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Could you write and publish a bestseller in one year?

Could you write and publish a bestseller in one year?

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United States

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Could you write and publish a bestseller in one year?

Language:

English


Episodes

EP355: JK Ellem — Think of the Long Game

11/28/2021
JK Ellem writes cutting edge thrillers including the Ravenwood series, which was never supposed to be a series, but his readers wanted more. JK takes us through his career, how his writing process has developed over time, and how he’s benefitted from listening to his readers, going where the success is and following the muse […] The post EP355: JK Ellem — Think of the Long Game appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:16:08

EP354: Deep Dive — Beta Readers with StoryOrigin’s Evan Gow

11/25/2021
We welcome Evan Gow back to the podcast to discuss StoryOrigin’s new feature to help manage feedback from your Beta Readers. You can discover more about StoryOrigin here: https://storyoriginapp.com/ And here’s when Evan last came on the podcast: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/ep223-storyorigin-promotions-with-evan-gow/ Links: THE BESTSELLER ACADEMY: bestsellerexperiment.com/academy Sign up to the BXP2020 Challenge here: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/bxp2020/ Here’s the BXP2020 […] The...

Duration:00:05:36

EP353: Michael Connelly — A Pretty Strange Trip

11/21/2021
We are delighted to welcome worldwide bestseller Michael Connelly back to the podcast to discuss his new novel The Dark Hours, which explores an LA scarred by fear and social unrest. Michael reflects on how the world of Harry Bosch has grown over an incredible thirty years, and he answers our listener questions of writing […] The post EP353: Michael Connelly — A Pretty Strange Trip appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:56:28

EP352: Sasha Greene — Trust and the Writer

11/14/2021
Sasha Greene returns to the podcast with her new novel Trust, which explore ideas such as PTSD, sexual assault and coercive control. Sasha takes us through her process of research, how she writes just one day a week to a deadline, and why no writing is ever wasted. In this episode you will discover: How […] The post EP352: Sasha Greene — Trust and the Writer appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:10:26

EP351: Christine Pride & Jo Piazza — Communication is the Key

11/7/2021
Christine Pride is an editor with 15 years experience with the likes of Doubleday and Simon & Schuster, and Jo Piazza is the award-winning author of nine novels. Together they have written an extraordinary novel, We Are Not Like Them, which touches on themes of race and friendship. They tell us how the book came […] The post EP351: Christine Pride & Jo Piazza — Communication is the Key appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:12:10

EP350: Deep Dive — Writer Burnout with Paul Bulos

11/3/2021
We welcome Paul Bulos back to the podcast to discuss what burnout is and how it affects writers. Paul also offers ten strategies to help you overcome burnout. You can discover more about Paul’s services here: http://www.thecompletecoach.co.uk Links: THE BESTSELLER ACADEMY: bestsellerexperiment.com/academy Sign up to the BXP2020 Challenge here: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/bxp2020/ Here’s the BXP2020 Word Bank: […] The post EP350: Deep Dive — Writer Burnout with Paul Bulos appeared first...

Duration:00:06:51

EP349: Katie Khan — X meets Y Equals Bestseller

10/31/2021
Katie Khan is the author of the bestsellers Hold Back the Stars and The Light Between Us, and now she’s a tutor at the Novelry, bringing her experience from both the film world and the book world to her students. Katie talks about inspirational teachers, writing around a day job, how getting feedback too soon […] The post EP349: Katie Khan — X meets Y Equals Bestseller appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:05:16

Deep Dive — Writing Horror with Adam Nevill

10/30/2021
Award-winning horror author Adam Nevill answers our listener questions on setting the mood, balancing gore and terror to find the right tone, research into the supernormal, getting into the minds of perpetrators of evil, the biggest lessons he has learned in his extraordinary career, how screenwriting has helped his novel writing, and how he’s conditioned […] The post Deep Dive — Writing Horror with Adam Nevill appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:52:48

Academy All Stars - Mark Hood

10/26/2021
Welcome to the latest of our occasional Academy All-Stars mini episodes, where we talk to writers who have joined our academy and have done something extraordinary. How long would it take you to write 400,000 words? Mark Hood has an unbroken writing streak of nearly two years and writing an average of 600 words a […] The post Academy All Stars – Mark Hood appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:31:44

EP347: Alan Gillespie & Emma Grae — Vernacular Voices

10/24/2021
Alan Gillespie & Emma Grae are writers from Scotland who both have unique and distinct voices. Alan wrote The Mash House dialogue without punctuation, and Emma wrote Be Guid Tae Yer Mammy in Scottish vernacular. We talk about finding your voice as an author — and the voices of characters — who might otherwise have been overlooked by traditional […] The post EP347: Alan Gillespie & Emma Grae — Vernacular Voices appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:09:34

EP346: Fifth Anniversary Live Show!

10/17/2021
The Two Marks celebrate five years of the Bestseller Experiment and answer listener questions on favourite moments, best writing advice, how their writing has changed and how much of Mr D’s woo-woo had rubbed off on Mr Stay and why semi colons are the work of Satan. We’ve also added some birthday messages from guests […] The post EP346: Fifth Anniversary Live Show! appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:10:06

EP345: Felix Francis — Writing as a Family Business

10/10/2021
Felix Francis has continued the legacy of his father Dick Francis’s literary success, selling over 80 million novels in 40 languages. Felix tells us how the books were always a family business, and why the continued success owes so much to knowing the reader wants, and how he works really hard to make the books […] The post EP345: Felix Francis — Writing as a Family Business appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:11:40

EP344: Elise Valmorbida — How to be a Happy Writer

10/4/2021
Elise Valmorbida’s new book The Happy Writing Book is a unique guide for writers at all levels with 100 prompts to help you develop your writing and wellbeing. We discuss show not tell, success, engaging the senses and why we are all a work-in-progress. Also, the Two Marks launch a new hashtag upon an unsuspecting […] The post EP344: Elise Valmorbida — How to be a Happy Writer appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:11:24

EP343: Deep Dive — Non-Fiction and Memoir with Jenn T Grace

9/30/2021
Jenn T. Grace is the founder of Publish Your Purpose, a hybrid publishing company that helps first-time authors get their books written and finds them an eager audience. Jenn takes us through the first steps of writing non-fiction and memoir, the essential elements of a book proposal, and how to make your books stand out from the crowd. You […] The post EP343: Deep Dive — Non-Fiction and Memoir with Jenn T Grace appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:06:24

EP342: Awais Khan — Do Your Bit, Let The Universe Do The Rest

9/26/2021
Awais Khan returns to the podcast after the publication of his second novel No Honour, which has been getting the most extraordinary acclaim. Awais tells us about the lessons he’s learned since the publication of his debut, In The Company of Strangers, not least what he did at times when he felt like giving up. […] The post EP342: Awais Khan — Do Your Bit, Let The Universe Do The Rest appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:59:53

EP341: Deep Dive — Book Launches with Patrick Walsh

9/21/2021
PublishingPush.com help publishers and authors publish and promote their books, and Patrick runs us through the ten most common mistakes made by authors when launching their books, and he answers our listener questions on book launches. You can discover more about Publishing Push here: https://publishingpush.com Links: THE BESTSELLER ACADEMY: bestsellerexperiment.com/academy Pre-Order Mr Stay’s new book Babes in the […] The post EP341: Deep Dive — Book Launches with Patrick Walsh appeared...

Duration:00:05:32

EP340: Abi Silver — Why We Write

9/19/2021
Abi Silver is a lawyer and the author of Burton & Lamb courtroom thrillers, including the latest The Midas Game, which dives into the world of online gaming and Youtubers. Abi also wrote an article on why writers write and she tells us why your writing matters. And the two Marks get nostalgic for early […] The post EP340: Abi Silver — Why We Write appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:04:50

EP339: Deep Dive — Jennie Nash, Blueprint for a Book

9/15/2021
Bestselling book coach Jennie Nash has inspired hundreds of novelists, and in her new book Blueprint for a Book she makes the case for writers defining the foundational elements of their story before writing. She also answers listener questions on self-editing, first drafts, second drafts, getting an agent, writing stand-alones and series, and how to […] The post EP339: Deep Dive — Jennie Nash, Blueprint for a Book appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:03:56

EP338: Sarah Denzil — If I Surprise Myself, I Surprise the Reader

9/12/2021
Sarah Denzil is the million-copy bestselling author of Silent Child, and its sequel Stolen Girl is premiering on audio first. We discuss writing at work, writing in notebooks, how feedback boosted her confidence, and recording and releasing audiobooks in various formats, including multi-voice recordings and dramatisations. In this episode you will discover: Tips for writing […] The post EP338: Sarah Denzil — If I Surprise Myself, I Surprise the Reader appeared first on The Bestseller...

Duration:01:02:31

EP337: Joe Abercrombie — The Magic Happens When You Work It

9/5/2021
We celebrate international bestselling fantasy writer Joe Abercrombie’s return to the podcast with The Wisdom of Crowds, which brings his Age of Madness trilogy to a thrilling climax. As always, Joe is a treasure trove of amazing advice for writers and he answers our listener questions on outlining, symmetry, POV and much more. We also […] The post EP337: Joe Abercrombie — The Magic Happens When You Work It appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:02:51