Rerun EP008: NaNoWriMo & The Muddy Middle | Grant Faulkner

In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… We are delighted to welcome NaNoWriMo’s Grant Faulkner back to the podcast in mid-November, where we discuss strategies for coping with the ‘muddy middle’. Those second-act blues where a storyteller can get completely lost or overwhelmed. ABOUT GRANT: Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month […]

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EP272: Deep Dive – An Editorial Q&A with Rachel Winterbottom

Rachel Winterbottom is Senior Commissioning Editor at Gollancz and she also writes fiction as Rachel Winters. Rachel answers our listener questions on the editorial process, what editors are looking for, tropes, word count, social media, deadlines, publication scheduling, conventions and much more! Links Rachel on Twitter: Cymera 2020 online festival: (Rachel’s photo by […]

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EP271: Ayisha Malik — Just Get Through It

Ayisha Malik, author of This Green and Pleasant Land, gives us amazing tips on first drafts, sequels, publicity, social media and why writing commercial, comedic fiction doesn’t mean you can’t tackle big themes, and how being a ghostwriter taught her how to be a professional writer. We also catch-up on the good news stories from […]

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Rerun EP005: NaNoWriMo | How to Write 50,000 Words in Month | Grant Faulkner

In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… Every November hundreds of thousands of writers start their annual challenge of writing 50,000 words in one month. It’s called NaNoWriMomo (National Novel Writing Month). We get to speak with executive Director Grant Faulkner in the hectic run-up to NaNoWriMo, who shares his tips for both first-timers and veterans who make […]

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