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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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Dec 24, 2016

 

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

Dec 23, 2016

John Connolly has won pretty much every crime award going, and his books are regular Sunday Times bestsellers. He doesn’t do workshops, doesn’t suffer fools, and told the massive issue with leaving a book half-finished. John's words are dripping in wisdom and we loved him.

In this episode you will discover:

- The importance of empathy and character in your writing.
- Why every book is a failure, and that’s okay…
- Why you should be wary of the siren call of the new idea.
- And how you can write your way out of writer’s block.

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

Dec 19, 2016

How do you research your books? Michelle Paver has written eighteen novels, including the bestselling Chronicles Of Ancient Darkness. She’s encountered killer whales, wolves, polar bears and a runaway Yak, all in the name of research.

In this episode you will discover:

  • The key to giving readers the chills.
  • How research can enrich your writing.
  • How to avoid getting bogged down in research.
  • And why you should always keep your old manuscripts!

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

Dec 12, 2016

Maria started as a screenwriter. Her book, Where’d You Go, Bernadette? spent over a year on the New York Times bestsellers. She spoke to us about the things that stop us writing truthfully.

In this episode you will discover:

- Why she prefers writing novels: learn to love being in control.
- Find your voice: and how to cut writing classes.
- The voice of self-sabotage: you need to be true and real to defeat this monster.
- Writing for revenge: what makes you a stronger writer? Revenge or generosity?

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

Dec 5, 2016

The two Marks bring you up to date on the trials and tribulations their nascent bestseller, the processes that they’re going through, and how two writers can work together without driving each other bonkers.

In this episode you will discover:

- How they decided on what to write about and how you can use the same template.
- How to take your big ideas and themes and apply them to your story and characters.
- Discover if you’re a plotter or a pantser (that’s a word, apparently).
- What we’ve learned from our guests so far and how we’re applying that to our story.
- The dangers of relying on your outline too much.
- Why it’s essential to be able to hold two opposing views in your head.
- Why texture can wait, and why it pays to be observant.
- And why you should be thinking of where your book will sit in a bookshop.

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

 

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