Podcast interview with novelist Jane Davis part 3

Special episode 26 is now available (links to iTunes, Feedburner etc. on the left-hand ‘Where to find me’ menu and on the home page of my website http://morgenbailey.com) and features the third and final part of my chat with novelist Jane Davis – below are the questions we discussed in this 33-minute episode:

– What advice would you give aspiring writers?

– Who / what do you like to read?

– What do you do when you’re not writing?

– What are you working on next?

– Your website is http://www.jane-davis.co.uk – are there any other way of finding out about your work and/or to buy your books that we’ve not mentioned? (we also mention www.kateatkinson.co.uk)

Part 1 was available as special episode 24 (questions listed at http://wp.me/p18Ztn-bR) and part 2 as special episode 25 (questions listed at http://wp.me/p18Ztn-ch).

Podcast interview with novelist Jane Davis part 2

Bailey’s Writing Tips podcast special episode 25 is now available (links to iTunes, Feedburner etc. on the left-hand ‘Where to find me’ menu and on the home page of my website http://morgenbailey.com) and features the second part (of 3) of my chat with novelist Jane Davis – below are the questions we discussed in this 35-minute episode:

– Although you have a publisher, do you think authors are taking on more of the responsibility for the publicity of the novels these days? (Jane mentions http://www.litopia.com/radio/live-events).

– What’s your experience of electronic ‘e’ books?

– Your author profile on Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jane-Davis/e/B0034P156Q/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1) tells of your dislike of classical music. It’s what I tend to listen to when I’m writing as there aren’t any words to distract me, what do you have in the background (if anything) when you’re writing?

– The Amazon page also talks of your stage fright, is this getting easier the more public events you do?

– I see you’re embarking on an MA in Creative Writing and Publishing, how important do you think a qualification like that is to a writer’s career? (we mention http://www.judithallnatt.co.uk and http://sallyspedding.com)

– Do you submit elsewhere, e.g. competitions? (Jane mentions http://www.youwriteon.com).

– Since giving up your ‘day job’, do you have to have a strict writing schedule?

– Presumably writing contemporary fiction, the need for research is fairly limited?

– What’s your favourite aspect of your creative life: writing, researching or editing?

– Have you been tempted to write another genre?

Part 1 is available as podcast special episode 24 (questions listed at http://wp.me/p18Ztn-bR), and part 3 as special episode 26 (questions listed at http://wp.me/p18Ztn-cu).

Podcast interview with novelist Jane Davis part 1

Bailey’s Writing Tips special episode 24 is now available (links to iTunes, Feedburner etc. on the left-hand ‘Where to find me’ menu and on the home page of my website http://morgenbailey.com) and features the first part of my chat with novelist Jane Davis – below are the questions we discussed in this 48-minute episode:

– Please tell us a bit about you and how you came to be a writer.

– Did anyone in your family show an interest in writing or were you a family of readers?

– Your first novel is ‘Half-truths and White Lies’, have you read it again since it was published and are there parts of it that you would change?

– You won the Daily Mail First Novel Award 2008 for this novel, how did you receive the news? Any idea why the Award wasn’t repeated?

– Can you remember where you first saw ‘Half-truths and White Lies’ on the shelves?

– You have three narrators; 23-year old Andrea (the main protagonist), her godfather Peter Churcher and her aunty Faye – what made you go with more than one ‘voice’?

– From your description of the three characters, Faye is the one that immediately appeals to me because you say she’s misunderstood and is ‘prone to lengthy monologues’ (monologues are my favourite form of writing), do you have a favourite of the three or would that be like choosing between children?

– How important do you think having an agent is to a writer these days?

Jane’s website is http://www.jane-davis.co.uk which includes a link to her blog.

Part 2 questions are listed at http://wp.me/p18Ztn-ch and part 3 at http://wp.me/p18Ztn-cu.