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…

Drabble: Murderer Mystery

“Who was it? That annoying butler? The desperate, has-been actress? Or the lecherous vicar?” I walked into the lounge and looked around the circle at them, ticking them off in my head. “The kindly grandmother.” “That’s right,” Inspector Truman said. “We’re investigating the murder of Mrs Jennings.” I nodded with concern while my mind tried…

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: 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.