Author Archives: Wayne

About Wayne

Editor and Soundman for MGL Media (@mglmedia) and currently completing debut novel 'Safe Hands'. Love Writing and hosting The Joined Up Writing Podcast. Follow @MrKelly2u or @jupodcast on Twitter and say hello.

Nobody Knows What They’re Doing – Greg Milner – Joined Up#150

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Clare Beams – Take Some Risks – Joined Up#149

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Emily Houghton – You Have To Start Somewhere – JoinedUp#148

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Holly McCulloch – Keep Chipping Away – Joined Up #147

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Write What You Love with Benjamin Cross – Joined Up#146

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Jeff Noon – Write It From The Inside – Joined Up #145

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You ARE A Writer with Sarah Leipciger – Joined Up Writing 144

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Gail Aldwin – Be Generous – Joined Up Writing #143

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Deborah Masson – Keep Turning Up – Joined Up#142

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Trust Yourself with Cath Barton – Joined Up#141

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Jo Thomas – Find Your Own Way – Joined Up #140

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Creativity Drives The Words – Leona Deakin – Joined Up #139

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Fiercely Independent Publishing with Louise Walters – Joined Up#138

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Wayne Kelly – The Man, The Myth, The Mediocrity – Joined Up#137

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Emma Curtis – TAKE IT FURTHER – Joined Up#136

SUBSCRIBE NOW ON –  iTUNES   STITCHER   SPOTIFY   OVERCAST Subscribe to the newsletter for free stuff and bonus content here. https://chtbl.com/track/73G45B/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp136.mp3 It’s episode 136 with writer of psychological thriller ‘KEEP HER QUIET’, Emma Curtis. It’s an inspiring chat and another … Continue reading

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DRIVEN TO WRITE with Lauren North – Joined Up Writing #135

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Finish Your Book with Lizzie Enfield – Joined Up#134

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KEEP WRITING UNTIL IT’S GOOD with Christopher Fowler – Joined Up#133

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You Have To Work At It – Susannah Dickey – JoinedUp#132

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Refuse To Go Away with Matt Wallace – Joined Up#131

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This Might Be Your Moment with Luce Brett – Joined Up#130

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The Paralysis of Self Doubt – Mac Rogers – Joined Up#129

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I Have To Write – Jackie Kabler – Joined Up Writing Episode 128

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World Building with Maram Taibah – Joined Up#127

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Laura Zigman – Trust Your Instincts – Joined Up 126

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Jessica Anthony – How’s The Writing? – Joined Up#125

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Make Mistakes and Have Fun! – Julian Dutton – Joined Up#124

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Pitching Your Book and Honing Your Story with Kate Harrison – Joined Up#123

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Be Willing To Improve with Steve Cavanagh – Joined Up#122

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You Only Get Better By Doing It – Jonathan Digby – Joined Up#121

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Tell Yourself “I’m a writer!” with Rod Duncan – Joined Up#120

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A Twenty Year Overnight Success Story – Rosanna Amaka – Joined Up#119

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp119.mp3 It’s episode 119 with Rosanna Amaka, telling us about her highly original debut novel The Book Of Echoes and her fascinating journey into writing and eventual publication. Rosanna has lots to say about perseverance and telling a story that’s … Continue reading

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Turn and Burn – CJ Walley Returns – Joined Up Writing 118

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp118.mp3 It’s episode 118 with screenwriter, CJ Walley talking about his amazing journey from lone UK based screenwriter, to a writer for hire flying out to Hollywood for a 6 week shoot of his film. We’ll be digging into what … Continue reading

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Show Up Every Day – David Wappel – Joined Up#117

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Take Writing Seriously, But Not Yourself – Karen Heenan – Joined Up#116

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp116.mp3 It’s episode 116 with Karen Heenan talking about her debut Historical Fiction novel, Songbird. Karen explains how she broke through via Twitter, tells us about her writing process and the joy of breaking free of her cubicle prison! Karen … Continue reading

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You Have To Love Your Characters – Bill Beverly – Joined Up#115

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Keep It Fresh with Elena Passarello – Joined Up Writing Episode 114

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Write Like You Dance – Make It Big with KH Irvine – Joined Up Writing Episode 113

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Get The Thing Done – Clare Empson, Joined Up Writing Episode 112

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Learn Your Craft with Trevor Miller – Joined Up#111

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The Prolific Steff Green – Joined Up#110

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Into The Forest with Will Dean – Joined Up#109

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The Hard Road To Publication with Paul Tudor Owen – Joined Up#108

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Niki Mackay Returns – Joined Up Writing #107

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Nail Your Novel with Roz Morris – Joined Up Writing #106

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Don’t Look Back with Jackie Kabler – Joined Up#105

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A Hunger For Writing with Victoria Selman – Joined Up#104

SUBSCRIBE NOW ON-  iTUNES   STITCHER   SPOTIFY   OVERCAST Subscribe to the newsletter for free stuff and bonus content here. http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp104.mp3 It’s episode 104 with new crime writer, Victoria Selman. Victoria has created a new series of books featuring her ex-special … Continue reading

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Creative Focus with Jessica Abel – Joined Up#103

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Too Far with Jason Starr – NYC Thrills – Joined Up#102

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The Taking of Annie Thorne – CJ Tudor – JoinedUp#101

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Keep Moving Forward – John Lincoln – JoinedUp#100

SUBSCRIBE ON-  iTUNES   STITCHER   SPOTIFY   OVERCAST http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp100.mp3 Yes, can you believe it – episode 100 of the show – well, the 100th full length show anyway – there are lots of the epilogue shows and Two Minute Tips if … Continue reading

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Plotting with Dominoes – Lillian Li – Joined Up#99

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp99.mp3 It’s episode 99 and an interview with debut novelist, Lillian Li. Her book, Number One Chinese Restaurant is already picking up loads of critical buzz and she has a really interesting personal story behind her journey to publication as … Continue reading

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Dystopian Thrills with Hanna Jameson – Joined Up#98

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp98.mp3 Episode 98 features an interview with Hanna Jameson, author of the excellent dystopian thriller, The Last. Hanna and I talked about everything from her approach to writing, why she loves first person POV and why she thinks it’s best … Continue reading

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Espionage Writer, Merle Nygate – Joined Up#97

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp97.mp3 It’s episode 97 with Merle Nygate, TV screenwriter turned novelist, talking about her debut espionage novel – The Righteous Spy. Merle has lots to say about research, structure and the most common error of first-time novelists. Merle Nygate is … Continue reading

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Stan and Ollie Writer, Jeff Pope – Joined Up#96

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp96.mp3 Episode 96 is an unscheduled bonus episode with award-winning screenwriter, Jeff Pope. Jeff is a BAFTA winning producer and screenwriter who’s written dozen of superb TV programmes and films – including Philomena, with Steve Coogan, Cradle To The Grave … Continue reading

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It’s All In The Reveal – Karin Salvalaggio – JoinedUp#95

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp95.mp3 It’s episode 95 with Karin Salvalaggio, author of the Macy Greeley Mystery Series. Karin has a really interesting background and lots of practical tips based on her own writing process. Karin was born in West Virginia and has fond … Continue reading

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Lie To Yourself – The Worried Writer, Sarah Painter – JoinedUp#94

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp94.mp3 It’s episode 94 – our last one of the year and a proper Christmas Cracker with the lovely, talented and inspirational ‘Worried Writer’ herself, Sarah Painter. It’s been a couple of years since Sarah last visited the show and … Continue reading

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Editing Tips from Professional Editor, Liam J Cross – JoinedUp#93

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp93.mp3 It’s episode 93 with professional editor, Liam J Cross. I’ve had many of you asking me to do more stuff on the nuts and bolts of editing and I’ll think you’ll find loads of useful advice in the interesting … Continue reading

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Life after NaNoWriMo – Finish The First Draft

This is the final part of our special NaNoWriMo blog series. National Novel Writing Month takes place every November and, if you missed it, you can find more information in the first part of the series or take a look … Continue reading

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Give Yourself Permission to Fail – Julia Kite – Joined Up#92

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp92.mp3 Episode 92 brings an author interview with New York-based literary fiction writer, Julia Kite talking about her debut novel, why she loves writing and how her day job feeds into the worlds she creates. Julia describes herself as a … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Getting over the finish line

This is part 4 of our special NaNoWriMo blog series. National Novel Writing Month takes place every November and, if you missed it, you can find more information in the first part of the series or take a look at … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Special with Maria Smith – Joined-Up#91

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp91NANO.mp3 Episode 91 is a special NaNoWriMo themed show – that’s National Novel Writing Month, a global free to enter competition that runs every November where you challenge yourself to write at least 50,000 words of a novel. I’ve completed … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Tip – Give the story ‘legs’!

This is part 3 of our special NaNoWriMo blog series. National Novel Writing Month takes place every November and, if you missed it, you can find more information in the first part of the series or take a look at … Continue reading

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Want FREE bonus writing inspiration? Join the new mailing list

Just a quick note to let you know I’ve launched a new mailing list. I want to be able to give Joined-Up subscribers free bonus content for the support you continue to give me and the show – including our … Continue reading

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Telling The Stories of People Like Us – Melanie McGrath – JoinedUp#90

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp90.mp3 It’s episode 90 with friend of the show, Melanie McGrath who writes both fiction and non-fiction and today we focus on the latter with Mel giving a fascinating insight into her process and why she’s so passionate about telling … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Getting Unstuck!

This is part 2 of our special NaNoWriMo blog series. National Novel Writing Month takes place every November and, if you missed it, you can find more information in the first part of the series. Today we’re looking at what … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Are you ready?

NaNoWrimo – or National Novel Writing Month takes place every November.  Let’s look at what it is and how it can kick-start your writing, energise your creativity or breathe life back into an older project. This is the first of … Continue reading

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Editing Commercial Fiction – Clio Cornish – Joined Up#89

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp89.mp3 Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify or your favourite podcast app. Episode 89 with HarperCollins (HQ) editor, Clio Cornish. Clio gives insight into what she does and how she does it, as well as what she looks for … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Tips and Scrivener with Anne Rainbow – JoinedUp#88

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp88.mp3 The first of this year’s special NaNoWriMo shows, episode 88 brings us Red Pen Editing and ScrivenerVirgin guru, Anne Rainbow giving us her tips on how Scrivener – an amazing, inexpensive bit of software – can turbocharge your Nanowrimo … Continue reading

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Icelandic Noir with Quentin Bates – JoinedUp#87

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp87.mp3 Episode 87 brings us a chat with Quentin Bates, creator of the atmospheric Icelandic crime series centered around his heroine Officer Gunnhildur. Quentin’s got an interesting story to tell about how he came to writing and how he found … Continue reading

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