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My name is Mark Dawson. I’m the author of the three million-selling John Milton series and the founder of the Self Publishing Formula – an online community designed to help aspiring writers get their words out into the world and maybe even make a little money while they’re at it.

Writing a bestselling book was an ambition of mine from a very young age. It took a lot of work and effort, but I got there in the end. I made plenty of mistakes along the way, and – like most writers - I have a drawer full of discarded manuscripts that I realised were never going to be good enough. I usually gave up because I lost confidence in the story that I was trying to tell. It often felt that I was writing just for me, and that there was no chance that readers would feel the same way about the story as I did.

You can sell a book with a great cover and a snappy blurb, but it’s your writing and storytelling that will keep readers coming back for more. That means weaving a narrative that keeps readers guessing. That means crafting fleshed-out heroes and villains who go on journeys of both the emotional and literal kind. It means making your writing super-addictive… plus a whole lot more.

Nobody ever said writing a novel that will sell was a walk in the park. But with our new How to Write a Bestseller course, we’ve tried to make it a little easier.

Let bestselling author Suzy K Quinn reveal the secrets behind writing a book that readers will love – from starting with a killer premise, title and tagline, all the way to editing and ensuring that your prose keeps your readers hooked from page to page (not to mention all the juicy tips and techniques you’ll need in between).

Sign up and unlock your book’s potential. You’ll be climbing the charts before you know it.

Mark Dawson
Bestselling Author

(4 million books sold!)




Start off strong. Prepare for bestseller success with a killer premise, title and tagline.


One dimensional characters won’t cut it. Learn how to craft believable, complex and engaging heroes and villains.


Plotter or pantser? Discover the secret ingredients that go into penning a page-turning story.


From narrative perspective to editing your own work, here are the tricks to keeping your readers glued to the page.

PLUS Purchasing this course entitles you to immediate access to an exclusive, students-only Facebook group, where you can share writing tips and tricks with other authors (not to mention Suzy herself!).

Meet your tutor

Learn more about the course with Suzy K Quinn


Module 1: The First Big Secrets

Session 1 – The First Secret
Session 2 – Starting at the Beginning
Session 3 – The Supply and Demand Secret
Session 4 – The Book Premise Secret
Session 5 – The Book Package Secret
Session 6 – Killer Titles
Session 7 – Your Book Cover
Session 8 – Creating Taglines

Module 2: Bestselling Characters

Session 1 – Likeable Hero
Session 2 – What Every Hero Should Have
Session 3 – Emotional Words
Session 4 – Talents and Flaws
Session 5 – The Hero’s Journey
Session 6 – The Villain
Session 7 – Character Archetypes

Module 3: Plot Secrets

Session 1 – The Plot Tightrope
Session 2 – A New Way to Plot
Session 3 – The Location Secret
Session 4 – Plot Templates
Session 5 – Love & Fear
Session 6 – Genre Plot Ingredients

Module 4: Page Turning Secrets

Session 1 – Page-Turning Writing
Session 2 – Narrative Perspective Secrets
Session 3 – Super Addictive Writing
Session 4 – Editing Your Own Work

Module 5: The Last Three Hurdles

Session 1 – The First Hurdle
Session 2 – The Second Hurdle
Session 3 – The Last Hurdle

When does the course start and finish? The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course? How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

A Word from the Course Creator: Suzy K Quinn

“I created this course because I want you to have what I have: an exciting, well-paid, creative career writing stories. Learn how to write what sells and join the bestseller club. I can’t wait to welcome you."

Suzy xxx

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