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Rerun EP010: Robin Stevens | NaNoWriMo Success Story

In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… Robin is the author of the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries books, a middle grade series following schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong in a 1930s English boarding school, but Robin started out on her bestselling adventure with NaNoWriMo. Robin Stevens: Website | Facebook | Twitter (@redbreastedbird) In this episode you will discover… How to […]

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Rerun EP008: NaNoWriMo & The Muddy Middle | Grant Faulkner

In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… We are delighted to welcome NaNoWriMo’s Grant Faulkner back to the podcast in mid-November, where we discuss strategies for coping with the ‘muddy middle’. Those second-act blues where a storyteller can get completely lost or overwhelmed. ABOUT GRANT: Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month […]

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EP272: Deep Dive – An Editorial Q&A with Rachel Winterbottom

Rachel Winterbottom is Senior Commissioning Editor at Gollancz and she also writes fiction as Rachel Winters. Rachel answers our listener questions on the editorial process, what editors are looking for, tropes, word count, social media, deadlines, publication scheduling, conventions and much more! Links Rachel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Frostycheeks Cymera 2020 online festival: https://www.cymerafestival.co.uk (Rachel’s photo by […]

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EP271: Ayisha Malik — Just Get Through It

Ayisha Malik, author of This Green and Pleasant Land, gives us amazing tips on first drafts, sequels, publicity, social media and why writing commercial, comedic fiction doesn’t mean you can’t tackle big themes, and how being a ghostwriter taught her how to be a professional writer. We also catch-up on the good news stories from […]

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