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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.



#149: A Dream That's Being Sold

February 20, 2015 at 3:00PM • 53 minutes

In episode 149 of the Write for Your Life podcast, Iain and Donna talk about the TV show, Vikings, and oversmizing. More importantly, they also cover podcasting woes and talk for quite some time about that wonderful phrase, authorpreneurship. Expect minor ranting.


#148: Intended Entendres

February 16, 2015 at 5:00PM • 42 minutes

In this somewhat delayed Valentine's episode, Iain and Donna talk about 'my Dad, the pornographer' and his incredible writing system, speech marks or not for writing dialogue, and various outlining techniques for writing a book.


#147: Those rascals!

February 5, 2015 at 4:00PM • 52 minutes

This week, Iain and Donna talk about personality tests, Harper Lee's upcoming novel being published (finally!), testing a book idea before you start, A is for Angelica and piracy working on more than one project at a time, and a mischievous knight of the realm.


#146: Reality Whistles

January 29, 2015 at 3:00PM • 45 minutes

This week, Iain and Donna cover Helen McDonald's H is for Hawk winning the Costa prize; the harsh reality of publishing poetry; should you copyright your work before submitting it; robots and whether they can write novels; and stuff no one tells you about book publishing.


#145: That's Great News for Denmark

January 22, 2015 at 5:00PM • 47 minutes

Iain and Donna talk about the latter's most loved and hated things of 1993, Mark Zuckerberg's lame book club, and then True Detective, the willies and the (mis)representation of women in film, television and literature. Oh, and how to start working on those second drafts!


#144: Very Sexy Podcast

January 15, 2015 at 4:00PM • 47 minutes

Iain and Donna discuss the world's top sexy creative pursuits, writing myths and what not to say to writers, baby steps at learning Danish, and do writers repeat small writing exercises? Why yes. Yes they do. Like Morning Papers, Newspaper Blackouts and Index Card Shorts.


#143: Everything Comes in Fours

January 11, 2015 at 4:00PM • 53 minutes

Iain and Donna talk about some extreme wind, what pages to include on your author website, Kickstarter and the Stacey Jay kerfuffle, Mark Zuckerberg's brand new book club and, seriously, who's controlling our channels?


#142: Make and Share

January 1, 2015 at 4:00PM • 54 minutes

In the first show of 2015, Iain and Donna look back at some highlights from last year and then forward to the writing changes ahead, including the idea of writing one novel instead of two, allotting tasks to physical space and making and sharing more of our work.


#141: The Little Match Girl

December 24, 2014 at 1:00PM • 20 minutes

In this Christmas special, Iain says a few thank yous before sending you off on a journey with The Little Match Girl via some marvellous music from friends of the podcast, Native and the Name. Happy holidays folks!


#140: Big Brother-in-law

December 18, 2014 at 4:00PM • 53 minutes

Iain and Donna talk about Christmas cards, family holidays, Zoellagate (again), publishing short stories, style guides for companies, and creating a style guide for your fiction.