EP119: Crowdfunding tips with Jimmy Leach

Crowdfunding is an increasingly common and way for authors to make their project come to life. But how to do this if you’re queasy about asking for money? Jimmy is the Head of Crowdfunding at Unbound Books and he talked us through to dos and don’ts of raising money for creative projects.   To support […]

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EP118 Teaser: Rights

In one of our Industry Insider Deep Dives we talk to Jessica Purdue from the Orion Publishing Group’s Rights department about TV/Film rights, royalties, licences, renewals, translations, co-editions and all sorts of other fascinating ways for authors to make money from their work. Hear more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST Find out more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality   Thanks for […]

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EP116 Teaser: Adaptation

This week’s topic of adaptation came from one of our Patreon supporters and listeners Julian Barr, who joined me to discuss the various methods for adapting from one medium to another, including radio, epic poems, novels, TV and feature films. Hear more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back to Reality – the novel from the Podcast […]

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EP114 Teaser: Criticism

In this Deep Dive we take a look at one of the hardest parts of being a writer: coping with criticism. It can come in many forms: from writing groups, reviews, social media and more. We look at strategies on how to deal with criticism and how you can make it work for you. Hear […]

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EP112: Deborah Haywood – Pin Cushion

This week we go to the movies with writer/director Deborah Haywood whose debut feature film Pin Cushion will be released in cinemas July 13th 2018. Deborah is BIFA-nominated and was one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow and she’s an incredible writer who deftly combines the deeply personal with the magical. To support the show, […]

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EP111: Live Show with Ben Willis

Another special YouTube Live episode featuring Orion editor Ben Willis with contributions from our wonderful Patreon supporters! Ben worked in book publicity for Transworld and Headline before joining Orion, where he now works as a commissioning editor for Orion Fiction. If you want to get involved with our live shows, become a chart topper patron […]

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EP110 Teaser: Introducing Your Characters

This week’s Deep Dive focuses on introducing your characters. We’ve already had a Deep Dive on writing compelling characters, but I want to focus on that moment when you first introduce them. How can you make an impact? How can you avoid cliches? I’ll discuss seven principles that will help your writing. Hear more at […]

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