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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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EP109: Win Kelly Charles – The Curiosity Killed The Cat Kid

Win Kelly Charles is a bestselling indie author who has publicly declared that she’s stepping away from Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. We talked about Win’s decision, how it affects her reach as an author, and her inspirational writing journey as someone born with cerebral palsy. To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our […]

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EP108 Teaser: Short Stories

Writing short stories is hard! Cramming great character and story into just a few thousand words is a skill few writers master, but here are some tips to help you get started… Hear more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back to Reality – the novel from the Podcast Find out more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality   Thanks for listening […]

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EP107: Isabel Ashdown’s Secrets and Lies

Isabel Ashdown is the author of bestselling thrillers Little Sister and Beautiful Liars. She walked away from a successful career to focus on her writing and it all stepped up a gear when she entered a competition in a newspaper… To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our novel Back To Reality is out now […]

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EP106 Teaser: Cliches and Tropes

CLICHES AND TROPES – how to identify cliches in your writing and tropes in your storytelling, and strategies for making your work stronger. Hear more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back to Reality – the novel from the Podcast Find out more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality   Thanks for listening and joining us. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a […]

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EP105: Ed McDonald, Dear Debut Authors

Ed McDonald broke onto the fantasy scene with his incredible debut Blackwing in 2017 and has had an amazing year. He’s living the dream! Then a few weeks ago he wrote a very honest blog titled ‘Dear Debut Authors of 2018’ in which he asked the question, “What next?” To support the show, check out […]

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EP104 Teaser: Production Part 2 with Paul Hussey

In this week’s Deep Dive Mark Stay is joined by Paul Hussey and they take a deep dive into the production of your publication. Hear more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back to Reality – the novel from the Podcast Find out more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality   Thanks for listening and joining us. Have some feedback you’d like to […]

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