March 14, 2016 at 5:00PM •
1 hour 2 minutes
In the last ever episode of the Write for Your Life podcast, Iain and Donna talk about how they feel about the show ending and potential book titles for equally potential erotic novels. They also fill in a few gaps in both their writing stories. And that, as they say, is that.
February 11, 2016 at 8:00AM •
1 hour 2 minutes
Iain and Donna have an announcement! This is the penultimate episode of the Write for Your Life podcast, as your trusty hopes depart to focus on their own writing lives. You can also find out about Iain's pre-Christmas writing retreat and their ultimate writing aims.
December 9, 2015 at 4:00PM •
Iain and Donna talk about Author Day and whether publishers really care about us writers, social media and its various pressures and problems, taking your audience with you on your journey, the idea of wasting time and being better at it!
November 18, 2015 at 4:00PM •
A somewhat thoughtful episode featuring top topics that include the rise of the Instapoets, fiction that fits on an index card, the story behind the making of A is for Angelica the audiobook, Iain's newsletter for writers, and writing in partnership with a fellow author.
November 2, 2015 at 4:00PM •
Topics include Donna's two-person book club, The Martian, Matt Damon's Face, Iain's favourite album, the concept of favourites in general, Game of Thrones (again), poetry and plagiarism, writing manifestos and reader entitlement.
October 19, 2015 at 3:00PM •
1 hour 3 minutes
Write for Your Life is back with a wide-ranging show that includes the end of nudes in Playboy, the end of e-readers, physiotherapy and daily exercise, being a different podcast, book clubs for two, and author parties and bowel movements. It's nice to be back.
March 26, 2015 at 6:00PM •
Iain and Donna talk about live Periscoping and Clean Reader – the most offensive app of the moment. They then go on to share 10 things that you should all be doing while they take a little maternity/writing break. It's a bit like actual advice. You'll like it. Finally, it's podcast highlights time.
March 19, 2015 at 6:00PM •
In episode 152 of the Write for Your Life podcast, Iain and Donna talk about focus and their plans for the next few months, the marvellous career of Kazuo Ishiguro, the death of Sir Terry Pratchett, and plenty more besides.
March 5, 2015 at 5:00PM •
In episode 151 of the Write for Your Life podcast, Iain and Donna talk about World Book Day (in the UK and Ireland), where are all the grandparents in fiction, falling e-reader sales, and a controversial blog post by an ex MFA tutor who may or may not be talking nonsense.
February 26, 2015 at 4:00PM •
In episode 150, Iain and Donna talk about measurements of success, how to approach the sheer endurance challenge of writing a book, where to go to fight the grammar gremlins, and the fascinating art of the chapter.