EP206: Caimh McDonnell – Too Funny, Too Irish
That’s the feedback that Caimh got for his first novel. Over a hundred thousand book sales later, he’s writing in a tone and genre that defies all conventional publishing wisdom. Caimh talks to us about his career, from stand-up comedy to studying writing and moving from rejection to self-publishing success.
Here’s Caimh’s blog post that inspired this episode: https://whitehairedirishman.com/100000-mistakes/
In This Episode You Will Discover…
- When to cut the jokes from your writing and why characters are so important
- How the combination of cover art, a quote and reviews can lead to great sales whatever the genre
- And why, even when you’re self-publishing, it’s worth having an agent
Here are some of the links we talked about in the show…
- Support us on Patreon and join our exclusive Facebook Group: https://www.patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment
- Buy Back to Reality: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality/
- Support Jenni Desvaux’s book The Very Last Monster Book: http://lastmonsters.com
- Buy The End of Magic: https://markstaywrites.com/the-end-of-magic/
- Mr. Stay’s Writer Services: https://markstaywrites.com/writer-services/
- Here’s Caimh’s blog post that inspired this episode: https://whitehairedirishman.com/100000-mistakes/
- Caimh’s website: https://whitehairedirishman.com/
- Caimh’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caimh
- Caimh’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caimh
- David Bishop’s Deep Dive on creative writing courses: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/ep197-teaser-creative-writing-courses-with-david-bishop/
- Ian W Sainsbury’s new book The Picture on the Fridge: https://www.ianwsainsbury.com/books
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