EP157: A Christmas Special with Ian Rankin
A Christmas treat as we speak to bestselling author Ian Rankin who takes us through his incredible career, including tips on plotting, research, and his worst habit when writing, his favourite mistake (which he kept in the book) and he tells us his Sean Connery story…
In this episode you will discover…
- How he solves the crime before Rebus does
- How over-plotting led to a unpublished book
- Why you should only start your research after the first draft
- And a fantastic tip on how to choose your pseudonym
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- Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment
- Support Jenni Desvaux’s book The Very Last Monster Book: http://lastmonsters.com
- Pre-order The End of Magic: https://unbound.com/books/end-of-magic/
- Back to Reality: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality/
- Scrivener: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/
- The Damonza Cover Competition: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/cover/
- Damonza (10% off all packages with code bestsellerxp): https://damonza.com/bestsellerxp/
- Ian Rankin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Beathhigh
- Ian Rankin’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IanRankinBooks/
- Ian Rankin’s website: https://www.ianrankin.net/about/
- A social history of Colin the Caterpillar: https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/food-drink/2018/12/colin-caterpillar-brief-history
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