Tag Archives for " short stories "

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… To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our novel […]

Continue reading

EP149: Halloween Special with Ramsey Campbell

Ramsey Campbell is a legend of horror fiction who has been terrifying readers for over six decades, so who better to headline our Halloween special? He reveals the book that was too grim to publish, how working in a bookstore inspired a story, and the changes he has seen in the genre through his incredible […]

Continue reading

143: Rowan Coleman’s Impossible Summer

We speak to bestselling author Rowan Coleman about why she heckled Mr. Stay at the RNA conference, how to make readers cry, how copy editors can save your life, how a chance encounter at a supermarket checkout led to a hit novel, we play backlist bingo and Rowan’s teenage daughter makes a cameo, and more! […]

Continue reading

EP111: Live Show with Ben Willis

Another special YouTube Live episode featuring Orion editor Ben Willis with contributions from our wonderful Patreon supporters! Ben worked in book publicity for Transworld and Headline before joining Orion, where he now works as a commissioning editor for Orion Fiction. If you want to get involved with our live shows, become a chart topper patron […]

Continue reading

EP108 Teaser: Short Stories

Writing short stories is hard! Cramming great character and story into just a few thousand words is a skill few writers master, but here are some tips to help you get started… Hear more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back to Reality – the novel from the Podcast Find out more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality   Thanks for listening […]

Continue reading

EP107: Isabel Ashdown’s Secrets and Lies

Isabel Ashdown is the author of bestselling thrillers Little Sister and Beautiful Liars. She walked away from a successful career to focus on her writing and it all stepped up a gear when she entered a competition in a newspaper… To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our novel Back To Reality is out now […]

Continue reading

EP99: Cavan Scott

We speak to Cavan Scott, an extraordinary writer who writes on licence, meaning that he is hired to write for licenced intellectual properties such as Star Wars and Doctor Who. If you’ve ever written fan fiction and dream of writing for a big franchise then you’ll find plenty of inspiration in this week’s episode. To […]

Continue reading

EP81: Live Show Q&A with the two Marks

Behold, the highlights of this month’s YouTube Live show for our Patreon supporters. To hear more of this episode in our deep dive, check out patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality   PODCAST In this episode you will discover… How long your should project be. How to tell if it’s a […]

Continue reading