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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

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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

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/JoinedUp133.mp3 It’s episode 133 with Christopher Fowler, author of the long-running Bryant and May Mystery series as well as loads … Continue reading

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

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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

SUBSCRIBE NOW ON –  iTUNES   STITCHER   SPOTIFY   OVERCAST Subscribe to the newsletter for free stuff and bonus content here. WATCH MY NEW SHORT FILM FREE ON YOUTUBE HERE https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp128.mp3 It’s episode 128 with Jackie Kabler returning to talk about … Continue reading

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World Building with Maram Taibah – Joined Up#127

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Laura Zigman – Trust Your Instincts – Joined Up 126

SUBSCRIBE NOW ON –  iTUNES   STITCHER   SPOTIFY   OVERCAST Subscribe to the newsletter for free stuff and bonus content here. http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp126.mp3 It’s episode 126 with Laura Zigman author of new tragi-comic novel ‘Separation Anxiety’. Laura is funny, warm and insightful … Continue reading

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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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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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Learn Your Craft with Trevor Miller – Joined Up#111

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The Prolific Steff Green – Joined Up#110

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Creative Focus with Jessica Abel – Joined Up#103

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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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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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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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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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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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Embracing The Challenge – Michael Redhill – Joined Up#85

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp85.mp3 It’s episode 85 with Michael Redhill, award winning Canadian author of Bellevue Square. Michael is a great guest with loads of interesting things to say about his process, his books and his journey to publication. Michael is a Giller … Continue reading

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BONUS – Creative Obsession & Script Revolution with CJ Walley- Epilogue#82

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp82Epi.mp3 It’s the Epilogue, a quick listen in between episode with an extra bonus question or topic not covered in the original interview. This week I talk to CJ Walley about his excellent free online resource – Script Revolution and … Continue reading

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Make It Fun – Script Writing & Creativity with CJ Walley – Joined UP#82

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp82.mp3 It’s episode 82 with screenwriter, CJ Walley talking about how Writing saved his life – or at least his mental wellbeing. He’s got loads to say about creative inspiration and its importance to a happy, healthy lifestyle, as well … Continue reading

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BONUS – How I Edit – Paul Howarth Epilogue#79

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp79Epi.mp3 Welcome to The Epilogue, our bonus snack-size episodes, containing an extra question or topic not covered in the original interview. This week Paul Howarth returns to talk us through his editing process. If you missed it, you can find … Continue reading

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Only Killers and Thieves Author Paul Howarth – Joined Up#79

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp79.mp3 It’s episode 79 with debut novelist, Paul Howarth talking about his book Only Killers and Thieves set in the Australian outback towards the end of the 19th century. Paul’s got loads to say about his writing journey, the power … Continue reading

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BONUS – Why I Love Stephen King with CJ Tudor – Epilogue#77

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp77Epilog.mp3 It’s The Epilogue – number 77 –  in our quick listen in-betweeny episodes featuring an extra question or topic not covered in our main guest interviews. This week it’s CJ Tudor talking about her recent online brush with literary … Continue reading

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BONUS – Richard Rippon – Should you write everyday? Epilogue #71

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp71Epi.mp3 Welcome to The Epilogue, our quick listen in-betweeny episodes featuring an extra question or topic not covered in our main guest interviews. This week it’s Richard Rippon, and if you haven’t listened to his full interview I highly recommend … Continue reading

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BONUS – William Shaw – Get Writing! Epilogue#63

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp63Epilog.mp3 The Epilogue – our extra ‘quick-hit’ of chat, featuring a bonus question not included in our main guest interviews. Today it’s Breen and Tozer author, William Shaw. Check out William’s full interview here. Before becoming a crime writer, William … Continue reading

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Cop turned Writer, Matt Johnson – Joined Up#62

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp62.mp3 Episode 62 brings us a fascinating chat with ex soldier, ex policeman and now writer, Matt Johnson. We also have a return of Book Blogger’s Corner with a review from Victoria Goldman. In the late 70’s, Matt served as … Continue reading

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Psychological Thriller Writer, Melanie McGrath – Joined Up Episode 61

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp61.mp3 It’s episode 61 and we have a brilliant conversation with the always interesting, Melanie McGrath. Melanie talks about writing her latest psychological thriller, Give Me The Child as well as giving loads of insight into her writing journey and … Continue reading

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Aimee Brown on ChickLit – Joined Up #60

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp60.mp3 It’s episode 60 and today we’ve got an interview with debut novelist, Aimee Brown – giving her perspective on being a first time author, writing ChickLit and how she spent years learning the ropes as a book blogger. Aimee … Continue reading

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Emotion Thesaurus Author Angela Ackerman – Joined Up#58

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp58.mp3 It’s episode 58 and today’s chat is with Angela Ackerman – co-author of the brilliant writing reference book “The Emotion Thesaurus” and the whole Thesaurus series covering everything from Setting to Texture in your fiction. I had a great … Continue reading

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Armley Press Publisher Mick McCann -JU#54

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp54.mp3 It’s episode 54 and today we’re chatting to writer and self-styled Punk Publisher, Mick McCann. Mick has written books including How Leeds Changed The World and Coming Out As A Bowie Fan in Leeds, Yorkshire, England and after becoming … Continue reading

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Writing Tutor, Bead Roberts – JU#53

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp53.mp3 Today’s episode is an interview with Bead Roberts, a fascinating writer and tutor with years of experience and knowledge to share on writing short stories, using life experience in your work and why you should never be afraid to … Continue reading

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TMT#8 – IDEAS!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp8.mp3   Today, Leah serves up plenty of tips to help you come up with new ideas for your writing. Be inspired – don’t wait for that mythical muse!

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