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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

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
115 Time Management for Indie Authors in 2022 with Robyn Pearce

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Time management mistakes How to set and work with boundaries How to deal with interruptions, emails... more

08 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
114 Understanding Money as an Indie Author with MJ Fievre

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to decide what income streams are worth it How to balance income streams and... more

01 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
113 Cover Design for Indie Authors with Julia Rozdobudko

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  When should you update your covers? How to know if a cover is good Cover mistakes... more

24 Nov 2021 · 49 minutes
112 How to Fix Settings and Descriptions with Janice Hardy

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Mistakes to avoid in your description What good description is and looks like How to avoid... more

17 Nov 2021 · 57 minutes
111 How to Create a Sustainable Hybrid Author Career with Tiffany Yates Martin

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to write books when you’re an editor Why you may or may not want... more

10 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
110 How to Create Character Voice with Sebastien de Castell

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Where to start creating voices How to reflect personality at the sentence level Literary tricks and... more

03 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
109 Book Release Strategies with Craig Martelle

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Launch considerations   Release strategy mistakes Shorter vs Longer release strategies Boxset release strategies Preorder strategies Nitty gritty tactics This week’s... more

27 Oct 2021 · 45 minutes
108 Travel Writing with Award Winning Anna McNuff

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Travel writing narrative arcs Travel writing processes Mistakes to avoid Adventure planning  Truth and lies in narrative nonfiction This... more

20 Oct 2021 · 59 minutes
BONUS EPISODE Sneak Peek of 13 Steps to Evil Audiobook

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15 Oct 2021 · 14 minutes
107 How to Craft Conflict in Your Novel with Becca Puglisi

Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What conflict is and why it’s so important for your novel How to layer conflict Mistakes writers... more

13 Oct 2021 · 52 minutes
BONUS EPISODE 8 Lessons from Narrating and Producing My First Audiobook

Show Notes Howdie folks, I finally pushed my first audiobook over the finishing line. Now, I’m by no means an expert... more

11 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
106 How to Edit a Second Draft with Alex Kourvo

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Analogies to help you better understand editing vs drafting How to approach editing The pitfalls and... more

06 Oct 2021 · 49 minutes
105 How to Market a Children’s Book with Karen Inglis

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Why you need to establish a local brand Indie marketing methods that don’t work for... more

29 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
104 How to Work with an Audiobook Narrator with Jillian Yetter

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to work with audiobook narrators How to find narrators What information you need to give... more

22 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
103 Three Word Rebellion with Dr Michelle Mazur

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What a three word rebellion is How to create one How to then use your three... more

15 Sep 2021 · 53 minutes
102 How to Write Diverse Characters with Eliana West

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Why diversity in fiction is important  What to do if you’re afraid to approach writing... more

08 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
101 Author Headshots Making the Most of your Photographer with Ed Crowther

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Why you need a headshot How a shoot works Considerations for tone and mood of photos How... more

01 Sep 2021 · 50 minutes
100 Book Rights Reversion with Katlyn Duncan

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What rights reversion is How you find out if you can revert your rights A walk... more

25 Aug 2021 · 59 minutes
099 How to Write and Sell Short Fiction with Matty Dalrymple

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Defining short fiction How much story do you need for short fiction? How to do more... more

18 Aug 2021 · 1 hour,
098 Everything You Need to Know About Formatting Your Book with Formatted Books

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Why formatting is important Mistakes to avoid with formatting Why you might consider a formatting company Differences... more

11 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
097 Know Your Book Market with Nat and Kindletrends

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What Kindletrends is and how it can help you The different aspects of book market... more

04 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Bonus Episode: 4 Tips to Write Better Side Characters

To celebrate the launch of 8 Steps to Side Characters, I thought I’d add a sneaky little bonus episode. I’m... more

30 Jul 2021 · 23 minutes
096 How to Win Amazon Kindle Storyteller Competition with Darren Hardy

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What the Kindle Storyteller Competition is What the judges are looking for Storyteller success stories How to... more

28 Jul 2021 · 55 minutes
095 Six Figure Author on One Book a Year with Helen Scheuerer

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: The type of book launch when you’re only publishing once a year The type of... more

21 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
094 How to Create a Magic System with Angeline Trevena

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to start building a magic system How and why you need to limit your... more

14 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
093 How to Run an Author Event with Daniel Wallace

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Mistakes to avoid when running an author event What small details set an event apart... more

07 Jul 2021 · 58 minutes
092 The Self-Publishing Blueprint with Daniel Willcocks

Episode Show Notes:  In this episode we cover:  The overarching steps indies need to take to publish their book Most common indie publishing... more

30 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
091 How to Sell More Books on Apple with Kristy Bromberg

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Methods and tactics for selling on Apple Mistakes on Apple Using preorders on Apple What it’s like... more

23 Jun 2021 · 43 minutes
090 How to Create A Six Figure Author Business with Ines Johnson

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How publishing schedules will help you reach your goals Common mistakes authors make trying to... more

16 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
089 How to Create an Author Website with Ginnie Carmichael

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The minimum viable requirements for an author website Common mistakes authors make on websites  What SEO... more

09 Jun 2021 · 47 minutes
088 How to Write Memoir with Janelle Hardy

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What memoir is What memoir story structure is Where the line between your truth, factual truth... more

02 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
087 How Editors Edit with Kristina Stanley

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The different types of edits and what you can expect from them The most common... more

26 May 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
086 How to Write About Identity and Voice with Joya Goffney

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to create character voices Behavioural consistency vs character arcs Creating better dialogue  How to create and... more

19 May 2021 · 51 minutes
085 How Mindset Can Improve Your Craft with Kristina Adams

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Why mindset is so important The most common mindset roadblocks Tools and techniques for helping you... more

12 May 2021 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
084 How to Self-Publish a Graphic Novel with Marcus E Ako

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The differences between writing a novel and a graphic novel How to actually write a... more

05 May 2021 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
5 Lessons from Two Years of Writing Full-Time

It feels like a blink since the original post “lessons from one year of writing full-time”. But it is with... more

30 Apr 2021 · 34 minutes
083 Publishing from Zero in 2021 with David Gaughran

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What are the key elements you need to take into account when starting from... more

28 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
082 From Busyness to Business: The Art of Creative Time Management with Steven Watson

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Why we still struggle with time management despite there being so many tools out... more

21 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
081 Creative Self-Publishing with Orna Ross

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What creative self-publishing means What are success measures for indie authors How to harness the thing... more

14 Apr 2021 · 59 minutes
080 How to Create Rich Writing with Krystal Sutherland

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to create rich and memorable characters How to develop chilling atmospheres How to use the... more

07 Apr 2021 · 56 minutes
079 How Storybrand Sells Books with Amy Mertz

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is storybrand? How writers can incorporate storybrand into their marketing Mistakes people make with storybrand The... more

31 Mar 2021 · 56 minutes
078 How to Sell Ebooks and Audiobooks on Kobo with Tara Cremin

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Kobo’s new audiobook platform How to publish audio with Kobo How to price your audiobook What’s hot... more

24 Mar 2021 · 55 minutes
BONUS EPISODE - Wide for the Win: How to Sell More Books Wide with Mark Lefebvre

Get your copy of Mark's book Wide for the Win which is PACKED full of tips and tricks for marketing... more

19 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
077 Plot Whispering with Martha Alderson

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Why whopping bits of paper are awesome for plotting The biggest mistakes writers make with... more

17 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
076 The Business of Being a Writer with Jane Friedman

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Whether it’s still possible to make a career in 2021 Core business principles a writer... more

10 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
075 The Heroine’s Journey with Gail Carriger

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What the heroine’s journey is Common mistakes with the heroine’s journey The key beats of the... more

03 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Announcing The Rebel Diaries Anthology

Surprise... I’m super excited to announce the launch of The Rebel Diaries Anthology. The call for stories is officially open. For all... more

28 Feb 2021 · 6 minutes
074 How to Write Your Author Business Plan with Joanna Penn

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Why you need to write a business plan The main components of an author business... more

24 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
073 Why Swearing is Good for You with Emma Byrne

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Why swearing is good for you The gender difference between men and women and swearing Regional... more

17 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
072 How to Market a Book in 2021 with Nicholas Erik

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What the 80/20 principle means for your marketing The ultimate book marketing formula  How to balance... more

10 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
071 How to Make a Scene with Jordan Rosenfeld

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is a scene? Mistakes to avoid when creating scenes How to end a scene and... more

03 Feb 2021 · 59 minutes
070 How to Write Authentic Sales Copy with Jo Watson

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What the fuck copywriting is and why we need to worry about it Top tips... more

27 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
069 How to Write a Series with Sara Rosett

Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The main types of series and what to watch out for with each Mistakes writers... more

20 Jan 2021 · 51 minutes
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Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Why whopping bits of paper are awesome for plotting The biggest mistakes writers make with plot How to... more