NGW Podcast: Resistance to Change

In this episode, Dave and Simon talk about resistance to change, a fundamental characteristic all humans share. It’s something we see every day, with people reluctant to adapt to new technologies, new ways of doing things. So how does it affect our writing? Find out our thoughts inside.

NGW Podcast: Being a Superfan and a Creator

In this week’s episode, Dave, Ed, and Simon are joined by special guest Garrett Robinson. We talk about being a superfan while also being a creator. When you’re a massive fan of a series, it’s easy to get lost in everything around it. Fans write their own stories in the world, speculate on the people…

Finally Alone (Advent Ghosts)

As in previous years, I’m taking part in Loren Eaton’s Advent Ghosts event ( In the event, authors write an eerie 100 word story for the season. So without further ado, here’s my story: — Rex was with me when everyone died. I was six, not ready for a world without adults. He guarded my…

NGW Podcast: When It’s Okay Not To Write

In this episode, Dave and Simon talk about when to take a break from writing. No one can keep going at full speed all the time. When can you pause and regroup? Check out the audio/video for our thoughts.

NGW Podcast: Naming Things

In this episode, Ed and Simon talk about naming things. Being an author is an endless series of name creation. Books, series, characters, locations, inventions, they all need names. We share our best tips for naming things.

NGW Podcast: How & When to Revise a Book

In this episode, Dave and Simon talk about how and when to revise a book. Where’s the balance point between fixing and fussing? Find out more in the podcast.

NGW Podcast: Dealing with Disappointment

In this week’s podcast, Dave, Ed, and Simon talk about dealing with disappointment. Disappointment can come from both sides. As authors, we can be disappointed in our own sales or feedback, but we can also disappoint readers. Check out the video/audio to find out our thoughts.