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Write For Your Life

Write for Your Life is a show about creative writing, copywriting, reading, and the ever-changing publishing industry. Look out for advice, opinions, nonsense and some very special guests.

Hosted by Donna Sørensen and Iain Broome.



#59: Hybrid publishing and Amazon promotions with Joanna Penn

August 3, 2012 at 3:00PM • 42 minutes

In this episode Iain is joined by the excellent Joanna Penn, author of the Arkane series and founder of thecreativepenn.com no less. They talk about all manner of things, including Iain's book launch and how being part of an Amazon promotion might affect its ranking. Joanna also talks through her hugely successful independent writing and blogging career so far, and how she recently signed with a New York literary agent. It's great listening for writers of all shapes and sizes. Pop on your earphones and get stuck in!


#58: Being Promoted And Promoting Yourself

July 26, 2012 at 3:45PM • 41 minutes

In this week's episode Iain and Myke talk about the upcoming launch of A is for Angelica, Iain's novel. Turns out Amazon have chosen it as one of their 100 ebooks for £2.99 summer promotion. Imagine that. They also cover the reading experience on the Nexus 7 and Iain's recent article on first impressions and the internet. Enjoy!


#57: How To Accept Feedback On Your Writing

July 19, 2012 at 3:00PM • 33 minutes

In this week's episode, Iain and Myke talk about feedback, especially how to accept it gracefully and without getting hurt. It's such an important part of the writing process and you really need to get it right. It's how you evolve and improve as a writer! Buckle up and listen in.


#56: The Importance Of Being Objective

July 12, 2012 at 3:00PM • 35 minutes

This week Iain and Myke talk about the importance of being objective and writing consistently. It's easy to get all excited and hot under the collar when you think you've hit the jackpot with your work, but you never know what your readers will think. So stay focused! Be pragmatic! And don't get carried away!


#55: Being a confident writer

July 5, 2012 at 3:00PM • 37 minutes

In this episode Iain and Myke talk confidence and how it can be a real issue for writers of all shapes and sizes. Confidence problems affect every writer, but there are things you can do and some simple facts that you need to remember. Iain also talks through the video trailer he made for his novel. All you need is a phone, some free software and a few hours going spare!


#54: Nexus 7 And The Past, Present And Future Of eReaders

June 28, 2012 at 3:00PM • 38 minutes

This week Iain and Myke talk about the new Nexus 7 tablet launched by Google this week. It's an interesting new entry into the ereader market and it's available in the UK too - hooray! The chaps also touch on the incredible success of 50 Shades of Grey (not like that) and confidence, the subject of next week's episode.


#53: Making Money From Your Side Project

June 21, 2012 at 3:00PM • 44 minutes

Iain and Myke talk about the various ways that people make money from their side projects. From ebooks and ads to sponsorship and membership schemes, it's a veritable minefield for people who want to make a little extra moolah from doing what they love. Expect honesty, wishful thinking and an unexpected reference to erotic fiction.


#52: Call Yourself A Writer?

June 14, 2012 at 3:00PM • 38 minutes

Iain and Myke are joined by Patrick Rhone, fellow 70Decibels host over on the Enough podcast, the man behind the ever-popular Minimal Mac, and author of two marvellous books, Keeping It Straight and Enough. The focus this week is on what it means to be a writer and how to feel comfortable referring to yourself as such. It's a tricky old business, you know.


#51: Decisions, Decisions and Author Websites

June 7, 2012 at 3:00PM • 45 minutes

Iain and Myke talk about the importance of having an author website, and the various decisions and factors you need to consider. From buy it now buttons to responsive design, there should be plenty here to get you thinking about your own approach to building your personal website.


#50: There's More Than One Way To Bag A Book Deal

May 31, 2012 at 5:00PM • 35 minutes

In this episode we're joined by the fantastic Emma Newman who talks us through her unconventional but totally brilliant route to getting a book deal with Angry Robot! Emma and Iain compare notes and Myke does a great job of reading the sponsorship.