EP355: JK Ellem — Think of the Long Game

JK Ellem writes cutting edge thrillers including the Ravenwood series, which was never supposed to be a series, but his readers wanted more. JK takes us through his career, how his writing process has developed over time, and how he’s benefitted from listening to his readers, going where the success is and following the muse […]

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EP354: Deep Dive — Beta Readers with StoryOrigin’s Evan Gow

We welcome Evan Gow back to the podcast to discuss StoryOrigin’s new feature to help manage feedback from your Beta Readers.   You can discover more about StoryOrigin here: https://storyoriginapp.com/    And here’s when Evan last came on the podcast: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/ep223-storyorigin-promotions-with-evan-gow/  Links: THE BESTSELLER ACADEMY: bestsellerexperiment.com/academy Sign up to the BXP2020 Challenge here: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/bxp2020/ Here’s the BXP2020 […]

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EP353: Michael Connelly — A Pretty Strange Trip

We are delighted to welcome worldwide bestseller Michael Connelly back to the podcast to discuss his new novel The Dark Hours, which explores an LA scarred by fear and social unrest. Michael reflects on how the world of Harry Bosch has grown over an incredible thirty years, and he answers our listener questions of writing […]

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EP352: Sasha Greene — Trust and the Writer

Sasha Greene returns to the podcast with her new novel Trust, which explore ideas such as PTSD, sexual assault and coercive control. Sasha takes us through her process of research, how she writes just one day a week to a deadline, and why no writing is ever wasted. In this episode you will discover: How […]

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EP350: Deep Dive — Writer Burnout with Paul Bulos

We welcome Paul Bulos back to the podcast to discuss what burnout is and how it affects writers. Paul also offers ten strategies to help you overcome burnout.   You can discover more about Paul’s services here: http://www.thecompletecoach.co.uk  Links: THE BESTSELLER ACADEMY: bestsellerexperiment.com/academy Sign up to the BXP2020 Challenge here: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/bxp2020/ Here’s the BXP2020 Word Bank: […]

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Deep Dive — Writing Horror with Adam Nevill

Award-winning horror author Adam Nevill answers our listener questions on setting the mood, balancing gore and terror to find the right tone, research into the supernormal, getting into the minds of perpetrators of evil, the biggest lessons he has learned in his extraordinary career, how screenwriting has helped his novel writing, and how he’s conditioned […]

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Academy All Stars – Mark Hood

Welcome to the latest of our occasional Academy All-Stars mini episodes, where we talk to writers who have joined our academy and have done something extraordinary. How long would it take you to write 400,000 words? Mark Hood has an unbroken writing streak of nearly two years and writing an average of 600 words a […]

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EP347: Alan Gillespie & Emma Grae — Vernacular Voices

Alan Gillespie & Emma Grae are writers from Scotland who both have unique and distinct voices. Alan wrote The Mash House dialogue without punctuation, and Emma wrote Be Guid Tae Yer Mammy in Scottish vernacular. We talk about finding your voice as an author — and the voices of characters — who might otherwise have been overlooked by traditional […]

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