75 episodes

What does it take to launch, grow and sustain a successful career as a writer? Listen in each week as Matt & Parul, two friends and founders of the London Writers' Salon, sit down with a writer they admire – from best-selling novelists to popular bloggers, award-winning playwrights, journalists, poets, and more – to explore the mindset, practical tools, craft secrets and creative practices they use to write well, publish often, and build successful and sustainable writing careers.

London Writers' Salon Parul Bavishi, Matthew Trinetti

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

What does it take to launch, grow and sustain a successful career as a writer? Listen in each week as Matt & Parul, two friends and founders of the London Writers' Salon, sit down with a writer they admire – from best-selling novelists to popular bloggers, award-winning playwrights, journalists, poets, and more – to explore the mindset, practical tools, craft secrets and creative practices they use to write well, publish often, and build successful and sustainable writing careers.

    #075: Natasha Lance Rogoff — Bringing Sesame Street to Russia & Writing Memoir, Behind the Scenes Of A Global Television Series, Art in Times of War,

    #075: Natasha Lance Rogoff — Bringing Sesame Street to Russia & Writing Memoir, Behind the Scenes Of A Global Television Series, Art in Times of War,

    Documentary filmmaking Natasha Lance Rogoff on bringing Sesame Street to Russia, the mechanics of a television global series, what makes Sesame Street so successful, the driving force behind creating art in dangerous circumstances and how she learned to write a memoir.

    • 1 hr
    #074: Joy Sullivan — Growing a Community Around Your Poetry & Writing, Dealing With Creative Blocks, Avoiding Cliches, Tips for Reading & Writing Poetry

    #074: Joy Sullivan — Growing a Community Around Your Poetry & Writing, Dealing With Creative Blocks, Avoiding Cliches, Tips for Reading & Writing Poetry

    Poet and community builder Joy Sullivan @joysullivanpoet on the craft of poetry, tips for reading and writing poetry and why she thinks writing from the heart is terrible advice. We talk about the business of writing, how she's grown an online following and how she balances her creative work with her business.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #073: Ep 73 Nicola May — Self-Publishing Bestselling Rom-Coms, Using Price To Drive Sales, Writing From The Heart, Marketing Tips and The Importance of Persistence

    #073: Ep 73 Nicola May — Self-Publishing Bestselling Rom-Coms, Using Price To Drive Sales, Writing From The Heart, Marketing Tips and The Importance of Persistence

    Nicola May, a bestselling rom-com author, on publishing 16 books, making money through self-publishing what authors need to know about marketing, and how persistence has been a key part of her writing journey.

    • 58 min
    #072: Cyndie Spiegel — Writing NonFiction, Microjoys, Finding Joy in Difficult Times & Navigating Transitions

    #072: Cyndie Spiegel — Writing NonFiction, Microjoys, Finding Joy in Difficult Times & Navigating Transitions

    Author Cyndie Spiegel (Microjoys: Finding Hope (Especially) When Life Is Not Okay) on how she approaches moments of major transition and building a habit of recognizing joy even in the darkest times. We also talk about the craft of writing nonfiction and how her concept of microjoys grew from an idea to a book.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #071: Ed Wilson — Submitting to Agents & Navigating Publishing, Junior vs Experienced Agents, How to Follow up with Agents, Smaller vs Larger Literary Agencies

    #071: Ed Wilson — Submitting to Agents & Navigating Publishing, Junior vs Experienced Agents, How to Follow up with Agents, Smaller vs Larger Literary Agencies

    London-based Literary Agent Ed Wilson (Johnson & Alcock) on the relationship between agents and authors, how writers can discern if an agency is right for them, and what makes a submission command an agent's attention.

    • 43 min
    #070: Hannah Bos — Writing TV From The Heart, HBO’s Somebody Somewhere, Artistic Partnerships, Writing Friendships For The Screen

    #070: Hannah Bos — Writing TV From The Heart, HBO’s Somebody Somewhere, Artistic Partnerships, Writing Friendships For The Screen

    Screenwriter Hannah Bos (HBO’s Somebody Somewhere/ Amazon’s Mozart In The Jungle) on landing a series with HBO, her journey as a storyteller, navigating collaboration, and her approach to change and character development when writing for the stage and screen.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

seejenntri ,

LWS Podcast is my favorite go to for inspiation

No matter what these podcasts need fail to inspire to keep writing. I always learn something new or take away a nugget that makes my writing better. Thanks for all the great interviews. My favorite and always excited to find a new one or re listen to a favorite!

janekleary ,

Wonderful Listen

I’ve been feeling the nudge to find a writing community and the session with David Whyte was an excellent entry into the LWS world. I particularly loved the last 10 minutes with him. Looking forward to many more podcasts and further involvement and connection with LWS. Cheers!

Ken Guidroz ,

One of the best

I’m about two years into listening to dozens, maybe by now hundreds of podcasts on the craft of writing. I fancy myself as getting an MFA via podcast. Well, in my opinion London Writers is one of the best: high quality guests, podcasters who don’t talk too much and instead bring out the best in their guest, and hardly anything other than the interview on the podcast. Really really really good.

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