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A motivational podcast 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.

The Rebel Author Podcast The Rebel Author Podcast

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    • 4.2 • 16 Ratings

A motivational podcast 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.

    246 Book Cover Design for 2024 with Holly Dunn

    246 Book Cover Design for 2024 with Holly Dunn

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    Key elements of a successful book cover design
    How to know when cover trends are changing in your genre
    The complete process of creating a book cover
    How to make your book cover stand out
    Advice for working with a professional book cover designer
    Find out more about Holly:
    hollydunndesign.com
    Instagram
    YouTube
    Free Guide to Comp Covers
    Join the Early Bird List for Premade Cover Releases
    Rebel of the Week is: Gigi Rivers
    If you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com
    No new patrons this week, but a big thank you to my existing patrons. If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack 
    THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY KOBO WRITING LIFE

    Visit Kobo Writing Life here, read the Kobo Writing Life blog here, and listen to their podcast here.

    • 56 min
    245 Brain Science for Story with Lisa Cron

    245 Brain Science for Story with Lisa Cron

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    How brains are hardwired to respond to storytelling
    Using brain science to creative more effective marketing
    Creating a “story-worthy problem” to engage readers
    Writing a strong chain of cause and effect
    Utilizing the concept of a “third rail” scene to increase emotional impact
    Links I mentioned:
    Award Scam
    Find out more about Lisa:
    WiredForStory.com
    Rebel of the Week is: Holly
    If you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com
    1 new patron this week, welcome and thank you to Holly. A big thank you to my existing patrons as well. If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack 
    This Show is Sponsored by ProWritingAid
    Rebel Discount link
    Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

    • 53 min
    The Black Herron: Episode 21

    The Black Herron: Episode 21

    Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number twenty one between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode twenty one. Don't forget, Patrons get early access to these episode an entire month early and then we air them on the podcast feeds the following month. If you’d like to hear them early you can join me on Patreon from as little as $2 right here.
    To find out more about Rachael, you can listen to her show “How Do You Write” or visit her website.
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    If you haven’t read The Anatomy of a Best Seller, what are you waiting for? Grab my latest craft book and start deconstructing so you can write your own best seller today.

    • 39 min
    244 How to Be a Productive Writer with Kathryn Burnett

    244 How to Be a Productive Writer with Kathryn Burnett

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    Myths around productivity in the indie community
    How to assess our own productivity
    Explaining procrastination with neuroscience
    Offsetting common distractions that writers face
    The importance of resilience for writers of all levels
    Find out more about Kathryn:
    The Productive Writer Guidebook
    The Productive Writer Guidebook on Amazon
    Kathryn's Website
    Twitter/X
    LinkedIn
    Rebel of the Week is: Chris
    If you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com
    No new patrons this week, but a big thank you to my existing patrons. If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack

    • 1 hr 7 min
    243 How to Launch a Nonfiction Book with Stephanie Chandler

    243 How to Launch a Nonfiction Book with Stephanie Chandler

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    How to outline a nonfiction book
    Tips for becoming your own publicist
    Content marketing in the age of AI
    Marketing your book before and after launch
    Leveraging your nonfiction book to create multiple streams of income
    Links I mentioned:
    Fantasy romance LBTQIA+ freebies
    Find out more about Stephanie:
    LinkedIn
    Nonfiction Authors Association Facebook
    Rebel of the Week is: Eden
    If you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com
    No new patrons this week, but a big thank you to my existing patrons. If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack 
    THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY KOBO WRITING LIFE

    Visit Kobo Writing Life here, read the Kobo Writing Life blog here, and listen to their podcast here.

    • 49 min
    242 How to Use Tropes with Cindy Dees

    242 How to Use Tropes with Cindy Dees

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    Why tropes hook readers
    Differences between internal and external tropes
    Craft tips to make our tropes resonate with readers
    How to market tropes better
    Integrating tropes in a character’s back story
    Find out more about Cindy:
    CindyDees.com
    CynthiaDees.com
    Rebel of the Week is: Rosie
    If you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com
    1 new patron this week, welcome and thank you to Gigi Rivers. A big thank you to my existing patrons. If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack 
    This episode is sponsored by Fictionary

    Find out more about Fictionary StoryCoach Certification here.
    As a rebel listener you can get 25% off StoryTeller, StoryTeller Premium and certification with code REBEL25.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

gs-author ,

Great content

Once the host calms down from the long opening and gets to the content it’s great. Will be checking back through the list but may skip the first 15 minutes of rambling. Some people might enjoy it but it’s just too much for me.

tinsal ,

Potty Mouth!

The host seems to believe being potty mouthed makes her sound cool and interesting. After listening to an episode the evidence is it doesn’t. So many more author podcasts out there, don’t encourage this desperate attention seeker.

Microfatcat ,

Don't recommend

Copies Joanna Penn, swears all the time, sometimes too quiet, isn't a good listener to interviewees and calls JK Rowling "she who must not be named". Save your time and listen to 6 figure authors, the creative penn, or KM Weiland for craft.

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