32 episodes

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
    • 4.7 • 9 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.

    32: Jenni Hill

    32: Jenni Hill

    Jenni Hill (Editorial Director of Orbit Books) joins Antony for our first episode with a non-author, to talk about being a book shepherd, the beauty contest of acquisitions, and how the job involves much less actual editing than you might think.

    • 53 min
    31: Simon Scarrow

    31: Simon Scarrow

    Simon Scarrow (Eagles of the Empire, Blackout) joins Antony to discuss balancing research with the needs of a story, how every reader creates their own version of a book, and why Italian tomatoes still haunt him.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    30: Jody Houser

    30: Jody Houser

    Jody Houser (Critical Role, Doctor Who) joins Antony to talk about finding new directions in existing properties, whether thinking about writing counts as writing, and getting irate about notes.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    29: Helene Wecker

    29: Helene Wecker

    Helene Wecker (The Golem and the Djinni, The Hidden Palace) joins Antony to discuss telling details, research that both enlightens and frustrates, and pulling the spine out of a manuscript.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    28: Vinay Patel

    28: Vinay Patel

    Vinay Patel (Doctor Who, Murdered by My Father) joins Antony to talk about using practice to push yourself, focusing on nailing the parts only you can do, and the balance between empathy and sympathy.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    27: Bonnie MacBird

    27: Bonnie MacBird

    Bonnie MacBird (Tron, Sherlock Holmes) joins Antony to discuss applying cinematic writing to prose, why truth is important even in fiction, and the joys and dangers of writing a beloved character.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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