NGW Podcast: The Most Interesting Characters

In this week’s episode, Dave and Simon talk about characters. Why do some characters stick out and others just blend into the background? What separates a cardboard character from someone who seems real? Find out our thoughts in the podcast.

NGW Podcast: Does Language Influence Story Structure?

In this week’s episode, we discuss how the language we speak and write in may influence the way we tell stories. We also talk about how centuries of culture may put boundaries on our writing. This week, we also said goodbye to Ed as a co-host. Ed needs to prioritise his family, so is stepping down…

NGW Podcast: Engaging Stories

In this episode of the Nitty Gritty Writing Podcast, Ed and Simon discuss what makes an engaging story. Stories are evolving quickly in the modern age. With far more competition, there’s evolutionary pressure on stories to become better than the others around them. Which adds pressure to us as story-tellers. How can we create a…

The Pundit Podcast #11: A Lot of GoT Spoilers

What’s that charging towards us? A wild podcast where Mike and I discuss Game of Thrones season five, episode four in detail, along with a lot of fan theories. Neither of us have read the books, so there aren’t any book spoilers, but there is a lot of speculation on where the series could be…