108 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 • 42 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.

    #108:  Oisín McKenna — Literary Novels, Breaking Into Spoken Word, Writing In Fragments, Trusting Your Impulses

    #108:  Oisín McKenna — Literary Novels, Breaking Into Spoken Word, Writing In Fragments, Trusting Your Impulses

    Spoken word artist and writer Oisín McKenna on Oscar Wilde as inspiration, finding his footing in the spoken word world, turning his hand to writing a book, how he wrote his book in fragments and later added structure, and why you should be kind to yourself and how to trust that your writing will improve and get to where it needs to be.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #107: Niamh Mulvey — Writing Literary Fiction, Short Stories & Navigating The Publishing Industry, Creating Memorable Characters

    #107: Niamh Mulvey — Writing Literary Fiction, Short Stories & Navigating The Publishing Industry, Creating Memorable Characters

    Short story writer, literary novelist and former Hachette Editor, Niamh Mulvey on how to create memorable characters, finding her voice as a writer after years of failing and what she’s learned from her years in the publishing industry.

    • 59 min
    #106: David Heinemeier Hansson — Turning Blogs into Bestselling Books, Writing Non-Fiction, Books as Products, Selling 1 million copies, Rethinking Work, Finding Meaning In Business & Writing

    #106: David Heinemeier Hansson — Turning Blogs into Bestselling Books, Writing Non-Fiction, Books as Products, Selling 1 million copies, Rethinking Work, Finding Meaning In Business & Writing

    David Heinemeier Hansson, serial entrepreneur and bestselling author turning blogs into bestselling books, finding meaning in business and writing and why working more than 40 hours a week isn’t smart.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #105: Krystal Sutherland — Secrets To Writing a Page-Turner, Writing Young Adult Fantasy & Thrillers, How to Motivate Yourself, Amazon Studios

    #105: Krystal Sutherland — Secrets To Writing a Page-Turner, Writing Young Adult Fantasy & Thrillers, How to Motivate Yourself, Amazon Studios

    Young Adult Bestselling author Krystal Sutherland on the reality of hitting the New York Times Bestseller list, how she constructs compelling hooks and endings for each chapter, moving across genres, and her advice for getting your book done and creating a page-turner.

    • 58 min
    #104: Rupal Patel — Lessons from the CIA, Building A Creative Practice, Prioritising Time & Writing Non-Fiction

    #104: Rupal Patel — Lessons from the CIA, Building A Creative Practice, Prioritising Time & Writing Non-Fiction

    Rupal Patel, an ex-CIA agent and author of From CIA to CEO on applying CIA tools to your personal and creative life. Plus she gives us tips for how to create more time and how to pitch a non-fiction book.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #103: Pádraig Ó Tuama — Reading, Analysing & Writing Poetry; Making A Living as a Poet

    #103: Pádraig Ó Tuama — Reading, Analysing & Writing Poetry; Making A Living as a Poet

    The poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama tells us about his journey into poetry, how he knows a poem is complete and how poets might practice noticing. He also reads from his collection and deconstructs his poetry. We also discuss what it means to make a living as a poet.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Sara aka Meg ,

Inspiring & practical

The hosts do a very good job of getting diverse writers to let their hair down and reflect on their personal experiences of finding their way into writing careers. Thank you, LWS!

H Meza 19 ,

Must listen for writers

I enjoy the range of writers interviewed - fiction, non-fiction, poets, children’s authors etc and the topics covered - writing, literature, business, mindset. Every episode is different and I learn a lot even though it’s a very easy and accessible listen

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!

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