It’s always a delight to be asked to speak at a conference. It’s something I love doing and something I’d love to do more of in the future. If you’re not on my mailing list, then you might not be aware that today, the Romance Writers Summit launches. And I’m speaking all about villains, of course! But this romance writing craft conference isn’t just for romance authors. It’s for any and every author looking to improve their craft. [Read more…] about FREE Romance Writing Craft Conference LIVE Today
Boni Wagner-Stafford – How to Market Nonfiction Books
Welcome back to episode two of The Rebel Author Podcast. I’ve purposefully launched two episodes in rapid succession for the launch. For the rest of 2019, I’ll be bringing you two episodes a month, though this might increase come 2020. Today’s episode is all about co-writing for indie authors featuring Dan Willcocks.
Today’s episode welcomes, Dan Willcocks, you can find out more about Dan on his website, instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Listen to his podcast Great Writers Share here. We also discussed his book Twisted.
In the Introduction
I mention Narrated by the Author by Renee Conoulty, a must read or listen to if you want to narrate, edit and produce your own audiobooks. I also read out the first listener rebel. If you’d like to have a rebel memory read out on the show, you can tweet me @rebelauthorpod or email me here with your memory and social media handle.
If you’d like to listen to each episode before anyone else, you can support the show on Patreon here. [Read more…] about 002 – Co-writing for Indie Authors with Dan Willcocks
Welcome to the first official episode of the Rebel Author Podcast. Today, I talk to Adam Croft about all things indie author mindset, wide marketing and a sprinkling of banter.
In The Introduction
In the introduction, I talk about three things, first up a poetry book by Atticus called The Truth About Magic, you can get a copy here. I also talk about a book I’m listening to on audible called Playing Big by Tara Mohr, that gave me a bit of an epiphany about fear and the different type, grab a copy here. Last, I get all excited about a new animated version of The Addams Family coming to a cinema near you for Halloween.
If you’d like to listen to each episode before anyone else, you can support the show on Patreon here.
Here’s more about today’s guest.
I have some kind of selective memory disease. That or a piss poor excuse for a long term memory. Either way, unless I write shit down, it doesn’t get remembered. I used to journal, I stopped when I went to university… too busy studying studiously. Ahem. But this journey into full-time writing is not something I want to forget. So here are the 8 lessons I’ve learned after three months full-time writing.
[Read more…] about Full-Time Writing: 3 Months in
Hey guys, I’m absolutely delighted to announce the launch of The Rebel Author Podcast. This is episode 0, an introduction if you like to the podcast and what you can expect from the show. I’ll be launching regular episodes at the end of the month. For now, welcome.
Hello and welcome to the Rebel Author Podcast.
My name is Sacha Black and this is episode 0.
Why have an episode 0? Well because I wanted to tell you a little about the show and what to expect as well as a little about me and who I am.
And, if I’m being completely honest, it gives me a chance to get the podcast feed set up in advance so that if I make any fuck-ups, I have a chance to correct them before the episode’s launch.
If you’re listening to this on any kind of device, then go me, Sacha 1, technology 0
What can you expect from The Rebel Author Podcast?
Well, this show’s blurb is the following:
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.
Which is why each episode will be hosted by me as I interview someone that I think will provide you guys with inspiration, motivation, lessons on creativity, business, publishing or marketing.
I’ll be launching the episodes fortnightly in 2019 with the hope that I can move into weekly episodes in the near future.
If you’d like to hear the episodes before anyone else, then you can support the show by going to Patreon at:
Who am I?
If you don’t know who I am, I’m a proud indie author. I write YA books in a variety of genres, I also write nonfiction writing craft books. I’m a developmental editor, freelancer and occasional rebel. I’m a wife, mum, expensive shoe collector and lover of conspiracies, self-help and favourer of the go hard or go home philosophy. I also eat too much chocolate, drink too much caffeine and swear like a fucking trooper.
So why have a podcast?
I’ve blogged for years, the purpose was to share lessons Id personally learnt on my journey to full-time writing. But as the business grew, it actually became harder and harder to keep up the intensive work of blogging. I needed a new solution. A way to reach and give back to everyone who’s supported me along the way, and those just joining the industry
I suppose in a way, this podcast has been a long time in the making. I’ve been obsessively listening to podcasts for over half a decade. Frankly, I’m amazed I didn’t start one earlier.
I guess combine my podcast obsessery with the fact I used to do voice over acting as a teenager and it was waiting to happen. But like so many creatives I suffered with doubt and imposter syndrome. It wasn’t until I appeared on several podcasts and I had lots of encouraging feedback, that it even became a twinkling idea.
I’ve had several lovely people tell me I have a voice for audio though what that means about my face for TV I can only speculate. But what tipped me over the edge was a random act of kindness.
A lovely lady at Edinburgh 20books to 50k came up to me and told me she kept hearing me speak around the venue and that she could have listened to my voice all day. It was such a surprise comment but one that filled me with confidence. So I will forever be grateful to you for your spontaneous compliment which ultimately helped me birth The Rebel Author Podcast
That’s it for this show, a whistle-stop intro to what you’ll get.
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