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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: November, 2016
Nov 28, 2016

Robin is the author of the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries books, a middle grade series following schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong in a 1930s English boarding school, but Robin started out on her bestselling adventure with NaNoWriMo.

In this episode you will discover…
  • How to get through that first draft and accept that all first drafts are horrible.
  • How you can take that first draft and make it awesome.
  • The importance of an elevator pitch.
  • The thing that happens to all first drafts at 33,000 words!
  • How to use word count to structure your writing day.
  • How to use Pinterest for your research.

 

Nov 21, 2016

Joe Abercrombie burst onto the fantasy scene in 2003 with his debut The Blade Itself. His books have climbed high up the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, and he had some unusual advice for writers when we spoke to him at GollanczFest.

Nov 14, 2016

We were delighted to welcome NaNoWriMo’s Grant Faulkner back to the podcast in mid-November, where we discussed strategies for coping with the ‘muddy middle’. Those second-act blues where a storyteller can get completely lost or overwhelmed.

In this episode you will discover…

  • You are not alone! Even the most experienced writers share your pain.
  • Simple strategies to keep your writing going through even the thickest mud.
  • How writers have used NaNoWriMo as a springboard for their careers.
  • Everyone’s story matters, and it’s never too late for you to start.
Get your free ebook with advice and tips from million-selling authors at: http://www.bestsellerexperiment.com
Nov 7, 2016

Michael Connelly is one of the most successful crime authors in the world with over 60m book sales. Having just released his new Harry Bosch thriller, he shares secrets about developing characters & writing book series - in the back of a London cab!

In this episode you will discover…

- The secrets to writing a series character.
- How you can make an emotional connection with the reader.
- How much ego you need to be a writer.
- And how fifteen minutes’ writing a day can make all the difference.
 
Get your free ebook with advice and tips from million-selling authors at: http://www.bestsellerexperiment.com
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