“So You Want To Be A Writer?”
Roz Morris and Peter Snell recorded and broadcast a series of masterclasses on writing and the writer’s life on Surrey Hills Radio. Permanent links to these sessions on Mixcloud will provide a series of topic based, 50 minute inspirational talks to help you with your writing and publishing. If you have any questions please email Roz at firstname.lastname@example.org or Peter at email@example.com and we will try and help.
The first show was broadcast on Wednesday 3rd September at 14:00 GMT. Shows are now broadcast at 2:00 pm on Saturdays. Link to Mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/surreyhillsradio/playlists/so-you-want-to-be-a-writer/
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1 Starting to write
2 Writing courses and learning to write
3 Getting published - the basics
4 Self-publishing 101
5 Planning a non-fiction book
6 All about plots and story
7 All about characters for fiction
8 Writing tools - paper or computer? Apps and clever software
9 National Novel-Writing Month - and how to write a first draft
10 Choosing a title - and how covers help to sell your book
11 Character arcs - your characters are the story
12 Reading groups and writers' groups
13 Writing style and voice
14 New year - getting back into writing, making resolutions
15 Using photos and music as inspiration
16 Taking criticism - constructive critiques and getting feedback from agents and publisers
17 The bookseller perspective - and how authors can get on well with their local bookshop
18 All about dialogue
19 Blogging and social media for writers
20 Ask a writer 20 questions!
21 Reading like a writer
22 Making a writing career from your day job or hobby
23 Ghostwriting and other ways to write fiction under pseudonyms
24 Have your writing resolutions slipped? How to get
back on track.
25 Questions from a writing conference
26 A musical tour of past shows - with the coolest tunes
27 From fragments we make a book - tiny steps lead to a finished draft
28 Author collectives - the third way to publish
29 Discussion: do main characters have to be likeable?
30 Peter writes a story
31 Mind your Ps and Qs - books to stop you making grammar, usage and spelling mistakes
32 The book or the film?
33 What makes a book a holiday read?
34 What is writing talent? Can it be taught?
35 How to get followers for your blog
36 How to keep writing when you're on holiday
37 Beginnings that make us read on
38 Social media for authors with Adam Waters
39 Writing memoirs
40 Sequels, prequels, add ons
41 The writer’s bookshelf
43 Should you show your work before it is finished?
46 Does the name help create the character?
51 Anatomy of a rewrite or ten