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
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.
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Here’s more about today’s guest.
I’ve been reading a lot of self-help books of late. I’ve said it before, but the transition to full-time self-employment has been turbulent to say the least. So, when in doubt, I always turn to books. Knowledge is power, education is the only solution. I thought I’d share some of the best self-help books for writers out there in the hopes it helps you on your journey too.
In no particular order:
So, while I’m talking about audio content. Wave your hand if you’re not an audible subscriber…
PUT YOUR HANDS DOWN. Heathens.
Alright, I’ll let you off. I was skeptical about audiobooks at first too. I couldn’t bear to listen to fiction stories. I just couldn’t get a grip of the plot. When I read it feels tangible; it’s not just the pages I can grip, but the words too. It has substance, it’s alive. But listening to audio books made the words feel like grains of sand slipping through my fingers.
But then I reflected on the fact I listen (and love) podcasts. What was the difference? [Read more…] about 2 Audiobooks every author needs to hear
I am terribly ‘un-present.’
I roll from one project to the next, never stopping to appreciate the mountain peak I’ve just climbed. I finish and move on. It’s unhealthy and it’s probably one of the reasons I’ve spent most of this year either burnt out or close to a burnout. Shelley Wilson, Bloggers Bash committee member and fellow non-fiction and YA Fantasy writer is here today to tell us a thing or two about why we need to stop and admire the view from the top.
Listen up folks, don’t be a dufus like me. Shelley knows her shit!
To buy How I Motivated Myself to Succeed
If you’re a creative person, then at some point you’ll meet my little bitch of a friend self-doubt. Meeting her is as inherent as the need to play God and cackle as you kill another darling.
Self-doubt really is the queen bee of inefficiency, procrastination and pointlessness. Frankly, she makes Trump seem useful… did I? Lets move on before I offend anyone with something more than just my potty mouth.
I’ve talked about self-doubt before and given four suggestions to beat it. But like anything, as you grow and develop as a writer, you find new tricks to make you better and more efficient.
Writing is always likened to running a marathon. It’s great analogy because personally, I’ve well and truly hit the 18 mile wall. But even if I have to chew my kneecaps off in a bid to keep my arse in the proverbial chair, I will hand my sodding book-baby to beta readers on 30th September. But fuck me, the universe is not making it easy.
So here are some awesome techniques I’ve been using that you can implement to get you and your book to completion without having to gnaw body parts off. [Read more…] about Mantras, Mindset & 7 Secrets You Need To Finish Your Book