02 April, 2014

Novel-Writing Podcast with Steve Dunne

Musician Steve Dunne is creating a series of podcasts looking at the nuts and bolts of different forms of art. In each one he'll chat to somebody who uses a different medium to communicate, then he'll write a piece of music to reflect that medium. I'm honoured and excited to be his first guest. You can find our discussion about novel-writing by clicking here.

The podcast is about 45 minutes - ideal for a commute or when making dinner. We discuss novel structure, anti-heroes, Fifty Shades of Grey, definitions of successful novels, twist endings and much else besides. At the beginning I also give a short synopsis of my novel, so if you're interested in that, here's your chance to find out more. It felt as if we'd barely scratched the surface of the whole topic, so I'd love to know what you think, what you'd add to the discussion and whether or not I made it sound as if I knew what I was talking about.

I think my voice sounds ridiculous on recordings, so it is a testament to Steve that I still think you should listen! You can find out more about Steve and his brilliant music here.

[The podcast does contain spoilers for the first Hunger Games book by Suzanne Collins. But I do warn you when I'm about to spoil it so you can skip that bit if you haven't read/watched it yet!]

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