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: The Power of a Twist

In this episode, Dave and Simon talk about the power of twists. Reader expectations are tricky. Go too far and you leave readers unsatisfied, if you don’t go far enough the same thing happens. Find out our thoughts on the podcast.

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: 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.