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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

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    • 5.0 • 51 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.

    174 Hybrid Publishing with Katlyn Duncan

    174 Hybrid Publishing with Katlyn Duncan

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    What is a hybrid author
    Deciding which publishing path to take
    Lessons learned in the author business
    Pros and cons of being hybrid
    How to initiate your hybrid career
    This week’s question is: how do you procrastinate?  
    Recommendation of the week is: The Successful Hybrid Author by Katlyn Duncan
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    Links and events I mentioned:
    Fictionary Writers Conference 2023: February 12 - 14
    13 Steps to Evil: How to Craft Superbad Villains and 10 Steps to Hero: How to Craft Kickass Protagonists are just £1.99 each for the rest of January. Grab them now on all stores.
    I Heart SapphFic Reading Challenge
    Jae’s Sapphic Book Bingo
    Find out more about Katlyn:
    The Successful Hybrid Author

    Direct Shop
    Website
    Youtube
    Instagram
     
    Rebel of the Week is: Karla Hailer
    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
    1 new patron this week, welcome and thank you to Claire. 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

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    • 53 min
    BONUS EPISODE Sneak Peek of The Anatomy of a Best Seller Audiobook

    BONUS EPISODE Sneak Peek of The Anatomy of a Best Seller Audiobook

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    173 How to Write Cozy Fantasy with Travis Baldree

    173 How to Write Cozy Fantasy with Travis Baldree

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    The differences between indie and trad publishing
    Advice for writing cozy fantasy
    Creating great descriptions
    Narrating your own book
    Writing better dialogue
    This week’s question is: what is giving you joy at the moment? 
    Recommendation of the week is: Reclaim Your Author Career by Claire Taylor
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    ***this show uses affiliate links
    Links I mentioned:
    13 Steps to Evil: How to Craft Superbad Villains and 10 Steps to Hero: How to Craft Kickass Protagonists are just £1.99 each for the rest of January. Grab them now on all stores.
    Preorder A Game of Hearts and Heists
    Find out more about Travis:
    Twitter @travisbaldreeInstagram @travis_baldreeLegends & Lattes
     
    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
    1 new patron this week, welcome and thank you to Daphne Garrison. 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 
     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    172 Sleep and Creativity with Anne Bartolucci

    172 Sleep and Creativity with Anne Bartolucci

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    Myths about sleep
    Creating better quality of sleep
    Dealing with procrastination and overwhelm
    Imposter syndrome and comparison
    This week’s question is: What’s your 2023 reading goal?
    Recommendation of the week is: Neon Gods by Katee Robert
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    ***this show uses affiliate links
    Links I mentioned:
    13 Steps to Evil: How to Craft Superbad Villains and 10 Steps to Hero: How to Craft Kickass Protagonists are just £1.99 each for the rest of January. Grab them now on all stores.
    Find out more about Anne:
    Psych Up Academy 
    Better Sleep for the Overachiever
    Instagram

    And as Cecilia: 
    Author Website
    Instagram

    Rebel of the Week is: Sam Ross
    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
    Lots of new patrons this week. Welcome and thank you to Dharma Kelleher, Laura Annis, Tamara Nikolai and Jennifer Conte. 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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    171 How to Raise the Emotional Stakes in your Novel with Stephanie Dethlefs

    171 How to Raise the Emotional Stakes in your Novel with Stephanie Dethlefs

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    The importance of the emotional journey
    Making your prose more emotional
    Tips for writing emotional stories
    How to avoid writing cliched emotions
    This week’s question is: Are you a lover or hater of New Year?
    Recommendation of the week is: A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson
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    Find out more about Stephanie:
    Hello Writers! 
     
    Rebel of the Week is: Eden Collier
    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 
    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 


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    • 57 min
    The Black Herron: Episode 5

    The Black Herron: Episode 5

    Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number five between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode five. Don't forget, Patrons get early access to these episode an entire month early and then we air them on the podcast feeds the following month. If you’d like to hear them early you can join me on Patreon from as little as $2 right here.
    To find out more about Rachael, you can listen to her show “How Do You Write” or visit her website.
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    If you haven’t read The Anatomy of a Best Seller, what are you waiting for? Grab my latest craft book and start deconstructing so you can write your own best seller today.
    Book we're reading: 
    Happy Money by Ken Honda
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    Quit by Annie Duke
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

CatrinBlair ,

Entertaining AND practical

Great insights about writing and publishing AND Sasha is hilarious!

Rediseult ,

New favorite author podcast!

A friend of mine recently recommended this podcast to me, and I have greatly enjoyed listening to current and previous episodes. I love the host’s attitude and her irreverence, and the topics she’s covering are particularly relevant for me in my current career stage.

sleepingoutlander ,

Favorite Author Podcast

I’ve been following this show since 2020 and after two years of listening, it is still by far my favorite podcast. Period. Sacha is informative yet incredibly funny, and I’m always left with several ideas for my books and author platform. I find myself stopping and starting to grab a phone or notebook to jot down all the amazing tidbits of information and am always filled with motivation to go and do something writerly by the end of each episode. Rebel Author Podcast is my immediate go to for entertainment as well as my first go-to recommendation to fellow writers. Listen to the Rebel Author Podcast!

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