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Write With Courage!

In less time than your commute takes we bring you a dose of danger from today's exciting writers including Scott Adams, Peter Hitchens and Nick Cohen. “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” Oscar Wilde. Your host Thor, mines for stories of previous failures, useable writing tips, and discovers how they got published to begin with! We bring the sort of Libertarian conversation, which happens when you are willing to listen and debate with writers of all political or religious persuasions and none. Might you be a writer with courage?
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Aug 25, 2016

Our guest today, Ed Latimore, is a 13 times Undefeated (13-0) Heavyweight Professional Boxer From Pittsburgh. He’s also a Chess nerd. Physicist Army National Guard. and of course… Ed is a writer! Ed comes highly recommended by Mike Cernovich, a previous guest on WWC!

Catch him on Twitter @EdLatimore

Aug 18, 2016

Today Thor ( @ThorHolt ) talks to @SpikedOnline and @Spectator writer Candice Holdsworth. Candice began her own blog and was talent spotted by Spiked via Twitter.

"The best sort of writing is clean clear prose. Simplify."

"I didn't hit my groove...until I started saying what I really thought"

"Write what you truly think. Or you'll never really connect..." 

"You write because you have to. Writing is a compulsion. Otherwise, why would you choose to do it?"

The article we mention in the podcast Clinton and May: The Hollow Women of Politics

Catch up with Candice on Twitter @CandiceCarrie 

 

Aug 11, 2016

Today's guest talking to Thor ( @thorholt ) is Mark Blyth. Writer, Professor of Political Economy at Brown University and Author of Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, & Great Transformations.

"When you write, there has to be something at risk"

Catch up with Mark on Twitter @mkblyth or visit www.markblyth.com 

Aug 9, 2016

www.thorholt.com talks to five-time Hugo Award nominee, Science Fiction Author and Publisher Vox Day talks writing, politics, his American Indian heritage and partying with Donald Trump and Henry Kissinger!

Vox writes epic fantasy as well as non-fiction about religion, philosophy, and economics. He's a professional game designer who speaks four languages and a three-time Billboard Top 40 Club Play recording artist. His books have been translated into 10 languages.

To get an introduction to his Sci-Fi Vox suggests 'A Magic Broken' available at Amazon.

Enjoy some banter with the self-titled 'Supreme Darl Lord of The Evil Legion of Evil' @VoxDay on Twitter. His publishing company is http://www.castaliahouse.com/

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organizations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480 minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. Perhaps try 'Cuckservative: How "Conservatives" Betrayed America' by Vox Day. 

Aug 4, 2016

Thor Holt ( @thorholt ) talks to Candice Malcolm. Candice is a very well-read classical liberal writer. She pens a regular column in the Toronto Sun and contributes at @TheRebelTV. Candice has just published a searing book on Canadian playboy Prime minister Justin Trudeau with, "Losing True North: Justin Trudeau's Assault on Canadian Citizenship."

"I try to write every day even if I don't publish it"

"Stay true to your values and persevere"

Connect with Candice on twitter @CandiceMalcolm or at www.candicemalcolm.com 

Jul 30, 2016

@thorholt and @writewthcourage bring you a special deep dive episode on self censorship among writers. Our first guest is Nabeel Azeez. He is Founder and blogger at ‘Becoming the Alpha Muslim”. Nabeel also writes professionally for business clients as ‪Co-Founder of Dropkick Copy… he joined us from Dubai. Our second guest is Donna Rachel. Donna is a Christian, mother, and one of the professional writer team at Breitbart in London.

Nabeel Azeez @Nabeel4reel‪ on twitter.

Donna Rachel @Donna_R_E on Twitter

 

Jul 28, 2016

John King is the author of eight novels – The Football Factory, Headhunters, England Away, Human Punk, White Trash, The Prison House and Skinheads….and his most recent title, ‘The Liberal Politics of Adolf Hitler’. 

"Write novels that deal with the world around you..."

"I'm not particularly organised, I start writing and then find a path...'

"People confront the horror of certain things and have to turn away from it..."

Find out more about John and his work at www.london-books.co.uk

Jul 21, 2016

Journalist, movie maker and now writer, Phelim McAleer who's work examines topics such as; Ferguson, Clinton's 'email issues' and the dark side of environmentalism...

"...there's nothing brave about making or writing something that all your friends agree with"

"...people don't like it when the truth doesn't match their beliefs"

Connect with him on facebook, just plug in 'Phelim McAleer' or Twitter @phelimmcaleer 

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organizations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with a FREE audio book. As I recommended to Leslee, I'd also suggest to you 'Man's Search for Meaning' by Viktor E Frankl because your life will never be the same after you've heard his experience in Nazi death camps, and his conclusion for how you live your life!

Jul 18, 2016

Martin Knight was brought up on a London council estate, left school at 15 and became a writer when he met a former football hooligan, Martin King, and wrote a book ('Hoolifan') with him. He has written many books since including 'Battersea Girl', 'Grass' and most recently, 'Justice for Joan - The Arundel Murder', a true story of an unsolved murder in Sussex. He co-owns www.London-Books.co.uk, who 'Fly the Flag for Free Thinking Literature'  

He recommends 'A Man Of His Time' by Alan Sillitoe and credits Alan with these wise words, "Ignore what anyone else thinks...writing isn't about earning a living, it's something you have to do if you're that way inclined"

"To be honest, I don't have a structure, I write as and when it grabs me..."

Connect with him on Twitter (some good twitter banter!) @MartinKnight_  

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organizations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480 minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book.

 

 

Jul 16, 2016

Thor Holt talks to Peter Tatchell. Peter has attempted multiple times to arrest Robert Mugabe for human rights abuses, has scrapped with neo-nazis in Russia while campaigning for Gay Rights, survived an attempt to kill him at his home in London… he actively stands up for free speech (“free speech trumps offensiveness”) over at http://www.petertatchell.net and he’s found time to write some books over the years… which is great because it gave us an excuse to get him on the show!

"I love other people, I love freedom, I love justice..."

Catch his latest campaigns and thoughts on Twitter @PeterTatchell 

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organizations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480 minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. 

Jul 14, 2016

Kuwaiti-born writer Saleem Haddad was educated in Jordan, Canada, and the United Kingdom and talks to Thor about writing, life and his debut novel Guapa (2016) 

Guapa received widespread acclaim, with The New Yorker calling it a "vibrant, wrenching début novel".

Haddad says, "I knew I needed to tell the truth... but what will people say? Will I be misunderstood or vulnerable?"

Connect with Saleem on twitter @sysh or on facebook.

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organizations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with a FREE audio book. 

Jul 11, 2016

Thor Holt ( @thorholt) from www.thorholt.com talks #writing and media hoax take-downs with Mike Cernovich of www.dangerandplay.com catch his hot hoax busting, and heated banter @cernovich on Twitter.  

"Throw fire or what is the point?!" "write every day for as long as you can afford"

"If I'm gonna say what everyone else is saying why even bother writing - I like it hot! 

"...Don't just ask 'why isn't there a that?' I say, go create 'that'!

You'll find Mike's book 'Gorilla Mindset' on Audible. Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage  right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. 

 

Jul 7, 2016

Thor of www.thorholt.com talks to Popular fiction author Johnny B Truant. Johnny is co-host of the top-rated Self Publishing Podcast, co-author of the #1 Marketing bestseller “Write. Publish. Repeat: The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success”. He also Hosts ‪http://SelfPublishingPodcast.com ‪ and the http://BetterOffUndeadShow.com 

…He once wrote a novel live in 30 days which was a record-setting Kickstarter project! 

"...got to be tough, you gotta role with it!"  

"The harder I work...the more opportunities I get."

 say hello to Johnny on Twitter @JohnnyBTruant and tell him Thor from Write With Courage sent you.

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organizations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480 minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. Perhaps try 'Invasion' Book 1 by Johnny and co-author 

Jul 1, 2016

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Abdellah Taïa is a Moroccan writer and filmmaker He has published eight novels in French…. Some now translated into English…

'...writing should be really dangerous. Put your skin, your blood, your whole soul into your writing!'

'...by deciding to write to someone, you are already transforming something.'

Taïa became the first openly gay Arab writer in 2006. His first movie, Salvation Army, gave Arab cinema it's first gay protagonist… connect with him on Facebook by putting 'Abdellah Taïa' into FB search box or email him abdellahtaia@gmail.com 

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organizations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480 minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. 

 

 

Jun 28, 2016

www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast/ speaks with writer James Delingpole - a classical liberal on a 'holy mission'! James writes novels, as well as for The Spectator, Daily Mail and Breitbart Network. 

"When I sit down to write, I want more than anything to entertain the reader, and to provoke a response."

"Want to be a writer? Don't give up your day job, because you're probably not J.K. Rowling!"

'Not everything is shit..." "...the EU and Brexit was our battle of Salamis, and free men fight better than serfs!"

Catch James on Twitter @JamesDelingpole and tell him Write With Courage sent you or go to www.facebook.com/james-delingpole/  

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage/  right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. Perhaps try Jame's novel Coward on the Beach 

 

 

Jun 24, 2016

www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast/ Scott Adams introduced Carmen Simon to me because she helped him sell a whole lot of books...so we just had to get her on the show for you. We cover sensible stuff on planting memories or ideas and... er texting while having sex!

"People remember so little of what you write, and much of that is random."  Dr Simon tells you how to change this, and talks about how to create more memorable writing.

Connect with her on Twitter @areyoumemorable  

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organizations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480 minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. Perhaps try the book Carmen said was her pick of the last year 'The White Tiger' by Aravind Adiga. 

Jun 16, 2016

"Keep it pacey, keep it moving, don't let the reader off the hook!" DC Alden.

Ex-Soldier, Cop and now Author Darrell Alden, Writer of sharp-edged page turning books; 'Invasion' (get Invasion at Amazon for free now) 'The Horse at The Gates 'and The Angola Deception' talks writing, publishing, and mighty themes with Thor (@thorholt).

Connect with Darrell on twitter @DCAlden or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DCAlden/ tell him Thor from Write With Courage sent you!

Check out his 'Band of Brothers' Video on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zeV3IvSI5o 

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organisations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480 minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. Perhaps try Darrell's recommendation of the best book he's read in the last year 'Wool' by Hugh Howie. 

Jun 14, 2016

www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast/ Record-breaking long distance cyclist, adventurer, documentary maker and author Mark Beaumont (@MrMarkBeaumont) talks to Thor Holt (@thorholt) about writing, and not ending up as bacon! 

"...approach writing like an expedition. Stage by stage..."

"...write early and write late!" no excuses, you can fit it in even with a job and family.

Find out more about, 'Africa Solo:My World Record Race from Cairo to Cape Town', 'The Man Who Cycled The World' and 'The Man Who Cycled The Americas'.  visit Mark's author page at Amazon  

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organizations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480 minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage  right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with a FREE audio book. I'd suggest 'Man's Search for Meaning' by the incredible Viktor E Frankl because your life will never be the same after you've heard his experience in Nazi death camps and his conclusion for how you live your life!

Jun 11, 2016

The EnerPres® Persuasive Email Audio mentioned in this episode.

Jun 9, 2016

www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast/ ADULT LANGUAGE WARNING. Simon & Schuster Published Author, Co-Founder of VICE Magazine Gavin McInnes talks writing advice and censorship with Thor (@thorholt)

"Write before your deadline. And it should sit in your gullet for 24 hours... Let it ruminate!"

"...whiskey gives it balls, pot makes it funny, coffee cuts the excess off!"

"...write a letter to your brother, then take out the in-jokes" 

"...the days of having a publisher are over!"

Let Gavin know what you think of his writing ideas and his politics on Twitter @gavin_mcinnes and tell him Thor from Write With Courage sent you.

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organizations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480 minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. Perhaps try 'The Death of Cool: From Teenage Rebellion to the Hangover of Adulthood' by Gavin McInnes. 

Jun 6, 2016

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Stephen Fry said, “Michael Coren’s Epiphany is a wonderfully revealing read – an epiphany in itself. I urge anyone interested in the conjunction of faith and free-thought to read this engrossing and fascinating book.”

While a conservative Roman Catholic blog, in gentle contrast said, 'Michael Coren Complicit in Destruction of Souls Who Practice Homosexuality, Pt 1'

Michael is the (Random House published) best-selling author of fourteen books, including biographies of G.K. Chesterton, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

Check out Michael's latest book 'Epiphany: A Christian's Change of Heart & Mind over Same-Sex Marriage'

Connect with him @michaelcoren on Twitter.and say @thorholt of @WriteWthCourage sent you.

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organizations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible.

Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480 minutes) or more research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. I'd suggest, 'Man's Search For Meaning' by Viktor E Frankl, because it is a terrific and life altering book! 

 

Jun 3, 2016

Thor Holt www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast/ talks to BAFTA award-winning Human Rights Activist, Producer/Director/Writer Leslee Udwin talks pity for the World and big dreams... 

"Don't ever ask 'who's going to let me write this?' Say, 'Who's going to stop me?!"

"Engage with a World that's broken - fly at 30,000 feet, above the critics."

 Please check out her 'Think Equal' initiative and on Twitter @lesleeudwin 

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organisations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with a FREE audio book. As I recommended to Leslee, I'd also suggest to you 'Man's Search for Meaning' by Viktor E Frankl because your life will never be the same after you've heard his experience in Nazi death camps, and his conclusion for how you live your life! 

Jun 3, 2016

Hear Thor Holt www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast/  in conversation with writer and journalist Peter Hitchens. Peter is not afraid to write his truth even if that means some sharp edges. Topics included quotes and advice for writers, drugs, porridge, and Peter's run in with Moscow Police while living in Russia! 

Peter Hitchens won the Orwell Prize for political journalism in 2010. One of the Orwell Prize judges, Peter Kellner, described Hitchens's writing as being "as firm, polished and potentially lethal as a Guardsman's boot." Both Peter and his Brother Christopher certainly had the capacity to grow into compelling writers and communicators. 

Say hello to Peter on Twitter @clarkemicah (yes, that really is his twitter handle) and make sure to tell him Write With Courage sent you!

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organisations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480 minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin etc. all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage  right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with your FREE audio book. I'd suggest Peter Hitchens 'The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana' or better yet, 'The War We Never Fought: The British Establishment's Surrender to Drugs' because the powers that be detested this book!

Jun 3, 2016

Thor Holt from www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast/ @writewthcourage talks to Cartoonist creator of Dilbert and Author of 15 books, Scott Adams: topics: life, writing, persuasion and Donald Trump 

"I focus on persuasion. Only one candidate is good at it. I can't change that."

Enjoy more of Scott's wisdom on Trump - connect with him on twitter @scottadamssays and tell him Thor Holt from Write With Courage sent you!

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organisations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480 minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage  right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. Perhaps try 'God's Debris: A Thought Experiment' by Scott Adams. Publishers Summary: God's Debris can be a mind altering experience. Fair Warning: Because of the hypnotic writing style, readers tend to have strong reactions to the work.

Jun 3, 2016

Thor from www.Thorholt.com/writer-podcast talks to prolific journalist and writer Nick Cohen. Nick has simple to implement tips for new writers, and a clear 'beer warning' to those wishing to take up journalism...

Was Christopher Hitchen's correct in what he said of Nick Cohen and his book, 'Whats Left? How The Left Lost Its Way'

‘Exceptional and necessary…Do not feel you have to be a leftist or liberal to read it, because it engages with an argument that it crucial for all of us, and for our time.’ Christopher Hitchens, Sunday Times

Catch Nick on twitter @nickcohen4 and tell him Thor Holt from Write With Courage sent you!

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organisations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480 minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. I'd suggest 'Hitch-22: A Memoir' read by the Christopher Hitchen's the author and a friend of Nick Cohen's. 

 

 

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