First Graft Podcast

First Graft Podcast
Join me as I write my next novel, The Sound Mirror, share the ups and downs, breakthroughs and frustrations, and my endless procrastination. Come along on my research trips, listen to interviews with other writers and publishing folk. Get tips, share y…

sixteen - Katherine Angel
Jul 16, 2019 • 55 min
I chat to fantastic author, Katherine Angel about her work, Daddy Issues
fifteen: Chatting with Hetha Duffy, Editor and Co-owner of Bluemoose Books
May 3, 2019 • 35 min
We chat with Hetha Duffy, editor and joint-director of Bluemoose Books
Fourteen: I chat with Rónán Hession, author of Leonard and Hungry Paul
Apr 12, 2019 • 60 min
Talking about all things books, writing and reading with Rónán Hession.
Thirteen -Incurring the Wrath of a Spiteful and Minor God
Mar 29, 2019 • 16 min
Writing in a colloquial voice, and how to do it well…
Twelve: First Draft of Section One is Done
Feb 7, 2019 • 18 min
First draft triumph and social media scourge
Eleven: Chatting with Sharon Duggal
Jan 23, 2019 • 63 min
I chat with Sharon Duggal, the author of The Handsworth Times, about writing, dancing, swearing and breaking all the rules
Ten: Time, Gentlemen, Please
Jan 3, 2019 • 36 min
Talking time, the novel, tenseless tenses, the ever present past or not.
nine - Those Pesky Characters Again
Dec 14, 2018 • 18 min
How to get under the skin of your characters like a parasite… and make a good soup.
eight - I wasn’t procrastinating, honestly!
Dec 7, 2018 • 27 min
Writing difficult, unlikeable characters - and being one!
Seven: Chatting Books and Writing with Rebekah Lattin Rawtrone
Nov 23, 2018 • 54 min
Join me as I chat with author and critic Rebekah Lattin Rawstrone
Six: No More Fear
Nov 16, 2018 • 27 min
No more fear… telling our stories
Five: I talk to BEN MYERS about writing, obsessions and weasels.
Nov 9, 2018 • 53 min
I chat to award winning author, Ben Myers, about his latest novel.
four: Whinge Window
Nov 2, 2018 • 28 min
A short whinge window, followed by a swift kick up the graft! POV
Three: Meet Ariel Kahn!
Oct 26, 2018 • 32 min
I talk to special guest, novelist Ariel Kahn about writing his book Raising Sparks
Two - not a genius
Oct 19, 2018 • 30 min
Writing characters - how do they suffer?
one: The Mess
Oct 12, 2018 • 12 min
Making the mess, writing the first draft of a novel
Oct 10, 2018 • 2 min
Introduction to the hard graft of writing a first draft