Academy All Stars – JW Atkinson

Welcome to the first of our occasional Academy All-Stars mini episodes, where we talk to writers who have joined our academy and have done something extraordinary. JW Atkinson is a writer and teacher who in 2020 wrote 52 stories — one a week! — for his Patreon followers. JW tells us how he has been […]

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EP299: Michele Campbell — Making Writing A Priority

International bestselling author Michele Campbell’s new novel The Wife Who Knew Too Much combines thrills and glamour. Michele talks to us about the balance between plot and character, the importance of editors, breaks in writing, and making writing one of your top priorities in life. Author Photo by Nina Subin. PODCAST Here are some of […]

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EP029: Kate Harrison | Bestselling Insights

In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… Kate Harrison is a rare breed. A fiction and non-fiction award-winning author who used her insight experience with the BBC to produce a huge bestselling series of non-fiction diet and lifestyle books. We discuss with Kate about her phenomenally successful 5:2 Diet series, how she straddles the life as both […]

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EP298: Mark Victor Hansen — Pick A Target, Set Goals!

Mark Victor Hansen is co-writer of Chicken Soup For The Soul, the mega-selling phenomenon that has sold over half a billion copies worldwide. He takes us through his extraordinary story to publication and beyond. PODCAST Here are some of the links we talked about in the show… THE BESTSELLER ACADEMY: bestsellerexperiment.com/academy Sign up to the […]

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EP027: From Script, To Screen, To Book | Jo Ho

In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… Jo Ho is an award-winning screenwriter and director, best known for creating the BBC TV series Spirit Warriors, but she has recently turned her hand to self-publishing with great success. 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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EP296: You Are Not Alone

The Two Marks talks about isolation, loneliness, the voices in our head and all the other stuff that can make a writer feel like they are alone. We discuss what we can do to build a healthy community around us, even in lockdown. And we share the good news stories from our communities on Patreon, […]

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EP026: Author & Editor In A Hot Mess | Lucy Vine & Katie Seaman

In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… Lucy Vine is a freelance journalist who has written for pretty much every magazine going. Inspired by one of Lucy’s articles, editor Katie Seaman commissioned Lucy to write Hot Mess, a full-length novel, in an incredibly short space of time and, between them, have discovered a brilliantly efficient way of working […]

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EP295: Fearless Worldbuilding. A Deep Dive with Allen Stroud

Author Allen Stroud is the current chair of the British Science Fiction Association and has a Masters Degree in Science Fiction and Fantasy Worldbuilding. In this special Deep Dive Allen talks about his new novel Fearless, writing for characters with disabilities, and he has some amazing tips on world building. Links: THE BESTSELLER ACADEMY: bestsellerexperiment.com/academy […]

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EP294: B.J. Fogg — Tiny Habits

BJ Fogg, PhD, founded the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University and created the Tiny Habits Academy to help people around the world. He tells us how the smallest changes can make a huge difference to your productivity as a writer. PODCAST In this episode you will discover: Why emotions and not repetition create a […]

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