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EP130 Teaser: The Hero’s Journey Part 1

Mark Stay and Julian Barr, author of The Way Home, discuss Joseph Campell’s Hero’s Journey in the first of a three-part epic Deep Dive trilogy! Using examples from Star Wars, Jaws, The Godfather, The Notebook and more they look at the Ordinary World, the Call to Adventure, Refusal of the Call, Meeting the Mentor, Crossing […]

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EP129 Teaser: Romcoms

Mr. Stay discusses Romcoms with literary agent and romcom devotee Federica Leonardis in this special Deep Dive. We look at the tropes, the characters, the readers’ expectations and we dig deep into one of the greatest movie romcoms, When Harry Met Sally. Hear more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST Find out more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality   Thanks for listening […]

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EP128: Youtube LIVE show with Ed Wilson (Mr. Stay’s agent spills the beans on money and more)

This is not the usual ‘How do you get an agent?’ show, instead we talk about money, author’s earnings, shrinking advances, publishers’ profits, and that letter from the Society of Authors to the Publishing Association (and we get sidetracked into a conversation about socks)…   To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our novel Back […]

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EP124 Teaser: Beta Readers

Feedback from Beta Readers can transform your writing, but how do you find them? How should you work with them? And should you become one yourself? Discover more in this week’s Deep Dive as Mark Stay is joined by Julian Barr. Hear more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST Find out more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality   Thanks for listening and […]

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EP122: The kids are all right! Live Show with Amber Caravéo

The highlights from our live show with Children’s Literary Agent Amber Caravéo! Amber was formerly a commissioning editor at Random House Children’s Books and Editorial Director at Orion Children’s Books and is co-founder of Skylark Literary – an agency specialising in children’s authors. Amber has worked some incredible children’s authors including Liz Kessler, Caroline Lawrence, […]

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