119 episodes

Indie author Sherelle Winters shares her ups, downs, and in-betweens of her writing and publishing journey, as well as sharing the lessons she's learned in the areas of craft, publishing, promotion, finances, and the general nature of running your own publishing business. She doesn't claim to be an expert, just one author trying to make her way in this wonderful world where you can assume full control of your writing destiny!

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Indie author Sherelle Winters shares her ups, downs, and in-betweens of her writing and publishing journey, as well as sharing the lessons she's learned in the areas of craft, publishing, promotion, finances, and the general nature of running your own publishing business. She doesn't claim to be an expert, just one author trying to make her way in this wonderful world where you can assume full control of your writing destiny!

    S7, E119: Five Years, Seven Years

    S7, E119: Five Years, Seven Years

    With it being Aisuru's fifth book birthday this month and this being the 7th year TLW being on the air, come July, I decided to take some time to reflect on my first five/seven years as an indie author and podcaster, and then look forward to what I hope the next five/seven will bring.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S7, E118: Tools of the Trade

    S7, E118: Tools of the Trade

    In this episode, I’m sharing the various tools (i.e. software, apps, and such) that I use as a writer and publisher, as well as some of my favorite tools for the financial and business side of things!  This is a "revisit" topic, though the last time I talked about it was way back in episode 30 five years ago! Make sure to check my site SherelleWinters.com for the show notes with links to everything I'll talk about!

    • 1 hr 32 min
    S7, E117: The I, The R, and the S

    S7, E117: The I, The R, and the S

    It’s January, which means the start of a new year, but also the time to start thinking of that oft-dreaded thing: income taxes! In this episode, I’m breaking down why you do have to deal with filing taxes for your indie author income, how to set yourself up to make it easier, the importance of record-keeping, tips on deductions, and how to file them. It’s a weighty topic, but I hope you’ll find it useful!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    S6, E116: Out With 2019, In With 2020

    S6, E116: Out With 2019, In With 2020

    What else would you talk about at the end of the year but taking a look back at 2019, including goal results, the year as a whole, and the financials! Then we talk about my goals, plans, and vision for 2020!

    • 57 min
    S6, E115: Best Laid Plans

    S6, E115: Best Laid Plans

    This one is an off-the-cuff hodgepodge episode in which I talk about my NaNo progress, how my writing style has changed and coping with it, the lack of sales, and venting a bit about AMS ads and author advice to spend money you don't have.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    S6, E114: National Novel Writing Month

    S6, E114: National Novel Writing Month

    Oh yeah, you know what time of year it is! With NaNoWriMo closing in fast, today it’s all about what it is, what it isn’t, why (and why not) to do it, NaNo & me, and how to get in on it if you decide to give it a whirl!

    • 1 hr 5 min

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