In case you missed it, I am no longer co-hosting the So You Want To Be A Writer podcast.
Call it a seven-year itch, if you like, but after 462 episodes the love had gone out of my labour of love, and so I had to break the news to the wonderful Valerie Khoo that I was calling it a day.
I am so proud of what Val and I created together, the help, support and advice we have given aspiring and emerging writers over the years, and the space we made each week for authors to share their thoughts and promote their work.
Val continues to host the podcast solo, so I’m pleased to say that it remains as a go-to for writing and publishing insights. It’s hard to let go when you’ve spent so much time building something so brilliant, but these are the decisions we have to make as creative people and I am looking forward to using that time for other projects.
I’m also coming up with some new ways for you to access all of my writing and publishing knowledge, advice and experience, so stay tuned!
The Your Kid’s Next Read podcast continues to go from strength to strength and I am thrilled to focus on that at present.
Which doesn’t mean I haven’t been out and about chatting about writing in other places…
On being a children’s author
Irma Gold corralled me on a very honest day for this interview for Secrets From The Green Room, the podcast she co-hosts with Craig Cormick.
We had a very frank discussion about my writing and publishing journey, structural edits, my worst rejection ever and why being a children’s author is like being on the kids’ table at the wedding.
Creativity and change
As someone who’s made a living from the ebbs, flows and currents of different forms of creativity across his entire career, Andrew is well positioned to offer some excellent tips about staying afloat.
We talked about rips, writing and being a Daddo, and it was just a chaotic and enjoyable experience. Much like a creative life, I guess.
One thing I’ve realised over the past few years is just how much I like podcasting, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to do more guest spots, both as interviewer and interviewee. I’ll keep you posted!
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