The Rebel Author Podcast 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 to help you take your creative business to the next level.

115 Episodes

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    108 Travel Writing with Award Winning Anna McNuff

    59:27

    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 week’s question is: What adventure have you been on? Recommendation of the week is: Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune Apple Kobo  Amazon UK Amazon USA  ***this show uses affiliate links Links and events I mentioned are: Villains Masterclass Rebel Readers  Storybundle  13 Steps to Evil Audiobook Find out more about Anna on: Instagram Facebook Twitter Amazon Author Page   Rebel of the Week is: Janelle Hardacre 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 rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com or instagram me @sachablackauthor Welcome and thank you to Robyn Pearce. A big thank you to my existing patrons as well. 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
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    107 How to Craft Conflict in Your Novel with Becca Puglisi

    52:03

    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 make with conflict How to show conflict How to use “choice” and complicating choice to further tension and plot This week’s question is: what is the best book you’ve read in your genre? Recommendation of the week is: 13 Steps to Evil: How to Craft a Superbad Villain audiobook written and narrated by ME! Audible US  Audible UK  Direct Link ***this show uses affiliate links Find out more about Becca at: The Conflict Thesaurus  One Stop for Writers   Rebel of the Week is: Andy Park 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 rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com or instagram me @sachablackauthor Huge thank you to existing patron Jeff Elkins for upping his pledge and welcome and thank you to new patron Luke Kondor. A big thank you to my existing patrons as well. 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
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    BONUS EPISODE 8 Lessons from Narrating and Producing My First Audiobook

    1:13:39

    Show Notes Howdie folks, I finally pushed my first audiobook over the finishing line. Now, I’m by no means an expert at any of this stuff, but boy did I learn a lot from the process. I love learning from other people’s mistakes, so I thought I would share 8 lessons I learned from narrating and producing my first audiobook. Read full blog here. Listen to audiobook: Audible US  Audible UK Buy Direct Links I mentioned: A sound shield (AmazonUS, AmazonUK) Pop filter / wind shield (AmazonUS, AmazonUK) Mic stand (AmazonUS, AmazonUK) A Blue Yeti mic and USB wire connecting (AmazonUS, AmazonUK) Amadeus Pro (Audacity is free and suitable for mac or PC) Karl Hughes Audio Mastering Services WeTransfer for file sending FURTHER RESOURCES FOR YOU AUDIOBOOKS Narrated by the Author: How to Produce an Audiobook on a Budget by Rene Conoulty Kobo  Apple  Amazon US   Amazon UK   Audio for Authors by Joanna Penn Kobo   Apple   Amazon US   Amazon UK  Storyteller: How to be an Audiobook Narrator by Lorelei King Kobo  Apple   Amazon US  Amazon UK  Writing for Audiobooks: Audio-First for Flow and Impact: Author Advice from Radio Writing by Jules Horne Kobo   Apple   Amazon US   Amazon UK  PODCAST EPISODES 006 How to DIY an Audiobook with Rene Conoulty 023 How to Write for Audio with Jules Horne 078 How to Sell Ebooks and Audiobooks on Kobo with Tara Cremin 104 How to Work with an Audiobook Narrator with Jillian Yetter BLOG POSTS Publishing Alternatives to ACX How Audiobook Authors and Narrators are Paid by Audible-ACX. We think. The Ultimate Guide to Self-Publishing Audiobooks Audiobook Promotion for Indie Authors  
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    106 How to Edit a Second Draft with Alex Kourvo

    49:50

    Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Analogies to help you better understand editing vs drafting How to approach editing The pitfalls and mistakes writers fall into How to show the change a hero goes through The five big scenes you need to get right The stakes paradox This week’s question is: tell me something you’ve achieved this year. Recommendation of the week is: I Love You To My Heart by Matthew Dion Goodall Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned are: The 2021 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle Activated Authors NaNoWriMo Preparation Kindle Storyteller Find out more about Alex on: Twitter  Instagram The Big-Picture Revision Checklist   Rebel of the Week is: Jasmine Arch 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 rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com or instagram me @sachablackauthor   No new patrons this week, but a big thank you to my existing patrons. 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 Show is Sponsored by ProWritingAid Find out more about ProWritingAid here. 20% Discount for Rebels here. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
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    105 How to Market a Children’s Book with Karen Inglis

    1:12:24

    Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Why you need to establish a local brand Indie marketing methods that don’t work for children’s author How to connect with schools How to work with curriculums Children’s marketing mistakes to avoid This week’s question is: What unusual marketing methods have you tried that have worked? Recommendation of the week is: Keepers Universal Link The 99c Fiction Sale (ends 29 Sept) ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned are: The 99c Fiction Sale (ends 29 Sept) Find out more about Karen on: Self Publishing Adventures Website Twitter Facebook Instagram How To Self-Publish and Market a Children’s Book    Rebel of the Week is: Paulette Stout 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 rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com or instagram me @sachablackauthor Welcome to new patron Judith Mortimore. A big thank you to my existing patrons. 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  Thank you to all of the patrons who have upped their pledge and joined the rebel readers group: Helen O’Neill and Lynne Wham   THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY KOBO WRITING LIFE Visit Kobo Writing Life here, read the Kobo Writing Life blog here, and listen to their podcast here.  
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    104 How to Work with an Audiobook Narrator with Jillian Yetter

    1:18:04

    Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to work with audiobook narrators How to find narrators What information you need to give narrators Mistakes authors make working with narrators How to create good working relationships with narrators This week’s question is: what’s your relationship with audiobooks? Recommendation of the week is: Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan Apple Kobo Amazon UK  Amazon USA  ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned are: The 99c Fiction Sale Find out more about Jillian on:  Instagram Facebook Website Her books on Audible   Rebel of the Week is: Mel 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 rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com or instagram me @sachablackauthor No new patrons this week, but a big thank you to my existing patrons. 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  Thank you to all of the patrons who have upped their pledge and joined the rebel readers group: Scott Kavanagh, Jen Roundell, Herman Steuernagel and Matt Goodall.  
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    103 Three Word Rebellion with Dr Michelle Mazur

    53:08

    Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What a three word rebellion is How to create one How to then use your three word rebellion Why writers and creatives feel like they’re bad at marketing How to use the inoculation theory This week’s question is: do you have a three word rebellion or tagline for your business? Recommendation of the week is: Fixing Your Setting & Description Problems by Janice Hardy Kobo Amazon UK  Amazon USA  ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned are:  Rebel Readers Find out more about Dr Michelle Mazur on: Facebook Instagram Twitter Website   Rebel of the Week is: Amy Heath 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 rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com or instagram me @sachablackauthor 2 new rebels this week, thank you Laura Lentz and Helen Scheuerer. A big thank you to my existing patrons as well. 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 Thank you to all of the patrons who have upped their pledge and joined the rebel readers group: Lynn Reed Kendall, Sarah Louise, Nicole Cayer, Sassy Cassie, Eden Collier, Emma Geoffray, Juneta Kay, Maggie M, and Shane Millar.
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    102 How to Write Diverse Characters with Eliana West

    1:13:22

    Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Why diversity in fiction is important  What to do if you’re afraid to approach writing diverse characters Sensitivity readers What you need to research How to include diverse characters when you yourself are not diverse This week’s question is: Tell us a book you’ve enjoyed with diverse characters. Recommendation of the week is: Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June  Apple Kobo Amazon UK  Amazon USA  ***This show uses affiliate links Diversity resources: Writing With Color Blog  How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi The Antiracist: How to Start the Conversation about Race and Take Action by Kondwani Fidel   We Need Diverse Books Writing Diversely  How to Write Black Characters: An Incomplete Guide by Salt and Sage Books Find out more about Eliana on: Website Instagram   Rebel of the Week is: Laura Rye 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 rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com or instagram me @sachablackauthor No new patrons this week, but a big thank you to my existing patrons. 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 Show is Sponsored by ProWritingAid Find out more about ProWritingAid here. DISCOUNT CODE: REBEL25 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
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    101 Author Headshots Making the Most of your Photographer with Ed Crowther

    50:12

    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 to prepare for a shoot Common mistakes in shoots This week’s question is: Have you got a professional headshot? Recommendation of the week is: Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos Apple  Kobo  Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Events I mentioned are: The York Writers Conference 2021. Three days, nine guest speakers, and plenty of opportunity to network and chat with authors from all over. Sessions include writer's craft and marketing workshops. Join Friday evening for a virtual cocktail party with opening remarks from our honorary patron, Terry Fallis. Then workshops begin Saturday with a lunchtime Keynote with Andrew Pyper and of course, Sacha Black. When: October 22-24, 2021 Where: Zoom - Register here Find out more about Ed at: @LastmanPhotography   Rebel of the Week is: Sarah W. Sparx 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 rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com or instagram me @sachablackauthor No new patrons this week, but a big thank you to my existing patrons. 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 

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