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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 29, 2017

Here are some clips of what is happening over on the Deep Dive at Patreon.com/bestsellerexpiment

Dec 29, 2017

A Happy New Year to all our listeners! In today’s special episode we conclude our thrilling countdown of our top 10 best episodes as voted for by you with our favourite clips from those shows! Who will come top? Listen now..

In this episode you will discover...

- What really scares one of our horror author guests

- How to cope with the infamous kitchen scene trap

- What does one of our guests consider to be “bollocks advice”?

- And what effect has Ben Aaronovitch’s rant had on the two Marks’ writing…?

 To hear more of this episode in our deep dive, check out patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment
Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality

Dec 22, 2017

Merry Christmas to all our listeners! In today’s special episode we begin our countdown of our top 10 best episodes as voted for by you with our favourite clips from those shows! We start with, er… number 12… Course we do.

In this episode you will discover...

  • The most important lessons we’ve learned from our guests
  • Which author we were most nervous about interviewing
  • How Donald Trump was key to our success
  • The names of those on Santa’s “Nice” list

 To hear more of this episode in our deep dive, check out patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment
Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality

Dec 15, 2017

Mike Carey writes comics, novels and screenplays like Hellblazer, Lucifer, X-Men, the Felix Castor novels, and The Girl With All the Gifts. He’s also written novels with his wife Linda and daughter Louise. Linda joined Mike for this amazing chat about story writing in all its forms.

In this episode you will discover...

- How comics can help you structure a story, and the key differences between comics, novels and screenplays

- How co-writers can find a single voice with harmony and negotiation

- How your short story can evolve into a full-length novel

- How sequels can evolve from the negative space of the first story

 

To hear more of this episode in our deep dive, check out patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment
Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality
Dec 11, 2017

The Two Marks answer your questions in this recording of our first Patreon subscribers’ live show.

 

To hear more of this episode in our deep dive, check out patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment
Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality

Dec 3, 2017

Tad Williams is a master of the fantasy genre. Not only an incredible world builder, but he populates his books with memorable and beloved characters. He’s returned to the world of Memory, Sorrow & Thorn with his latest book The Witchwood Crown and we were delighted to speak to him about returning to the past and horizontality…

To hear more of this episode in our deep dive, check out patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment
Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality

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