Season 2

Nov. 14, 2022

S2 Ep30: End of season-ish

Some will be sad. Some may be happy for what has been. Many will call it an “end of an error”. Well, you know what, they might al…

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Nov. 7, 2022

S2 Ep29: Lucy Porter interview

Comedy star Lucy Porter joins us this week, to have a good old natter about comedy, quiz shows and cephaloporn. Plus she throws a…

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Oct. 31, 2022

S2 Ep28: Halloween and Sunyi Dean

A little bit of a spooky special this week, as we reveal the winner of our Trick or Tweet Halloween writing competition and we we…

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Oct. 24, 2022

S2 Ep27: Talking Pitching with TV Exec Saskia Schuster

This week we're after some tips and tricks to help us when we pitch our Poker Night idea. So, we've asked Sakia Schuster to come …

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Oct. 17, 2022

S2 Ep26: The Episode That Was Never Meant To Be

Well, we weren't actually going to do an episode this week. What with our various domestic dramas and general time shortages, we …

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Oct. 10, 2022

S2 Ep25: National Poetry Day 2022

We celebrate National Poetry Day with some “free writing”, as we go for a little paddle in the stream of consciousness. Four minu…

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Oct. 3, 2022

S2 Ep24: We have a winner!

Our love story flash fiction competition (in association with the delightful folk at Scrivener) comes to a thrilling finale as we…

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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 (plus the competition entry details!)

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: 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: 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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