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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: January, 2018
Jan 27, 2018

Behold, the highlights of this month's YouTube Live show for our Patreon supporters

In this episode you will discover…

  • How to make your characters feel relevant to as many readers as possible
  • How visual flowcharts can help outline your story
  • Liz’s tips for coping with writers’ block and artists’ block and the value of “faffing time”
  • The common traits of bestselling children’s authors
    And how The Sopranos influenced Liz!

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

Jan 21, 2018

Here are some clips of what is happening over on the Deep Dive at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support

Jan 20, 2018

In the first of an occasional series of reports from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference, we speak to bestselling children’s author and illustrator Liz Pichon about the secrets of the success of her multi-million copy Tom Gates books...

In this episode you will discover…

  • How to make your characters feel relevant to as many readers as possible
  • How visual flowcharts can help outline your story
  • Liz’s tips for coping with writers’ block and artists’ block and the value of “faffing time”
  • The common traits of bestselling children’s authors
  • And how The Sopranos influenced Liz!

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

 

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
Read more at http://bestsellerexperiment.libsyn.com/#slCgMdVjuTzcFdSt.99
Jan 15, 2018

Here are some clips of what is happening over on the Deep Dive at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support

Jan 12, 2018

We caught up with fantasy bestselling author and super nice dude Brandon Sanderson and in a jam-packed episode he answered our listeners’ questions and let us in on some of his inspirational top tips for productive writing...

In this episode you will discover…

  • The secret to Brandon’s productivity
  • How you can stay excited about the project you’re working on
  • Why there’s no “should” in writing
  • And when you need to shove your artist in the closet

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

Jan 4, 2018

We talk to novelist Lara Dearman about her debut book The Devil’s Claw and the importance of place, location, myths and folklore in her fiction and much more.

In this episode you will discover…

  • How a community college course can spark a career in writing
  • Strategies for writing when you’re a full-time parent
  • Tips for choosing an agent and a publisher
  • The importance of accuracy when writing a real location
  • How Enid Blyton inspired Lara’s crime fiction

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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