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A podcast about why, how, and what we write. Bestselling writer Antony Johnston talks frankly with other authors about their motivations, methods, and processes. A must-listen for anyone interested in the craft and business of writing.

Writing and Breathing Antony Johnston

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A podcast about why, how, and what we write. Bestselling writer Antony Johnston talks frankly with other authors about their motivations, methods, and processes. A must-listen for anyone interested in the craft and business of writing.

    22: Patrick Gale

    22: Patrick Gale

    Patrick Gale (A Place Called Winter, Take Nothing with You) joins Antony to talk about stories existing independently of how we tell them, using research as immersion, and being a non-linear writer who also doesn’t outline (!)

    • 1 hr
    21: Zoë Sharp

    21: Zoë Sharp

    Zoë Sharp (Killer Instinct, Dancing on the Grave) joins Antony to discuss women who can look after themselves, ending stories at just the right speed, and the value of summarising your own book.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    20: Stephen Graham Jones

    20: Stephen Graham Jones

    For Hallowe’en, horror writer Stephen Graham Jones (Mongrels, The Only Good Indians) joins Antony to talk about the exhilaration of terror, finding a story’s unique voice, and making the boring bits interesting.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    19: James Moran

    19: James Moran

    James Moran (Cockneys vs Zombies, Doctor Who) joins Antony to discuss digital brains, spending months on preparation, and working harder than everyone else.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    18: Fonda Lee

    18: Fonda Lee

    Fonda Lee (Jade City, Exo) joins Antony to talk about finding the courage to start, unexpected skillsets for being a writer, and the value of even a poorly-drawn map.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    17: Greg Rucka

    17: Greg Rucka

    Greg Rucka (The Old Guard, Stumptown) joins Antony to discuss perpetual dissatisfaction, changing techniques (a lot!), and writing angry.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

DCXIII ,

Distilled Excellence

Antony and his excellent guests all write different types of things, have different processes and have different tips and tricks for making writing better and ‘making it’ in the world of writing.

This is an absolute goldmine for anyone who enjoys writing or wants to get better at it. I eagerly await each and every episode and his audiobook whenever it comes out!

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