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The Bestseller Experiment

Join author and screenwriter Mark Stay with coach and entrepreneur Mark Desvaux, as they discover the secrets to writing a bestseller and challenge themselves and you to write, market and self-published a bestselling book in just one year. Each week, they are guided by and interview million-selling, chart-topping authors, publishers on the inside, editors, agents, social media specialists, and many more big names who play a part in the bestseller process. From the writing to marketing, plotting to publishing, learn the secrets to help you write your way to the top of the charts.
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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 28, 2017

Katherine May is an award-winning writer, blogger and the programme director of creative writing at Canterbury, Christ Church University. She is an extraordinary talent, makes a mean gin cocktail, and has an incredible series of books coming in the next year…

In this episode you will discover:

- The pros and cons of writing under a pseudonym
- The importance of celebrating milestones
- Top tips for tackling procrastination
- And how a nice, long walk can not only improve your writing, but change your life

Get your free ebook with advice and tips from million-selling authors at: http://www.bestsellerexperiment.com

Jul 15, 2017

Martina Cole is the undisputed queen of British crime fiction. She’s sold over 14 million books and her novels regularly top the Sunday Times bestsellers. She’s come a long way from being told ‘Women don’t write these kinds of books.’ We were delighted to speak on the eve of publication of her new paperback Betrayal.

In this episode you will discover:

- How writing for yourself and not an audience can help you break out
- Why you should think twice about burning your old manuscripts
- Why it’s okay to steer away from your outline
- And a top tip for editing!

Get your free ebook with advice and tips from million-selling authors at: http://www.bestsellerexperiment.com

Jul 13, 2017

Jennifer Niven is a phenomenally successful YA novelist. All The Bright Places was a Goodreads Choice Award winner and is now being adapted for film starring Elle Fanning. We spoke to Jennifer not long after her tour of Australia and New Zealand…

In this episode you will discover:

- How bravery and honesty can only improve your writing
- How your characters can teach you about the story
- How to storyboard your book with a music mood board
- And a great solution for parents trying to write with kids running around the house!

Get your free ebook with advice and tips from million-selling authors at: http://www.bestsellerexperiment.com

Jul 6, 2017

We’ve done it, we’ve finished our first draft! After months of writing — and that outline — we discuss what it means to reach this milestone, and what we can expect from the next draft, and we reveal more about our novel… including its working title!

In this episode you will discover:

- Why it’s okay for your first draft to be imperfect
- The importance of a deadline
- Rewrite techniques
- And we have a special request for our listeners

Get your free ebook with advice and tips from million-selling authors at: http://www.bestsellerexperiment.com

Jul 3, 2017

Deon is a bestselling thriller writer from South Africa whose books have been translated into 20 languages, but with his latest book Fever. he has written a post-apocalyptic epic with a big heart..

In this episode you will discover:

- Why struggle is a positive not a negative
- Why genre shouldn’t matter when you’re writing
- Why finishing your first draft is so important
- And why your brother telling you you’re rubbish should not hold you back from success!

Get your free ebook with advice and tips from million-selling authors at: http://www.bestsellerexperiment.com

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