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Death Of 1000 Cuts is a podcast for fiction writers, full of motivational rants, writing exercises, interviews with authors, and detailed critiques of first pages submitted by you, the listeners. Everything you need to write more and better, and love it. Presented by Tim Clare, author of The Honours, The Ice House and We Can't All Be Astronauts, and stand-up poet.

Support the podcast at: https://ko-fi.com/B0B17913

Death Of 1000 Cuts Tim Clare

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    • 5.0 • 76 Ratings

Death Of 1000 Cuts is a podcast for fiction writers, full of motivational rants, writing exercises, interviews with authors, and detailed critiques of first pages submitted by you, the listeners. Everything you need to write more and better, and love it. Presented by Tim Clare, author of The Honours, The Ice House and We Can't All Be Astronauts, and stand-up poet.

Support the podcast at: https://ko-fi.com/B0B17913

    S4E8 - The Peak-End Rule

    S4E8 - The Peak-End Rule

    In this episode I talk about psychologist Daniel Kahneman's theory of the 'peak-end rule' and how we might apply it to our writing.

    This episode is brought to you by Arvon, the Home of Creative Writing. Keep writing this Autumn with Arvon At Home’s extensive digital programme of readings, classes and week-long writing courses. For more information click the links below:

    https://www.arvon.org/

    https://www.arvon.org/arvon-at-home/

    • 47 min
    S4E7 - Writing In The Hard Times (Writing Ramble)

    S4E7 - Writing In The Hard Times (Writing Ramble)

    In this episode, I return to a favourite topic - writing when things go wrong, either in your own life, or in the world. How should we handle it? How do we make writing meaningful in difficult times?

    This is a writing ramble episode, so it's unscripted, unedited. Just me, talking about whatever comes to mind.

    I mention Susanna Clarke's PIRANESI - you can order a copy here:
    https://storysmithbooks.com/product/piranesi-susanna-clarke/

    If you'd like to support me you can grab my two novels THE HONOURS and THE ICE HOUSE (best read in that order). Due to stock shortages both links are to Amazon, but if you can grab them from your local bricks & mortar stores that would be dandy:

    THE HONOURS: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Honours-Tim-Clare/dp/1782114793/
    THE ICE HOUSE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ice-House-Tim-Clare/dp/1786894823

    And you can support this podcast and help me make more free content for writers by dropping me something here: https://ko-fi.com/timclare

    • 1 hr 29 min
    S4E6 - Chatting With Trevor Lock

    S4E6 - Chatting With Trevor Lock

    In today's episode I chat with stand-up comedian Trevor Lock about comedy, making jokes, and what makes something funny.

    If you'd like to check out Trevor's work or sign up for his Joke Hospital, head to his website: http://www.trevorlock.co/

    • 1 hr 13 min
    S4E5 - Chatting With Byron Vincent

    S4E5 - Chatting With Byron Vincent

    In this episode I chat with the writer, performer and poet Byron Vincent about identity, privilege and untold stories.

    We chat about his growing up around violence and moving round a lot, but also his experiences being told he had gifts - both creative and supernatural. We talk about his move into poetry, how you deal with performing at festivals when you've got an anxiety disorder, and the process of talking about parts of history for the first time as he writes his memoir.

    This episode is sponsored by Arvon, the UK's leading provider of creative writing residential courses. Please click on the link to check out their programme of Arvon at Home events, including guest writers, masterclasses, and online writing weeks: https://www.arvon.org/arvon-at-home/

    If you'd like to support me you can grab my two novels THE HONOURS and THE ICE HOUSE (best read in that order). Due to stock shortages both links are to Amazon, but if you can grab them from your local bricks & mortar stores that would be dandy:

    THE HONOURS: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Honours-Tim-Clare/dp/1782114793/
    THE ICE HOUSE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ice-House-Tim-Clare/dp/1786894823

    And you can support this podcast and help me make more free content for writers by dropping me something here: https://ko-fi.com/timclare

    • 1 hr 56 min
    S4E4 - Control and Meaning (Writing Ramble)

    S4E4 - Control and Meaning (Writing Ramble)

    This is a writing ramble episode, meaning it's unscripted, unedited, unplanned. I talk about, well. Myself, mostly. What I've been feeling, what I've been up to. Making sense of stuff.

    If you'd like to support me you can grab my two novels THE HONOURS and THE ICE HOUSE (best read in that order). Due to stock shortages both links are to Amazon, but if you can grab them from your local bricks & mortar stores that would be dandy:

    THE HONOURS: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Honours-Tim-Clare/dp/1782114793/
    THE ICE HOUSE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ice-House-Tim-Clare/dp/1786894823

    And you can support this podcast and help me make more free content for writers by dropping me something here: https://ko-fi.com/timclare

    • 1 hr 12 min
    S4E3 - Chatting With Mark Grist

    S4E3 - Chatting With Mark Grist

    In today's episode I chat with poet, writer and international rap battler Mark Grist.

    We talk about performance, audiences and community, success, who you choose to write for, how to write a poem for the stage, and share our worst gigs ever. It's a good chat!

    Here's Mark's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MontyGristo/

    Website: http://www.markgrist.com/

    Twitter: @montygristo

    If you'd like to support me you can grab my two novels THE HONOURS and THE ICE HOUSE (best read in that order). Due to stock shortages both links are to Amazon, but if you can grab them from your local bricks & mortar stores that would be dandy:

    THE HONOURS: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Honours-Tim-Clare/dp/1782114793/
    THE ICE HOUSE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ice-House-Tim-Clare/dp/1786894823

    And you can support this podcast and help me make more free content for writers by dropping me something here: https://ko-fi.com/timclare

    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

tonytoo ,

Couch to 80k course episodes

I’ve just completed the 8 week creative writing course during lockdown. I had no aspirations to write a novel; it was intended as a fun family activity for 10-20 minutes a day.

We all really enjoyed ourselves and are inspired to continue in one form or another. Two out of the four of us are now planning to write novels, which I find amazing. All of us have found a hidden, creative aspect to our talent which we can develop.

Please try this podcast/course: Tim is a great teacher and it takes little time and commitment.

Draver_1123 ,

Come on and listen

I am not a writer. I love listening about writing. Tim hooked me right in with both content and his personality. I recommend even if you don’t write.

Eldurinn ,

Witty, well organised, educational

Tim presents valuable information consistently and puts a smile on your face at the same time. Half way through the Couch to 80k bootcamp now and noticing an improvement in my writing. Thanks so much Tim!

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