Have you always wanted to write a novel, but don’t know how to get started? Let me give you a helping hand!
We’ve created a nine-part podcast designed to help you focus on writing, find inspiration, and gain the confidence to keep going until the book is done. They’re short, so they won’t take too much time away from your writing, and each one ends with a song to play in the background as you sit down and get to work.
It’s no small task to write a novel, but we’re here to help!
FWW Episode 1: Why Write?
On the first episode of First We Write, let’s talk about inspiration, getting your ideas flowing, and the importance of building a daily routine for your writing.
This week’s episode ends with Shawn Pigott’s song ‘Ocean Shores’ from his album ‘West Coast Soul Sound Road Trip‘, which is frankly one of my most favourite albums of all time… OMG SO GOOD! 🙂
FWW Episode 2: Seeking Inspiration, Building Foundations
What makes a story, a story? Where do ideas come from? What can you do to spark inspiration? Listen to Episode 2, then get back to writing.
FWW Episode 3: Dialogue, Location, Plot
This week, let’s explore how language and place can influence your characters, and how to pull together a basic plot.
FWW Episode 4: Your Terrible, Beautiful First Draft
This week, let’s talk about taking the plunge and starting your first draft. Ready, set, GO! (Then relax and write to the song ‘San Francisco’ by Shawn Pigott.)
FWW Episode 5: Writer’s Block
What do you do when the words just won’t appear? Check out this episode for a few handy hints to get back into the zone.
FWW Episode 6: Researching!
Are you still writing each day? If not, go now and spend ten minutes with your manuscript. Then, come back here and join us for a chat about the perils and pleasures of research.
FWW Episode 7: Drafts and Revisions
Get ready for all the thrills, chills, and excitement of revising your finished first draft with this week’s podcast.
FWW Episode 8: Test Readers
You’ve finished your manuscript and you love it — now it time to find friends who can read it and give you valuable feedback. Be brave, be bold!
FWW Episode 9: Perfect Enough and Publishing
In this episode, Kim talks about The End and what comes next.