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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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Jan 23, 2017

Today's www.ThorHolt.com Write With Courage guest is Claire Fox @fox_claire

Claire is a regular panellist on the BBC's Moral Maze and wrote the book, I Find That Offensive (2016) Claire is director of the Institute of Ideas, founded in 2000 to provide a forum committed to robust public debate in which ideas can be interrogated, argued for and fought over.  The institute of Ideas challenges knee-jerk orthodoxies and ensures new generations look behind headlines and avoid over-simplistic conclusions on difficult topics.

To this end, http://www.instituteofideas.com organise a range of high-profile public events http://www.battleofideas.org.uk 

On writing - It was the sucker punch...recognising that writing was able to completely devastate you, but, brilliantly, make you understand the World in a completely different way.

On herself - I'm not a natural writer, and partly that's because of vanity!

On writing versus public speaking - Writing is a far more difficult discipline than speaking because you get pinned down...

On identity politics - I really hate that attempt, particularly in literature, to categorise people through their politics, rather than through great writing.

Profound life advice - The greatest regret is to not say what you believe. 

 

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