Rachel Abbott, writer of 'The Murder Game' - Mega Kindle Bestseller talks about knowing her characters visually, the joys of editing, and making a business plan.
Rachel Abbott is one of the best-selling Kindle novelists in history. Her debut 'Only the Innocent' became a number 1 bestseller on Kindle, since then she's published 11 books, sold over 4 million copies and been translated into 21 languages.
We talk about what changed when she got 'properly' published after that, and how an editor made her see her work in a different way. We chat about why she focuses mainly on writing psychological thrillers, and how her storytelling process has changed through 11 novels. You can hear about the business plan that she made to make sure her first books were noticed, sold and read.
Her new novel is 'The Murder Game', all about a group of friends who meet in Cornwall, where a murder mystery game becomes a bit too realistic. We chat about the colour-coded cards and images that she relies on to write books too.
ALSO, this episode is sponsored by 'Agatha', by Anne Cathrine Bomann, which tells the story of a psychiatrist in 1940's France who is on the verge of retirement, when one of his final clients changes his life forever. It's a joyous tale of loneliness, making huge noise across the world, and has been called a 'literary phenomenon'. You can find out more about it - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agatha-Anne-Cathrine-Bomann/dp/1529361370
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