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EP48: A Kick In The Ed

The two Marks have met with their editor. Sit in on one of their story sessions as they go through their notes, and discover the huge change that they will have to make to improve their chances of marketing a bestseller with less than two months to go!   PODCAST In this episode you will […]

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EP47: Titles, Covers & Deadlines

In the second part of this conversation between the two Marks before their book goes to their editor, they wonder if it will survive the edit, or does the experiment end here?   PODCAST In this episode you will discover… Why you should try and make scenes work harder before discarding them Why giving ideas […]

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EP46: Research and Reconnoitring

The two Marks are recording in the same room! Will universes collide? Will they reveal any more about their damn book? They talk about research, reconnoitring locations, and more in the first of a two-parter…     PODCAST In this episode you will discover… Tips for speaking to experts for research The importance of a […]

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EP45: Katherine May – Creative Writing Cocktails

Katherine May

Katherine May is an award-winning writer, blogger and the programme director of creative writing at Canterbury, Christ Church University. She is an extraordinary talent, makes a mean gin cocktail, and has an incredible series of books coming in the next year…         PODCAST In this episode you will discover… The pros and […]

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EP44: Jennifer Niven

Jennifer Niven is a phenomenally successful YA novelist. All The Bright Places was a Goodreads Choice Award winner and is now being adapted for film starring Elle Fanning. We spoke to Jennifer not long after her tour of Australia and New Zealand…     PODCAST In this episode you will discover… How bravery and honesty […]

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EP43: Martina Cole – Dangerous Lady

Martina Cole is the undisputed queen of British crime fiction. She’s sold over 14 million books and her novels regularly top the Sunday Times bestsellers. She’s come a long way from being told ‘Women don’t write these kinds of books.’ We were delighted to speak on the eve of publication of her new paperback Betrayal. […]

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EP42: The End

We’ve done it, we’ve finished our first draft! After months of writing — and that outline — we discuss what it means to reach this milestone, and what we can expect from the next draft, and we reveal more about our novel… including its working title!     PODCAST In this episode you will discover… […]

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EP41: Deon Meyer Fever!

Deon is a bestselling thriller writer from South Africa whose books have been translated into 20 languages, but with his latest book Fever, he has written a post-apocalyptic epic with a big heart, with Stephen King comparing it favourably to The Stand.     PODCAST In this episode you will discover… Why struggle is a […]

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EP40: Laura Barnett’s Greatest Hits

Laura Barnett’s 2015 debut The Versions Of Us was a smash hit, a number one bestseller, and translated into 23 languages. Now she faces that difficult second album syndrome, but Laura has come up with an ingenious solution and a unique piece of fiction.     PODCAST In this episode you will discover… How music […]

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EP39: Million-Selling Children Books | Karen Ball

A children’s fiction special. We talk with Karen Ball who has published some of the bestselling children’s series of the last twenty years, including the Beast Quest which has sold over 11m copies. Recently featured as a 2017 Rising Star in the Bookseller, Karen is the former Little, Brown for Young Readers publisher. She is now […]

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