NGW Podcast: Self Care for Authors

In this episode, Dave and Simon talk about taking care of yourself as an author. How can you look after your mental and physical wellbeing. We also announce that we’ve decided to take a break until later this year from the podcast. As Simon doesn’t have a lot of time to write at the moment,…

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: How Much to Change a Real World Influence

In this episode, Dave and Simon talk about using a real world influence in your books and stories. How do avoid getting sued, or avoid insulting someone. Find out our thoughts in the podcast.

NGW Podcast: Style Makes All The Difference

In this episode, Dave and Simon talk about the difference style can make to a story. There are many aspects of style, including the author’s style and the elements that go into a story. Check out the podcast to find out our thoughts.

The Nitty Gritty Writing Podcast: Outlining an Exciting Book

This week, Dave and Simon are joined by special guest Colin Mobey, the author of Memories Stirred ( We talk about outlining and how to make sure you have a plan that works before starting the first draft. We also discuss how an outline can change during the writing process. Check out the video and…

The Nitty Gritty Writing Podcast: What is this?

Welcome to the Nitty Gritty Writing Podcast, a brand new writing podcast hosted by Simon Cantan and Dave Higgins. In this episode, we introduce ourselves and explain our plans for the podcast. Check out the video or audio for more!