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EP216: REPLAY Ep 019 Joe Hill

Joe is the bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, NOS4A2, Locke & Key and most recently the New York Times #1 epic blockbuster The Fireman. Joe, son of Stephen King, is powerhouse storyteller from an incredible family of writers. He is also an endless well of writing advice, so be ready to take notes… lots […]

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EP214: REPLAY Ep 003 Million-Selling Indie Author | Shannon Mayer

From farrier to million-selling indie author, USA Today bestseller, and writing machine, Shannon bestows wisdom, inspiration, and a quote that we want on t-shirts and bumper stickers. PODCAST Click to Tweet: @TheShannonMayer Your muse is your bitch! You have to make it work for you #amwriting @bestsellerxp Thanks for listening and joining us. Have some feedback […]

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EP212: Catherine Kirwan – Darkest Debut

Catherine Kirwan’s debut novel The Darkest Truth is one of the most critically acclaimed debuts of the year. Catherine tells us how she went from feeling foolish about even trying to write, to being snapped up by one of the biggest agents in the business. PODCAST In This Episode You Will Discover… How to use […]

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EP208: Glastonbury Or Bust – Did We Make It?

At the end of 2018, the Two Marks set themselves a challenge: to sell ten thousand copies of their novel Back To Reality by Glastonbury weekend. They went wide, they published in paperback, and dabbled in advertising. But did they make it? Join us in the highlights of a live show where they reveal all…PODCAST In […]

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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 […]

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EP205: Live from Harbour Books

To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week we recorded our first ever LIVE episode of the podcast at Harbour Books in Whitstable! We were joined by authors Julie Wassmer, Katherine May, John McGhie and bookseller Olivia Rosenthall to discuss our love of bookshops, our favourite memories, and the future of independent bookselling. We were also joined by […]

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EP204: One Page Punch-Ups SF&F special

In the latest of our One Page Punch-Up specials we asked our Patreon Chart Topper supporters to send in one page from their work-in-progress and we gave them Gollancz’s Gillian Redfearn and Marcus Gipps to review and critique. Between them Gillian and Marcus have worked with some legendary authors, including Joe Hill, Joanne Harris, Joe […]

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EP202: Tim Clare – Giant Mutant Batman

Tim Clare is a poet, author and musician who has wanted to write since childhood. Despite his commitment and determination, his route to publication has been a rocky one. Tim talks about his career with honesty, wit and passion, and every writer will come away inspired by his story. We also cover such writing essentials […]

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EP200: The Two Marks Celebrate Two Hundred Episodes

The Two Marks celebrate two hundred episodes of the podcast by answering some of the strangest questions they have ever been asked. https://www.patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality PODCAST In This Episode You Will Discover Tips for the zombie apocalypse, skeining yarn and cheesy pick-up lines What would be Mr. D’s […]

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