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Beat the bestsellers TOP 10 TIPS

On the eighth anniversary of our Beat the Bestsellers series, Tony Rossiter looks back at some of the bestselling authors he’s featured, collected in his new book, and gives his top tips for aspiring writers

There’s no magic formula for writing a bestseller, but imitating the methods – not the content – of a favourite writer can be a good starting point. That’s how many of the most successful authors began.

The advice successful authors give to aspiring writers can sometimes be contradictory. Writing is a personal, individual thing and what works for one author does not necessarily work for another. However, looking at the Beat the Bestsellers pieces that have appeared over the years, there are a number of common themes:

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