Podcasts de writing

15: Andrew Abbott

Our guest for the show is Andrew Abbott, a professor at the University of Chicago’s Sociology Department. He studied...

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Episode 89 - Power up your prose! Making sentences paragraphs and scenes work for you

In this episode we look at the way in which the building blocks of prose: the sentence, the paragraph, and the scene,...

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Episode 90 - Let the romance do the talking! Writing a great love scene

I'm joined for this episode by Jessi Rita Hoffman (jessiritahoffman.com). Jessi is a former publishing house...

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5 Easy Ways to Release Resistance

OK, so you want to have big release of resistance? Yup, me too. It feels great, it is great for us, its great for the...

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Episode 91 - Stay on target! How to write a great action scene.

For this episode I am again joined by Jessi Rita Hoffman (jessiritahoffman.com). Jessi is a former publishing house...

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Episode 92 - A home and a market for your story. Navigating your way around trope and genre

What genre does your story fit into? And how can you use the tropes of that genre to make your story fresh, original,...

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2005 Cuírt Award-winning story, 'Primroses' (audio), by Gerry McCullough

Gerry's story, Primroses, which won the 2005 International Cuírt Award for new writing at Galway Arts Centre,...

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Episode 93 - Interview with Adrian Tchaikovsky

This episode is an interview with award winning author Adrian Tchaikovsky. Adrian and I talk about the long road to...

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001: An introduction to Firewords

This first episode is a brief introduction to who we are, how the Firewords project came about all those years ago...

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Episode 94 Jesse Pinkman meets Lady Macbeth. Themes ethics and morality in your story

***NOTE:I'm moving my podcast feed at the end of March; to continue subscribing to The Creative Writer's Toolbelt...

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Episode 95 Into the crucible - empowering your work with symbol dilemma and innovation

***NOTE:I'm moving my podcast feed at the end of March; to continue subscribing to The Creative Writer's Toolbelt...

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002: Submitting your writing

In this episode, we take a look at the process of submitting your work to literary magazines. We received almost 900...

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002: Submitting your writing

In this episode, we take a look at the process of submitting your work to literary magazines. We received almost 900...

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Episode 95 Into the crucible - empowering your work with symbol dilemma and innovation

In episodes 92 and 94 we explored the landscape of genre and trope, theme and moral, and in this episode we continue...

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Episode 92b: How to Write Short Stories with James Scott-Bell

As I mentioned in my last show this is a special episode where I replay the audio of my interview with James...

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003: Writing effectively for a set theme or prompt

In episode 003 of the Firewords podcast we discuss the different ways of writing for a theme, either figuratively or...

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Episode 96 - Different routes into publishing: Interview with Wendy H Jones and Ryan Dalton

This episode is a conversation with two authors who have come to publication by different routes. Wendy H Jones has...

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Episode 97 - If you only get one thing right in your writing, make it this...

As of this month (April 2017) I’m working hard on the Creative Writer's Toolbelt Handbook. As I look back on nearly...

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Homeland Writer and Producer Gideon Raff and Director Ariel Vromen

Gideon Raff (Writer, Producer of Homeland) and Ariel Vromen (Director of The Iceman) join for a quick conversation at...

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Episode 98 - How to look after yourself and not be a jerk...Living the writer's life well, with Marie Bilodeau and De...

This episode is a conversation with Ottawa based speculative writers Marie Bilodeau and Derek Künsken. In the...

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