Write For Your Life Retired

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.



#139: Your Sister, The Ghost Zombie

December 10, 2014 at 4:00PM • 53 minutes

Iain and Donna talk about writers and mistakes in job applications, the huge fuss over Zoe Sugg's ghostwritten debut novel, changes to the Pulitzer Prize, and the importance of celebrating our small victories as writers.


#138: Secret Snuff Hole

December 4, 2014 at 5:00PM • 50 minutes

In this week's episode, Iain and Donna talk about pronunciation wars, the #wfyl hashtag, performing at spoken word events, writing workspaces and Iain's new gold iPad, the problems with Kindle Unlimited for indie authors, and that voice in your head.


#137: Nine Cards

November 30, 2014 at 2:00PM • 49 minutes

This week Iain and Donna again try to pronounce a dear listener's name, then talk about Iain's new job, the success and storytelling of Serial, and how to include simile and metaphor in your writing. Donna also reads a poem.


#136: You've Been Promoted

November 20, 2014 at 5:00PM • 52 minutes

This week Iain and Donna cover Apple's App Store switch from 'Free' to Get', what we'd do if we had 10 uninterrupted days alone, and those crazy cats who still insert two spaces between sentences.


#135: Even Wingdings

November 13, 2014 at 3:00PM • 45 minutes

This week Iain and Donna talk about abandoning your muse, the importance of typography when reading and writing, how to handle insecurity as a writer, a new novel writing app called Novlr, and the listener's question Christmas single.


#134: Wheelchairs for tonsils

November 7, 2014 at 3:00AM • 44 minutes

This week Iain and Donna talk about writing and wellness, how to get on to an MA or MFA writing programme, and whether NaNoWriMo is a good thing, bad thing or neither here nor there.


#133: Pencil Cuddle

October 23, 2014 at 3:00PM • 54 minutes

Donna and Iain tackle the fine art of dealing with negative reviews online, consider the astonishing number of books published in the UK every hour, and whether or not writing is an act of compulsion.


#132: Impressive Pregnant Cyclist

October 16, 2014 at 3:00PM • 54 minutes

Iain and Donna talk about the former's return to YouTube, the Booker prize winner 2014, a sort of defence of Amazon, how to perform your fiction, and what a role an author plays in contract negotiations.


#131: Racy Romp Bonk

October 9, 2014 at 5:00PM • 57 minutes

Donna is back to talk about some exciting news; more on fictional animals; meeting other writers; censorship, politics and books as life teachers; royalties and discounts; what to look for in a writing group.


#130: The Opposite of Vampires

October 2, 2014 at 5:00PM • 60 minutes

Iain is joined by Sanne Vliegenthart to talk about Youtube and the marvellous Booktube community, working in publishing, favourite fictional dogs and a new episodic e-reading platform called The Pigeonhole.