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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

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 32 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.

    104 How to Work with an Audiobook Narrator with Jillian Yetter

    104 How to Work with an Audiobook Narrator with Jillian Yetter

    Episode Show Notes


    In this episode we cover: 


    How to work with audiobook narrators

    How to find narrators

    What information you need to give narrators

    Mistakes authors make working with narrators

    How to create good working relationships with narrators


    This week’s question is: what’s your relationship with audiobooks?


    Recommendation of the week is: Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan


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    ***this show uses affiliate links


    Links I mentioned are:


    The 99c Fiction Sale





    Find out more about Jillian on: 


    Instagram


    Facebook


    Website


    Her books on Audible


     


    Rebel of the Week is: Mel


    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 or instagram me @sachablackauthor


    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 


    Thank you to all of the patrons who have upped their pledge and joined the rebel readers group: Scott Kavanagh, Jen Roundell, Herman Steuernagel and Matt Goodall.


     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    103 Three Word Rebellion with Dr Michelle Mazur

    103 Three Word Rebellion with Dr Michelle Mazur

    Episode Show Notes


    In this episode we cover: 


    What a three word rebellion is

    How to create one

    How to then use your three word rebellion

    Why writers and creatives feel like they’re bad at marketing

    How to use the inoculation theory


    This week’s question is: do you have a three word rebellion or tagline for your business?


    Recommendation of the week is: Fixing Your Setting & Description Problems by Janice Hardy


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    Links I mentioned are: 


    Rebel Readers


    Find out more about Dr Michelle Mazur on:


    Facebook


    Instagram


    Twitter


    Website


     


    Rebel of the Week is: Amy Heath


    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 or instagram me @sachablackauthor


    2 new rebels this week, thank you Laura Lentz and Helen Scheuerer. 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


    Thank you to all of the patrons who have upped their pledge and joined the rebel readers group: Lynn Reed Kendall, Sarah Louise, Nicole Cayer, Sassy Cassie, Eden Collier, Emma Geoffray, Juneta Kay, Maggie M, and Shane Millar.

    • 53 min
    102 How to Write Diverse Characters with Eliana West

    102 How to Write Diverse Characters with Eliana West

    Episode Show Notes


    In this episode we cover: 


    Why diversity in fiction is important 

    What to do if you’re afraid to approach writing diverse characters

    Sensitivity readers

    What you need to research

    How to include diverse characters when you yourself are not diverse


    This week’s question is: Tell us a book you’ve enjoyed with diverse characters.


    Recommendation of the week is: Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June 


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    Diversity resources:


    Writing With Color Blog 


    How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi



    The Antiracist: How to Start the Conversation about Race and Take Action by Kondwani Fidel  



    We Need Diverse Books


    Writing Diversely 


    How to Write Black Characters: An Incomplete Guide by Salt and Sage Books


    Find out more about Eliana on:


    Website


    Instagram


     


    Rebel of the Week is: Laura Rye


    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 or instagram me @sachablackauthor


    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 Show is Sponsored by ProWritingAid
    Find out more about ProWritingAid here.


    DISCOUNT CODE: REBEL25


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    101 Author Headshots Making the Most of your Photographer with Ed Crowther

    101 Author Headshots Making the Most of your Photographer with Ed Crowther

    Episode Show Notes


    In this episode we cover: 


    Why you need a headshot

    How a shoot works

    Considerations for tone and mood of photos

    How to prepare for a shoot

    Common mistakes in shoots


    This week’s question is: Have you got a professional headshot?


    Recommendation of the week is: Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos


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    ***this show uses affiliate links


    Events I mentioned are:


    The York Writers Conference 2021. Three days, nine guest speakers, and plenty of opportunity to network and chat with authors from all over. Sessions include writer's craft and marketing workshops. Join Friday evening for a virtual cocktail party with opening remarks from our honorary patron, Terry Fallis. Then workshops begin Saturday with a lunchtime Keynote with Andrew Pyper and of course, Sacha Black.


    When: October 22-24, 2021


    Where: Zoom - Register here


    Find out more about Ed at:


    @LastmanPhotography



     


    Rebel of the Week is: Sarah W. Sparx


    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 or instagram me @sachablackauthor


    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 

    • 50 min
    100 Book Rights Reversion with Katlyn Duncan

    100 Book Rights Reversion with Katlyn Duncan

    Episode Show Notes


    In this episode we cover: 


    What rights reversion is

    How you find out if you can revert your rights

    A walk through of a high level rights reversion

    How long the process takes

    What mistakes to avoid in the reversion process


    This week’s question is: Would you consider selling subsidiary rights and if so, what ones?


    Recommendation of the week is: Take Back Your Book Rights by Katlyn Duncan


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    ***This show uses affiliate links


    Links I mentioned are:


    Join me on Patreon for Silent September.


    Write Away Podcast: Episode 55: How do you write memorable characters?


    My interview with Katlyn on her YouTube Channel: '8 Steps to Side Characters' by Sacha Black | Author Interview


    To pitch to be on the show, please complete the form here.


    Find out more about Katlyn on:


    Website


    Newsletter


    Youtube


    Instagram


    Podcast Channel


     


    Rebel of the Week is: Lynn Reed


    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 or instagram me @sachablackauthor


    Welcome and thank you to Mel Climo and Angie Green. 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 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.


     


     


     

    • 59 min
    099 How to Write and Sell Short Fiction with Matty Dalrymple

    099 How to Write and Sell Short Fiction with Matty Dalrymple

    Episode Show Notes


    In this episode we cover: 


    Defining short fiction

    How much story do you need for short fiction?

    How to do more with your short fiction

    Mistakes writers make with short fiction

    Quirky ideas for your short fiction


    This week’s question is: how do you use short fiction in your writing business?


    Recommendation of the week is:


    The Anatomy of Prose: The Senses Course: Discount Code: rebelvacay15


    Matty’s The Short Tack Book





    Links I mentioned are:


    The Senses Course


    Find out more about Matty on:


    Website


    Facebook


    Twitter


    The Indy Author YouTube channel


    ​LinkedIn


    Episode I did with Matty on Side Characters


    Example of Short Fiction Promotion:  Ann Kinnear Suspense Short ALL DEATHS ENDURE


     


    Rebel of the Week is: Shirish Deshpande


    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 or instagram me @sachablackauthor


    Huge thank you and welcome to: Kirstin Bussey, Maggie Menane, L.K. Latham, Paisleykaat, and Claire L. Fishback. 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


     

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

JohannFaust ,

Love this podcast

I love this Podcast, it’s helped me through so much of my writing bumps and the candidness is just amazing!

A Lovely Reader ,

Wonderful Podcast

The podast is full of amazing information and insights. I highly recommend.

Jackson Hollingsworth ,

So helpful and fun!

Sacha mixes writing advice with delicious humor and I am all here for it. The advice is not just on writing itself but how to actually create, build and sustain a business. She speaks to how writers must also be marketers if they want anyone to read their books and describes the how, where and why. I am a huge fan and greatly appreciate her podcast. I think I’ll go listen to another episode now!

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