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EP132 Teaser: The Hero’s Journey Part 2

Mark Stay and Julian Barr, author of The Way Home, discuss Joseph Campell’s Hero’s Journey in the second of a three-part epic Deep Dive trilogy! Using examples from Star Wars, Jaws, The Godfather, The Notebook and more they look at Tests, Allies, Enemies, Approaching the Inmost Cave, Ordeal, Death & Rebirth, Reward, Seizing the Sword, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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