Mark Edwards: How to make a living from writing

Mark Edwards is today’s guest on The Segilola Salami Show podcast. Mark shares with us snippets from his life and how he was able to make a living from writing. I assure you, you need to click play now to listen to this most intriguing conversation with Mark Edwards. This episode was recorded live at Capital Crime, London’s first crime writing festival.


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About Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers in which scary things happen to ordinary people. His novels include The Magpies, Follow You Home and The Retreat. Mark has sold almost three million copies of his novels and had eight #1 bestsellers. He grew up on the south coast of England and now lives in Wolverhampton with his wife, their three children, three cats and a golden retriever.

His new book, Here To Stay, was published in September 2019.

Mark also has a 14-year old daughter who lives in Australia. She picked up his love for writing and writes fan fiction. Mark often gives her writing advice – which she ignores!

Mark Edwards’ 5 tips on how to make a living from writing
  1. Figure out exactly where you fit in the market
  2. Write books that can be described in short sentences
  3. Nurture the relationship with your readers
  4. Keep going when things go bad
  5. Think of it as a business and career


About The Segilola Salami Show

The Segilola Salami show is an audio podcast talk show hosted by the female Nigerian-British podcaster Segilola Salami who is also an author, freelance writer and blogger. Please click here to see the full list of Yoruba children’s books written by Segilola Salami.

The show is set in a virtual cafe and is a podcast on books and publishing. The aim of the show is to be both educative and informative but in an entertaining way. Guests from all works of life come on the show to talk about the books they have read or written and how books motivated or inspired them. Listeners of the show get to discover new authors and new books as well as learn something new. Also, as the show is set in a virtual cafe, it is a fun podcast to listen to at work, while running or even when driving.

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