Author Like a Boss Podcast podcast

Author Like a Boss Podcast

Ella Barnard

Helping indie authors successfully write, market, & self-publish their books and make a living with their writing. In this show, Ella interviews successful authors who share their best writing, marketing, and mindset secrets. You'll hear from them about topics such as making time to write, tools to succeed as an indie author, exactly what steps they took to achieve their self-publishing success.

84 episodios

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    ALAB 083: How I Got 24,208 Page Reads & 157 Downloads in 25 Days

    26:20

    In this episode I talk about how I got started doing my own Author Like a Boss program, what's working for me, and how I got my results. You'll also find out: How I made a plan Why I scrapped my first 6,000 words, and How I organized an additional series to co-write with my author friend If you want to keep up-to-date on my progress, sign up to my newsletter at http://authorlikeaboss.com/newsletter
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    ALAB 082: Pushing Boundaries in Your Writing Skin with K Webster

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    In this episode with K. Webster, you'll learn how the one of the biggest setbacks helped her to persevere and find herself and her new "writing skin." You'll also learn what makes her novels so unique, and why Amazon banned one of her books for being way "too wild" for the platform. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: K. Webster talks about her official start to her author journey Find out if she is a “pantser” or a “plotter.” Learn what makes K Webster’s stories so unique. Original genre was contemporary romance, but genres grew from there Learn how her readers were what encouraged her to find her niche. Find out which of her books is “too wild” for Amazon, but still sells EVERY DAY. Learn how her darkest moments as an indie author were turned for the better with community Find out her favorite quote from a famous movie director that pertains to her writing process Get insight into how K Webster is so prolific with her writing! K Webster’s best advise for new authors. K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in "Tornado Alley" with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she's not writing, she's reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens. You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads! Can't find a certain book? Maybe it's too hot for Amazon! Don't worry because titles like Bad Bad Bad, This is War, Baby, The Wild, and Hale can all be found for sale on K's website in both ebook and paperback format.  ALL of her books can be found on the Eden Books website! You can find her on her website, www.authorkwebster.com
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    ALAB 081: When You Have Heart and Passion to Be an Author with Eliza Peake

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    In this episode with Eliza, you'll learn how the one review on her first published novel helped to refine her publication process. You'll also learn about her publishing plans on her romance series, and how to holds herself accountable during the drafting process. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Eliza is nicknamed “The Plot Genius” and is co-host of podcast “The Misfit’s Guide to Writing Indie Romance.” Find out where, when and why Eliza got her start to writing Learn how a first review on a novel helped to refine her publication process Learn how publishing her first novel led to her realizing a new publishing strategy Learn about her rapid release plans How word sprints and competition with herself help her to finish drafts Find out the things she does to hold herself accountable. Listen to some blurb chat and some key tips Hear about Eliza’s marketing plans on her new series she is rapidly releasing. Eliza’s best advice for new and budding authors. If transitioning from hobby writer to business owner is one of the challenges that’s keeping you from making 6-figures as an indie author, then you’ll definitely want to come check out the 12-week Boss Up program where you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to become an empowered, 6-figure indie author. See what others are saying! You can sign up at authorlikeaboss.com/bossup
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    ALAB: 080 Mindfulness and Spiritual Awareness When Creating with Pascale Kavanaugh

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    In this episode with Pascale, she shares her intriguing story about how NaNoWriMo got her career started. She shares her many interests and how they tie into her author career. Learn some her best tips on how to tap into that inner creative to get the best stories out of you as a writer. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Pascale talks about her many interests and how she ended up writing thru NaNoWriMo She dives into the starting point of her characters speaking to her to tell their story Learn how mindfulness and spiritual awareness ties into the success of one’s creativity Find out how to discover what success means to you Learn how to find your rhythm in your creativity to be most successful The best questions to ask yourself to learn more about who you are as an artist Learn how Pascale is able to write what people call the best sex scenes Catch her best advise for authors who are still trying to find themselves Hear about her latest book series If transitioning from hobby writer to business owner is one of the challenges that’s keeping you from making 6-figures as an indie author, then you’ll definitely want to come check out the 12-week Boss Up program where you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to become an empowered, 6-figure indie author. See what others are saying! You can sign up at authorlikeaboss.com/bossup
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    ALAB 079: The Benefits of Changing Your Genre with Debbie Herbert

    57:16

    In this episode with Debbie, she shares her amazing story about going from 300 rejections to #1 Best Seller in all of Amazon Kindle, and how she puts her own unique spin on the common tropes. She tells us how a jump in genres was exactly what she needed to give her success in her author career. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: She shares her writing journey from traditional to indie 300 rejections from agents did NOT stop her from pursuing her dream How she made it to #1 in ALL of Amazon Kindle! Find out how a genre change helped benefit her author career The structure and tools she now uses to write her novels Find out how the revising process differs between traditional and indie publishing Learn how reviews can help find your common theme Find out tips on how to spin an ordinary trope into your own unique story  Identify your market to properly sell your book What mindset she has that keeps her so successful Her best advice for new authors to move past fear Her best advice for authors looking to have the same success she's had If transitioning from hobby writer to business owner is one of the challenges that’s keeping you from making 6-figures as an indie author, then you’ll definitely want to come check out the 12-week Boss Up program where you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to become an empowered, 6-figure indie author. See what others are saying! You can sign up at authorlikeaboss.com/bossup
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    ALAB 078: Find Out Your “Why” in Storytelling with James Blatch

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    In this episode with James, he describes how knowing your "why" for telling your story is key to starting your author journey. He also tells us the importance of seeing your mailing list as a two-way street with your readers. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: James talks about the importance of your “why” for telling your story Started out with NaNoWriMo in 2010 Works with Mark Dawson (co-host) Self-Publishing Show Learn all about the journey of his unpublished book started in 2010 Find out how a previous job helped shaped his writing skills Talks about his favorite movie related to great story-telling The importance of HELP during your writing stages Learn about some of the key things that will make your successful as an indie author How you can learn a lot from your mailing list of readers Learn about the many valuable courses offered by James and Mark! If transitioning from hobby writer to business owner is one of the challenges that’s keeping you from making 6-figures as an indie author, then you’ll definitely want to come to the next Author Like a Boss Masterclass where you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to become an empowered, 6-figure indie author. You can sign up at authorlikeaboss.com/alabmasterclass
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    ALAB 077: Learn From Rejection and Never Quit Writing with Jessie Gussman

    1:00:05

    In this episode with Jessie, she talks about her set routine for writing around a crazy-busy lifestyle. She also tells us how looking at rejection with a new perspective helped her improve her writing. And so much more! Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Jessie talks about her routine around a crazy busy life on the farm How she makes time to write as many books as she publishes each year! Jessie’s take on looking at rejections as a way to improve your writing She talks about all she’s learned from not being afraid to fail, which led to success Find out how she started with marketing and getting her series in front of readers Find out about big, key things Jessie changed about her books to get more sales! Hear all about her crazy “cowboy romance” titles! Learn how to use Amazon to see your competition in certain categories Fast and free ways to find out the latest most popular tropes Jessie’s best advise for authors who would like the same success If transitioning from hobby writer to business owner is one of the challenges that’s keeping you from making 6-figures as an indie author, then you’ll definitely want to come to the next Author Like a Boss Masterclass where you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to become an empowered, 6-figure indie author. You can sign up at authorlikeaboss.com/alabmasterclass
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    ALAB 076: Battling and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Sasha Kehoe

    1:03:08

    In this episode with Sasha, she shares her author journey with what most author's experience as "imposter syndrome." She talks about how she's overcome this mindset and moved forward. She also tells us how she maintains her awesome methods of discipline! Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Sasha Kehoe’s journey and where she started in her writing career Dedicated this year to becoming an author and sharing her author journey with others Her determination to become a full-time author and encourage others Find out how she discovered herself as a writer Learn how her video updates of her author journey help her as she grows as a writer How does Sasha maintain discipline? Listen to key tips! Actions she took to step outside her comfort zone to further her writing experience Sasha’s best advice for writers who want to get further in their author career and more...... If transitioning from hobby writer to business owner is one of the challenges that’s keeping you from making 6-figures as an indie author, then you’ll definitely want to come to the next Author Like a Boss Masterclass where you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to become an empowered, 6-figure indie author. You can sign up at authorlikeaboss.com/alabmasterclass
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    ALAB 075: Shifting Mindset to Make Budget Marketing Work with Liesel Hill

    58:54

    In this episode with Liesel, she shares greatest tips on marketing with a budget. She also tells us how she found her love for a specific genre, and how she has her writing process down to a science by using certain tools. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Liesel talks about her multiple pen names and multiple genres! Learn how keeping your genres and pen names in check makes it easier for readers Dabbling in so many genres, she’s found her official love for a specific genre Find out her writing process which also includes dictation Learn all about her tips and tricks using certain tools to read faster Learn about Liesel’s best practices with marketing on a budget Hear about her experience having audiobooks made on her books Find out about her next idea for high fantasy series If transitioning from hobby writer to business owner is one of the challenges that’s keeping you from making 6-figures as an indie author, then you’ll definitely want to come to the next Author Like a Boss Masterclass where you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to become an empowered, 6-figure indie author. You can sign up at authorlikeaboss.com/alabmasterclass
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    ALAB 074: Using Instagram to Build Your Fanbase with April M. Woodard

    1:12:25

    Update on Ella's life, plus a sneak peak into the Author Like a Boss Black Friday sale! To find out more, come to the Masterclass - http://authorlikeaboss.com/alabmasterclass In this episode with April, she shares how she uses Instagram to find new readers and how she gives them valuable content to keep them coming back for more. She also tells us what sparked the idea for her entire book series and how her characters are always talking to her. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: She shares her writing journey & how her book started from a weird dream! How her form of Autism (Aspergers) has helped her creativity in writing Her writing schedule/routine as a homeschooling mom! Learn her social media techniques for marketing How she built an Instagram presence as an author Benefits of using Instagram to build your author persona Tips and tricks to make Instagram presence work for you How she keeps her readers thirsty for more with her media posts Fun giveaway ideas for the cost of a stamp Best advice for writers to continue getting better at their craft Find out how to become an empowered 6-figure indie author at the ALAB Masterclass. Sign up to attend live @ http://authorlikeaboss.com/alabmasterclass

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