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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

  1. 1.
    Tom MacRae, co-writer of 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' - On hit West End musicals, writing for stage, and discipline.09/13/2019
    47:11
  2. 2.
    Tim Smedley, author of 'Clearing the Air' - Sustainability writer on making non-fiction accessible, plotting travels and the perfect first chapter.09/06/2019
    49:48
  3. 3.
    Sheila O'Flanagan, author of 'Her Husband's Mistake' - Prolific award-winner talks first sentences, becoming characters and finding new ideas.08/31/2019
    43:47
  4. 4.
    Rob Hart, author of 'The Warehouse' - Critically acclaimed author talks dystopian fiction, standalone novels and editing backwards.08/19/2019
    47:22
  5. 5.
    Shari Lapena, author of 'Someone We Know' - Thriller writer talks the absurdity of planning, rewriting and discovering the killer.08/09/2019
    41:56
  6. 6.
    Laura Jane Williams, author of 'Our Stop' - Journalist and memoir writer talks debut novels, rom-com characters and dirty drafts. 08/02/2019
    46:40
  7. 7.
    Phoebe Locke, author of summer hit 'The July Girls' - Thriller writer talks strict timing, getting to know your killer, and pseudonyms07/25/2019
    45:54
  8. 8.
    Stuart MacBride, Crime and Thriller author - Writer of the 'Logan McRae' series talks new book 'All That's Dead', work ethics, and switching up the process.07/19/2019
    35:20
  1. 9.
    Lara Prior-Palmer, author of 'Rough Magic' - Memoir writer talks winning the Mongol Derby, always fixing sentences and free-flowing words.07/12/2019
    43:13
  2. 10.
    Louise Candlish, British Book Award Winner - 'Our House' author talks having an unusual hook, following up on success and almost giving up.06/21/2019
    48:12
  3. 11.
    Abi Elphinstone, author of 'Rumblestar' - Children's author talks finding the right audience, believable characters and thorough research.06/14/2019
    45:19
  4. 12.
    Ahmad Danny Ramadan, writer of 'The Clothesline Swing' - LGBTQ and refugee campaigner, writer and speaker talks storytelling with friends, multiple outlines and deliberate confusion. 06/07/2019
    49:59
  5. 13.
    Mel Sherratt - Crime and Thriller author talks moving through genres, letting characters dictate plot, and the Kindle revolution that helped her success.05/30/2019
    36:03
  6. 14.
    Trent Dalton - 'Boy Swallows Universe' talks debut success, being named 'Australian Book of the Year' and writing snappily.05/24/2019
    43:30
  7. 15.
    Jeffery Deaver - Global bestselling thriller author talks about research, writing puzzles and working anywhere.05/17/2019
    44:50
  8. 16.
    Lucie Whitehouse - 'Critical Incidents' author talks procedural crime novels, switching genres and ideas from thin air.05/10/2019
    46:21
  9. 17.
    Mhairi McFarlane - Rom-com author talks contrivances, not letting mistakes go, and 'chick-lit'.05/05/2019
    32:50
  10. 18.
    Namwali Serpell - Hay Festival award winning author talks strict structure, women-only workspaces and the birth of a new nation.04/25/2019
    40:25
  11. 19.
    Val McDermid - Bestselling author talks changing process, creating characters and listening to readers04/19/2019
    43:29
  12. 20.
    C.L. Taylor - Psychological Thriller author talks writing across genres, unreliable narrators and new novel 'Sleep'04/04/2019
    39:36
  13. 21.
    Sarah Pinborough - 'Cross Her Heart' author talks characters, moving through genres and being a workaholic.03/29/2019
    41:28
  14. 22.
    Adam Foulds - Booker Prize shortlisted author talks new novel 'Dream Sequence', plotting through character and writing poetry.03/22/2019
    35:10
  15. 23.
    Frank Cottrell-Boyce - Award winning Children's author talks scriptwriting, having ideas on the road, and the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.03/15/2019
    38:24
  16. 24.
    Harriet Tyce - Debut novelist talks learning to write, being inspired by work, and genre-fiction.03/08/2019
    45:39
  17. 25.
    WORLD BOOK DAY SPECIAL - Routines and advice from some of the best crime, thriller, romance, fantasy and non-fiction authors around.03/07/2019
    23:37
  18. 26.
    Nuala Ellwood - Critically-acclaimed author talks the difficult second novel, creativity in motherhood and Virginia Woolf. 03/01/2019
    35:39
  19. 27.
    Susan Lewis - Prolific author talks planning, crossing genre and new novel 'One Minute Later'02/22/2019
    31:53
  20. 28.
    Fiona Barton - Journalist turned Psychological Thriller author talks new book 'The Suspect', the perfect time to write and when to plan.02/08/2019
    31:55
  21. 29.
    Bridget Collins - Author of 'The Binding' talks about her critically acclaimed adult debut, why planning is overrated and why she finally had to tell this story.01/17/2019
    38:38
  22. 30.
    James Oswald - Author of 'No Time to Cry' talks sheep-farming by day and crime writing by night, also why planning is overrated and how important a name can be.12/21/2018
    40:08
  23. 31.
    Tim Marshall - 'Prisoners of Geography' author and Diplomatic Editor talks planning, accessibility and Geopolitics. 12/14/2018
    43:09
  24. 32.
    Liz Nugent - Irish Book Award winner on new novel 'Skin Deep', vital characterisation and how to push through a difficult start. 11/29/2018
    37:32
  25. 33.
    Ben Schott - Creator of the world famous 'Almanac and Miscellanies' on his debut novel, diving into the world of Wodehouse and the imperfect writing routine. 11/23/2018
    42:14
  26. 34.
    Cecelia Ahern - Author of 'P.S. I Love You', talks about her new book 'Roar', where she writes and what it's like to have sold 25 million books. 11/16/2018
    30:50
  27. 35.
    E. Foley and B. Coates, authors of 'What Would Boudicca Do?' - The editors and writers talk nasty women, critiquing each other, and writing to Disney. 11/08/2018
    38:44
  28. 36.
    Ian Rankin, author of 22 'Detective John Rebus' novels - One of UK's bestselling authors chats about Edinburgh, writing quickly and surprise endings. 11/01/2018
    38:48
  29. 37.
    Gabriel Tallent, author of best-selling 'My Absolute Darling' - Critically acclaimed writer chats character development, plot structure and the right to tell stories.09/26/2018
    39:00
  30. 38.
    Keith Anthony, author of 'Times and Places' - A literary, observational, dramatic comedy. A daily ritual with guitars, immersion and silent retreats. 09/13/2018
    41:09
  31. 39.
    Eve Makis & Anthony Cropper - Writer's Routine #3807/27/2018
    31:44
  32. 40.
    Jaqcui Rose - Writer's Routine #3707/19/2018
    40:10
  33. 41.
    J.H. Tepley - Writer's Routine #3607/06/2018
    37:45
  34. 42.
    Garrard Conley - Writer's Routine #3506/22/2018
    45:12
  35. 43.
    Marianne Kavanagh - Writer's Routine #3406/14/2018
    38:14
  36. 44.
    Natasha Scripture - Writer's Routine #3306/07/2018
    35:42
  37. 45.
    Mark Billingham - Writer's Routine #3205/31/2018
    40:30
  38. 46.
    Sophie Jenkins - Writer's Routine #3105/23/2018
    32:10
  39. 47.
    James Buckler - Writer's Routine #3005/10/2018
    35:18
  40. 48.
    Barbara Nadel - Writer's Routine #2905/03/2018
    30:38
  41. 49.
    Sarah Ward - Writer's Routine #2804/20/2018
    35:56
  42. 50.
    Julia Crouch - Writer's Routine #2704/14/2018
    32:49
  43. 51.
    Peter Fellows - Writer's Routine #2604/06/2018
    44:05
  44. 52.
    M.J Ford - Writer's Routine #2503/29/2018
    39:20
  45. 53.
    Cass Green - Writer's Routine #2403/16/2018
    30:42
  46. 54.
    Fern Britton - Writer's Routine #2303/09/2018
    14:33
  47. 55.
    Helen Fields - Writer's Routine #2202/16/2018
    31:56
  48. 56.
    AJ Finn - Writer's Routine #2102/09/2018
    28:29
  49. 57.
    Anthony Horowitz - Writer's Routine #2002/02/2018
    43:04
  50. 58.
    Derek Farrell - Writer's Routine #1901/26/2018
    27:20
  51. 59.
    Mark Edwards - Writer's Routine #1801/19/2018
    30:53
  52. 60.
    Richard Graham - Writer's Routine #1712/18/2017
    24:45
  53. 61.
    Mark Hill - Writer's Routine #1612/08/2017
    28:52
  54. 62.
    Owen King - Writer's Routine #1512/01/2017
    28:26
  55. 63.
    Simon Mayo - Writer's Routine #1411/24/2017
    21:51
  56. 64.
    Paul Burston - Writer's Routine #1311/17/2017
    30:41
  57. 65.
    James Wilde - Writer's Routine #1211/10/2017
    30:30
  58. 66.
    Gerry Rose - Writer's Routine #1111/03/2017
    27:36
  59. 67.
    Paul A. Mendelson - Writer's Routine #1010/27/2017
    31:13
  60. 68.
    DM Mark - Writer's Routine #910/19/2017
    30:39
  61. 69.
    Paul Finch - Writer's Routine #810/12/2017
    28:46
  62. 70.
    David deVire - Writer's Routine #710/06/2017
    32:58
  63. 71.
    Simon Toyne - Writer's Routine #609/29/2017
    34:16
  64. 72.
    Phoebe Morgan - Writer's Routine #509/21/2017
    26:26
  65. 73.
    Jaroslav Kalfar - Writer's Routine #409/14/2017
    25:59
  66. 74.
    Angela Clarke - Writer's Routine #309/08/2017
    28:50
  67. 75.
    Steven Butler - Writer's Routine #208/31/2017
    28:44
  68. 76.
    Karin Slaughter - Writer's Routine #108/24/2017
    27:30
  69. 77.
    Writer's Routine - Series 1 Trailer08/22/2017
    3:05

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