EP210: Mike Shackle – Never Give Up, Never Surrender
Mike Shackle was on the verge of giving up on his writing when he heard one of our early episodes with Joe Abercrombie. Inspired by Joe’s wise words, Mike has not only created a successful career as an indie author, but he’s about to launch We Are The Dead, the first book in a new trilogy to be published by Gollancz. Mike takes us through the ups and downs of his career and we have a special message from a top secret guest.
In This Episode You Will Discover…
- Why you should start with small writing ambitions and build from there
- How you can use archetypes to create fresh and original characters
- And why finishing a book is the most important step of all!
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- Support us on Patreon and join our exclusive Facebook Group: https://www.patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment
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- 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/
- The Joe Abercrombie episode: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/ep09-joe-abercrombie/
- Mike Shackle’s website: http://www.mashackle.com/we-are-the-dead.html
- The Mike Morris books: http://www.mashackle.com/mike-morris.html
- Mike’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeshackle
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