Join author and screenwriter Mark Stay with coach and entrepreneur Mark Desvaux, as they discover the secrets to writing a bestseller and challenge themselves and you to write, market and self-published a bestselling book in just one year. Each week, they are guided by and interview million-selling, chart-topping authors, publishers on the inside, editors, agents, social media specialists, and many more big names who play a part in the bestseller process. From the writing to marketing, plotting to publishing, learn the secrets to help you write your way to the top of the charts.
EP355: JK Ellem — Think of the Long Game
JK Ellem writes cutting edge thrillers including the Ravenwood series, which was never supposed to be a series, but his readers wanted more. JK takes us through his career, how his writing process has developed over time, and how he’s benefitted from listening to his readers, going where the success is and following the muse.
EP354: Deep Dive — Beta Readers with StoryOrigin’s Evan Gow
We welcome Evan Gow back to the podcast to discuss StoryOrigin’s new feature to help manage feedback from your Beta Readers.
You can discover more about StoryOrigin here: https://storyoriginapp.com/
And here’s when Evan last came on the podcast: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/ep223-storyorigin-promotions-with-evan-gow/
EP353: Michael Connelly — A Pretty Strange Trip
We are delighted to welcome worldwide bestseller Michael Connelly back to the podcast to discuss his new novel The Dark Hours, which explores an LA scarred by fear and social unrest. Michael reflects on how the world of Harry Bosch has grown over an incredible thirty years, and he answers our listener questions of writing habits, outlining and much, much more.
EP352: Sasha Greene — Trust and the Writer
Sasha Greene returns to the podcast with her new novel Trust, which explore ideas such as PTSD, sexual assault and coercive control. Sasha takes us through her process of research, how she writes just one day a week to a deadline, and why no writing is ever wasted.
EP351: Christine Pride & Jo Piazza — Communication is the Key
Christine Pride is an editor with 15 years experience with the likes of Doubleday and Simon & Schuster, and Jo Piazza is the award-winning author of nine novels. Together they have written an extraordinary novel, We Are Not Like Them, which touches on themes of race and friendship. They tell us how the book came about, and how they worked together, and the challenges of writing two perspectives.
EP350: Deep Dive — Writer Burnout with Paul Bulos
We welcome Paul Bulos back to the podcast to discuss what burnout is and how it affects writers. Paul also offers ten strategies to help you overcome burnout. You can discover more about Paul’s services at http://www.thecompletecoach.co.uk
My favourite writing podcast
Great tips and tools of the trade, delivered by knowledgeable and humorous hosts.
Fantastic / Entertaining / Fun / Insightful
If you’re a writer this is the podcast for you.
I’ve been listening to Mark & Mark for a couple of months now and I am motivated to write more than I have ever been.
With their insight into the writing/publishing world and the guests that they have on, really helps build a picture of the writing/publishing process, as well as helping one to develop their own writing skills.
I don’t know where I’d be without this podcast but it would be a few thousand words shorter and lacking in quality.
Can’t wait to hear more.
A valuable indie author resource!
This is a valuable resource for authors. Great interviews with successful authors. Good tips and information delivered in a good humoured, entertaining style by the two Marks.