The Rebel Author Podcast

The Rebel Author Podcast

The Rebel Author Podcast
Nov 18, 2020 53 min

060 How to Write a Synopsis with Michelle Somers

Episode Show NotesIn this episode we cover: Why you need a synopsis even if you’re not pursuing traditional publishingCommon mistakes when writing a synopsisHow to get the right balance of information in your synopsisTips for retaining your voiceThe structure of a good synopsisThis week’s question is: What one thing do you want to achieve by the end of the year?Recommendation of the week is: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyKoboAmazon UKAmazon USALinks I mentioned are: The Senses Course Launch Story BundleFind out more about Michelle on:Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, InstagramRead Simply SynopsisGet her FREE cheat sheet here.CHARACTERISATION THROUGH NARRATION 2 hour online workshop through the Queensland Writer’s CentreInhouse 4-week intensive workshops – practical based with feedback – bookings for 2021 Listener Rebel of the Week is: Victoria LK WilliamsIf you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to [email protected] or tweet me @rebelauthorpodIf you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack
Nov 11, 2020 53 min

059 How to Write a Book in 5 Days with Scott King

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:The mindset you need to write fastMistakes in trying to write fastHow to prepare for writing fastTips for outliningHow to get over stumbling blocks when you write fastThis week’s question is: Is writing fast important or not in the current publishing climate?Recommendation of the week is: Dear Writer Are you in Burnout by Becca SymeKoboAppleAmazon UKAmazon USALinks I mentioned are: The Senses Course Launch Story BundleFind out more about Scott on:Twitter - @ScottKingInstagram - @KingScottKingWebsiteAmazon Author Page Listener Rebel of the Week is: M.J. MooresIf you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to [email protected] or tweet me @rebelauthorpodIf you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack This Show is Sponsored by ProWritingAidFind out more about ProWritingAid here.DISCOUNT CODE: REBEL25Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Nov 04, 2020 1 hr 25 min

058 How to Write Dialogue with Jeff Elkins

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: The most important elements when creating dialogueMistakes to avoid when writing dialogueHow to use psychology to help improve your dialogueHow to differentiate character’s dialogueHow to manage a big cast of characters and all their different ways of speakingWhat monomouth is and how to get rid of itThis week’s question is: What character/book or movie’s dialogue do you like best?Recommendation of the week is: Nail Your Novel: Writing Characters Who’ll Keep Readers Captivated by Roz MorrisKoboAppleAmazon UKAmazon USALinks I mentioned are: The Senses Course LaunchStory BundleDialogue Doctor DiscountJeff is also giving listeners a discount on his services. His 1-hour chapter session is typically $99. If you include the name of my podcast when you register, he’ll give you 25% off. Register hereSearch for "Writer’s Well" in your podcasters and look for Episode 138 where Rachael and J discuss Jeff and the help he gave J with his dialogueFind out more about Jeff on:WebsiteTwitterFacebookJeff had some recommendations for books and movies with great dialogue:Books with dialogue he loves:The Sun Also Rises by Ernest HemingwayBeloved by Toni MorrisonThe Great Divorce by CS LewisThe Goldfinch by Donna TartA Man Called Ove by Fredrik BackmanInfinite Jest by David Foster WallaceTV Shows and Movies with Amazing Dialogue:The MagiciansGilmore GirlsWhen Harry Met SallyThe Princess BrideMission Impossible (1996 movie - best dialogue in an action film) Listener Rebel of the Week is: Bobbie Ann AtwoodIf you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to [email protected] or tweet me @rebelauthorpod If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack
Oct 28, 2020 1 hr 13 min

057 Content Planning for Authors with Janet Murray

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:How to use content marketing to help you sell more books and products.The four main types of content and how to use them to structure your content marketingMistakes authors make with content marketingHow to repurpose your content to do more with what you haveThe differences between content marketing for fiction and nonfictionThis week’s question is: do you want to content market? Why or why not?Recommendation of the week is: The War of Art by Steven PressfieldKoboAppleAmazon UKAmazon USALinks I mentioned are: The Senses Course LaunchStory BundleJanet Murray conferenceFind out more about Janet on:Website, Her social media planner, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, PodcastJanet mentioned using KapWing for content marketing Listener Rebel of the Week is: Thomas DukemanIf you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to [email protected] or tweet me @rebelauthorpod1 new patron this week, welcome to Juneta Kay. A big thank you to all new and old patrons alike. You guys help not only to keep the podcast running, but give me a warm squishy feeling in my belly.If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY KOBO WRITING LIFEVisit Kobo Writing Life here, read the Kobo Writing Life blog here, and listen to their podcast here.
Oct 21, 2020 52 min

056 How to Set and Achieve your Writing Goals with H.B Lyne

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:How to set effective writing goalsMistakes to avoid when goal settingThe best methods for goal settingMaking big goals more manageableHow to track your goalsA discussion on if there’s a right or wrong time to set goalsThis week's question: how do you set, manage, track and record your writing goals?Book recommendation of the week is the NaNoWriMo StoryBundle which you can find here:The NaNo StoryBundleMentioned LinksThe Senses Course sachablack.thinkific.com/courses/senses Janet Murray conference https://www.janetmurray.co.uk/ref/55/Find out more about our guest:Instagram, Facebook, websites: www.hblyne.com and www.greatwesternwoods.com.Read her book on goals here: www.books2read.com/goals Listener Rebel of the Week is: Yanni JadeIf you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to [email protected] or tweet me @rebelauthorpodWelcome and a big thank you to new patron Harley Christensen. A huge thank you to all my current patrons who help to keep the podcast running and give me a warm squishy feeling in my belly!If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack
Oct 14, 2020 1 hr 9 min

055 How to Run an Author Podcast with Jeff Adams and Will Knauss

Episode Show NotesIn this show we cover:The impact podcasts have on author careers and salesThe best and worst things about podcastingAdvice on the technical aspects of podcastingThe amount of time it takes to run a podcastHow to structure a podcastPodcasting strategyConsiderations for cohostingPlease note I use affiliate links throughout this post. This means I earn a small commission should you purchase something using one of my links. There is no cost to you for using my links.Question of the WeekDo you prefer audio or video, podcasts or YouTube?Book Recommendation of the weekThe Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. Grab a copy on:KoboAppleAmazon UKAmazon USALinks MentionedMy brand new course The Anatomy of Prose: The Senses. Find out more here.Grab your NaNoWriMo Story Bundle here.Janet Murray's conferenceJanet Murray Content Planner for 2021Find Out More About Our Guests Jeff and WillVisit their website: [email protected]@[email protected]@WillKnaussTheir Book Recommendation on Podcasting: Big Podcast by David Hopper. Get a copy on Amazon UK or Amazon USA A HUGE thank you all all the new patrons this week. Thank you and welcome to: Heather Renee GallantStacy L FrazerMary WhittenCindyIf you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack This Show is Sponsored by ProWritingAidFind out more about ProWritingAid here.DISCOUNT CODE: REBEL25Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Oct 07, 2020 52 min

054 How to Write Dark Fantasy with Jenna Moreci

Episode Show NotesMentioned links:Mark's Rebel Reflections episode 155 listen here.The Anatomy of Prose FREE webinar on 8th October at 7pm UK time. Join the Prose Webinar here: The Anatomy of Prose: How to Breathe Life into Your Story, Characters and Sentences WEBINARThe NaNo Writing Bundle: https://storybundle.com/nanoFIND OUR MORE ABOUT JENNA MORECIRead The Savior's Sister: https://books2read.com/tss/Follow Jenna Moreci: YouTube: http://youtube.com/jennamoreci Website: http://jennamoreci.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/jennamoreci Instagram: http://instagram.com/jennamoreci If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack If you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to [email protected] or tweet me @rebelauthorpod
Sep 30, 2020 44 min

053 Celebrating One Year of Rebel Authoring!

Hello Rebels, welcome to episode 53 of The Rebel Author Podcast. It’s all me this week. A solo show celebrating one year of rebel authoring.This week’s questions is:Where do you want to be this time next year in your writing, business or career?Book recommendation of the week is: 10 Steps to Hero: How to Craft a Kickass Protagonist by Sacha BlackRead the book here I will be doing a live Poison and Prose session tomorrow 30th September to celebrate hitting 1 year of the show. Join me here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rebelauthors/ Join the Prose Webinar here: The Anatomy of Prose: How to Breathe Life into Your Story, Characters and Sentences WEBINAR Mentioned Links:9 Things Career Authors Don't Do: Personal Finance Calendly Podbean Listener Rebel of the Week is Kahlan WeirIf you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to [email protected] or tweet me @rebelauthorpod 2 new patrons this week, Welcome and a huge thank you to Laura Kendrick and Padgett Farmer. A huge thank you to all my current patrons, you help not only to keep the podcast running but give me warm squishy feelings!If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablackPlease note I do use affiliate links in my posts.THIS WEEK’S EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY KOBOVisit Kobo Writing Life here, read the Kobo Writing Life blog here, and listen to their podcast here.
Sep 23, 2020 57 min

052 How to Run Seasonal Marketing with Penny Sansevieri

This week’s questions is:What is your favorite episode of the last year? Book recommendation of the week is: Not Even Bones by Rebecca SchaefferApple: https://apple.co/3hIMSLJ Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2RAKsnC Amazon USA: https://amzn.to/2ZPHgJl Note that these are affiliate links and I earn a small commission if you purchase the book at no additional cost to you.Find out more about our guest Penny Sansevieri here:Twitter: @bookgal www.amarketingexpert.com Instagram: @therealbookgal Rebel of the week is Renee Gallant I'll be live on the iWriterly Chanel with Meg LaTorre, Jenna Moreci and Daniel Willcocks on the 23rd September at 9pm UK timehttp://bit.ly/iwriterlylive Join me for the Rebel Author Anniversary Poison and Prose on the 30th September 8pm UK time https://www.facebook.com/groups/rebelauthors/ The Anatomy of Prose: How to Breathe Life into Your Story, Characters and Sentences WEBINAR1 new patron this week, welcome and a huge thank you to William. A giant thank you to all my current patrons too. If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack
Sep 18, 2020 18 min

051 - Personal Finance for Writers with J Thorn and Sacha Black

Hello Rebels, surprise! Here's a bonus minisode with me and J Thorn where we talk about personal finance for writers.We talk about a new book we've cowritten that focuses on the good stuff: money. I go deep and get personal in this book with my experiences of debt and money and the lessons I've learned that took me from aspiring writer to full-time business woman. Read the Book: 9 Things Career Authors Don't Do: Personal FinanceRead the rest of the series: http://getbook.at/9thingsseries
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