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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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    • 4.9 • 64 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.

    230 Writing Queer Romance with Dana Hawkins

    230 Writing Queer Romance with Dana Hawkins

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    What is queer joy
    Elements of the opposites attract trope
    Worldbuilding for contemporary romance 
    Writing relatable characters
    The importance of author community
    Links I mentioned:
    Kickstarter: Special Edition NSFW Lesbian Vampire Romance Hardcover – House of Crimson Hearts
    Preorder House of Crimson Hearts
    Preorder House of Crimson Hearts direct from me
    Find out more about Dana:
    Instagram @d.hawkinsauthor
    Author Website
    Not in the Plan
    Rebel of the Week is: Jasmine Arch
    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
    2 new patrons this week, welcome and thank you to J and Kristina Adams, and thank you to Cassi Emerson for upping their pledge. 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 
    This Show is Sponsored by ProWritingAid
    Rebel Discount link
    Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

    • 1 hr 8 min
    229 Why Running Your Author Business is Child’s Play with Jo Watson

    229 Why Running Your Author Business is Child’s Play with Jo Watson

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    How running a business is like being a parent
    Why write a nonfiction book?
    Staying resilient while running a business
    Tips for writing humorously
    Improving your copywriting
    Links I mentioned:
    Kickstarter: Special Edition NSFW Lesbian Vampire Romance Hardcover - House of Crimson Hearts
    Preorder House of Crimson Hearts
    Preorder House of Crimson Hearts direct from me
    PWA Romance Writers Week
    Find out more about Jo:
    TOT ANALYSIS: Why Running Your Business is Child’s Play
    Rebel of the Week is: Eden
    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

    Thank you to new patron Drew Constance and returning patron Sarah Louise. 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
    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.
     

    • 1 hr 12 min
    228 Publishing Predictions for 2024 and Beyond with Clayton Noblit

    228 Publishing Predictions for 2024 and Beyond with Clayton Noblit

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    Highlights from Written Word Media’s 2023 author survey
    Indie author business structures
    What is meant by MVP books
    Community building and author branding
    AI predictions and how it affects authors
    Making your business more sustainable
    Prose in the Market Webinar Information:
    I am running three session times to try and accommodate as many timezones as I can (more on this below).
    "Writing to market" isn't new. But when teachers talk about it they focus on understanding the market, advertising, brand and pitch. But what about the writing and craft of writing to market? If you’re tired of trying to work out how to deliver what readers want, then this is the workshop for you.
    In this session, I'll explain:
    How to deconstruct bestselling books and implement the tools you find
    An easy three step methodology for deconstruction
    Practical examples of deconstruction and implementation in your own work
    Why you’re not using copywriting enough
    How to intentionally slip TikTok-able/Marketable scenes into your novels that will hook readers
    The craft of tropes
    Live deconstruction using examples from those in the session.
    You'll also receive a workbook containing exercises for you to implement all the things you learn during the session.
    Session Times and Dates
    Friday 9th Feb 2024 at 7pm BST (11am PST, 2pm EST, and 8am Sat 9th Auckland (DST NZDT) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/770172856747?aff=oddtdtcreator 
    Saturday 10th Feb 4pm BST (8am PST, 11am EST, 5am Sunday11th (DST NZDT) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/770175976077?aff=oddtdtcreator 
    Saturday 10th Feb 8pm BST (12pm PST, 3pm EST, 9am Sunday 11th (DST NZDT) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/770177631027?aff=oddtdtcreator
    FAQ
    Will this session be recorded? Will the recording be available for sale?
    The session will be recorded. The recording will only be available to ticket-holders. I will not sell the recording. I am only doing these as live sessions. When I teach, I love to see everyone’s reactions and get audience participation. But depending on demand, I may run more of them in the future.
    Find out more about Clayton:
    Written Word Media
    Rebel of the Week is: Beth
    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 Jesse Read. 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 
    This Show is Sponsored by ProWritingAid
    Rebel Discount link
    Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Black Herron: Episode 17

    The Black Herron: Episode 17

    Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number seventeen between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode seventeen. 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.

    • 58 min
    227 Author Planning 2024 with Audrey Hughey

    227 Author Planning 2024 with Audrey Hughey

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    Important elements of author planning
    Overwhelm (both caused and relieved by planning)
    Goal setting and organizing
    Planning tips for parents and carers
    Creating and printing planners
    Prose in the Market Webinar Information:
    I am running three session times to try and accommodate as many timezones as I can (more on this below).
    "Writing to market" isn't new. But when teachers talk about it they focus on understanding the market, advertising, brand and pitch. But what about the writing and craft of writing to market? If you’re tired of trying to work out how to deliver what readers want, then this is the workshop for you.
    In this session, I'll explain:
    How to deconstruct bestselling books and implement the tools you find
    An easy three step methodology for deconstruction
    Practical examples of deconstruction and implementation in your own work
    Why you’re not using copywriting enough
    How to intentionally slip TikTok-able/Marketable scenes into your novels that will hook readers
    Examples of viral hooks that work on social media (and why)
    What’s in a hook and how you can create your own
    The craft of tropes
    Live deconstruction using examples from those in the session.
    You'll also receive a workbook containing exercises for you to implement all the things you learn during the session.
    Session Times and Dates
    Friday 9th Feb 2024 at 7pm BST (11am PST, 2pm EST, and 8am Sat 9th Auckland (DST NZDT) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/770172856747?aff=oddtdtcreator 
    Saturday 10th Feb 4pm BST (8am PST, 11am EST, 5am Sunday11th (DST NZDT) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/770175976077?aff=oddtdtcreator 
    Saturday 10th Feb 8pm BST (12pm PST, 3pm EST, 9am Sunday 11th (DST NZDT) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/770177631027?aff=oddtdtcreator
    FAQ
    Will this session be recorded? Will the recording be available for sale?
    The session will be recorded. The recording will only be available to ticket-holders. I will not sell the recording. I am only doing these as live sessions. When I teach, I love to see everyone’s reactions and get audience participation. But depending on demand, I may run more of them in the future.
    Find out more about Audrey:
    audreyhughey.com
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Rebel of the Week is: Joanne
    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 Camilla Vavruch. 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


    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.


     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    226 How To Write Horror with Jesse D'Angelo

    226 How To Write Horror with Jesse D'Angelo

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    Common tropes of the horror genre
    Lessons learned from acting in and directing horror films
    The major pillars of horror writing
    Craft tips for eliciting a fear emotion response
    Marketing advice for horror writers
    Prose in the Market Webinar Information:
    I am running three session times to try and accommodate as many timezones as I can (more on this below).
    "Writing to market" isn't new. But when teachers talk about it they focus on understanding the market, advertising, brand and pitch. But what about the writing and craft of writing to market? If you’re tired of trying to work out how to deliver what readers want, then this is the workshop for you.
    In this session, I'll explain:
    How to deconstruct bestselling books and implement the tools you find
    An easy three step methodology for deconstruction
    Practical examples of deconstruction and implementation in your own work
    Why you’re not using copywriting enough
    How to intentionally slip TikTok-able/Marketable scenes into your novels that will hook readers
    The craft of tropes
    Live deconstruction using examples from those in the session.
    You'll also receive a workbook containing exercises for you to implement all the things you learn during the session.
    Session Times and Dates
    Friday 9th Feb 2024 at 7pm BST (11am PST, 2pm EST, and 8am Sat 9th Auckland (DST NZDT) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/770172856747?aff=oddtdtcreator 
    Saturday 10th Feb 4pm BST (8am PST, 11am EST, 5am Sunday11th (DST NZDT) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/770175976077?aff=oddtdtcreator 
    Saturday 10th Feb 8pm BST (12pm PST, 3pm EST, 9am Sunday 11th (DST NZDT) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/770177631027?aff=oddtdtcreator
    FAQ
    Will this session be recorded? Will the recording be available for sale?
    The session will be recorded. The recording will only be available to ticket-holders. I will not sell the recording. I am only doing these as live sessions. When I teach, I love to see everyone’s reactions and get audience participation. But depending on demand, I may run more of them in the future.
    Find out more about Jesse:
    Jesse's Website
    buyhorrorbooks.com
    Twitter - @blackbirdsdance
    Facebook - @jdauthorartist
    Insta - @dangelojesse


    Rebel of the Week is: Laura
    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
    2 new patrons this week, welcome and thank you to Tammy Tyree and Jenn. 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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Auroratopanga ,

Fantastic, fun, fresh …

This show will inspire your inner rebel to come out and play! Full of wit and wisdom.

Thrillerbooks ,

Writing tips plus swearing

Direct craft tips and insightful questions from a host with a mouth like a sailor. It’s perfect. 😂

Nick from Jax ,

Fantastic Podcast!!!

Sacha's energy and passion for helping creatives unleash their inner rebel is infectious. Each episode is a goldmine of insights, filled with intriguing interviews, the latest industry news, and a plethora of tips and tools tailored for creative minds. Whether you're just starting out or looking to elevate your creative business, this podcast is a treasure trove of motivation and practical advice. Sacha's approach is down-to-earth and incredibly empowering, making every episode not just informative but also a delightful listen. Highly recommended for anyone ready to take their creativity to the next level!

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