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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

Description:

Could you write and publish a bestseller in one year?

Language:

English


Episodes

EP363: Lori Ann Stephens — Ignore the Fear

1/16/2022
Have you ever wanted to tell a story, but been too scared to write it? Lori Ann Stephens’ near-future thriller Blue Running covers a whole range of contentious topics, but Lori tells us how she overcame such a fear to tell her story, how she had dealt with the reactions of readers and her own […] The post EP363: Lori Ann Stephens — Ignore the Fear appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:01:04

EP362: Simon Beckett — All Change

1/9/2022
International bestselling author Simon Beckett returns to the podcast to tell us about his new novel The Lost, in which he starts a whole new series. He offers tips on character, tension, and how to develop a great thriller. And the two Marks discuss how theme and endings can help you when you’re stuck, and […] The post EP362: Simon Beckett — All Change appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:52:09

EP361: Daniel Rigby — Just Start Doing It

1/2/2022
BAFTA-award winning actor Daniel Rigby tells us about his Audible original debut Isaac Steele and the Forever Man and how his background in comedy and improvisation helped create his protagonist and his extraordinary world. . . . . . In this episode you will discover: Letting ideas marinade (sometimes for years) and why it’s okay […] The post EP361: Daniel Rigby — Just Start Doing It appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:01:21

EP360: A Christmas Special with the Two Marks

12/26/2021
Join the Two Marks in a Christmas special where they invited their listeners to share their favourite Christmas books and gifts. They dive into the most-loved books, annuals, games, bikes, cuddly toys, dolls and discover how these gifts have shaped us all as writers. We also resolve the Sindy versus Barbie debate once and for […] The post EP360: A Christmas Special with the Two Marks appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:13:38

EP359: Mia Kuzniar — Make Something Happen

12/19/2021
Sunday Times bestselling author Mia Kuzniar brings some light to the bleak midwinter with her wonderful new novel Midnight in Everwood. She discusses how ballet and the Nutcracker Suite influenced her new book and how she moves between adventure stories for children and fairy tales for adults. She also tells us how an 18-month break […] The post EP359: Mia Kuzniar — Make Something Happen appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:12:06

EP358: Deep Dive — Surviving NanoWriMo with GB Ralph

12/16/2021
GB Ralph, author of the Rise and Shine series, talks about his last-minute decision to try NanoWriMo this year. He takes us from the first idea for his new series — The Milverton Mysteries — to the various options he had, including: writing every day, writing “hermit style”, and waiting for the muse. And he […] The post EP358: Deep Dive — Surviving NanoWriMo with GB Ralph appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:07:36

EP357: Ian W Sainsbury — Limitations Make You Creative

12/12/2021
Kindle Storyteller Award Winner Ian W Sainsbury returns the podcast to tell us what’s happened since we last spoke, not least how he started a new series and then decided to completely reinvent it by changing the protagonist’s name, series title and the cover designs. Ian also talks about working with dictation software, how his […] The post EP357: Ian W Sainsbury — Limitations Make You Creative appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:07:32

EP356: Lisa Hall — A Dagger in my Heart

12/5/2021
Bestselling author Lisa Hall tells us about her new novel The Woman in the Woods, which adds a dash of the supernatural to her page-turning thriller style. Lisa talks about setting a book in a real place, starting with the twist, how thinking the worst inspires her, the cruelty of rejection and how to cope […] The post EP356: Lisa Hall — A Dagger in my Heart appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:00:56

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