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    Miguel Cullen

    In episode 50, we speak to poet Miguel Cullen, whose work has involved integrating sound chips and video-screens into bound collections, raising some interesting blends of form.

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    Sam Byers

    This month we talk to Sam Byers, author of Idiopathy, Perfidious Albion and Come Join Our Disease. We talk about the difficulty in thinking ideas through without writing them down and the pressure for ideas to eventually be written. Writing a journal alongside writing a novel...

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    Jenn Ashworth

    Our guest for episode 45 is Jenn Ashworth and we talk online writing groups, how to trick yourself into writing, drowning in post-it notes and stopping in a good place, amongst other topics

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    Rebecca Watson

    In episode 43, we're joined by Rebecca Watson, novelist and arts writer. Rebecca's debut novel, Little Scratch, grew from a short story that was shortlisted for the White Review short story prize and our chat took us through: expanding a short story into a novel. Investigating how writing can replicate the immediacy of thought. Playing with fiction and reality, and much more.

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    Shiromi Pinto

    In episode 22, we speak to Shiromi Pinto, the author of ‘Plastic Emotions’ (2019, Influx Press) and ‘Trussed’ (2006, Serpent’s Tail). You can order Plastic Emotions here. We spoke to Shiromi about her use of real letters to produce fiction; what she does with her writing offcuts; how far 500 words a day can get you; and losing faith, spiking a project, and then finding the courage to pick it up again to drag it all the way to publication. Shiromi is on Twitter @blimundaseyes As are we: @UnsoundMethods – @JaimieBatchan – @LochlanBloom Jaimie’s Instagram is: @jaimie_batchan Thanks for listening, please like, subscribe and rate Unsound Methods wherever you get your podcasts.

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    Samuel Fisher

    In episode 19 we speak to novelist, bookseller and publisher Samuel Fisher.  Sam’s debut ‘the Chameleon’ was published by Salt in 2018. You can buy the Chameleon here: Salt – the Chameleon As we mention at the beginning, there were some technical issues with the sound on one of the microphones in this episode – apologies, but it should sound ok if you’re listening on earphones/headphones. You can follow Sam on Twitter: @fishersamuk To find out more about the podcast, follow us on twitter @UnsoundMethodsor go to unsoundmethods.co.uk If you enjoy listening do add a review on iTunes.

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    Marc Nash

    In episode 18, we speak to Marc Nash, most recently author of ‘Three Dreams in the Key of G’, published by Dead Ink in 2018. Marc joined us in London to discuss choosing the playlist to write to, intense bursts of writing during the summer holidays, using the editing process to add material rather than remove, playing through language, writing across gender and plenty more. You can follow Marc @21stCScribe on Twitter If you enjoy listening do add a review on iTunes. Find us on twitter @UnsoundMethods

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    Eimear McBride

    In episode 28, we were delighted to be joined for a second time by Eimear McBride. Having chatted briefly at the Institut Français, Eimear was kind enough to come to the studio for a more extended chat to discuss her process, experimental fiction and the role of the novel in modern life.

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    Tom Lee

    This month we speak to Tom Lee award-winning short fiction writer and author of The Alarming Palsy of James Orr. We talk about Tom’s approach to writing and how he finds new ideas, the impact of ill-health on his writing as well as the difficulties in moving from short stories to longer form fiction. Tom’s work has appeared in The Sunday Times, Esquire and Prospect in the UK, The Dublin Review in Ireland and in Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope All Story in the United States, among others. In 2012 he was shortlisted for The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, the largest prize for a single short story…