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Episode 111 – Do you know what your book is really about? Cutting through the noise with book coach Jennie Nash

This episode is a conversation with book coach Jennie Nash. We learn about the difference between wishing you had written a book and actually writing one, the three essential pillars of effective book coaching, and how to work out what your story is really about. Don’t just have a good idea, write the book! Jennie can be reached at jennienash.com and authoraccelerator.com/blueprintworkshop

 

You can reach the episode on podomatic here and iTunes here.

 

Episode 110 – Why writing is hard work and how to keep doing it anyway

In this episode we explore the unavoidable truth that writing is really hard work. We look at why that is the case and think about ways to acknowledge this truth, and keep writing anyway. We learn the one fundamental truth about writing that everyone from the most obscure writer to the likes of Stephen King will tell you, and we identify three ‘tools’ for the toolbelt to help us keep going with our writing even when it’s tough going.

You can download the episode from podomatic here and iTunes here.

 

 

 

Episode 100: Reflecting on the best advice and insight from 100 episodes of the Creative Writer’s Toolbelt with writer editor and fellow podcaster Sarah Werner

Episode 100: Reflecting on the best advice and insight from 100 episodes of the Creative Writer’s Toolbelt with writer editor and fellow podcaster Sarah Werner

Released20 May 2017

After just over three years the Creative Writer’s Toolbelt reaches 100 episodes! To mark the occasion I’m reflecting on some of the best advice and insight I’ve received over that time, and to do that I am joined by writer, editor, speaker and fellow podcaster Sarah Werner. In our conversation I ask Sarah some great questions(!) and we reflect on story structure, character, setting, genre, research and the writers life.

Episode 99 – Six simple principles for living well as a writer

Released28 April 2017

Continuing the theme of “the writer’s life” this episode offers some evidence based advice and practical steps for looking after ourselves so that we can live well and write well. From getting enough water and sleep, to eating well, exercising, socializing, and being mindful of our spiritual well-being. These tips will help us all to look after the totality of who we are, so that we can look after ourselves and our writing.

 

CWT 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 100 episodes I’ve realized that there’s one fundamental thing we writers have to do to create great work, and it’s this: be authentic! In this episode we explore what it is to be authentic, and we look at some practical tools to achieve that authenticity.

Find it at podomatic here or on iTunes here