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EP52: Four Weeks To Go!

Holy cow! Only four weeks till publication? Already?? What do we do? How did it come round so soon? Yes, the two Marks discuss their impending deadline and their pre-publication marketing strategy with their usual calm, professional manner… and they finally reveal the title of their novel!   PODCAST In this episode you will discover… […]

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EP51: The Impossible Choices Of Samantha King

Samantha King is a bestselling debut novelist, and her book The Choice taps into parental fears. Sam has also worked in publishing and has a unique perspective on the process of writing, editing, publishing and promoting a bestseller…   PODCAST In this episode you will discover… How you can discover your story’s true intent through […]

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EP50: Gingerbread

A very special episode with an amazing opportunity for writers.   PODCAST Competition Link: https://gingerbread.org.uk/content/2454/One-in-four-new-writer-competition   In this episode you will discover… How sharing your story can change social stigma Tips on finding time to write How to find the courage to tell your own story And tips from editor Sam Eades on writing second drafts […]

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EP49: Bookbub Mythbusting

As the two Marks gear-up for publication, it’s suddenly dawned on them that they will have to market and sell their novel! Who better to turn to for advice than the folk at Bookbub, whose newsletter can boost a book up the bestseller charts? And we also bust a few myths and misconceptions about this […]

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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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