Podcast – The Dale Hurst Writing Show
The Dale Hurst Writing Show is a podcast discussing and exploring various issues surrounding writing, publishing, and storytelling.
Episodes will air every two weeks, ending just before Christmas with a festive special. Other episodes will feature your host, Dale Hurst, speaking with authors at various stages of their careers, plus poets, filmmakers and other creatives about issues relating to writing, publishing and storytelling.
The podcast is now entering its second season as of 2022, with brand-new topics and guests featuring. However, click here if you need to catch up with Season 1.
EPISODE 11. SAYING IT IN SONG
Special Guest: Calum Lintott, Singer-Songwriter, Musician
We thought we’d do something a bit different to kick off our second season and grilled Southampton singer-songwriter superstar Calum Lintott for his drives and inspirations as a songwriter, and what any aspiring lyricists should look out for when telling stories in song form. We also find out a bit about his upcoming debut album Sunshine Moonlight.
EPISODE 12. CONSTRUCTING CRIME FICTION
Special Guest: Jason R Vowles, Novelist
We’re in familiar territory with crime fiction this time as we look to go against some of the “advice” of Internet reviewers and Redditors. How is best to construct the modern-day crime story? A veteran of the genre and author of the DC Daniel Hudson series, Jason R Vowles, joins us for the discussion.
EPISODE 13. THE BASICS OF POETRY
Special Guest: T. H. Carrington, Poet
We decided to listen to our… well… listeners and deliver an episode themed around the basics fundamentals of poems and poetry writing. Acclaimed poet T. H. Carrington joins for an in-depth discussion about the poetry writing process, overused and underrated devices, and more. Plus, stay to the end for a reading of one of her own sonnets.
EPISODE 14. THE FALL AND RISE OF VIDEO GAME ADAPTATIONS
Special Guest: Sam Randall, Writer
It’s something that has annoyed me for years and years… with such a wealth of character backstory and visual inspiration to draw from, why are adaptations of video games to film and TV generally so hit-and-miss? What led to the flops in the early years? What is being done now to ensure the growing successes? Writer Sam Randall joined me to discuss further.
EPISODE 15. UNDERSTANDING SCREENPLAYS
Special Guest: Daniel Riccio, Screenwriter
With only a shred of training in screenwriting himself, our host brings screenwriter Daniel Riccio on to the show to explain more about the layout and format of screenplays, and how to bring a story to life from script to screen. What is the process (if there is one set in stone)? What are the basic fundamentals? We also find out what should be on the page, and what shouldn’t? All these questions and more answered in this edition.
EPISODE 16. SOCIAL MEDIA FOR AUTHORS
Special Guest: Jack Newman, Director: UKB Marketing
If you’re an independent and/or self-published author and you really don’t know your Tweets from your TikTok, then this episode will be right up your street. Jack Newman from UKB Marketing dishes on a load of tips and tricks for setting up, managing and maintaining social channels and brands.
EPISODE 17. SCARING ON THE PAGE
Special Guest: Alex Colvin, Author
With the spookiest time of year approaching, we thought we’d dedicate an episode to talking about horror stories, how to scare readers, and interpretations of the monster. Joining all the way from Canada is author Alex Colvin, whose recently-released second book Unquestionably Monstrous deals with these topics in great depth.
EPISODE 18. STORIES IN FOREIGN PARTS
Special Guest: Avanti Centrae, Author
From published short stories set on French boulevards to his ongoing project in a hotel in Nazi Germany, setting stories outside of his native England is hardly a new battle for our host. But this experience and expertise is eclipsed by special guest, international bestselling thriller writer Avanti Centrae. Speaking to her from Florida, Dale explores with Avanti the research methods and considerations required to successfully set a story in foreign parts.
EPISODE 19. ON HOOK-UP CULTURE
Special Guests: Conor Ó’Cuinn, Actor and Playwright; Tazy Harrison-Moore, Director
Fresh off of their run at the King’s Head Theatre, London, playwright and actor Conor Ó’Cuinn and director Tazy Harrison-Moore join Dale for a chat about their play ‘Looking For Fun?’ and explore its greater theme of hook-up culture.