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: Force Multipliers

In this episode of the podcast, Dave and Simon talk about force multipliers. A force multiplier is a military term, referring to an something(s) that increase your effectiveness by a factor. In other words, something that turns you into the equivalent of two, three, or more other people. We discuss the factors writers can learn…

NGW Podcast: Stalled Projects

In this episode, Dave and Simon talk about stalled projects. What do you do when your heart isn’t in writing a book? Should you muscle through or abandon the project? Find out our thoughts.

NGW Podcast: The Best POV

In this episode, Dave, Ed, and Simon talk about point of view. How do you choose the best POV for your story? What can POV do for your story? Are there rules for POV?

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…