14 episodes

Hi, I'm Jas... I'm a blogger and self-published author sharing my journey as it unfolds. This podcast is my audio diary where I share my solo reflections as an independent writer, and the conversations I'm having with the fellow writers and creators I'm meeting along the way. I hope you enjoy listening :)

Diary of an Indie Writer Jas Hothi

    • Society & Culture

Hi, I'm Jas... I'm a blogger and self-published author sharing my journey as it unfolds. This podcast is my audio diary where I share my solo reflections as an independent writer, and the conversations I'm having with the fellow writers and creators I'm meeting along the way. I hope you enjoy listening :)

    my story / why I've started this podcast

    my story / why I've started this podcast

    In this diary entry, I take the opportunity to formally introduce the Diary of an Indie Writer podcast.

    Listen to find out:
    - my story + why this podcast exists
    - how I became a 'writer' and an 'independent writer' (and how I define those two things)
    - why we are living in the best time there has ever been to make money - or a career - from writing
    - what to expect from this podcast in the weeks to come

    Links I mention:
    - How to become a writer
    - How to become an independent writer (coming soon)

    by Jas Hothi | with podcast music by Chris Porter

    --
    my blog: IndieWriter.net

    • 27 min
    a conversation with Jessica Pereira

    a conversation with Jessica Pereira

    My conversation partner this time is Jessica Pereira. 

    Jessica is a B2B SaaS and digital marketing writer. But you can also find her on Freelance to Fortune, a blog dedicated to her and other writer’s journeys to six figures. When she’s not helping freelancers scale her business, you can find her reading fiction and planning her next road trip. Find Jessica at: https://freelancetofortune.com, or on twitter: https://twitter.com/jessypwrites.

    During our conversation, we talked about things like:

    - Jessica’s road-trip travels
    - Identity as writers, online and offline
    - What is a freelance writer?
    - How Jessica became a full-time freelancer in a year
    - Landing her first client
    - Jessica’s advice for discovering your niche
    - Imposter syndrome and confidence
    - Jessica' 'Freelance to Fortune' blog and who it is for
    - Future plans for her blog and newsletter
    - Jessica’s journey to 6-figures, and growing sustainably (without burning out)

    📝 notes: https://diaryofanindiewriter.net/episode-13-a-conversation-with-jessica-pereira



    created by Jas Hothi, with music by Chris Porter.

    ps. check out my blog and learn how you can become an indie writer, at: 📔 https://indiewriter.net/start-here

    • 1 hr 19 min
    a conversation with Anna-Marie O'Brien

    a conversation with Anna-Marie O'Brien

    My conversation partner today is Anna-Marie O’Brien.

    Anna-Marie O'Brien grew up in Ohio as a fan of rock music and good books. After working for a record label in the early 1990's, she spent almost 20 years as a public librarian. She now coaches writers through their creative journey, and is currently working on her third book. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Find Anna-Marie at: annamarieobrien.com

    We talk about things like:

    - Anna-Marie's writing journey with writing
    - Her career transition from librarian to writer
    - Memoir vs other forms of writing
    - "When did you realise you were worthy of being an author?"
    - How Anna-Marie became a writing coach
    - The importance of writing and creativity in our healing 
    - Anna-Marie’s blog to share her journey as she writes her next book
    - Advice for anyone who is feeling blocked and stuck with their writing

    📝 notes: https://diaryofanindiewriter.net/episode-12-a-conversation-with-anna-marie-obrien



    created by Jas Hothi, with music by Chris Porter.

    ps. check out my blog and learn how you can become an indie writer, at: 📔 https://indiewriter.net/start-here

    • 1 hr 17 min
    a conversation with Sasa Cocic

    a conversation with Sasa Cocic

    Sasa is an indie maker I initially met on Indiehackers, and we then both ended up in the ‘digital nomad village’ in Madeira during the Summer. We recorded this conversation in-person whilst we were there. If you’re someone who wants to be an independent blogger or a creator of any kind, if you’re already on that path, or you’re currently in a spot where you’re feeling unhappy in your employed job, I feel like this conversation will speak to you. Find Sasa at: wwrp.link/sasacocic.

    We talk about things like: 

    - introducing yourself, and your ‘identity’ as a creator  
    - why Sasa left his full-time job as a software developer  
    - ‘building in public’, and connecting with people on twitter  
    - how Sasa and I met, our experiences in the ‘digital nomad village’ in Madeira, and the importance of friendships and community  
    - what Sasa is currently working on

    📝 notes: https://diaryofanindiewriter.net/episode-11-a-conversation-with-sasa-cocic



    created by Jas Hothi, with music by Chris Porter.

    ps. check out my blog and discover how to become an indie writer: 📔 https://indiewriter.net/start-here

    • 2 hrs 27 min
    I'm an author! My book is on sale.

    I'm an author! My book is on sale.

    I became an author a few days ago... after more than 2 years, The Indie Author is book is complete and is now on sale :) Find out all about it in today's diary entry. 

    📖 buy my book: https://theindieauthor.net 

    📝 notes: https://diaryofanindiewriter.net/episode-10-im-an-author-my-book-is-on-sale



    created by Jas Hothi, with music by Chris Porter.

    ps. check out my written diary and discover how to become an indie writer: 📔 https://indiewriter.net/start-here

    • 21 min
    a conversation with Lauren Sapala (managing our sensitivity)

    a conversation with Lauren Sapala (managing our sensitivity)

    In today's diary entry, I speak with my good friend Lauren Sapala, a writer, writing coach and INFJ. Find Lauren at: laurensapala.com.

    We talked about our sensitivity and how we can manage it. In particular, things like:

    - Checking-in with how we feel in our  bodies  
    - Counteracting screentime and computer/phone scrolling  
    - Managing & responding to emails; the 2 helpful prompts Lauren uses  
    - Why Lauren says “no” a lot 
    - Giving ourselves *permission* to have what we need
    - The books we're reading and what we're both currently up to 

    📝 notes: https://diaryofanindiewriter.net/episode-9-a-conversation-with-lauren-sapala-managing-our-sensitivity



    created by Jas Hothi, with music by Chris Porter.

    ps. check out my written diary and discover how to become an indie writer: 📔 https://indiewriter.net/start-here

    • 1 hr 23 min

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