Oh look, we got us-selves featured on The Failing Writers Podcast!

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Author: SarahWHQ

Have a listen to Sarah nattering about creating a lovely online writing community, working on ‘the novel’ whilst trying to do life, how plotting is drafting and drafting is plotting, and how you might want to allow your writing be shit sometimes.  Plus hear about Writers’ HQ alumni Samuel Burr, and how he found himself in a situation where publishers were clambering over each other to woo him.  Which is nice.

Listen right here:


If you’re not familiar with their work, The Failing Writers Podcast is half support group, half writing craft insights and half honest reflections on how bloody hard writing (and maths) can be. So join three mates who’ve always harboured dreams of becoming writers, as they try to get their acts together and write their way to success, (spoiler alert… it hasn’t happened yet) by interviewing bestselling writers like CJ Tudor, Mark Billingham, Gillian McAllister, Patrick Ness, BAFTA winners like Sally Wainwright, Jeremy Dyson & David Quantick, as well as comedians, poets, agents and commissioners.

On top of that, they give each other writing tasks, enter competitions, read out the feedback & cry a bit, dig deep into words, language, poems and writers, and you know, generally have a really good laugh and forget to actually write anything.

But also, in the spirit of giving back – The Failing Writers (professional voice artistes by day) also invite their brilliant and un-faily listeners to send in stories, (flash / short stories / first 3 chapters) and transform them into lovely little bits of professional audio, with a chat about what they liked about them. They might even help flog a few more copies of your book!

If you like the sound of that – simply listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Or to send them a bit of writing to transform into audio majesty, send to failingwriterspodcast@gmail.com

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