155 episodes

The Creative Writers Toolbelt gives practical accessible advice and encouragement to Creative writers.
Each episode explores an aspect of creative writing technique, with examples, allowing you to apply what you learn immediately to your writing. We also throw in the occasional interview with writers and other artists, exploring their wisdom on subjects like story, style, character and the writing process

The Creative Writer's Toolbelt Andrew J Chamberlain

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The Creative Writers Toolbelt gives practical accessible advice and encouragement to Creative writers.
Each episode explores an aspect of creative writing technique, with examples, allowing you to apply what you learn immediately to your writing. We also throw in the occasional interview with writers and other artists, exploring their wisdom on subjects like story, style, character and the writing process

    Episode 155 Dana Kaye saves the day! Branding Marketing and a Crisis Consultation if you need it. With branding and marketing expert Dana Kaye

    Episode 155 Dana Kaye saves the day! Branding Marketing and a Crisis Consultation if you need it. With branding and marketing expert Dana Kaye

    Writing is hard, branding and marketing can be even harder! So I was delighted to have the chance to talk to branding and marketing expert Dana Kaye. Dana works with authors to develop a coherent authentic brand, and effective and innovating marketing initiatives.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 154 - From perseverance to publication. A conversation with writer and speaker Joan E Histon

    Episode 154 - From perseverance to publication. A conversation with writer and speaker Joan E Histon

    This episode features a friend of mine who has worked hard to overcome the issues so many of us writers face. Joan Histon is a writer, a speaker, and a spiritual director. She has faced the kinds of challenges and obstacles that you and I have faced with our writing, and yet she overcome these, and has now published a number of books, both fiction and non-fiction, and she has a three-book publishing deal.

    How did she get there? How did she power through to the success she has now had? I invite you to continue listening to find out.

    • 39 min
    Episode 153 Kandy Kingdom's Most Wanted! A conversation with Greg Millman

    Episode 153 Kandy Kingdom's Most Wanted! A conversation with Greg Millman

    This episode is a conversation with Hollywood script writer, ad exec, and YA author Gregg Millman. Gregg has been on the writing teams for documentaries, films and TV series, and more recently has worked with a number of global brands across a range of media and platforms.In this episode we talk about the process by which TV drama’s get written, how advertising works, and the power of editing. We also talk about the changing nature of YA writing, the importance of the book cover, and how complementary characters can enhance the story.

    • 39 min
    Episode 152 - From the page to the stage, with Tony Award winning Broadway producer Ken Davenport

    Episode 152 - From the page to the stage, with Tony Award winning Broadway producer Ken Davenport

    Have you ever wanted to write for the theatre but haven’t had the incentive or help to get do it? Have you ever wondered what makes a Broadway producer decide to bring a show to the bright lights and the big stage? Well you are about to find out because this episode is a conversation with Tony award winning Broadway producer Ken Davenport. Ken shares his insights for writing and launching your work.

    • 32 min
    Episode 151 - Do it without having to prove you're good! Encouragement for the writer's life with Cynthia Morris

    Episode 151 - Do it without having to prove you're good! Encouragement for the writer's life with Cynthia Morris

    This episode can be summed up with a single, wonderful word: encouragement! My guest is the author, artist, and coach Cynthia Morris, and in this episode we discuss the fears writer's feel, the need to be kind to ourselves, and how we should sneak up on ourselves to write something great.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 150 - 'Trust the truth; trust your writing.' A conversation with the Pope's Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno

    Episode 150 - 'Trust the truth; trust your writing.' A conversation with the Pope's Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno

    Do you trust your work? Do you trust yourself enough to let your work go wherever it wants to go, to be authentic? That’s one of the questions, and challenges I explore with my guest in this episode of the podcast. His name is Brother Guy Consolmagno, and he is a Jesuit Brother and also an MIT trained research astronomer and he is currently the Director of the Vatican Observatory, making him in colloquial terms, the Pope’s Astronomer.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

NewYA writer ,

Excellent resource for new writers

Very clear and well presented practical tools and techniques given with clear example. Great structure to the podcast summing up at end resources and techniques explored. Starting at the beginning each builds into the next. Great backtracking at the start to refresh what was covered previously. Excellent resource!

BiGGPaINS ,

Informative and Not Dull

I really enjoy this podcast. I wish they put out more than one a month. It’s a great listen. Keep up the good work!

Michael Tefft ,

The Creative Writing Course You Wish You Has in College

I find this podcast incredibly useful. As I said, I wish I had this when I took a Creative Writing ClAsa in college. We wrote And critiques, but never got the fundamentals of character and story structure. I know my writing will be better because of what I’m learning. Thank you Andrew for such an educational and enter podcast!

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