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: How to Improve Quickly

This week, Ed, Dave, and Simon initially start talking about “Regular Life vs Working Life”, but quickly go off on a tangent and talk about how to improve in the quickest way. All of us suffer from friends and family that love us too much. So much so that they won’t criticise us for risk…

NGW Podcast: Creating Time to Write

In this episode, Ed and Simon are joined by special guest, Kevin Tumlinson! Kevin is the author of the “Dan Kotler”, “Citadel Trilogy”, “Sawyer Jackson”, and “Think Tank” series, along with being the Director of Marketing at Draft2Digital. Phew. If you want to know how to create time to write ask a busy person. Kevin…

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: 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…

Review of “Killing the Top 10 Sacred Cows of Publishing” by Dean Wesley Smith

The more books on writing and publishing I read, the more interesting it is to see each person’s perspective on the subject. I’d heard a lot about Dean Wesley Smith in the past, as he’s a famous tutor and guide for beginning writers. So I wanted to see his perspective on the process for myself.…

Review of “The Three Body Problem” by Cixin Liu

I picked up a copy of this book after hearing and reading multiple recommendations from friends. The Three Body Problem was described to me as multiple people working together to solve an important scientific problem. That’s certainly part of what the book is, but most of what it read like for me was a world…