December 10, 2014 at 4:00PM •
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.
December 4, 2014 at 5:00PM •
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.
November 30, 2014 at 2:00PM •
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.
November 20, 2014 at 5:00PM •
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.
November 13, 2014 at 3:00PM •
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.
November 7, 2014 at 3:00AM •
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.
October 23, 2014 at 3:00PM •
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.
October 16, 2014 at 3:00PM •
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.
October 9, 2014 at 5:00PM •
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.
October 2, 2014 at 5:00PM •
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.