Welcome back to episode 011 of The Rebel Author Podcast, today I’m talking to Zach Bohannon all about authors and money. Specifically how to quit your job and write full-time. [Read more…] about 011 Authors and Money: How to Quit Your Job and Write Full-Time with Zach Bohannon
Hello and welcome to episode 10 of The Rebel Author Podcast, I can’t believe we made it to 10 episodes! Double figures baby. And what an episode we have with amazing tips and tricks to help you start your very own YouTube channel as an author.
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.
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Productivity and me go way back. We’re like siblings: we both wana get shit done and somewhere deep down (like REALLY deep) we love each other. But mostly, we kick seven shades of shit out of each other while stealing one another’s greatest posessions (time) and taddle tailing about who got what done on the ‘to do’ list. We need to be more productive because right now, we’re a mess.
We both know it, though neither of us will admit it. It might possibly, probably be the reason I have 22,000 words of a novel on ‘How to Be Productive’ and it’s also – ironically – the reason I’ve neither finished it, nor published it.
Advertising your book feels like the ugly elephant in the corner of the I-just-typed-THE-END-room. You’ve managed to get your book cover design, you’ve had the book formatted and your proof copies have arrived.
Previously you might have organised a blog tour, thrown up some tweets, a Facebook page post, maybe scheduled a couple more tweets, told your friends and then…? Well, back then, maybe your got sales. Today? I doubt it.
With the rise of the ‘pay to play’ market, getting serious levels of organic traffic to your book sales pages is next to impossible UNLESS you join in and pay to advertise. [Read more…] about Do you want to learn how to advertise your books?
I quit my job.
Four innocent little words that strung together have the same potency as a Hiroshima shaped nuke aimed straight at my family. I’m pretty sure my mum had heart failure. My wife definitely swallowed her tongue while trying to blink her way through the wide-eyed horror. Even my dad – who’d spent the last eighteen months telling me to quit – had a momentary aneurysm at the news.
No one thought I’d quit.
Hell, I didn’t even think I’d quit.
But on March 5th 2019, I found myself sat at a canteen table, both my managers staring back at me. One of them knew. Maybe it was written in the glint in my eye or the tremor in my hands. Perhaps it’s just that somethings are inevitable. Somethings you can taste like the cut of thunder in the air before it arrives.
I didn’t even open my mouth.
“You’re leaving, aren’t you?” he said.