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Write For Your Life

Write for Your Life is a show about creative writing, copywriting, reading, and the ever-changing publishing industry. Look out for advice, opinions, nonsense and some very special guests.

Hosted by Donna Sørensen and Iain Broome.

#69: 21 lessons learned from four years of blogging

December 21, 2012 at 4:00PM • 34 minutes

Iain flies solo this week and celebrates four years of Write for Your Life by sharing some of the blogging lessons he’s learned in that time. From taking it seriously to sticking at it, not making money and meeting ace people, there should be plenty in it for bloggers and writers of all shapes and sizes. Headphones on. Get listening.

#68: A guide to rights for published and independent authors

December 14, 2012 at 4:00PM • 25 minutes

This week Iain is joined by Hannah Shepperd, Creative Director at IPR License, who’s here to tell us about rights and how they affect all authors, whether published traditionally or independently. It’s fascinating stuff and an important topic that all writers should try and get to understand. This is the perfect place to start. Look out for initial, minor Skype issues. All plain sailing from then on. Listen in and enjoy!

#67: How to take your writing seriously

December 7, 2012 at 4:00PM • 37 minutes

This week’s Iain is joined by Joanna Penn, author of the Arkane series of thrillers and ace blogger over at The Creative Penn. Iain and Joanna talk about their writing plans for 2013 and provide seven ways that you can start to take your writing more seriously in the coming year. It’s an episode packed with advice, tips and other goodies too. Go fill yer ears!

#66: Writing for children

December 3, 2012 at 4:00PM • 27 minutes

This week Iain is joined by widely published children's author and his real-life mother-in-law, Kathryn White. Kathryn talks about how she started writing for children, why she likes using animals as characters, and provides an insight into her writing process. Lots of good advice and a must listen to anyone with an interest in children's fiction. Get it in your lugholes!

#65: Prolificness and why we should never say should

November 23, 2012 at 4:00PM • 46 minutes

In this week's episode of the Write for Your Life podcast, Iain is joined by author, Emma Newman, to talk about suspect writing advice and prolificness. If you've ever read that you absolutely MUST write 1000 words every day and it's made you want to break down and cry, this is the episode for you. Pop your headphones on and get listening.

#64: New dawns

November 16, 2012 at 4:00PM • 32 minutes

The Write for Your Life podcast is back! In this first episode of season three, Iain talks to Myke about his life-changing last six weeks, which include one published novel, two newborn babies and one stinky, fat redundancy. Myke also says something inexplicable about octopuses, but don't worry about that. Oh yeah, book signings too! Iain has had his first ever book signings and shares his experiences so far. Expect erotica and hobbits. What are you waiting for? Get listening!

#63: Any questions?

August 30, 2012 at 3:00PM • 41 minutes

In this, the last episode of season two of the Write for Your Life podcast, Iain and Myke answer questions from listeners. Topics covered include traditional versus self-publishing, knowing when you've got a good story idea, and should you expect to make money as a writer. Thanks so much for listening these past few months and see (hear!) you on the other side!

#62: How to Keep Up With The Latest Writing and Publishing News

August 23, 2012 at 3:00PM • 29 minutes

This week Iain and Myke talk about how to keep up with all the latest writing and publishing news, reviews and articles. From RSS and Twitter to Instapaper, Pocket and even good old Facebook. And Tumblr too! Also, Iain invites you to his book launch next month. Come along! There will be nibbles!

#61: Building a Team of Advocates for your Writing

August 16, 2012 at 3:00PM • 36 minutes

Myke returns to the podcast this week and Iain tells him all about what's happened since his novel came out a couple of weeks ago. Turns out this writing business is all about lovely people joining your team and becoming advocates for you and your work! Hooray! Also, it's totally fine to abandon a book halfway through reading it. Just saying, like. Listen in. Enjoy!

#60: Writing great cover letters to agents and publishers

August 10, 2012 at 3:00PM • 36 minutes

This week Iain is joined by Nicola Morgan, widely published author and founder of the excellent blog, Help I Need a Publisher! Nicola's new book, Dear Agent, tells you all you need to know about writing that all-important cover letter when you're approaching an agent or publisher. She gives Iain a few tips and even takes a look at the letter that got him his very own agent!