Do you have a novel idea that's been floating around in your head for far too long? Maybe you've even started writing it, but it never really went anywhere...
We've reached the indie author revolution, my friends, and it's time to talk honestly about how to step into our role as the author we know we're meant to become.
The reality is, you've been afraid to move forward and I totally get it. I was there once, too. Maybe you're stuck because you feel like you have more to research - either on your story or on writing and publishing in general.
Whatever the case might be, it's time to take ownership of your dreams and dive into imperfect action.
You are listening to a podcast that promises to help you get clear on how to move forward, as well as hand over actionable tips on what you can do to get your novel published as quickly as possible, without sacrificing quality. The great news is, this process is also 100% repeatable.
I can't wait for you to reach your full author potential.
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Industry Expert Interview: David Gaughran
Have you been thinking about your 2021 marketing strategies yet? There are a number of levers an indie author can use from free books to promo sites and, of course, paid advertising.
In today's podcast episode, I'm interviewing indie author and marketing guru, David Gaughran. We'll be diving into indie author marketing topics like promo stacking, free books versus 99 cent deals, and much more. You definitely won't want to miss it!
Be sure to check out the show notes by going to authorrevolution.org/69.
Joss Whedon: Separating Creator From Creation
One of my writerly idols, Joss Whedon, has undergone a scandal this past week that I don't think he's ever going to rebound from. At least, not in the eyes of those - like me - who admired his work.
In today's podcast episode, I'm talking about how we, as authors, can take a good hard look at the scandal that's broken with Joss Whedon and ask ourselves some hard questions. For example, can (or should) we separate creator from creation? And if so what impact does that have for us?
Be sure to check out the show notes by going to authorrevolution.org/68.
What Does it Take to Make Consistent Author Income?
Have you ever looked at other indies and wondered how they seem to make so much money? Or maybe you've even thought to yourself that you must be missing something because you're still not earning what you think you should be...
In today's podcast episode, we're talking about the three pillars you need to have in place to make consistent author royalties month after month. If you're an author who's been wondering why your royalties are so low, this is an episode you don't want to miss.
Be sure to check out the show notes by going to authorrevolution.org/67.
How to Leverage a 6-Week Writing Sprint
Almost everyone knows what a writing sprint is. Generally, it's where you set a timer and write for an allotted time. Most often 15 or 20 minutes. However, at Author Revolution, we like to leverage a 6-week writing sprint to hammer out a clean, but completed, first draft. Think of it like NaNoWriMo - but implemented whenever and way more sustainable.
In today's podcast episode, we're going to talk about why a 6-week writing sprint is super effective, plus how to implement it into your 2021 writing process. If you're looking for how to make the magic of rapid releasing work for you... you won't want to miss this episode!
Be sure to check out the show notes by going to authorrevolution.org/66.
Using Plottr to Plan Your 2021 Rapid Release Series
Indie authors are notorious for flying by the seat of our pants. However, if there's one thing I know to be true, it's that you're far more successful when you plan your successes. That's why today I want to talk about editorial calendars and how to use a slightly different tool for mastering your year's releases.
In today's podcast episode, we're going over how to use the tool Plottr as a Gantt Chart to help plan out your year's worth of book releases. It can help you easily see at a glance how your year will work in terms of writing and publishing your books.
Be sure to check out the show notes by going to authorrevolution.org/65.
The #1 Mindset Shift Indie Authors Need to Make
For years, indie authors have touted that earning a fantastic income from our writing is just a stone's throw away. You can be making great money right away. But over the years, that's really become the stuff of legends. It's time to bust the myth and take on a different mindset.
In today's podcast episode, we're going to be talking about the mindset shift indie authors really need to start taking on. Not only will it normalize a long-game approach to our careers, but it'll also help alleviate any fears of failure, thanks to comparisonitis.
Be sure to check out the show notes by going to authorrevolution.org/64.