I really try to write first thing in the morning, before I do anything else, at least anything else that’s mental… because my brain is just too tired after a day of work.
EP. 23 | CHARLEY BARNES ON using writing time as a reward
There are some days when working on fiction becomes my reward system around getting X amount of jobs done from the day-job list.
three poems by natalie sorrell charlesworth
The sea strips / the sand into strata, / shifts the timeline /on the tides. / The village / was Saxon, was Viking / was Roman. /Was here, then gone.
EP. 22 | caitlin stobie on writing while doing a postdoc
I don’t have a writing routine for my writing now, it mostly happens in little bursts in between finishing something…
EP. 21 | rob m francis on writing first thing in the day
More often than not I’ll open my laptop and start writing at around 7 o’clock in the morning. That’s deliberate because I know that I’m going to get two hours worth of work without anyone getting in touch with me on email or a phone call or anything like that.
Ep. 20 | Lisa Blower on fitting your writing around your day job
I’d love to say I have a writing routine, but I don’t, I write very sporadically.
EP. 19 | yvonne battle-felton on writing during your commute
I write on trains, in between places, I can write in cafes, public libraries, crowded spaces, in a park… I can write anywhere that a mood strikes me or a character does a whisper…
Manual mode, by anthony López Get
For those who can afford it, there’s a whole new market of fancy devices that connect to your phone or smart watch and register your breathing patterns, send you alarms, remind you to refill your oxygen tank, locate the nearest Oxygen Station, alert your emergency contacts if you collapse; they got you covered. Martha knows them very well. She was moved to the smart respirator department six months ago and has been selling them ever since.
EP. 18 | Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai on finding the right agent to publish your work
If you are looking for an agent you’ll have to pull all your connections and you can’t be too pushy…
EP. 17 | Inés G. Labarta on publishing as a multilingual writer
In this extract, Inés discusses how to write in a langue that is not your mother tongue and how to find publishers in different countries.