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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

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

EP336: Steve Cavanagh — Engage the Reader Straight Away

8/29/2021
Sunday Times bestselling thriller writer Steve Cavanagh returns triumphant to the podcast. When we last spoke to him he was on the verge of a great breakthrough. Today he’s an award-winner and international bestseller and with his new thriller The Devil’s Advocate he’s done it again. Steve reveals how he works hard to engage the […] The post EP336: Steve Cavanagh — Engage the Reader Straight Away appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:55:49

EP335: Deep Dive — Copy Editing with Lisa Rogers

8/26/2021
Lisa Rogers has been copy editor to some amazing authors including Joe Abercrombie, Terry Pratchett, Iain Banks, Tad Williams and some bloke called Mark Stay. She answers listener questions on the role of a copy editor, common mistakes made by authors, style guides, timelines, differences in style between UK and US publishers, Oxford commas, point-of-view, […] The post EP335: Deep Dive — Copy Editing with Lisa Rogers appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:06:00

EP334: Piers Torday — What Matters is the Book

8/22/2021
Piers Torday is the award-winning author of the extraordinary The Last Wild trilogy for children, and he’s back with an amazing prequel The Wild Before. Piers’ writing comes from a lifelong passion for wildlife and for giving voice to characters that might not otherwise be heard. He also tells us about the Paul Torday prize for debut […] The post EP334: Piers Torday — What Matters is the Book appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:57:14

EP333: Deep Dive — Diversity & Inclusion with Dr Jen O'Ryan

8/20/2021
Dr Jen O’Ryan the author of “Inclusive AF: A Field Guide for ‘Accidental’ Diversity Experts”. Designed for anyone thinking about Inclusion and Diversity. She answers our listener questions on writing diverse characters, the kinds of research and due diligence to explore when writing outside of your own experience, the changes needed in publishing for diversity to work […] The post EP333: Deep Dive — Diversity & Inclusion with Dr Jen O’Ryan appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:05:43

EP332: Kia Abdullah — Don’t Shy Away

8/15/2021
Kia Abdullah’s latest novel Next of Kin is not just a page-turning thriller, but Kia is using its publication to support the Trussell Trust charity. Kia talks about writing difficult subjects, cultural appropriation, diversity in publishing, and her writing habits. The Two Marks discuss the writer’s commitment to the reader, and are excited to announce […] The post EP332: Kia Abdullah — Don’t Shy Away appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:04:46

EP331: Mick Finlay — Psychology, Murder & The Writer

8/8/2021
Mick Finlay is the author of the Arrowood series of crime novels set in 1890s London, and in his latest book Arrowood and the Meeting House Murders, he explores the dark side of human psychology, and tells us how teaching psychology has helped him as a writer. And this week’s digression from the Two Marks […] The post EP331: Mick Finlay — Psychology, Murder & The Writer appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:14:59

EP330: Matthew Ralph — Celebrating Diversity

8/1/2021
Matthew Ralph is best-selling children’s author whose books celebrate diversity and inclusivity. Matthew takes us through his extraordinary career that started with an idea in an airport to his latest book Family Means, which evolved from the close connection he has with his readers. Matthew gives us tips on marketing, and shares his dream to […] The post EP330: Matthew Ralph — Celebrating Diversity appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:08:06

EP329: Nicola May — You Have To Be Persistent

7/25/2021
Nicola May is the bestselling author of a dozen romantic comedies, all of which have topped the UK Kindle charts, and now she’s back with her new book Welcome To Ferry Lake Market. In a jam-packed interview, Nicola answers listener questions on the essential elements of a romcom, tenacity, blog tours, self-belief, asking for help, and writing in bed! […] The post EP329: Nicola May — You Have To Be Persistent appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:52:11

EP328: RJ MCBRIEN — Let The Subconscious Take Control

7/18/2021
RJ McBrien’s career as a screenwriter saw him writing for Spooks, Wallander and The Bill, and now he’s delivered his debut novel Reckless, a page-turning thriller of marriage and betrayal. He takes us through the lessons he’s learned in the transition from scripts to novels, why doing something every day is essential, and how to […] The post EP328: RJ MCBRIEN — Let The Subconscious Take Control appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:59:26

EP327: Adam Simcox — A Leisurely Stroll, Barefoot Over Broken Glass

7/11/2021
Adam Simcox is a filmmaker whose debut novel The Dying Squad is published by Gollancz. Adam takes us through his journey to publication — “A leisurely stroll barefoot over broken glass for twenty years” — and we discuss writing for the screen and novels, mood boards, writing to music, commissioning reader reports, self-belief, and writing […] The post EP327: Adam Simcox — A Leisurely Stroll, Barefoot Over Broken Glass appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:45:23

EP326: Deep Dive — Book Launches with Sara Cox

7/6/2021
Mark Stay is joined by Sara Cox — who helped him launch his novel The Crow Folk earlier this year — to answer listener questions on Book Launches, including… how far should you plan ahead, the different types of launches, the pre-launch essentials, post-launch best practice and much, much more. Links: Sara’s website: saranaidinecox.com Sara on […] The post EP326: Deep Dive — Book Launches with Sara Cox appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:59:13