EP256: Caroline Mitchell and the Law of Attraction

Number one bestselling author Caroline Mitchell recently Tweeted that she had sold a million copies of her books since first getting published in 2013. Writing on her commute, Caroline started out by setting herself daily goals and moved from never having written before, to self-publishing, to awards and deals with Bookouture and Thomas & Mercer. […]

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EP254: The BXP2020 Challenge Has Lift-Off

It’s 2020 and the BXP2020 challenge is off to an amazing start with over 118.5 million words pledged already! We’ve been overwhelmed by messages from listeners telling us it’s transformed the way they write. In this special live show, we share listener tips for making the most of the challenge and how you can get […]

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EP253: Kickstarter Tips with A.Y. Chao

Author A.Y. Chao tells us how she funded her debut novel Soul Affinity on Kickstarter in just 4 days! If you’ve never tried Kickstarter before, but always wanted to give it a try, this is a great episode to see just how it works and what strategies you could use to make your novel a […]

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EP252: Scott Pack – Tips from a Publisher

Scott Pack celebrates 20 years in publishing in 2020, having worked as head of buying for Waterstones, and as a publisher at HarperCollins, Unbound, Eye and Lightning Books and more. His new book Tips from a Publisher is crammed with advice for writers at all levels and is essential reading. Scott will inspire you with […]

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EP251: The 2019 Christmas Special

We take stock of the year so far and read out some of the messages we’ve had from our amazing listeners. And we look forward to 2020 and the BXP2020 Challenge. And yes, it’s that time of year when Mr. Stay wheels out his terrible Santa impression for the sponsor message… and we announce the […]

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EP250: Live Show BXP 2020 Challenge FAQs

As we approach the end of the year, we contemplate hibernating after NanoWriMo before gearing up for the BXP2020 challenge in the New Year. We answer our listener FAQs about the 2020 Challenge and Mr. D reveals the experiments that he’s been running on our listeners. PODCAST In this episode you will discover: Tips for […]

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EP249: One Page Punch-Ups with Emad Akhtar

We are delighted to welcome back Orion Publisher Emad Akhtar to critique our latest round of One Page Punch-Ups. These are pages sent in by our Chart Topper Patreons. We read them and critique them and all learn a little something that we can use in our writing. And you can read along too by […]

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EP247: Pitch Power with Kate Harrison

We welcome Kate back to the podcast to celebrate the release of her new book for writers Pitch Power- discover what makes your book irresistible & how to sell it. Most authors hate writing pitches and queries but Kate LOVES IT. The book outlines seven steps to perfect your book’s pitch. Kate also takes some […]

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