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Writing Perspectives

Steve Borley: Writer

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Writing Perspectives

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Edinburgh-based writer Steve Borley interviews other writers - and people who work with writers - to learn from their experiences and insights.

Latest Episodes

End of Series 1: Recap

This short episode brings the first series of Writing Perspectives to an end. I talk a little bit about each of the ten episodes in the series and think about what I’ve learned from talking to each of my ten insightful and interesting guests. Thinking particularly about the advice they would each give to aspiring…

--2017 SEP 24
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End of Series 1: Recap

Episode 10: Philip Wark

In episode 10 I talk to Philip Wark. Philip spent his career managing, running and championing public libraries. We discuss how writers and their local libraries can successfully work together; what Philip has seen work in his years of running and organising writers’ groups, author talks and much more. Philip also tells us about what…

--2017 SEP 18
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Episode 10: Philip Wark

Episode 9: Sam Pilger

In this episode I get a very different perspective as I talk to sports writer Sam Pilger. Sam has spent over twenty years writing magazine features, mainly on football (soccer) and cricket. In that time he has interviewed many of the most famous names – from Bobby Charlton to Lebron James; from Sachin Tendulkar to…

--2017 SEP 11
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Episode 9: Sam Pilger

Episode 8: Neal Sillars

Welcome to episode 8, where I talk to writer Neal Sillars. Neal is the author of five books that, on the face of it, seem very different. His work includes a thriller (Revolutionary Tax), a novel infused with Celtic folklore (A Conspiracy of Ravens), an historical novel set over a thousand years of Spanish history…

--2017 SEP 4
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Episode 8: Neal Sillars

Bonus Episode: Andrew Okey Reads from ‘The Alternative’

In episode 5 we heard from first-time novelist Andrew Okey. He told us about his experience of writingThe Alternativeand his adventures in trying to get it published. I’m delighted to say that Andrew has recorded a short reading from The Alternative, especiallyfor Writing Perspectives. I hope you enjoy it. Please leave me a comment below,…

--2017 SEP 1
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Bonus Episode: Andrew Okey Reads from ‘The Alternative’

Episode 7: Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen

Welcome to the seventh episode of Writing Perspectives. I talk to writer and journalist Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen. Arnar can be considered to be the ‘go to guy’ for everything to do with popular music in Iceland. He worked for over ten years for the Morgunblaðið daily newspaper in Reykjavik – where he reviewed countless gigs…

--2017 AUG 28
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Episode 7: Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen

Episode 6: Zu Dominiak

In this episode I talk to illustrator and comixator Zu Dominiak. Zu is a talented artist who creates comic strips; she tells stories using words and pictures. We talk about how the interplay between images and narrative influences her work. She talks us through her planning process and we discuss the challenge of ‘killing your…

--2017 AUG 20
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Episode 6: Zu Dominiak

Episode 5: Andrew Okey

In this episode I talk to first-time novelist Andrew Okey. We discuss what spurred him on to take time out to concentrate on writing and about his approach to writing the manuscript for his novel, The Alternative. We cover Andrew’s approach to planning his work, in particular the challenge he had with The Alternative in…

--2017 AUG 14
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Episode 5: Andrew Okey

Episode 4: Mel Woodend

Welcome to episode 4 where I talk to writer and poet Mel Woodend. Mel’s poetry is heavily influenced by her love of nature and the outdoors. We explore the relationship between her work the inspiration she gains from the world around her in the English Midlands. Mel is a self-published poet so we explore…

--2017 AUG 6
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Episode 4: Mel Woodend

Episode 3: John McKinstry

In episode 3 I talk to John McKinstry. John is a writer of non-fiction and also published his first novel, Life and Other Contact Sports, in 2016. We talk about what he learned in writing his business self-help books – about what he calls the “bad stuff” like redundancy, bullying and dealing with anger –…

--2017 JUL 30
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Episode 3: John McKinstry

Latest Episodes

End of Series 1: Recap

This short episode brings the first series of Writing Perspectives to an end. I talk a little bit about each of the ten episodes in the series and think about what I’ve learned from talking to each of my ten insightful and interesting guests. Thinking particularly about the advice they would each give to aspiring…

--2017 SEP 24
Comments
End of Series 1: Recap

Episode 10: Philip Wark

In episode 10 I talk to Philip Wark. Philip spent his career managing, running and championing public libraries. We discuss how writers and their local libraries can successfully work together; what Philip has seen work in his years of running and organising writers’ groups, author talks and much more. Philip also tells us about what…

--2017 SEP 18
Comments
Episode 10: Philip Wark

Episode 9: Sam Pilger

In this episode I get a very different perspective as I talk to sports writer Sam Pilger. Sam has spent over twenty years writing magazine features, mainly on football (soccer) and cricket. In that time he has interviewed many of the most famous names – from Bobby Charlton to Lebron James; from Sachin Tendulkar to…

--2017 SEP 11
Comments
Episode 9: Sam Pilger

Episode 8: Neal Sillars

Welcome to episode 8, where I talk to writer Neal Sillars. Neal is the author of five books that, on the face of it, seem very different. His work includes a thriller (Revolutionary Tax), a novel infused with Celtic folklore (A Conspiracy of Ravens), an historical novel set over a thousand years of Spanish history…

--2017 SEP 4
Comments
Episode 8: Neal Sillars

Bonus Episode: Andrew Okey Reads from ‘The Alternative’

In episode 5 we heard from first-time novelist Andrew Okey. He told us about his experience of writingThe Alternativeand his adventures in trying to get it published. I’m delighted to say that Andrew has recorded a short reading from The Alternative, especiallyfor Writing Perspectives. I hope you enjoy it. Please leave me a comment below,…

--2017 SEP 1
Comments
Bonus Episode: Andrew Okey Reads from ‘The Alternative’

Episode 7: Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen

Welcome to the seventh episode of Writing Perspectives. I talk to writer and journalist Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen. Arnar can be considered to be the ‘go to guy’ for everything to do with popular music in Iceland. He worked for over ten years for the Morgunblaðið daily newspaper in Reykjavik – where he reviewed countless gigs…

--2017 AUG 28
Comments
Episode 7: Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen

Episode 6: Zu Dominiak

In this episode I talk to illustrator and comixator Zu Dominiak. Zu is a talented artist who creates comic strips; she tells stories using words and pictures. We talk about how the interplay between images and narrative influences her work. She talks us through her planning process and we discuss the challenge of ‘killing your…

--2017 AUG 20
Comments
Episode 6: Zu Dominiak

Episode 5: Andrew Okey

In this episode I talk to first-time novelist Andrew Okey. We discuss what spurred him on to take time out to concentrate on writing and about his approach to writing the manuscript for his novel, The Alternative. We cover Andrew’s approach to planning his work, in particular the challenge he had with The Alternative in…

--2017 AUG 14
Comments
Episode 5: Andrew Okey

Episode 4: Mel Woodend

Welcome to episode 4 where I talk to writer and poet Mel Woodend. Mel’s poetry is heavily influenced by her love of nature and the outdoors. We explore the relationship between her work the inspiration she gains from the world around her in the English Midlands. Mel is a self-published poet so we explore…

--2017 AUG 6
Comments
Episode 4: Mel Woodend

Episode 3: John McKinstry

In episode 3 I talk to John McKinstry. John is a writer of non-fiction and also published his first novel, Life and Other Contact Sports, in 2016. We talk about what he learned in writing his business self-help books – about what he calls the “bad stuff” like redundancy, bullying and dealing with anger –…

--2017 JUL 30
Comments
Episode 3: John McKinstry
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