Megan Bradbury shares great advice to help you build your writing routine, and remove mental, physical and temporal blocks to get you writing.
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In this episode, we speak to novelist and NCW tutor Megan Bradbury, who gives us a wealth of great advice to help you build your writing routine. We cover a lot of ground in this discussion, the focus of which is removing mental, physical and even temporal blocks to get you writing – from tackling your own avoidance excuses to noise-cancelling headphones.
Many of you will already know Megan from the podcast, and it was a pleasure to welcome her back. Megan is a long-time friend of the National Centre for Writing having won a place on Escalator – our talent development programme. She now tutors our Develop Your Fiction course starting in February 2024.
Megan Bradbury is a novelist based in Norwich. Her first novel, Everyone is Watching, was published by Picador in 2016. The book was longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize and Not the Booker Prize, was chosen as one of the Guardian’s Best Books of 2016. It was also translated into three languages. Bradbury’s short fiction has been published in Ambit, The Mechanics’ Institute Review and Pen & Inc Press, and she has written for The Irish Times and the Eastern Daily Press. She is also an experienced artistic collaborator and has worked on commissioned projects with acclaimed artists from across the world. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and she has been the recipient of a Charles Pick Fellowship, an Escalator Award, two writing awards from Arts Council England and one from the Authors’ Foundation.