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How to make your ideas sing

The Nine Dots Prize has created a series of podcasts for those interesting in applying for the Prize, or anyone trying to improve their writing.

This episode looks at something every writer wants to achieve - how to make your ideas inspire and enthrall the reader.

In this episode we hear from: Professor Devi Sridhar (public health expert and author), Dr Mya-Rose Craig (ornithologist and campaigner) and Professor David Runciman (academic and journalist).
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The importance of diverse voices

The Nine Dots Prize has created a series of podcasts giving tips and advice to those thinking of submitting an answer to our question, ‘Is there still no place like home?’

Our second podcast looks at the importance of diversity and why the Nine Dots Prize wants to encourage answers from a broad range of people. We also want to dispel any myths surrounding why someone might feel that this Prize is not for them and to ensure that people from all backgrounds feel confident about submitting an answer. To inspire entrants, we have gathered together three prominent people from minority backgrounds and asked them to share their personal experiences.
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Using small details to build a bigger picture

The Nine Dots Prize has created a podcast to help those who are considering applying for the Prize, giving tips, advice and insight into what the Board is looking for in a winning entry.

This podcast looks at how to use detail, whether it is characters, statistics or personal experience, to interest your readers. But at the same time ensure that you keep sight of the larger context or theme in which your ideas fit.

In this episode we talk to: Petina Gappah, writer and lawyer and Nine Dots Board member; Tim Harford, economist and broadcaster; and Helen Lewis, writer and journalist.
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Lessons in Persuasion

The Nine Dots Prize has created a podcast to help those who are considering applying for the Prize, giving tips, advice and insight into what the Board is looking for in a winning entry.

This episode looks at how writers seek to persuade their readers that their subject is a worthy one and that their ideas and solutions are valuable.

In this episode we talk to: Eva Wolfangel, science journalist and Nine Dots Prize Board member; Philip Collins, journalist and political speechwriter; and Onjali Rauf, campaigner and children's writer.
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Where can you find inspiration?

The Nine Dots Prize has created a podcast to help those who are considering applying for the Prize, giving tips, advice and insight into what the Board is looking for in a winning entry.

This episode will be exploring one of the key challenges in any piece of writing - inspiration; how to get creative ideas and how to get these down on paper.

In this episode we talk to: Stella Duffy, writer and psychotherapist; Helen Czerski, physicist and broadcaster, and Urvashi Butalia, publisher, writer and Nine Dots Board member.