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Sacha Black is a bestselling author, rebel podcaster, and professional speaker. She writes educational nonfiction books for writers and fantasy books for both Young Adult and adult audiences. She lives in Cambridgeshire, England, with her wife and son.
Sacha Black is a bestselling author, rebel podcaster, and professional speaker. She has five obsessions; words, expensive shoes, conspiracy theories, self-improvement, and breaking the rules. Sacha writes books about people with magical powers and other books about the art of writing. When she’s not writing, she can be found laughing inappropriately loud, sniffing musty old books, fangirling film and TV soundtracks, or thinking up new ways to break the rules. She lives in Cambridgeshire, England, with her wife and genius, giant of a son.
Topics and Questions
Writing craft — including crafting better villains, heroes, protagonist and antagonists. How to improve your sentence level prose
How to leave your job for a creative business — lots of us dream of leaving our jobs, but unless we set up and establish a business, that won’t happen. Before you leave a salaried role you need multiple streams of income, financial security, a balance of passive and active income and a plan for scaling your business.
How to create a business around your book (fiction or nonfiction) — a book isn’t just one product. You can turn your book into multiple products from ebooks, paperbacks, audiobooks, hardback and large prints. But why stop there? If you write nonfiction you can turn your books into workbooks and use them to become an expert in your field and gain speaking gigs. If you write fiction, you can produce merchandise, sell translation rights and more. Writing ‘The End’ isn’t the end for your business.
Sacha runs her own podcast The Rebel Author Podcast where you can hear her style. Find the back list of episodes here.
Sacha has also appeared on a number of podcasts including:
The Creative Penn Podcast — Writing Heroes and Villains
The Worried Writer — ‘I Go To The Extreme of Geekery’
Kobo Writing Life Podcast — Moving Beyond Archetype: How to Write a Compelling Villain with Sacha Black
The Self Publishing Show — How To Write a Compelling Villain