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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

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Episodes

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
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134 How to Launch Your First Book with CM Newell, SW Millar and Scott Williamson
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Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How they felt as first time authors in 2022 How and why they chose their launch and... more