Author Archives: Jules Horne

Writing for the Ear and the Rise of Audiobooks

As a writer with a background in radio, I’m really excited by the rise of audiobooks. The market is growing in double digits each year, and publishers are commissioning audio original fiction. More and more people are listening to books, … Continue reading

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Crossing art forms – dramatic techniques and fiction writing

One especially rewarding aspect of the Open University MA course in Creative Writing is the chance to make a sideways swerve into another writing form. So, for example, poets can try their hands at fiction for a term, and non-fiction … Continue reading

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Writing for Site-Specific Theatre

I’d always wanted to collaborate on a site-specific piece, and when Nutshell’s director Kate Nelson asked me to write a play for her allotment for the Edinburgh Fringe, I jumped. Partly in excitement, partly in terror. Terror because we’d be … Continue reading

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All-Action Radio Road Movie

The story of Kirkpatrick Macmillan, the inventor of the pedal cycle, is well known in Dumfriesshire, but he doesn’t seem to get due credit elsewhere. Time, I thought, to put the record straight, and give him his own radio play.  … Continue reading

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