Rebecca Higgie talks to children’s fantasy writer HM Waugh about world-building, NaNoWriMo and balancing kids and creativity
In this packed podcast episode, HM Waugh and Rebecca Higgie discuss Waugh’s new book, The Lost Stone of SkyCity. This is the perfect podcast to launch at the beginning of NaNoWriMo.
Not only did National Novel Writing Month help HM get her manuscript down on paper, but she continues to use her version of it to spur her writing on throughout the year. In this interview, she shares how this has been particularly important to her as she balances creative life with procreative life as a mum.
In this episode, HM and Rebecca also help Fremantle Press launch three new podcast segments, which we know will appeal to aspiring writers and avid readers alike. We ask HM to share her latest read: the ‘pants-wettingly’ hilarious Toffle Towers by Tim Harris and James Foley. We also put her through a gruelling Fremantle Press Pop Quiz on a topic that’s close to her hooves. Then, in our new Phone a Friend segment, Fremantle Press CEO Jane Fraser joins the podcast to give new and emerging authors the lowdown on all things foreign rights.
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Music: ‘Letter to a Daughter of St George’, from the Meat Lunch EP: Songs from Floaters. Written by Alan Fyfe. Performed by Trevor Bentley (guitar and vocals – @trevormb) and Chris Parkinson (harmonica). Produced by Blake Carnaby of Nuglife studios with impresario work by Benjamin P. Newton.
Mastered and edited by: Aidan d’Adhemar
Producer: Claire Miller