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Rerun EP004: Joanne Harris | Chocolat & Sheds

In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… Best known for her novel Chocolat, which sold well over a million copies and was made into a movie starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche, Joanne has written over twenty books, including Runemarks and Gospel of Loki, which were based on Norse legend. We spoke with her […]

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EP265: BA Paris — Dilemmas and Digging Deep

BA Paris is the bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, and with her new novel The Dilemma she takes a simple idea and digs deep with gripping effect. It’s this writing style that has sold over a million copies in the UK alone and made her an international bestseller. In a delightfully unassuming interview, she […]

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EP264: RNA Awards 2020

The Romantic Novelists’ Association celebrated their diamond anniversary last week with a glitzy award ceremony where four — FOUR! — of our listeners were nominated for awards. We spoke to them about the role the RNA has played in their careers, we bumped into our old friend Rowan Coleman, and we end with a very […]

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EP263: Steff Green – Heavy Metal Bestseller

Steff Green has written over 30 books since 2015. Her career started with a near-miss with a major publisher, but she struck out on her own and now she’s an award-winner, a USA Today bestseller, and passionate about her storytelling. In this episode you will discover: Steff’s tips for prolific writing How she worked towards […]

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EP262: James Swallow Listener Q&A – A Deep Dive

Ahead of our main episode with James Swallow in a few weeks, we have this exclusive Q&A with James where he answers our listener questions on working in rooms with other writers on series like The Black Library, and he gives us great tips on pace, characterisation, balancing realism and the fantastic, writing for games, […]

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Rerun EP003: Million-Selling Indie Author | Shannon Mayer

In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… From farrier to million-selling indie author, USA Today bestseller, and writing machine, Shannon bestows wisdom, inspiration, and a quote that we want on t-shirts and bumper stickers. PODCAST Links… Sign up to the BXP2020 Challenge here: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/bxp2020/ Get 20% off PROWRITING AID here! Support us on Patreon […]

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EP260: Barbara Poelle – The Hook, The Book & The Cook

In this exclusive Deep Dive episode for our Patreons: Barbara Poelle is a New York literary agent and author of Funny You Should Ask: Mostly Serious Answers to Mostly Serious Questions About the Publishing Industry.  She answers our listener questions on trends, genre, slush piles, getting an agent, and generally de-mistifying the publishing industry. This […]

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