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EP105: Ed McDonald, Dear Debut Authors

Ed McDonald broke onto the fantasy scene with his incredible debut Blackwing in 2017 and has had an amazing year. He’s living the dream! Then a few weeks ago he wrote a very honest blog titled ‘Dear Debut Authors of 2018’ in which he asked the question, “What next?” To support the show, check out […]

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EP66: Bestseller Launch Day (Part 4)

Bestselling author and friend of the show Shannon Mayer joins Mark Desvaux in the final part of the launch day event for the two Marks’ novel Back to Reality. Check out bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality   PODCAST   Back to Reality – Out Now [BUY] Find out more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality   Thanks for listening and joining us. Have some feedback […]

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EP52: Four Weeks To Go!

Holy cow! Only four weeks till publication? Already?? What do we do? How did it come round so soon? Yes, the two Marks discuss their impending deadline and their pre-publication marketing strategy with their usual calm, professional manner… and they finally reveal the title of their novel!   PODCAST In this episode you will discover… […]

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EP51: The Impossible Choices Of Samantha King

Samantha King is a bestselling debut novelist, and her book The Choice taps into parental fears. Sam has also worked in publishing and has a unique perspective on the process of writing, editing, publishing and promoting a bestseller… PODCAST In this episode you will discover… How you can discover your story’s true intent through rewrites […]

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EP48: A Kick In The Ed

The two Marks have met with their editor. Sit in on one of their story sessions as they go through their notes, and discover the huge change that they will have to make to improve their chances of marketing a bestseller with less than two months to go!   PODCAST In this episode you will […]

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EP47: Titles, Covers & Deadlines

In the second part of this conversation between the two Marks before their book goes to their editor, they wonder if it will survive the edit, or does the experiment end here?   PODCAST In this episode you will discover… Why you should try and make scenes work harder before discarding them Why giving ideas […]

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EP46: Research and Reconnoitring

The two Marks are recording in the same room! Will universes collide? Will they reveal any more about their damn book? They talk about research, reconnoitring locations, and more in the first of a two-parter…     PODCAST In this episode you will discover… Tips for speaking to experts for research The importance of a […]

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EP45: Katherine May – Creative Writing Cocktails

Katherine May

Katherine May is an award-winning writer, blogger and the programme director of creative writing at Canterbury, Christ Church University. She is an extraordinary talent, makes a mean gin cocktail, and has an incredible series of books coming in the next year…   PODCAST In this episode you will discover… The pros and cons of writing […]

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