Mar 2023 · 51 minutes
#048: Oliver Burkeman — Writing Impactful Articles & Making the Most of Our Finite Lives

Oliver Burkeman @oliverburkeman, author of Four Thousand Weeks, on his process for writing impactful articles, reevaluating our relationship with time,... more

28 Feb 2023 · 59 minutes
#047: Rebecca Stott — Writing & Researching Historical Fiction and Chasing Your Curiosity

Award-winning writer and historian Rebecca Stott on how she balances researching and writing, accuracy in historical fiction and the importance... more

20 Feb 2023 · 58 minutes
#046: ​​Bec Evans & Chris Smith — Overcome Creative Blocks & Get it Written

Authors and writing coaches Bec Evans (@eva_bec) and Chris Smith (@beprolifiko) on techniques that have helped thousands of writers get... more

11 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
#045: Jay Clouse — Find Your Niche, Become a Professional Creator & Build Your Creative Platform

Jay Clouse (@Jay Clouse), entrepreneur, writer and host of The Creative Elements Podcast on professional content creation, finding your niche... more

04 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
#044: Eimear Ryan — Learning to Write a Novel & Behind The Scenes of a Literary Press

Author and co-founder of Banshee Press, Eimear Ryan (@eimear_ryan) on her 13-year journey to writing her award-nominated debut book, the... more

29 Jan 2023 · 59 minutes
#043: Tom Rob Smith - Writing Thrillers, Screenplays & High-Stakes Stories

Award winning novelist and screenwriter Tom Rob Smith (Child 44 Trilogy & American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace)... more

21 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
#042: Laura Kay — Writing Romantic Comedy, Creating Relatable Characters and Queer Visibility in Fiction

Novelist Laura Kay (@lauraelizakay) on her writing journey from journalism to novels, how her writing career was launched from Penguin... more

14 Jan 2023 · 58 minutes
#041: Christy Lefteri - Using Real Stories to Inspire Powerful Fiction

Christy Lefteri, the international-best selling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo and Songbirds on finding inspiration from real life, how... more

07 Jan 2023 · 57 minutes
#040: Jean Kwok — Overcoming Fear & Rejection & Writing Novels That Move Readers

Award-winning novelist Jean Kwok talks about her writing journey from poverty to becoming a bestselling author, how she drafts and... more

31 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
#039: Nikesh Shukla: Breaking Into Publishing, Lessons From Running A Literary Agency & Writing A Memoir

Award-winning writer and the founder of The Good Agency, Nikesh Shukla (@nikeshshukla), on the journey to becoming a writer, running... more

17 Dec 2022 · 51 minutes
#038: Derek Sivers - Focus, Ambition, Writing Clearly & How to Live

Entrepreneur, publisher and writer Derek Sivers (@sivers) on giving away $22 million, breaking rules, why “If it’s not a hell... more

10 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
#037: Daniel Paisner - Secrets from the 'World's Most Prolific Ghostwriter'

New York Times Bestselling author and ghostwriter Daniel Paisner on how he landed his first ghostwriting job, how the ghostwriting... more

04 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
#036: Pragya Agarwal — From Academic Writing to Big Idea Nonfiction & Tackling Complex Ideas

Celebrated and award-winning nonfiction writer Pragya Agarwal on moving from academia to commercial and big idea nonfiction, finding her voice,... more

26 Nov 2022 · 50 minutes
#035: Soman Chainani — Writing Dark Tales For Children & Balancing Creative Work With Discipline

Bestselling children’s book author, Soman Chainani @SomanChainani about his early days working in the film industry, overcoming failure and rejection,... more

19 Nov 2022 · 55 minutes
#034: Bonnie MacBird — Sherlock Holmes, Crime Fiction, Lessons from Hollywood & NaNoWriMo

Bonnie MacBird (@macbird), screenwriter and author behind HarperCollins' Sherlock Holmes mysteries talks about her early career working for Universal, co-writing... more

12 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
#033: Joanna Penn — The Indie Writer Path, Web 3.0 & AI-Assisted Creativity

Bestselling Indie Author and podcast Joanna Penn (@thecreativepenn) on what it means to be an indie writer today, the mindset... more

05 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
#032: David Whyte — Poetic Imagination & The Way of the Poet

Internationally renowned poet David Whyte (@whytedw) on his life and craft as a poet, writer, and speaker. We explore poetic... more

29 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
#031: Beth Kempton — Becoming a Fearless Writer & Writing Bestselling Non-Fiction

Bestselling author Beth Kempton (@DoWhatYouLoveXx) about her journey into writing, from her first published book Freedom Seeker to her latest... more

22 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
#030: Harriet Minter — Manage Your Time & Regain Control Of Your Creative Career

How can we escape the trap of overworking and spend more time on our creative work? Journalist, writer and hybrid... more

15 Oct 2022 · 57 minutes
#029: Stacey Halls — Writing Historical Fiction & Building A Life Around Your Writing

Bestselling historical fiction writer Stacey Halls (@stacey_halls) on her path from rejection to becoming an award-winning author, researching and plotting... more

08 Oct 2022 · 52 minutes
#028: Nir Eyal — How to Build An 'Indistractible' Writing Life

Bestselling author and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal @nirandfar) on what it means to be ‘Indistractible’, and how we can... more

01 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
#027: Hamish McKenzie — The Future of Newsletters, Writing About Elon Musk & How to Make It on Substack

Substack co-founder and writer Hamish McKenzie on the future of newsletters, how to make it on Substack and why he... more

27 Sep 2022 · 40 minutes
#026: Julia Cameron — Writing With Intuition, Overcoming Perfectionism & Pursuing The Artist’s Way

Bestselling writer Julia Cameron on how to listen to your intuition, essential tools every writer needs and how to overcome... more

21 Sep 2022 · 51 minutes
#025: Will Storr — The Science of Storytelling, Moving Past Rejection & Writing Impactful Non-Fiction

Award-winning author, Will Storr (@wstorr) on The Science of Storytelling, his Sacred Flaw technique, how he approaches his nonfiction writing,... more

13 Sep 2022 · 54 minutes
#24: Steph Smith - Beyond Blogging: Self-Publishing, Creating Content & Selling with Heart

Writer, growth marketer and independent creative Steph Smith on launching side projects quickly, how she evolved her blog (400k readers)... more

03 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
#023: Rebecca Schiller — The Art Of Writing A Memoir, Writing Truthfully and Dealing With Neurodivergence

Journalist, author and writing coach Rebecca Schiller on the art of writing a memoir, writing uncomfortable truths, her recent ADHD... more

27 Aug 2022 · 57 minutes
#022: Kat Falls: How to Brainstorm Like a Screenwriter, Writing YA and Creating Complex Fantasy Worlds

Award-winning Young Adult writer and screenwriting tutor (Northwestern University) Kat Falls on Brainstorming Like a Screenwriter, challenging your characters, writing... more

20 Aug 2022 · 56 minutes
#021: Yancey Strickler — Overcoming Creative Anxiety, The Importance Of Sharing Your Ideas With Others, and How To Create A Better Future with Bentoism

Writer, creative entrepreneur and co-founder of Kickstarter, Yancey Strickler, on his career from a music journalist to launching crowd-funding platform... more

14 Aug 2022 · 56 minutes
#020: Katherine May — Writing Memoirs, Wintering, and Embracing Every Season of a Creative Life

New York Times Bestselling Author Katherine May on writing memoirs, writing through fallow periods, finding our natural rhythm, and how... more

06 Aug 2022 · 48 minutes
#019: Emma Reed Turrell — Turn Your Expertise Into A Book, Learn To Set Boundaries & Stop "People Pleasing" In Your Writing

Psychotherapist and podcaster Emma Reed Turrell on how she developed her writing practice alongside her day job, how to stop... more

30 Jul 2022 · 52 minutes
#018: Ruta Septys — How to Write Gripping Historical Fiction, The Importance of Melody And Rhythm & Giving Voice to Underrepresented History.

#1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction, and Carnegie winner Ruta Sepetys about the art of researching and... more

23 Jul 2022 · 55 minutes
#017: Natalie Lue — Reclaim Control of Your Emotional & Creative Life & Choose Your Own Publishing Path

Blogger, author, podcaster Natalie Lue (Baggage Reclaim) on how she launched her successful blog and expanded into writing books and... more

16 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
#016: Marti Leimbach — The Art of Writing a Novel

NY Times Bestselling Author and Oxford University Tutor, Marti Leimbach, on the art and craft of writing and plotting a... more

09 Jul 2022 · 49 minutes
#015: Nish Panchal — How to Build a Writing Career in TV & Film

TV and film agent Nish Panchal (Curtis Brown) on his role as an agent, an insight into how the TV... more

02 Jul 2022 · 50 minutes
#014: Cathy Newman — Juggling Creative Projects, Writing News Stories and The Power of Creative Collaboration

Award-winning investigative journalist and Channel 4 News’ presenter Cathy Newman talks about how she juggles creative projects, writing under pressure... more

25 Jun 2022 · 49 minutes
#013: Selina Lim — Writing Authentic Dialogue for TV, Writing about Sex, Love & Drama, and A Peek Into a Writers’ Room

BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Selina Lim (Sex Education, Hanna) talks about how she broke into the industry and takes us on a... more

18 Jun 2022 · 39 minutes
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#017: Natalie Lue — Reclaim Control of Your Emotional & Creative Life & Choose Your Own Publishing Path
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Blogger, author, podcaster Natalie Lue (Baggage Reclaim) on how she launched her successful blog and expanded into writing books and launching a... more