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Welcome to Alchemy for Authors!
If you’re an author, aspiring author, writer or wordsmith, you’re in the right place.
Join Gothic and Ghost Fiction author Jo Buer as she explores best practices for supercharging writing lives and author careers. With an emphasis on manifestation and mindset, you’ll learn actionable steps to overcome writer’s block and imposter syndrome, get your butt in the chair and your stories written, while setting aside your ‘starving artist’ mentality, and so much more!
Listen as Jo shares her own successes and failures, and enjoy interviews from real authors who are on the journey of creating lives they love around their writing.
If you’ve ever dreamt of a prolific, wealthy, happy or healthy author career, then this podcast is for you.
Subscribe today and start your journey of supercharging and transforming your writing life with Alchemy for Authors.

Alchemy for Authors Jo Buer

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Welcome to Alchemy for Authors!
If you’re an author, aspiring author, writer or wordsmith, you’re in the right place.
Join Gothic and Ghost Fiction author Jo Buer as she explores best practices for supercharging writing lives and author careers. With an emphasis on manifestation and mindset, you’ll learn actionable steps to overcome writer’s block and imposter syndrome, get your butt in the chair and your stories written, while setting aside your ‘starving artist’ mentality, and so much more!
Listen as Jo shares her own successes and failures, and enjoy interviews from real authors who are on the journey of creating lives they love around their writing.
If you’ve ever dreamt of a prolific, wealthy, happy or healthy author career, then this podcast is for you.
Subscribe today and start your journey of supercharging and transforming your writing life with Alchemy for Authors.

    Inspired Action, Imposter Syndrome, & Stealing From Real Life with Jo Buer

    Inspired Action, Imposter Syndrome, & Stealing From Real Life with Jo Buer

    Welcome back to Alchemy for Authors!
    In this week’s episode I share an interview I did on the Author Revolution Podcast with Carissa Andrews in December 2023. We discuss a myriad of topics including:
    ·       How taking inspired action has helped my author career and my podcast.
    ·       The benefits of genre hopping.
    ·       Cats!!!
    ·       How to fill the creative well by stealing from real life.
    ·       The role artificial intelligence can play in your writing career.
    ·       Why you should consider attending local author events.
    ·       How the Alchemy for Authors Podcast helps me to grow as a person.
    ·       My experience with imposter syndrome and how I work through it.
    The body of this episode was recorded by Carissa Andrews and first appeared on the Author Revolution Podcast, Episode 212: Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone With Jo Buer, and can be listened to here: https://authorrevolution.org/212-2/
    Visit the Author Revolution website here: https://authorrevolution.org/
    Listen to the Author Revolution Podcast on your favourite podcast app or visit https://podcasts.bcast.fm/the-author-revolution-podcast
    Check our Carissa’s courses and memberships here or use my affiliate links below with the coupon code ALCHEMY to save 30% off of the first payment on eligible products, or the full price when you pay in full.
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    If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe, rate and review. You can also support the show by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jobuer. Your support helps me keep this podcast going and is greatly appreciated.
    If you have a question you would like answered on the show, or a topic suggestion for a future episode, leave a voice message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/AlchemyForAuthors
    Follow me on Instagram: @alchemyforauthors and @jobuerauthor.
    Join my Alchemy for Authors newsletter and download your FREE copy of Manifestation for Authors here. 
    If you enjoy Gothic Suspense, you can join my reader’s newsletter and download a FREE copy of my short story collection, Between the Shadows, here. You can find all my books at https://jobuer.com or visit https://Books2Read.com/JoBuer for links to your favourite store.
    Visit my website for the full transcript of this episode: https://jobuer.com/alchemy-for-authors/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Kickstarter & Starting Over with Martha Carr

    Kickstarter & Starting Over with Martha Carr

    Welcome back to Alchemy for Authors!
    In this week’s episode I interview urban fantasy author Martha Carr about Kickstarter and starting over in her author career. Some of the topics we discuss include:
    ·       How Martha went from being a prolific traditionally published author to starting over as an indie author with just one book in her backlist.
    ·       Why Martha chose to go indie rather than traditional publishing this time round.
    ·       Why Martha chose to open a Shopify store with only one book.
    ·       The strategies Martha uses to bring readers to her books and her Kickstarters.
    ·       How to set up your Kickstarter for success, particularly as a beginner.
    ·       Why Martha doesn’t advertise on Amazon.
    ·       Why your greatest assets are the people in your author community.
    ·       The role the Enneagram and Claire Taylor’s books and courses have played in Martha’s pivot.
    Whether you’re an author just starting out, or starting over, Martha offers great tips and strategies for boosting your books and setting yourself up for success.
    Find Martha’s books here: https://authormarthacarr.com/
    Learn more about Martha’s Kickstarters here: https://marthacarr.com/
    Contact Martha at: martha@marthacarr.com
    Other resources mentioned in this episode:
    Join Lee Savino and Renee Rose’s Money Magic Membership here and enjoy the first month for FREE: https://www.moneymagicmembership.com/a/2147619110/FFtoFakC and use the coupon code JO on checkout. (Please note: I am a member and an affiliate myself and I may receive a small commission if you decide to stay on past the month trial. This commission helps support the show.)
    Learn more about Claire Taylor and the Enneagram by visiting her website here:  https://www.ffs.media/ and listening to Episode 75: The Sustainable Author Career, and Episode 58: Author Alignment & the Enneagram on Alchemy for Authors.
    If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe, rate and review. You can also support the show by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jobuer. Your support helps me keep this podcast going and is greatly appreciated.
    If you have a question you would like answered on the show, or a topic suggestion for a future episode, leave a voice message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/AlchemyForAuthors
    Follow me on Instagram: @alchemyforauthors and @jobuerauthor.
    Join my Alchemy for Authors newsletter and download your FREE copy of Manifestation for Authors here. 
    If you enjoy Gothic Suspense, you can join my reader’s newsletter and download a FREE copy of my short story collection, Between the Shadows, here. You can find all my books at https://jobuer.com or visit https://Books2Read.com/JoBuer for links to your favourite store.
    Visit my website for the full transcript of this episode: https://jobuer.com/alchemy-for-authors/

    • 54 min
    Writing the Shadow with Joanna Penn

    Writing the Shadow with Joanna Penn

    Welcome back to Alchemy for Authors!

    In this week’s episode I interview award-winning podcaster, creative entrepreneur, and bestselling author, Joanna Penn, about her wonderful new book, Writing the Shadow: Turn Your Inner Darkness into Words. Joanna gives advice on how to recognize your Shadow Self and how we can use it to not only become better writers, but also better people. We discuss why AI is no competition for you showing up and being vulnerable on the page, what it's like to be an intuitive discovery writer, and why there's nothing wrong with binge writing. We also discuss the role of synchronicity in writing a book, and why planning your author career is often about lifestyle design.

    If you're ready to delve into the dark, confront your shadows, and are willing to use your vulnerability to really connect with your readers, then it’s time to let your dark horse run. Grab a drink, find a comfy chair, sit back and enjoy the show!

    Visit Joanna’s Creative Penn website here: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/

    Listen to The Creative Penn podcast here or on your favourite podcast app.

    Visit Joanna’s J. F. Penn website here: https://jfpenn.com/

    Grab your copy of Writing the Shadow: Turn Your Inner Darkness into Words here: https://creativepennbooks.com/

    Support Joanna’s Spear of Destiny Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thecreativepenn/spear-of-destiny-an-action-adventure-thriller-novel

    Follow Joanna on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TheCreativePenn

    Follow Joanna on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/jfpennauthor/

    Other resources mentioned in this episode:

    Tim Ferris – The 4 Hour Workweek

    Becca Symes – Dear Writer, Are You Intuitive?

    Listen to Episode 20: Intuition and Success for Authors with Becca Syme here.

    Join Lee Savino and Renee Rose’s Money Magic Membership here and enjoy the first month for FREE: https://www.moneymagicmembership.com/a/2147619110/FFtoFakC and use the coupon code JO on checkout.

    (Please note: I am a member and an affiliate myself and I may receive a small commission if you decide to stay on past the month trial. This commission helps support the show.)

    If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe, rate and review. You can also support the show by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jobuer. Your support helps me keep this podcast going and is greatly appreciated.

    If you have a question you would like answered on the show, or a topic suggestion for a future episode, leave a voice message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/AlchemyForAuthors

    Follow me on Instagram: @alchemyforauthors and @jobuerauthor.

    Join my Alchemy for Authors newsletter and download your FREE copy of Manifestation for Authors here. 

    If you enjoy Gothic Suspense, you can join my reader’s newsletter and download a FREE copy of my short story collection, Between the Shadows, here. You can find all my books at https://jobuer.com or visit https://Books2Read.com/JoBuer for links to your favourite store.
    Visit my website for the full transcript of this episode: https://jobuer.com/alchemy-for-authors/

    • 51 min
    Money Magic & Mindset with Lee Savino

    Money Magic & Mindset with Lee Savino

    Welcome back to Alchemy for Authors!
    In this week’s episode I interview USA Today bestselling author of over 69 romance novels, and Money Magic co-founder, Lee Savino. We chat about all things manifestation and mindset, and her brilliant book, Adventures With The Universe.
    Other topics we discuss include:
    ·       How a hypnotherapist helped Lee change her beliefs around making a living as an author.
    ·       Why you should never close a door on your dream.
    ·       Tips for dissolving money and success blocks.
    ·       What a tidy house has to do with manifesting money as an author.
    ·       Why you should use the good china and get yourself a new toothbrush.
    ·       How to attract the right people into your life.
    ·       The biggest mistake you can make as an author.
    If you’re ready to include some money magic in your life, and banish the blocks holding you back from having the author career you aspire to, then this is the episode for you! Make sure you check out Lee’s book Adventures With The Universe and the Money Magic Membership in the show notes.
    Visit Lee’s website here: https://leesavino.com/
    Grab your copy of Adventures With The Universe here. 
    Join the Money Magic Membership here and enjoy the first month for FREE: https://www.moneymagicmembership.com/a/2147619110/FFtoFakC and use the coupon code JO on checkout. (Please note: I am a member and an affiliate myself, and will receive a small commission if you decide to stay on past the month trial. But if you enjoy the membership, consider signing up to become an affiliate too!)
    Join the Millionaire Author Mastermind Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/millionaireauthormastermind
    Join the Seven Figure Author Course here: https://millionaire-author-coaching.teachable.com/p/seven-figure-author
    Join the Author Abundance Central: Write to Riches Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/183210270143403
    Listen to Alchemy for Authors Episode 55: Write to Riches with Renee Rose here: https://jobuer.com/episode-55-write-to-riches-with-renee-rose/
    If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe, rate and review. You can also support the show by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jobuer. Your support helps me keep this podcast going and is greatly appreciated.
    If you have a question you would like answered on the show, or a topic suggestion for a future episode, leave a voice message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/AlchemyForAuthors
    Follow me on Instagram: @alchemyforauthors and @jobuerauthor.
    Join my Alchemy for Authors newsletter and download your FREE copy of Manifestation for Authors here. 
    If you enjoy Gothic Suspense, you can join my reader’s newsletter and download a FREE copy of my short story collection, Between the Shadows, here. You can find all my books at https://jobuer.com or visit https://Books2Read.com/JoBuer for links to your favourite store.
    Visit my website for the full transcript of this episode: https://jobuer.com/alchemy-for-authors/

    • 57 min
    Minisode 4: The Importance of Rest

    Minisode 4: The Importance of Rest

    Welcome to Minisode 4 of Alchemy for Authors!
    In this short episode I share my reflection on my recent bout of burnout and overwhelm, and how rest really can make us more productive and creative.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, rate and review. You can also support the show by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jobuer. Your support helps me keep this podcast going.
    If you have an idea for an episode or a question you want answered on the show, you can now leave me a brief voice message at https://www.speakpipe.com/AlchemyForAuthors
    Follow me on Instagram: @alchemyforauthors and @jobuerauthor.
    Join my Alchemy for Authors newsletter and download your FREE copy of Manifestation for Authors here. 
    If you enjoy Gothic Suspense, you can join my reader’s newsletter and download a FREE copy of my short story collection, Between the Shadows, here. You can find all my books at https://jobuer.com or visit https://Books2Read.com/JoBuer for links to your favourite store.
    Visit my website for the full transcript of this episode here.

    • 18 min
    Travel Writing, Photography, & Being a Multi-Passionate Creative with Jeremiah Gilbert

    Travel Writing, Photography, & Being a Multi-Passionate Creative with Jeremiah Gilbert

    Welcome back to Alchemy for Authors!
    In this week’s episode I chat with award winning photographer and travel writer, Jeremiah Gilbert. Jeremiah shares tips and advice for writing non-fiction and including photography in your books, as well as creative practices that can help boost your creativity.
    Other topics we discuss include:
    ·       The role the pandemic played in Jeremiah writing travel books.
    ·       How Jeremiah navigates writer’s block and imposter syndrome.
    ·       The perks of being a multi-passionate creative.
    ·       The three benefits meditation has on Jeremiah’s writing.
    ·       Jeremiah’s number one tip for travel writing.
    If you’re interested in travel writing, including photography in your books, or are a multi-passionate creative, then this episode is going to inspire you to embrace your gifts and share them with the world!
    Visit Jeremiah’s website here: https://jeremiahgilbert.com/
    Connect with Jeremiah on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/jg_travels/
    Find Jeremiah’s books here: https://jeremiahgilbert.com/books/
    If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe, rate and review. You can also support the show by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jobuer. Your support helps me keep this podcast going and is greatly appreciated.
    If you have a question you would like answered on the show, or a topic suggestion for a future episode, leave a voice message here: https://www.speakpipe.com/AlchemyForAuthors
    Follow me on Instagram: @alchemyforauthors and @jobuerauthor.
    Join my Alchemy for Authors newsletter and download your FREE copy of Manifestation for Authors here. 
    If you enjoy Gothic Suspense, you can join my reader’s newsletter and download a FREE copy of my short story collection, Between the Shadows, here. You can find all my books at https://jobuer.com or visit https://Books2Read.com/JoBuer for links to your favourite store.
    Visit my website for the full transcript of this episode: https://jobuer.com/alchemy-for-authors/

    • 53 min

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