What is The Failing Writers Podcast? Its like a self-help group for people who aren't exactly smashing their writing careers.

Who are we? Three mates who like to put the word writer near their name, despite never having actually "Written" anything.

Why are we doing it? In the vague hope that we might inspire each other (and in the process maybe even you) to get our fingers out and WRITE SOMETHING!

When are we doing it? There's a new episode out every Monday.

How are we doing it? That's...well, that's pretty self-explanatory really, we just talk into microphones.

Do you have any questions? Um...I'm not...sorry, who are you?

The Internet. What do you want?

Dominion over all. When do you want it?

Now. Why are you telling me this?

Because it's a secret plan to.....oh bugger. 

About the Hosts

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Dave Baird


Dave used to be Head of Creative at the largest radio station outside of London, but he gave it all up to become a successful multi-millionaire writer. Fifteen years on, he's still yet to properly finish anything. Instead he does voiceovers, reading other peoples words for money. But the dream is still there..........just as far away as it ever was.

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Jon Rand


By day, Jon Rand is a professional Voice Over Artiste. (Pronounced AR-TEEST or he gets quite testy) You’ll know his voice from the telly - He’s the bloke who sounds all serious, even potentially quite angry about wanting you to watch Keanu Reeves in Speed, Friday at 9, on Film 4.
By night however, Jon is an avid writer of fiction. The sort of fiction that almost no one will ever want to read. He also likes cycling, playing poker and eating food. Oh and dancing at weddings… but… most of his friends are married now, so… you know… he doesn’t get to do that very much.

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Tom Turner


Tom was brought up by wolves in the foothills of the Pennines. This explains a lot.