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EP272: Deep Dive – An Editorial Q&A with Rachel Winterbottom

Rachel Winterbottom is Senior Commissioning Editor at Gollancz and she also writes fiction as Rachel Winters. Rachel answers our listener questions on the editorial process, what editors are looking for, tropes, word count, social media, deadlines, publication scheduling, conventions and much more! Links Rachel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Frostycheeks Cymera 2020 online festival: https://www.cymerafestival.co.uk (Rachel’s photo by […]

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EP267: Deep Dive – Indie Children’s Publishing with Karen Inglis

Karen Inglis is a bestselling indie children’s author based in the UK. Her books have sold over 100,000 copies and in this Deep Dive episode she answers our listener questions on finding illustrators, printing, marketing, blurbs, age-ranging, the craft of writing children’s books and tips on running great school events. PODCAST Hear more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/support […]

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EP262: James Swallow Listener Q&A – A Deep Dive

Ahead of our main episode with James Swallow in a few weeks, we have this exclusive Q&A with James where he answers our listener questions on working in rooms with other writers on series like The Black Library, and he gives us great tips on pace, characterisation, balancing realism and the fantastic, writing for games, […]

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EP260: Barbara Poelle – The Hook, The Book & The Cook

In this exclusive Deep Dive episode for our Patreons: Barbara Poelle is a New York literary agent and author of Funny You Should Ask: Mostly Serious Answers to Mostly Serious Questions About the Publishing Industry.  She answers our listener questions on trends, genre, slush piles, getting an agent, and generally de-mistifying the publishing industry. This […]

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EP253: Kickstarter Tips with A.Y. Chao

Author A.Y. Chao tells us how she funded her debut novel Soul Affinity on Kickstarter in just 4 days! If you’ve never tried Kickstarter before, but always wanted to give it a try, this is a great episode to see just how it works and what strategies you could use to make your novel a […]

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EP246: A ProWritingAid Masterclass with Chris Banks

We took a chapter from Mr Stay’s new work-in-progress and ran it through ProWritingAid. PWA founder Chris Banks was on hand to give us greater insight into how to use PWA’s reports on readibility, style, dialogue, repetition, sticky sentences and glue indexes, more effectively. PODCAST For the special Black Friday deal mentioned in the show, […]

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