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  • Part 1: Daniel Fryer, author of The Four Thoughts That F*ck You Up, & John Williams, the author of Screw Work Let’s Play & Screw Work Break Free, reveal all about self help books to presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan. Daniel Fryer is also a former journalist & specialist practitioner of rational-emotive behaviour therapy. He used to growl a lot & immerse himself in Bingo. John Williams talks about the Ideas Lab & applying his self help skills to dating & relationships. (How well did that work out? Have a listen...) We’ll also be discussing he challenges of having a swear word in your book title - so this episode includes words like “fuck”. Sorry, we couldn’t really avoid it. If that makes you cross, you may console yourself with the information that book titles which include swear words are more difficult to search for on Amazon. **** Also in this episode, we visit the delightful & welcoming Book House in Thame & owner Brian Pattinson. It’s a joyful place. The owner is from Newby. And he gave Paul a free book - the utterly wonderful The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne. You should read it immediately & sigh & laugh. But mainly laugh. Also, order your copy from The Book House in Thame.
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Part 1: Daniel Fryer, author of The Four Thoughts That F*ck You Up, & John Williams, the author of Screw Work Let’s Play & Screw Work Break Free, reveal all about self help books to presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan. Daniel Fryer is also a former journalist & specialist practitioner of rational-emotive behaviour therapy. He used to growl a lot & immerse himself in Bingo. John Williams talks about the Ideas Lab & applying his self help skills to dating & relationships. (How well did that work out? Have a listen...) We’ll also be discussing he challenges of having a swear word in your book title - so this episode includes words like “fuck”. Sorry, we couldn’t really avoid it. If that makes you cross, you may console yourself with the information that book titles which include swear words are more difficult to search for on Amazon. **** Also in this episode, we visit the delightful & welcoming Book House in Thame & owner Brian Pattinson. It’s a joyful place. The owner is from Newby. And he gave Paul a free book - the utterly wonderful The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne. You should read it immediately & sigh & laugh. But mainly laugh. Also, order your copy from The Book House in Thame.
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

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  • Part 1: Daniel Fryer, author of The Four Thoughts That F*ck You Up, & John Williams, the author of Screw Work Let’s Play & Screw Work Break Free, reveal all about self help books to presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan. Daniel Fryer is also a former journalist & specialist practitioner of rational-emotive behaviour therapy. He used to growl a lot & immerse himself in Bingo. John Williams talks about the Ideas Lab & applying his self help skills to dating & relationships. (How well did that work out? Have a listen...) We’ll also be discussing he challenges of having a swear word in your book title - so this episode includes words like “fuck”. Sorry, we couldn’t really avoid it. If that makes you cross, you may console yourself with the information that book titles which include swear words are more difficult to search for on Amazon. **** Also in this episode, we visit the delightful & welcoming Book House in Thame & owner Brian Pattinson. It’s a joyful place. The owner is from Newby. And he gave Paul a free book - the utterly wonderful The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne. You should read it immediately & sigh & laugh. But mainly laugh. Also, order your copy from The Book House in Thame.
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Part 1: Serena Patel, author of Anisha Accidental Detective tells presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan about writing for children. She also reads from her debut book & talks about her childhood experiences of being bullied, racism & homelessness. And the detective books she read as a child. And the inspirational British Asians she looked up to. And we also go behind the scenes of children’s book promotion with freelancer Fritha Lindqvist who helped Cressida Cowell train her dragon. Plus we visit the beautiful Daunts Bookshop on Marylebone High Street, London to meet bookseller Rose Cole & book lovers from the USA.
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Part 2: Serena Patel, author of Anisha Accidental Detective tells presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan about writing for children. She also reads from her debut book & talks about her childhood experiences of being bullied, racism & homelessness. And the detective books she read as a child. And the inspirational British Asians she looked up to. And we also go behind the scenes of children’s book promotion with freelancer Fritha Lindqvist who helped Cressida Cowell train her dragon. Plus we visit the beautiful Daunts Bookshop on Marylebone High Street, London to meet bookseller Rose Cole & book lovers from the USA.
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Part 3: Serena Patel, author of Anisha Accidental Detective tells presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan about writing for children. She also reads from her debut book & talks about her childhood experiences of being bullied, racism & homelessness. And the detective books she read as a child. And the inspirational British Asians she looked up to. And we also go behind the scenes of children’s book promotion with freelancer Fritha Lindqvist who helped Cressida Cowell train her dragon. Plus we visit the beautiful Daunts Bookshop on Marylebone High Street, London to meet bookseller Rose Cole & book lovers from the USA.
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Comics writer, drawer & editor David Leach of Titan Comics & creator of Psycho Gran talks to presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan about the comic strips he’s been involved with Including Henry’s Cat, Spiderman, Dan Dare, Ren and Stimpy, Toxic Avengers, Dinner Ladies from Hell, Oink comic, Rugrats, Beavis and Butthead & many more. David shares his influences, heroes, secrets & top tips. We meet him inside the studio, crammed with books, comics, graphic novels, figurines & his drawing board, where he also served the innovative dishes that won him TV’s Come Dine With Me. You’re no doubt wondering if David has a favourite pencil? Deep not-at-all-stupid questions like that are finally answered. We also hear from the editor IN CHIEF of Tripwire magazine Joel Meadows. And we begin our series of bookshop visits - this time we celebrate the very small, cute & friendly Little Bookshop in Cookham.
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Comics writer, drawer & editor David Leach of Titan Comics & creator of Psycho Gran talks to presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan about the comic strips he’s been involved with Including Henry’s Cat, Spiderman, Dan Dare, Ren and Stimpy, Toxic Avengers, Dinner Ladies from Hell, Oink comic, Rugrats, Beavis and Butthead & many more. David shares his influences, heroes, secrets & top tips. We meet him inside the studio, crammed with books, comics, graphic novels, figurines & his drawing board, where he also served the innovative dishes that won him TV’s Come Dine With Me. You’re no doubt wondering if David has a favourite pencil? Deep not-at-all-stupid questions like that are finally answered. We also hear from the editor IN CHIEF of Tripwire magazine Joel Meadows. And we begin our series of bookshop visits - this time we celebrate the very small, cute & friendly Little Bookshop in Cookham.
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Comics writer, drawer & editor David Leach of Titan Comics & creator of Psycho Gran talks to presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan about the comic strips he’s been involved with Including Henry’s Cat, Spiderman, Dan Dare, Ren and Stimpy, Toxic Avengers, Dinner Ladies from Hell, Oink comic, Rugrats, Beavis and Butthead & many more. David shares his influences, heroes, secrets & top tips. We meet him inside the studio, crammed with books, comics, graphic novels, figurines & his drawing board, where he also served the innovative dishes that won him TV’s Come Dine With Me. You’re no doubt wondering if David has a favourite pencil? Deep not-at-all-stupid questions like that are finally answered. We also hear from the editor IN CHIEF of Tripwire magazine Joel Meadows. And we begin our series of bookshop visits - this time we celebrate the very small, cute & friendly Little Bookshop in Cookham.
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Spoken word poet Isi the Scribe wows presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan with his 24 hour bespoke poetry challenge, tales of London Zoo, poetry performances, critiques of listeners poetry & insight why Britain’s live poetry scene is blacker than much of the rest of the public arts scene. He also laughs a lot. And welcomes fellow poets Vansh, Neil & Patrick to the podcast. Thanks also to everyone who suggested words & phrases for the poetry challenge. Some of them were soooo nastily awkward, you rotters! But Isi triumphs!
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Spoken word poet Isi the Scribe wows presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan with his 24 hour bespoke poetry challenge, tales of London Zoo, poetry performances, critiques of listeners poetry & insight why Britain’s live poetry scene is blacker than much of the rest of the public arts scene. He also laughs a lot. And welcomes fellow poets Vansh, Neil & Patrick to the podcast. Thanks also to everyone who suggested words & phrases for the poetry challenge. Some of them were soooo nastily awkward, you rotters! But Isi triumphs!
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Spoken word poet Isi the Scribe wows presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan with his 24 hour bespoke poetry challenge, tales of London Zoo, poetry performances, critiques of listeners poetry & insight why Britain’s live poetry scene is blacker than much of the rest of the public arts scene. He also laughs a lot. And welcomes fellow poets Vansh, Neil & Patrick to the podcast. Thanks also to everyone who suggested words & phrases for the poetry challenge. Some of them were soooo nastily awkward, you rotters! But Isi triumphs!
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Award-winning comedy writer Joel Morris reveals to presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan how he writes funny - (contains swearing) - the script for the Paddington films; the adult Ladybird books (with Jason Hazeley) like The Hangover, The Husband & The Hipster; the Rule of Three podcast which analyses comedy; co-writer of Philomena Cunk and Radio 4's 'Addendum' and Viz comic and the Framley Examiner. And he’s also a musician with a wheen of albums under his belt. Gah! He does everything, the talented so-and-so. He even has branded Great Big Owl podcast company trays. Much harder for visitors to pocket than branded mugs. This episode is in 3 parts. If you start on part 1, it should flow seamlessly along for your listening delight. We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers, poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches, scripts, fiction and non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com - which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word. We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes, we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear from you - your thoughts, ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Award-winning comedy writer Joel Morris reveals to presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan how he writes funny - (contains swearing) - the script for the Paddington films; the adult Ladybird books (with Jason Hazeley) like The Hangover, The Husband & The Hipster; the Rule of Three podcast which analyses comedy; co-writer of Philomena Cunk and Radio 4's 'Addendum' and Viz comic and the Framley Examiner. And he’s also a musician with a wheen of albums under his belt. Gah! He does everything, the talented so-and-so. He even has branded Great Big Owl podcast company trays. Much harder for visitors to pocket than branded mugs. This episode is in 3 parts. If you start on part 1, it should flow seamlessly along for your listening delight. We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers, poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches, scripts, fiction and non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com - which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word. We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes, we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear from you - your thoughts, ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Award-winning comedy writer Joel Morris reveals to presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan how he writes funny - (contains swearing) - the script for the Paddington films; the adult Ladybird books (with Jason Hazeley) like The Hangover, The Husband & The Hipster; the Rule of Three podcast which analyses comedy; co-writer of Philomena Cunk and Radio 4's 'Addendum' and Viz comic and the Framley Examiner. And he’s also a musician with a wheen of albums under his belt. Gah! He does everything, the talented so-and-so. He even has branded Great Big Owl podcast company trays. Much harder for visitors to pocket than branded mugs. This episode is in 3 parts. If you start on part 1, it should flow seamlessly along for your listening delight. We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers, poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches, scripts, fiction and non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com - which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word. We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes, we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear from you - your thoughts, ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Bestselling author Peter May speaks to presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan over 3 parts in this edition of We’d Like A Word. It’s an experiment to see if it’s easier for you to listen to 3 separate parts around 20 mins, rather than a single hour long podcast. Please let us know if it’s easier/harder/no different/gecko. Peter May is the author of many award-winning thrillers, including the Lewis trilogy & his China series. He’s also been a journalist and written oodles of TV scripts. He’s sold millions of books and lives between southern France and Spain. We are NOT jealous! He’s been hired as a private detective by two giant geckos. No, really. Listen & learn! And he ran away with a band in his teens. In this podcast he talks about creating a sense of place in A Silent Death set in Spain & Gibraltar, weaving in humour & also about a character who has Usher Syndrome - ie is deaf/blind. (By the way, you can find out more about Usher Syndrome at the Sense charity website www.sense.org.uk )
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Bestselling author Peter May speaks to presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan over 3 parts in this edition of We’d Like A Word. It’s an experiment to see if it’s easier for you to listen to 3 separate parts around 20 mins, rather than a single hour long podcast. Please let us know if it’s easier/harder/no different/gecko. Peter May is the author of many award-winning thrillers, including the Lewis trilogy & his China series. He’s also been a journalist and written oodles of TV scripts. He’s sold millions of books and lives between southern France and Spain. We are NOT jealous! He’s been hired as a private detective by two giant geckos. No, really. Listen & learn! And he ran away with a band in his teens. In this podcast he talks about creating a sense of place in A Silent Death set in Spain & Gibraltar, weaving in humour & also about a character who has Usher Syndrome - ie is deaf/blind. (By the way, you can find out more about Usher Syndrome at the Sense charity website www.sense.org.uk )
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Bestselling author Peter May speaks to presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan over 3 parts in this edition of We’d Like A Word. It’s an experiment to see if it’s easier for you to listen to 3 separate parts around 20 mins, rather than a single hour long podcast. Please let us know if it’s easier/harder/no different/gecko. Peter May is the author of many award-winning thrillers, including the Lewis trilogy & his China series. He’s also been a journalist and written oodles of TV scripts. He’s sold millions of books and lives between southern France and Spain. We are NOT jealous! He’s been hired as a private detective by two giant geckos. No, really. Listen & learn! And he ran away with a band in his teens. In this podcast he talks about creating a sense of place in A Silent Death set in Spain & Gibraltar, weaving in humour & also about a character who has Usher Syndrome - ie is deaf/blind. (By the way, you can find out more about Usher Syndrome at the Sense charity website www.sense.org.uk )
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Cole Moreton plays, sings, writes & talks about his new book & album The Light Keeper. The award-winning newspaper interviewer tells We’d Like A Word presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan about how he combines fiction & music. We also hear from Cole about writing convincing (& let’s face it, hot) female characters, the landscapes of the English South Downs & Beachy Head, the heroic efforts of the Beachy Head Chaplains who help people in despair on the cliffs, Cole’s late night encounter with Scarlett Johansson, His terrifying brush with The Krays, meeting Nelson Mandela & his most inspiring & most annoying interviewees (one for Peter Mandelson fans - but into which category does he fall?). We also hear about the players, singers & writers of Cole’s band The Lightkeepers.
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

  • Alec Marsh, author of Rule Britannia & the arriving someday Enemy of the Raj - and - Eoin McNamee, author of The Blue Tango & many others, talk to presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan about writing fiction set in the past which works for the present. Alec Marsh also edits Spears magazine for hugely rich people. Eoin McNamee is also the author of Resurrection Man, The Ultras, 12:33, Orchid Blue, Blue is the Night, The Navigator trilogy for children, the script for films I Want You & Resurrection Man. Phew! He’s busy. He lives in Sligo in the west of Ireland. And did we mention that his book The Blue Tango is one of presenter Paul’s favourites? We also discuss choosing names for characters, surveillance, claustrophobia, Buchanesque adventures, book blurbs that give too much away & the responsibility to real people & story on which authors base their stories.
    We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is wedlikeaword@gmail.com - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books.