March 8, 2012 at 6:00PM •
In this week's episode Iain and Myke talk about the iPad 3 and how much impact its fancy new screen will have on the reading experience. Iain then tells his story of Facebook-related woe and reflects on the dilemmas that come with trying to present yourself online in an orderly fashion.
March 1, 2012 at 6:00PM •
We’re talking World Book Day, thinking like a business and the upcoming iPad 3 announcement. Will there be a new version of Office for the iPad? What would that mean for writers (if anything)? Listen in for nonsense, thoughts and half-baked opinions. Also, and I should have said this before now, huge thanks to Native and the Name for providing the podcast’s ace musical introduction. You should buy their album. It’s genuinely brilliant.
February 23, 2012 at 6:00PM •
This week Iain and Myke talk about the benefits of performing at spoken word nights. Can you pluck up the courage to read your work in front of an audience? You should - it's ace! The chaps also have a good old chinwag about the merits and otherwise of Apple's iBooks Author. Warning: some minor windypops occur.
February 16, 2012 at 6:00PM •
This week's episode of the Write for Your Life podcast is all about sacrifice. What needs to go if you're going to get that book finished? How are you going to give that project - the one that means everything to you - the time and attention it deserves? Also: Elton John.
February 10, 2012 at 6:00PM •
Finally, Iain gets the chance to talk about one of his favourite writerly topics – plain English. And for all you creative writers, don’t think it won’t be useful for you too. Learning plain English transformed my fiction just as much as my copy. Enjoy. Feedback welcome, as always.
February 3, 2012 at 6:00PM •
It’s all change because as of now the Write for Your Life podcast is part of the marvellous 70Decibels network. Iain will explain in more detail when he's not moving house and trying to blog from a mobile phone, but listen in for the first episode of a new era.
January 6, 2012 at 5:00PM •
In this episode Iain talks about some of the life trials and tribulations he's experienced in the last few weeks and how he's tried to maintain a sense of perspective. He goes on to relate that way of thinking to writing and look at why it’s important to try and keep your head together at all times.
December 1, 2011 at 5:00PM •
This episode comes to you from Iain's local supermarket. He's been feeling bad about not having time to write recently. But with a huge house move underway, lots of high-pressure projects on at work and a wife with a gall stone operation on the horizon, maybe he shouldn’t be so hard on himself. And maybe, if you’ve got a lot going on in your non-writing life too, you shouldn’t be either.
November 29, 2011 at 5:00PM •
We all lead such busy lives that we never get chance to think or be bored. In this episode, Iain suggests using your commute to switch off and let your thoughts run wild. Or to get stuck into some serious reading.
November 24, 2011 at 5:00PM •
In this episode Iain is joined by the marvellous Rob Mills to discuss the perils of writing motivation (or lack thereof). Fortunately, they’ve both had plenty of experience in the area, so there’s plenty to talk about. Brilliantly, they had to record the end bit twice, so look out for a seamless piece of audio editing. You can barely tell it’s been edited at all.