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Sept. 26, 2022

S2 Ep23: Quite a long longlist

Have you entered our Love story flash fiction competition? Well, we're announcing the winner next week, but this week we're givin…

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Sept. 19, 2022

S2 Ep22: An enthricing chat about not much

This week, a guest we're expecting doesn't show up... and we've got no other time to record the show. So, we just have to go with…

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Sept. 12, 2022

S2 Ep21: Talking with Evan S Smith

We thought it was time we got a bit of expert advice from a professor of sitcomology, to help us progress our Poker Night project…

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Sept. 5, 2022

S2 Ep20: Developing Characters

Having trouble developing your characters in your writing? Well, we are too. Thankfully though, Jon has had a clever little idea …

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Aug. 29, 2022

S2 Ep19: On the other Rand

Looking for all the info on how to enter our £300 competition, brought to you in association with Scrivener? Well, you’ll find it…

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Aug. 22, 2022

S2 Ep18: Benjamin Stevenson - AND ANOTHER BIG COMPETITION!!

Interviewees. Every podcast needs good interviewees. And with a little understanding, you can find the perfect chap - that's when…

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July 25, 2022

S2 Ep17: Janice Horton - The Backpacking Housewife

As well as having a lovely, lovely chat with Janice about her romantic fiction work, we also subject her to our own "love" storie…

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July 18, 2022

S2 Ep16: David Quantick interview

This week we are honoured to welcome Emmy award winning writer David Quantick. We talk window goats, having big ideas, getting th…

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July 11, 2022

S2 Ep15: The last word on bad writing

This week we unironically appoint ourselves as judge Judy and executioner when it comes to deciding what constitutes "good" and "…

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July 4, 2022

S2 Ep14: Dave's Spooky War Book

It's finally Dave's turn to lay bare his work for the other Failing Writers to critique. Will he be happy with the advice he rece…

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June 27, 2022

S2 Ep13: The Freshly Award Winning Screenwriter Paul Quinn

This week we're joined by a lovely chap by the name of Paul Quinn. He's just won a rather interesting "Best Unproduced Screenplay…

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June 20, 2022

S2 Ep12: Julia Roberts. No, not that one.

Writers... erm... thingy. Does it... erm... errrrrr... y'know, is it a wotist. A thingy-majig. Or not? We answer these perfectly …

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June 13, 2022

S2 Ep11: Talking with Joanna Penn

This week we have a chat with Joanna Penn - author, podcaster, entrepreneur - and she shares her views on the business side of wr…

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June 6, 2022

S2 Ep10: Cards on the table about Poker Night (and a mystery guest)

This week we acknowledge that maybe our group writing project isn’t exactly racing ahead (surprise, surprise!) and try to actuall…

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May 30, 2022

S2 Ep9: A critical review of Jon's Tree story

This week it's Jon's turn to open himself up to some honest feedback from the other Failing Writers - and also, somewhat bravely,…

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May 23, 2022

S2 Ep8: Nels Abbey, author of Think Like a White Man

This week we talk to Nels Abbey, author of Think Like a White Man, and mostly cover all the same old subjects really. You know; s…

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May 16, 2022

S2 Ep7: EP 7 Constrictive Criticism

So the time has come for Tom to get some honest feedback from Jon and Dave, as he bravely submits his silly little sales book for…

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May 9, 2022

S2 Ep6: Interview with Will Storr, author of The Science of Storytell…

We have a fantastic, illuminating and thought provoking chat with Will Storr this week. Delving into the human psyche and our fun…

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May 2, 2022

S2 Ep5: Talking Sitcomedydramas

In preparation for finally actually, maybe, starting to possibly begin to put pen to paper on our TV comedy pitch - this week we …

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April 25, 2022

S2 Ep4: Emma Kennedy

This week we welcome author, comedy writer, performer (and all round massively talented) Emma Kennedy on to the podcast. We find …

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April 18, 2022

S2 Ep3: Ep 3 - Writing Competitions

In this episode we discuss writing competitions. And linked into that, we talk with a few people involved with The David Nobbs Me…

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April 11, 2022

S2 Ep2: An interview with Jeremy Dyson

We're honoured to have one of our favourite writers on the podcast this week - as we welcome Jeremy Dyson. He shares some fantast…

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April 4, 2022

S2 Ep1: We're back! Welcome to Season 2

Big ideas, rude t-shirt slogans, misplaced confidence and our infallible master-plan – The Failing Writers return for season 2 of…

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March 23, 2022

S2: Here we go again!

So, we're back! And this time we're having a BIG idea. (Hopefully. At some point. Maybe. If we get round to it).

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