Daily Archives: July 25, 2011

Podcast: Bailey’s Writing Tips – Episode 035 (25th July 2011)

Episode 35 of the Bailey’s Writing Tips podcast was released today and is available from iTunes, Google’s Feedburner, Podbean (when it catches up), Podcasters (which takes even longer!) or Podcast Alley (which doesn’t list the episodes but will let you subscribe) where you can subscribe or just listen).

I’d not covered poetry for quite a while so I thought I’d do it for this episode which culminates in a poetry freebie. Websites mentioned were:

Poetry – general,,,

Hints & Tips,,


  • Using the five sense (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch) look around wherever you are in now and write a poem about it;
  • Flick through a magazine and find a picture of a place that you like the look of and write a poem about it.

And the seven sentence starts picked from my Twitter page were:

1.    It was the news they’d all been waiting for…

2.    The girls giggled as the picture looked like…

3.    “Just press the left-hand side into the…”

4.    Counting sheep didn’t help…

5.    “What will you do if he’s there?”…

6.    Benson breathed in and stepped up to the microphone…

7.    The proud parents sat in the audience…


The podcast then culminated in News & Feedback, On This Day In History then…

Fiction Freebie

The last item of each weekly podcast is a piece of fiction – either flash or poetry and this week’s is an autobiographical poem I wrote about five years ago called ‘Three Quarters of a Whole’ which you can read in full on my website’s ‘What I do’ and blog’s ‘My writing’ pages.

And that was it for this week’s episode. Thank you for reading this page and especially if it then entices you to go and listen (and better still, subscribe). If you have any feedback or areas you’d like covered in the hints & tips podcasts, you can email me at or visit the website for the links mentioned in these podcasts, links to the blog, my two Twitter profiles and Facebook page, as well as other writing-related information. And I look forward to bringing you the next episode.


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