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S3 Ep15: Emma Healey
This time out we're having a nice sit down with author Emma Healey. Her debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing, (which has been described as "bloody brilliant, honestly, you should read it Tom, it's funny and sad and intriguing. Proper mint it is.") has sold over a million copies and won the Costa First Novel Award. Plus it ended up being made into a film by the BBC, starring the late Glenda Jackson, who it turns out performed her own stunts.
(That will make sense when you listen)
Find out more about Emma here...
Here's where you can support Alzheimer's Society...
and don't even think about forgetting to remember the Failing Writers Podcast £500, 500 word Flash Fiction Competition in association with Scrivener*.
(*An amazing writing app that facilitates the makey-upping of books a whole tonne-load. Which suggests you should really go to https://www.literatureandlatte.com, Hit '+Add Discount' on the pay page - use the code FAILING and get 20% off the indispensable Scrivener app!)
DO YOU LIKE WRITING?
DO YOU LIKE FREE MONEY?
WHAT ABOUT HILARIOUS AND GOBSMACKING PODCASTING?
Yeah? Well then blummin' well enter the Failing Writers Podcast £500, 500 word Flash Fiction Competition in association with Scrivener, you noodle-face.
PLUS make writing easier and go to https://www.literatureandlatte.com, Hit '+Add Discount' on the pay page - use the code FAILING and get 20% off the indispensable Scrivener app!
But before you do any of that... listen to this episode! Not only will you hear the phrase you have to use in your story. You will also hear an amazetesticles chat with the fabulously talented, award winning flash fiction writer Kathy Hoyle - who’s basically going to tell you how to win. I mean, you’d be a proper nugget-munch to miss that one, wouldn’t you?
CHECK OUT THE BLOG POST FOR ALL THE T's AND ALL THE C's
Flash Face Off!:
Kathy’s Top Ten Tips for Writing Flash:
Kathy’s astonishing little novella in flash book:
S3 Ep13: A chat with Patrick Ness
This time out we chat with award-winning, best-selling Patrick Ness. Author of young adult books, including The Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls - his newest book Different For Boys - as well as books for adults n all, like.
(Not to be confused with Patrick Nest, a bee keeper from Godalming, Surrey. Although, I'm not sure how you could become confused, they've got completely different names).
Also this episode, we've got a rather chilling listener WIP from Kalina Holzapfel.
S3 Ep12: Where does the word etymology come from?
Well, in answer to the question in the title... we're not sure. We should have asked our guests really - because they are self-confessed word-nerds. Authors and language bloggers, Jess Zafarris and Paul Anthony Jones (you might know Paul as "Haggard Hawks") are two people obsessed with the roots, origins and use of language. So, we thought we'd bring them together for a big ol' chat about interesting word things.
Jess - https://uselessetymology.com/
Paul - https://www.paulanthonyjones.com/
Also! In this week's "W.I.P. Me a New One" we look at an excerpt from Hayley Price's sapphic fantasy - The Vermillion Ribbon.
S3 Ep11: Storytime!
Hello there. Welcome to our little podcast.
Do you like stories?
Would you like to hear some now?
Well click play, and you'll get to listen to loads of them!
Somehow this episode has turned into a bit of a story-a-thon. Enjoy!