The Dale Hurst Writing Show – Season 3

For its third season, The Dale Hurst Writing Show decided to spring for more seriousness. Discussing harder-hitting topics and subject matter for the benefit of the aspiring and up-and-coming writers among the listeners. In Season 3, the podcast saw the likes of novelists Awais Khan and Ashley Hickson-Lovence talk about their own work and covering themes such as honour killings, knife crime and county lines. Other guests include filmmaker Bertie Brosnan, freelance proofreader and editor Abbie Rutherford, and screenwriter Ryan Avery.

More information will be revealed as each fortnightly episode is released.

To kick off the third season premiere of The Dale Hurst Writing Show, Dale examined writing about the challenging subject of female honour and honour killings. Novelist Awais Khan, whose book No Honour covers such themes, offered his insights and experiences, and explained how he went about researching such a tough, complex subject.

Stay up to date with Awais’ news by following him on Instagram or on Goodreads.

We know you may be thinking we want to NOT think about the ongoing cost of living crisis. But don’t worry… we’ve kept it writing-centric. Nationally acclaimed poet Winston “Mayor” Lindsay joins us for a chat about his recent work, which channels themes of the cost of living crisis. His son and fellow poet Zayden Lindsay joins him later in the show to read a poem they both wrote, inspired by this very subject.

We also hear Mayor’s thoughts on whether poetry should be informed by the writer’s inner feelings or experiences of the world around them.

Stay up to date with Mayor’s news by following him on Instagram.

It’s a film-based episode this time around, discussing how to navigate the writing and production processes for creating films at an independent level. Helping answer these questions is special guest Bertie Brosnan, who draws on his diverse expertise and experience as a screenwriter, filmmaker, actor (the list goes on).

For more information, visit this page, or keep up with his work on Instagram and YouTube.

Ever wondered how to get past the commissioning department at a publishing company, at the first stages of the publishing process? Freelance editor and proofreader Abbie Rutherford, who at one time also worked as commissioning assistant at Bloodhound Books, lends her expertise to the inner workings of the department, and offers some guidance on how authors can take those first steps towards getting published.

For more information on Abbie and her services, visit her website.

The Dale Hurst Writing Show is a fortnightly, seasonal podcast. To get in touch about topics and guests for future seasons, or for more author news and views, refer to Dale’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Also, to check our latest updates, head over to the blog page.