pod.link/rebelauthor
pod.link copied!
The Rebel Author Podcast
The Rebel Author Podcast
The Rebel Author Podcast

A motivational show for all the creatives out there with an inner rebel. Listen for interviews, industry news, tips, tricks and tools... more

Listen now on

Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Google Podcasts
Overcast
Podcast Addict
Pocket Casts
Castbox
Stitcher
Podbean
iHeartRadio
Player FM
Podcast Republic
Castro
RadioPublic
RSS

Episodes

242 How to Use Tropes with Cindy Dees

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Why tropes hook readers Differences between internal and external tropes Craft tips to make our tropes... more

15 May 2024 · 59 minutes
241 How to Write Serial Fiction with Stephanie Bond

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What serial fiction is and how it differs from non-serialised fiction Common mistakes new serial... more

08 May 2024 · 1 hour,
240 How to Write Historical Romance with Bianca Blythe

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The fundamentals of historical romance Balancing historical accuracy with creative storytelling Creating historical authenticity in your... more

01 May 2024 · 58 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 20

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number twenty between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron episode... more

01 May 2024 · 53 minutes
239 Burnout for Writers with Liz Lincoln

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is burnout Differentiating burnout from everyday stress Recovering from burnout How to establish better boundaries The importance... more

24 Apr 2024 · 54 minutes
238 How to Write Trans Characters with Dharma Kelleher

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The importance of representation in our books Writing trans and queer characters when cisgendered Harmful tropes... more

17 Apr 2024 · 58 minutes
237 How to Write Using Tarot with Mariëlle S Smith

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What are tarot cards and how do they work How tarot cards can help authors... more

10 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
236 How to Pitch Podcasts with Michelle Glogovac

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The structure of a good pitch Finding the right podcasts to pitch to What authors should... more

03 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 19

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number nineteen between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron episode nineteen.... more

01 Apr 2024 · 58 minutes
235 Creativity, Business, and Publishing with Aurora Winter

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to pivot successfully Fiction vs. nonfiction author business structure Creating multiple streams of income The neuroscience... more

27 Mar 2024 · 1 hour,
234 How to Write LitRPG with Michael Chatfield

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is LitRPG and how it differs from fantasy Major craft pillars of LitRPG Elements of... more

20 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
233 Unblock Your Creativity with the Enneagram with Claire Taylor

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is the enneagram and how to use it as writers Motivation and why it... more

13 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
232 Audiobook Publishing in 2024 with Kate Runde

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Why audio is important Trends for audiobook publishing in 2024 How Podium works with indie authors Tips... more

06 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 18

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number eighteen between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode... more

01 Mar 2024 · 38 minutes
231 Kickstarter for Authors with Anthea Sharp

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is Kickstarter? Incorporating Kickstarter into your business model Common mistakes with Kickstarter Driving traffic to your... more

28 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
230 Writing Queer Romance with Dana Hawkins

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is queer joy Elements of the opposites attract trope Worldbuilding for contemporary romance  Writing relatable characters The... more

21 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
229 Why Running Your Author Business is Child’s Play with Jo Watson

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How running a business is like being a parent Why write a nonfiction book? Staying resilient... more

14 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
228 Publishing Predictions for 2024 and Beyond with Clayton Noblit

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Highlights from Written Word Media’s 2023 author survey Indie author business structures What is meant by... more

07 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 17

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number seventeen between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode... more

01 Feb 2024 · 58 minutes
227 Author Planning 2024 with Audrey Hughey

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Important elements of author planning Overwhelm (both caused and relieved by planning) Goal setting and organizing Planning... more

31 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
226 How To Write Horror with Jesse D'Angelo

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Common tropes of the horror genre Lessons learned from acting in and directing horror films The... more

24 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
225 How to Write Reverse Harem Romance with Cara Clare

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is the “why choose” genre Keeping characters unique in a large cast Writing interconnected romantic... more

17 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
224 Author Branding for 2024 with Anna Caig

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Creating an author-based marketing plan Boosting engagement on socials Finding your author voice, style, and brand Making... more

10 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
223 Beautiful Books and Selling Direct with Angela J. Ford

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Platforms for selling a multitude of products direct Creating your own book boxes Sourcing products and... more

03 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 16

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number sixteen between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron episode sixteen.... more

01 Jan 2024 · 55 minutes
222 Story Hypothesis with JP Rindfleisch IX

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Story hypothesis and how it connects to theme Max-Neef’s nine needs Developing the journey of a... more

27 Dec 2023 · 59 minutes
221 How to Write Four Books a Year with Ines Johnson

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Systems and structures to write faster Planning needed to write four books a year Why accountability... more

20 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
220 How To Launch a Successful Series with Helen Scheuerer

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Craft and business lessons from launching a series Creating and utilizing street teams successfully Using outreach... more

13 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
219 Selling Direct, TikTok Shop, and Taking Ownership of Your Sales with Adam Beswick

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Tools and software for selling direct Driving traffic to your Shopify store Lessons learned from selling... more

06 Dec 2023 · 52 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 15

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number fifteen between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode... more

01 Dec 2023 · 53 minutes
218 Writing High Quality Children’s Books as an Indie Author with Holger Nils Pohl

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Writing a children’s book from concept to completion Working with illustrators and translators Creating a high... more

29 Nov 2023 · 1 hour,
217 Strategies for Mastering Your Reading Habits with Nick Hutchison

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Personal development books Choosing what to read next Starting a new reading habit Reading effectively and taking... more

22 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
216 Feminist Fantasy with Laura Bates

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Writing about gender equality and women’s issues Choosing which messages to refine in your book Managing... more

15 Nov 2023 · 47 minutes
215 Planning Your 2024 Self Publishing with Orna Ross

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Planning as an indie author Maker, manager and marketeer How to plan for 2024 What being a... more

08 Nov 2023 · 54 minutes
214 Editing for Clarity and Sensory Detail with Krystal Craiker

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What does “editing for clarity” mean How to write with more clarity Developing self-editing skills When to... more

01 Nov 2023 · 57 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 14

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number fourteen between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron episode... more

01 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
213 How to Write Folklore Inspired Fiction with Icy Sedgwick

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to leverage folklore in your narrative Using folklore as the basis of a fictional... more

25 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
212 Writing Controversy with Paulette Stout

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Writing about taboo and controversial topics Educating readers through your work Working with sensitivity readers Setting and... more

18 Oct 2023 · 55 minutes
211 Writing the Shadow Self with Joanna Penn

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What the shadow is and its importance for writers Identifying shadow elements How to know if... more

11 Oct 2023 · 1 hour,
210 Writing and Selling Middle Grade Fiction with Melisa Torres

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Business differences with middle grade fiction Marketing middle grade fiction How to engage with your audience Advice... more

04 Oct 2023 · 56 minutes
209 Beyond Your First Book with Lewis Jorstad

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The four different types of series How to plan when writing a series Series arcs and... more

27 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
208 TikTok for Authors in 2023 with A.K. Mulford and Anne Kemp

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  TikTok basics Ratio of engaging posts vs. promotional posts  Content creation ideas Capitalising on hype mode and... more

20 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
207 Using Settings in Romance with Emma Roze

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The importance of setting in romance Romance subplot pacing Using a romance subplot to enhance the... more

13 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
206 Systems for Authors with Katlyn Duncan

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The importance of having a system Balancing creative work and parenting Techniques for the writing/publishing process Streamlining... more

06 Sep 2023 · 50 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 13

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number thirteen between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode... more

01 Sep 2023 · 59 minutes
205 Creator Economy for Authors with Michael Evans

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What the creator economy is Community building vs. writing books How to authentically monetize our community Expanding... more

30 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
204 From Book to Film with Fan Investors with Nova McBee

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How fan-backed film development works Developing an indie series into a movie Creating contacts for character... more

23 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
203 Selling on Amazon with Michaella Parkes

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is the Amazon Kindle Storyteller Award Marketing tips to sell more books on Amazon Advice... more

16 Aug 2023 · 51 minutes
202 Planning a Novel with Megan Haskell and Greta Boris

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Overview of planning a novel Filling our creative wells Tips for brainstorming How to approach world building Things... more

09 Aug 2023 · 59 minutes
201 How to Master Your Dialogue with Jeff Elkins

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The difference between dialogue and exposition Making dialogue shine in the four parts of a... more

02 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 12

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number twelve between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode... more

01 Aug 2023 · 57 minutes
Celebrating 200 Episodes of The Rebel Author Podcast with Sacha Black and Rebels

A big thank you to all of my lovely patrons. If you’d like to support the show, and get early... more

26 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
199 Author Marketing Audit with Joe Solari

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to self audit your marketing The importance of attention in the AI age Marketing structures... more

19 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
198 From Indie Author to Six Figure Traditional Author with Julia Vee and Ken Bebelle

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Advice for cowriting The journey from indie to traditional publishing Tips for working with agents Lessons learned... more

12 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
197 Creative Screenwriting with Brock Swinson

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Mistakes creatives make with their time How to be better at saying no Dealing with self-sabbotage Voice... more

05 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 11

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number eleven between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode... more

01 Jul 2023 · 54 minutes
196 Work on Your Game with Dre Baldwin

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Cardio for the mind Discipline and self-imposed deadlines How to be a fan of yourself Combatting fear Mental... more

28 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
195 Selling Your Book Direct with Morgana Best

Episode Show Notes: In this episode we cover: How to start selling direct Tools and software for selling direct Common mistakes when selling directly... more

21 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
194 Learning from Your First Series with James Blatch

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: Lessons learned during the writing journey Rebranding a series Audience building and marketing focus Moving into... more

14 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
193 Copy Writing for Authors with Megan Smyth

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is copywriting and why is it important Reframing your sales mindset Key marketing and copy... more

07 Jun 2023 · 58 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 10

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number ten between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode... more

01 Jun 2023 · 52 minutes
192 The Dangers of Writing True Crime with Pepper Anne

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Challenges and considerations when writing true crime Legal implications of the true crime genre Researching and... more

31 May 2023 · 1 hour,
191 How to Write Eco-fiction with Denise Baden

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is eco-fiction Balancing storytelling with conveying important messages Researching for eco-fiction stories The role of the... more

24 May 2023 · 48 minutes
190 Advanced Marketing Strategies with Nick Thacker

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  ACT: Audience, Content, Trigger Finding and understanding your audience Choosing keywords for Amazon ads Email and book... more

17 May 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
189 Creating Unforgettable Characters with TJ Klune

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Character creation and personification Writing elements to represent theme Bringing stories full circle Advice for writing dialogue Incorporating... more

10 May 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
188 Writing Erotic and BDSM Novels with Ruby Scott

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The difficulties and workarounds of marketing erotic content Common myths about erotica Tips for writing sex... more

03 May 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Black Herron: Episode 9

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number nine between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode... more

01 May 2023 · 46 minutes
187 5 Lessons from Four Years of Writing Full-Time

In this episode we cover: The lessons I’ve learned from 4 years of writing full-time Business growth is personal growth The reader is... more

26 Apr 2023 · 59 minutes
186 Reclaim Your Author Career with Claire Taylor

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What the Enneagram is How your type can lead you to a set of themes... more

19 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
185 Using Book Covers as Marketing Tools with Katia from MiblArt

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Working with a designer Being ‘on genre’ while still being unique Tips for an effective cover... more

12 Apr 2023 · 55 minutes
184 Creating Conflict in Romance with JJ Arias

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to create organic conflict Creating better banter Creating conflict while maintaining romantic tension Resolving conflict in... more

05 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 8

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number eight between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode... more

01 Apr 2023 · 41 minutes
183 Using TikTok to Sell Books in a Niche with Rebecca Thorne

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Who TikTok works for Main types of content for authors to post Mistakes to avoid on... more

29 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
182 Marketing in a Niche and Author Collaborations with TB Markinson and Miranda MacLeod

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Collaborating on marketing as niche authors Building relationships with other authors What channels work to reach... more

22 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
181 Business, Processes and Efficiency with Ines Johnson

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Staying organized when promoting multiple series Deciding what to put in your business plan Investing in... more

15 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
180 Making our Books and Content Accessible with Jeff Adams and Michele Lucchini

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Why accessibility is important What is assistive technology Easy ways to make our content more accessible How... more

08 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
179 Publishing Trends for the Future with Clayton Noblit

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Resources to create publishing trend predictions New channels coming on stream for authors How to get... more

01 Mar 2023 · 56 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 7

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number seven between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode... more

01 Mar 2023 · 58 minutes
178 Book Blurb Writing with Jessie Cunniffe

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: Common mistakes when writing blurbs How to structure your blurb Strategies for writing blurbs Creating hooky taglines Triggers... more

22 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
177 Ruby Roe on Secrets and Settings with JJ Arias

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  First lines Using secrets in fiction Making settings a character How Ruby wrote A Game of Hearts... more

15 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
BONUS EPISODE: Lessons Learned from Starting a New Pen Name

Well, this is the motherlode of write ups! I launched A Game of Hearts and Heists a spicy sapphic fantasy... more

12 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
176 Secrets to Editing Success with Kristina Stanley and Lucy Cooke

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Revising vs editing Biggest editing mistakes authors make How to test your story goal The five story... more

08 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
175 Shut Up and Write the Book with Jenna Moreci

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Getting to the end of your first draft Blocks, barriers and mistakes for beginner writers Finding... more

01 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 6

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number six between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode... more

01 Feb 2023 · 58 minutes
174 Hybrid Publishing with Katlyn Duncan

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is a hybrid author Deciding which publishing path to take Lessons learned in the author... more

25 Jan 2023 · 53 minutes
BONUS EPISODE Sneak Peek of The Anatomy of a Best Seller Audiobook

Audible US Audible UK Buy direct All other stores

21 Jan 2023 · 8 minutes
173 How to Write Cozy Fantasy with Travis Baldree

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The differences between indie and trad publishing Advice for writing cozy fantasy Creating great descriptions Narrating your... more

18 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
172 Sleep and Creativity with Anne Bartolucci

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Myths about sleep Creating better quality of sleep Dealing with procrastination and overwhelm Imposter syndrome and comparison This... more

11 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
171 How to Raise the Emotional Stakes in your Novel with Stephanie Dethlefs

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The importance of the emotional journey Making your prose more emotional Tips for writing emotional stories How... more

04 Jan 2023 · 57 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 5

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number five between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode... more

01 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
170 How to Write Feminist Fiction with C.L. Polk

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Writing about gender inequality in an engaging way Creating powerful female characters Advice for writing feminist... more

28 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
169 Subscriptions for Authors with Emilia Rose

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to use Patreon as an author Producing content quickly and consistently Growing your subscription platform Engaging... more

21 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
168 Line Editing for Authors with Hayley Milliman

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The different types of editing The editing process Line editing for different levels Using tools like ProWritingAid This... more

14 Dec 2022 · 47 minutes
167 How to Write Fantasy Romance with Scarlett St. Clair

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What fantasy romance is Writing romantic tension Tips to writing sex scenes Audience building Creating boundaries with your... more

07 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 4

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number four between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode... more

01 Dec 2022 · 59 minutes
166 The Anatomy of Genres with John Truby

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Defining genre How to mix genres  Tropes with a twist Genre-specific mistakes to avoid This week’s question is:... more

30 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
165 Planning for Authors with Sarra Cannon

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Planning systems How to plan effectively Planning for the unknown Balancing family and career Mindset shifts This week’s question... more

23 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
164 Writing Fuel for Indie Authors with Cassie Newell

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Giving yourself permission Changing your mindset around writing How to start writing How to keep writing fun Quitting... more

16 Nov 2022 · 59 minutes
163 How to Be a Fearless Writer with Beth Kempton

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Japan The most common writer fears How to become fearless Approaches to perfectionism Approaches to failure This week’s question... more

09 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
162 Writing as a Parent or Carer with Megan Clancy

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Advice for working full-time and trying to write Balancing caring duties and writing Boundaries, how to... more

02 Nov 2022 · 1 hour,
The Black Herron: Episode 3

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number three between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode... more

01 Nov 2022 · 51 minutes
161 How to Write Urban Fantasy with Sarah Painter

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What elements make urban fantasy Crafting the urban fantasy voice Marketing urban fantasy Urban fantasy tropes This week’s... more

26 Oct 2022 · 58 minutes
160 NaNoWriMo for Indie Authors with Grant Faulkner

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What NaNo is and how to participate The community of NaNo Tips and tricks for setting... more

19 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
159 How to Write a Cozy Mystery with Sara Rosett

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The psychology of cozy mysteries Cozy tropes Mistakes to avoid  Craft advice for writing cozy mysteries Marketing for... more

12 Oct 2022 · 56 minutes
158 How to Write Fast and Plot a Novel with Shane Millar

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Mistakes to avoid when outlining or trying to write fast The 9 critical story beats  What... more

05 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 2

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number two between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode... more

01 Oct 2022 · 58 minutes
157 How to Write Historical Fiction with Kim Taylor Blakemore

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What makes a historical novel Craft tips for historical novels Research tips for historical novels  Writing about... more

28 Sep 2022 · 57 minutes
156 How Indie Authors Can Collaborate with Asa Maria Bradley

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Dozens of ideas for how to collaborate Ways to market your collaborative work Mistakes to avoid... more

21 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
155 How to Pivot Genre with Alessa Thorn

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Can you pivot in 2022 and be successful? What are good reasons to pivot? What you... more

14 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
154 How to Write Thrillers and Mysteries with Tom Fowler

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What makes a good thriller How to market thrillers How to create pace and tension The voice... more

07 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The Black Herron: Episode 1

Hello Rebels,   And welcome to a special episode. Going forward, Rachael Herron and I will be doing a bonus episode each... more

01 Sep 2022 · 50 minutes
153 How to Write a Successful Series with Helen Scheuerer

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to approach a series Setting up a character arcs Series writing for “pantsers” Making every book... more

31 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
152 How to Work with Literary Agents With Lucinda Halpern

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How the literary agency landscape has changed How indie authors can work with agents Mistakes authors... more

24 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
151 Social Media for Authors with Suzie Speaks

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The foundations of managing social media How to track social media progress What content should authors... more

17 Aug 2022 · 59 minutes
150 TikTok for Authors with AK Mulford

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What TikTok is and how it’s different from the other social platforms Types of content... more

10 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
The Anatomy of a Best Seller with Sacha Black and Cassie Newell

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Definitions of best seller How to look at comparisonitis differently Examples of deconstruction  The what, why and... more

03 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
148 How to Write Epic Fantasy with Ryan Cahill

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Mistakes to avoid writing epic fantasy Marketing epic fantasy Trends in epic fantasy  How to keep readers... more

27 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
147 Author Plans, Brands and Success with Zoe York

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Understanding the readerscape Mistakes authors make with their first series How writers can weave marketing into... more

20 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
146 Go Wide Grow Wide: How to Sell More Books with Monica Leonelle

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What genres are better suited to being wide vs in KU Best methods for managing... more

13 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
145 How to Skeleton Draft with Steff Green

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Does skeleton drafting work for everyone? Skeleton draft mistakes to avoid An overview of the skeleton... more

06 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
144 Writing in Multiple Genres with Meg Jolly

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to approach a new genre How to market multiple genres How to research a new... more

29 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
143 How to Write Great Beginnings with Sandra Gerth

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The most common mistakes authors make with beginnings What you need to establish in the... more

22 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
142 The Intuitive Writer with Becca Syme

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The five types of intuition How to stop crushing your intuition Putting plotting vs pantsing to... more

15 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
141 How to Write Active Settings with Mary Buckham

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The difference between active and non active settings How to make your settings more active How... more

08 Jun 2022 · 47 minutes
140 Writing and Marketing Systems with Elana Johnson

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to assess your time  Mistakes to avoid when trying to structure writing systems How to... more

01 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
139 How to Write Funny with Heide Goody and Iain Grant

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to collaborate effectively  Mistakes to avoid in collaborations How to approach writing humour The format and... more

25 May 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
138 How to Write Erotica and Dark Romance with Golden Angel

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Overview of the genre and subgenres What makes a good erotica novel Terminology and language How to... more

18 May 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
137 How to Write About Mental Health and Trauma with Iona Wayland

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to approach and research trauma and mental health Trigger words and content words How to... more

11 May 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
136 How to Write a Scrappy First Draft with Donna Barker

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Top tips and tricks to get through your draft Mistakes to avoid Mindset barriers for first... more

04 May 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
135 6 Lessons from Three Years of Full-Time Writing

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The income update Realising I’m not superhuman Refining and focusing on the money Being a better publisher Human... more

27 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
134 How to Launch Your First Book with CM Newell, SW Millar and Scott Williamson

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How they felt as first time authors in 2022 How and why they chose their... more

20 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
133 How to Write a Retelling with Alix E Harrow

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to write a retelling Mistakes to avoid with retellings How closely you need to stick... more

13 Apr 2022 · 41 minutes
132 How to Succeed in a Niche Book Genre with Nora Phoenix

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is a niche? How to assess a niche How to find and assess comp authors The... more

06 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
BONUS EPISODE Sneak Peek at The Rebel Diaries

Episode Show Notes Order your copy of The Rebel Diaries at all good stores: https://books2read.com/rebeldiaries Kobo Apple Amazon UK Amazon US   Find out more about the... more

30 Mar 2022 · 16 minutes
131 How to Write and Market an Anthology with Mark Leslie Lefebvre and Helen Glynn Jones

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Lessons learned from writing short stories Mistakes to avoid Submission tips Anthology marketing tips How to organise and... more

30 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
130 Writing Complex Female Relationships with Maggie Smith

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to include complex topics sensitively How to write difficult female relationships How get into the... more

23 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
129 Save the Cat Writes a Novel with Jessica Brody

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What Save the Cat is What the main beats are Mistakes to avoid with Save the... more

16 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
128 Neurodiversity in Fiction with Mazey Eddings

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Finding the balance between realistic detail and info dumping Making mental health representation realistic Taking care... more

09 Mar 2022 · 57 minutes
127 How to Write Humour and Sex Positive Stories for Teens with Margot Wood

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: What are sex positive stories and where is the line between sex positive and... more

02 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
126 Mailing Lists for Indie Authors with Tammi Labrecque

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Where to start with a mailing list How to build a mailing list Types of reader... more

23 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
125 How to Build a Professional Author Network with Emma Byrne

Episode Show Notes: In this episode we cover:  What a professional network is and why you need one Tactics for building a network How... more

16 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
124 How to Craft Your Writing Voice with September C Fawkes

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is voice? How to create distinctive voice How does a character’s background influence voice Mistakes to... more

09 Feb 2022 · 1 hour,
123 Kickstarter for Indie Authors with Paddy Finn

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What kickstarter is A run through a basic kickstarter How to market them The best types of... more

02 Feb 2022 · 55 minutes
122 How to Write Romance with Jami Albright

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The fundamentals of romance How to build tension and attraction How to write humour Tropes, HEAs and... more

26 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
121 How to Find Your Inner Genius with Kelly Trach

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to find your genius Can you monetize your genius How to incorporate your genius into... more

19 Jan 2022 · 57 minutes
120 Content Marketing and Repurposing for Authors with Amy Woods

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is content marketing and repurposing Common mistakes to avoid with content marketing How to repurpose... more

12 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
119 How to Market a Book in 2022 with Ricardo Fayet

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Marketing mindset principles The top 3 things everyone should to do market their books Budget marketing Launch... more

05 Jan 2022 · 1 hour,
118 How to Write Award Winning Crime with Rachel McLean

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What makes a good crime book Mistakes to avoid writing crime How to create mystery and... more

29 Dec 2021 · 48 minutes
117 How to Create a Magic System with C.R. Rowenson

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What a magic system is The mistakes to avoid when building one How to test your... more

22 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
116 How to Write Killer Book Descriptions with Brian Meeks

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What a good description looks like The structure of a good description Common blurb mistakes A rather... more

15 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
The Rebel Author Podcast
124 How to Craft Your Writing Voice with September C Fawkes
The Rebel Author Podcast
0:00
-0:00

Listen now on

Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Google Podcasts
Overcast
Podcast Addict
Pocket Casts
Castbox
Stitcher
Podbean
iHeartRadio
Player FM
Podcast Republic
Castro
RadioPublic
RSS

Description

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is voice? How to create distinctive voice How does a character’s background influence voice Mistakes to avoid with... more