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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.

    113 Cover Design for Indie Authors with Julia Rozdobudko

    113 Cover Design for Indie Authors with Julia Rozdobudko

    Episode Show Notes


    In this episode we cover: 


    When should you update your covers?

    How to know if a cover is good

    Cover mistakes to avoid

    How to create covers when you’re writing cross-genre


    This week’s question is: How do you plan for a new year?


    Recommendation of the week is: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston


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    Rebel of the Week is: Chris Williams


    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 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
    112 How to Fix Settings and Descriptions with Janice Hardy

    112 How to Fix Settings and Descriptions with Janice Hardy

    Episode Show Notes


    In this episode we cover: 


    Mistakes to avoid in your description

    What good description is and looks like

    How to avoid information dumping

    How maximise settings 

    How to let a character’s personality impact description


    This week’s question is: Since you started writing, what’s the best money you’ve spent?


    Recommendation of the week is: Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes


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    Rebel of the Week is: Anonymous


    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


    1 new patron this week, thank you and welcome to Hunter Keris and thank you to JP Rindfleisch IX for upping their pledge. A whopping 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


     

    • 57 min
    111 How to Create a Sustainable Hybrid Author Career with Tiffany Yates Martin

    111 How to Create a Sustainable Hybrid Author Career with Tiffany Yates Martin

    Episode Show Notes


    In this episode we cover: 


    How to write books when you’re an editor

    Why you may or may not want to be hybrid

    Benefits of being hybrid

    What’s changed in 30 years of publishing

    Why you may or may not want a pen name secret

    How to transition between writing fiction and nonfiction


    This week’s question is: do you have a pen name? or if you don’t what would your pen name be?


    Recommendation of the week is: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds


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    Villains Masterclass


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    Intuitive Editing


    Phoebe Fox Author Website


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    The Way We Weren't


     


    Rebel of the Week is: Khalina C.S.A


    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 patrons this week, welcome and thank you to Christiane Erwin and Allison Carroll and thank you to Jay Rene Lawrence for upping her pledge. 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 13 min
    110 How to Create Character Voice with Sebastien de Castell

    110 How to Create Character Voice with Sebastien de Castell

    Episode Show Notes


    In this episode we cover: 


    Where to start creating voices

    How to reflect personality at the sentence level

    Literary tricks and tools for creating richer character personality

    Worldbuilding philosophy

    Character accents, dialogue, rhythm and melody


    This week’s question is: what characters have you read with really strong voices?


    Recommendation of the week is: Way of the Argosi by Sebastien de Castell


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    Rebel of the Week is: Lena Johnson


    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 new patron Genevieve Schol. 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


     


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    109 Book Release Strategies with Craig Martelle

    109 Book Release Strategies with Craig Martelle

    Episode Show Notes


    In this episode we cover: 


    Launch considerations  

    Release strategy mistakes

    Shorter vs Longer release strategies

    Boxset release strategies

    Preorder strategies

    Nitty gritty tactics


    This week’s question is: what type of launch appeals to you most?


    Recommendation of the week is: Magick by C. M. Newell


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    Patrons please email Becca on rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com and share the details of your published books with the team.


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    20 Books Vegas


     


    Rebel of the Week is: Anonymous


    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 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.

    • 45 min
    108 Travel Writing with Award Winning Anna McNuff

    108 Travel Writing with Award Winning Anna McNuff

    Episode Show Notes


    In this episode we cover: 


    Travel writing narrative arcs

    Travel writing processes

    Mistakes to avoid

    Adventure planning 

    Truth and lies in narrative nonfiction


    This week’s question is: What adventure have you been on?


    Recommendation of the week is: Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune


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    Links and events I mentioned are:


    Villains Masterclass


    Rebel Readers 


    Storybundle 


    13 Steps to Evil Audiobook


    Find out more about Anna on:


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    Amazon Author Page


     


    Rebel of the Week is: Janelle Hardacre


    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 Robyn Pearce. 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

    • 59 min

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.

Karen178384 ,

Great podcast for authors

I fell in love with Sacha after hearing her interviewed on another podcast. Her witty, humorous, sweary style makes The Rebel Author podcast stand out amongst so many others. Each week she interviews a new person on writing topics from craft to marketing. Highly recommend.

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