80 episodes

The Riff Raff is a writers' community co-founded by authors Amy Baker and Rosy Edwards. The Riff Raff Podcast features interviews with debut authors who offer tips, inspiration and inside advice on the challenges of getting published.

The Riff Raff Podcast: Writers community | Debut authors | Getting published Amy Baker & Rosy Edwards: Authors and co-founders of The Riff Raff

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    • 4.9, 20 Ratings

The Riff Raff is a writers' community co-founded by authors Amy Baker and Rosy Edwards. The Riff Raff Podcast features interviews with debut authors who offer tips, inspiration and inside advice on the challenges of getting published.

    The Riff Raff: Episode 81 - Stephanie Scott

    The Riff Raff: Episode 81 - Stephanie Scott

    Amy Baker of The Riff Raff chats to debut author, Stephanie Scott, about her beautiful novel, What's Left of Me is Yours. They discuss how to effectively write about people falling in love, how to take inspiration from real life and craft it into your own narrative, and how to effectively combine extensive research with letting your novel guide you. Stephanie's novel is out now! Music: www.bensound.com.

    • 52 min
    The Riff Raff: Episode 80 - Alex Allison

    The Riff Raff: Episode 80 - Alex Allison

    Debut author and Founder of The Riff Raff, Amy Baker chats to Alex Allison, author of The Art of the Body - a novel about the relationship between a young artist and his carer. They discuss how to approach writing about disability, how theme informs plot and character informs theme, and how Alex used SMART targets to get his novel written around a hectic day job. They also touch on how to use events to drive a novel forwards, whether you need to define the 'wants' of your characters and how writing to make people think you're clever is a huge error. Music by www.bensound.com.

    • 50 min
    The Riff Raff: Episode 79 - Kiley Reid

    The Riff Raff: Episode 79 - Kiley Reid

    Amy Baker of The Riff Raff chats to Kiley Reid, author of Such a Fun Age - a novel that tells the story of a young black girl wrongly accused of kidnapping a white child and the events that follow. Amy and Kiley discuss writing a book that makes people question their perceptions, the multiple layers of effective dialogue, and why you must always think about what a scene needs to achieve before writing it. They also discuss taking on the subject of race with humour, how scrapped scenes are still forward progress and the importance of writing to the truth of your characters' experience.

    Music: bensound.com.

    • 43 min
    The Riff Raff: Episode 78 - Elle Nash

    The Riff Raff: Episode 78 - Elle Nash

    Amy Baker of The Riff Raff chats to Elle Nash, author of 'Animals Eat Each Other' - a complex and impressive psychological exploration of obsession and desire. Amy and Elle chat about writing without judgement of your characters, giving yourself the necessary space for magical epiphanies to occur and using universal experiences to convey feelings and emotions that your reader may not be familiar with. Music by www.bensound.com.

    • 42 min
    The Riff Raff: Episode 77 - Richard Roper

    The Riff Raff: Episode 77 - Richard Roper

    Amy Baker of The Riff Raff chats to Richard Roper, author of Something to Live For, about how on Earth you write something 'life-affirming', the art of receiving and applying feedback and how writing chronologically helped him to stay motivated. Music: bensound.com

    • 1 hr
    The Riff Raff: Episode 77 - Richard Roper

    The Riff Raff: Episode 77 - Richard Roper

    Amy Baker of The Riff Raff chats to Richard Roper, author of Something to Live For, about how on Earth you write something 'life-affirming', the art of receiving and applying feedback and how writing chronologically helped him to stay motivated. Music: bensound.com

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

BEXWQRW ,

Bex

Love this podcast, such a great resource for writers and for those who are looking for a new book to read. The interviews are so easy to listen to and really in-depth. My favourite podcast about literature!

KDobble ,

First class guests, v bad sound quality

I LOVE this podcast, the host and it’s writers - everything. But PLEASE figure out the tinny sound quality, it’s so dreadful I had to stop listening and I’m sad!

Trumpet_bl ,

Uplifting podcast for writers

I love this podcast. The interviews are informative, enlightening and encouraging for writers and readers alike. Love the enthusiasm of Amy and Rosy who are just really lovely people having met them at their monthly events. A must-listen podcast for those who love books.

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