Writer's Routine

by Dan Simpson

Look inside the daily diary of a creative person; to get tips, tricks and inspiration for that book kicking around your head.


Some are frantic night-owls, others roll out of bed into their desks, and a few lock themselves away for days in the woods - but none have a regular 9 to 5, and we'll find out how they've managed it.


SILVER (BEST CULTURE) - British Podcast Awards 2018

  • Arts
  • Education
  • TV & Film

Episodes

  1. 45:26Eleni Kyriacou, writer of 'She Came to Stay' - Debut author talks about planning and plotting, changing the main character, and overwriting.Mar 27, 2020
  2. 44:25Louise Hare, author of 'This Lovely City' - Being inspired by short stories, making the leap to full-time writing, and secret adventures in London.Mar 20, 2020
  3. 35:22Rory Clements, author of 'Hitler's Secret' - Historical mystery writer talks the responsibility to tell the truth, keeping readers going, and writing at night.Mar 13, 2020
  4. 34:32SD Sykes, author of 'The Bone Fire' - Historical Fiction author talks thorough plotting, the hero's journey and getting submerged in the past.Mar 06, 2020
  5. 51:29Pete Brown, author of 'Pie Fidelity' - 3 time British Beer Writer of the Year talks writing the book you want to read, analysing to improve, and the joy of narrative.Feb 28, 2020
  6. 40:46An Yu, writer of 'Braised Pork' - Hyped debut author on discovering characters, trying to tame creativity, and nocturnal Beijing.Feb 21, 2020
  7. 42:05Lucy Foley, author of 'The Guest List' - Mystery author on twisting the whodunnit, the beauty and benefit of overwriting, and why she loves chaosFeb 14, 2020
  8. 40:33BA Paris, author of 'The Dilemma' - Managing to structure your pantsing, forgetting the word count, and the urge to tell stories.Feb 07, 2020
  9. 40:53Caroline Scott, author of 'The Photographer of the Lost' - Avoiding cliches from the past, bringing the Great War to life, and why editing is where things really come alive.Jan 31, 2020
  10. 53:35Paul French, author of 'Murders of Old China' - Writer of brand new Audible series talks finding clues in the past, writing for audio, and knowing how to research.Jan 24, 2020