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Failing Writers Dave Baird, Jon Rand and Tom Turner present a podcast for anyone who ever dreamed of becoming a writer...then went and put the kettle on.

The Failing Writers Podcast The Failing Writers Podcast

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Failing Writers Dave Baird, Jon Rand and Tom Turner present a podcast for anyone who ever dreamed of becoming a writer...then went and put the kettle on.

    End of season spectacular (pt2)

    End of season spectacular (pt2)

    Some people are on the podcast* - they think season one's all over... it is now!!
     
     *(those people would be Adrian Poynton, Caimh McDonnell, OMJ Ryan, Andy Stanton,  Beth Chalmers and Simon Griffin - to whom we offer our thanks for dropping back in to have a catch up with us).
     
     Thank you to everyone who has listened to, supported and championed the podcast in our first season. We've had a great time putting it together and can't wait to bring you more thoroughly average chit-chat and moderately interesting happenings in March!
     
     Happy new year!! 

    Music by Dano Songs (and Jon & Tom & Dave)

    • 59 min
    The End of Season SPECTACULAR (pt1)

    The End of Season SPECTACULAR (pt1)

    The end is nigh. The first part of our two part End of Season Spectacular sees us catch up with some of the guests that have helped make The Failing Writers Podcast one of the best (and as yet, pretty much undiscovered) podcasts of the year in the whole wide world. We have a quick catch up with poet Kate Fox, novelist Chris Paling, comedian and author Rosie Wilby, fabulous flash fictioner Tim Craig, children's author Adam Bushnell and international spy Tim Glister. 

    Music by Dano songs

    • 45 min
    The Failing Writer's Christmas Special Spectacular!

    The Failing Writer's Christmas Special Spectacular!

    Wrap yourself in tinsel, stuff 12 pigs in blankets in your mouth and get yourself comfortable to listen to this festive treat. In this seasonal spectacular, we proudly present the Failing Writers Podcast Panto (ohhhh yes we do!) and also a journey back through our first season, via some of our favourite songs from the series, in our top ten silly little ditty countdown (with a mystery celebrity DJ presenter!) Enjoy... and MERRY CHRISTMAS!! 

    Music by Dano Songs
    (And Jon and Tom and Dave)

    • 43 min
    Sally Wainwright

    Sally Wainwright

    Sally Wainwright OBE joins us on the show this week! What do you ask a multiple BAFTA award winning screenwriter with an impressive string of hit TV series to her name; like Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax and At Home With The Braithwaites?

    Oh really? You’d have asked her that?  OK… OK… So... nothing about her bus driving career and her favourite crisps?

    You sure?

    Music by Dano Songs

    • 49 min
    Our 250 word NYC midnight flash fiction challenge

    Our 250 word NYC midnight flash fiction challenge

    Undaunted by our ignominious failure in the previous NYC midnight flash fiction competition, we once again put ourselves through the short story wringer and present our writing for all to see and to praise/laugh at/mock/experience as an epiphanical life changing moment (delete as appropriate). And as well as giving our honest, frank and uncompromising feedback on each other’s 250 word "masterpieces", we also wrap up our NaNoWriMo adventure and review some writing software while we’re at it. 

    Find out more about NaNoWriMo here...
    https://nanowrimo.org/

    Scrivener here...
    https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview

    And the HG Wells story that Jon blatantly ripped off is here...
    https://www.gutenberg.org/files/23218/23218-h/23218-h.htm

    Music by Dano songs

    • 54 min
    Lets' talk about using f*$%ing apostrophe's correctly with Simon Griffin

    Lets' talk about using f*$%ing apostrophe's correctly with Simon Griffin

    So, this week its' time to have a little chittertychat with Mr Simon Griffin, author of F*$%ing Apostrophes'. We talk about review's and how Simon pretty much almost became an author by accident! Enjoy's!

    Find Simon's lovely book here https://iconbooks.com/ib-title/f*****g-apostrophes/

    And, now Jon's little feature is finally off and running, you can find David Lucas' book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Uprooted-Vietnamese-Familys-Journey-1935-1975-ebook/dp/B019DIW1DS

    Music by Dano songs
     

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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Itsa1022 ,

This podcast is excellent company.

Three British writers discuss, ruminate and regurgitate the craft and pain of life at the sharp end of the pencil. Their entertaining banter is interspersed by interviews with “successful” authors, offering fascinating insights into the business of writing.

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