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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

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 24 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.

    068 How to Craft Captivating Characters with Roz Morris

    068 How to Craft Captivating Characters with Roz Morris

    Episode Show NotesIn this episode we cover: The 3 most important elements in making a good characterThe most common mistakes do writers make when trying to create charactersCharacter reaction and how it helps to define characterWhat mystery is in terms of character and the best methods for creating itHow to connect your characters to your book themeThis week’s question is:  Who is your favorite character of all time?Recommendation of the week is: The Ultimate Guide to Book Marketing by Nicholas ErikKoboAppleAmazon UKAmazon USA**This podcast uses affiliate links Listener Rebel of the Week is: Sara MIf 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 or tweet me @rebelauthorpodTwo new patrons this week. Welcome and thank you to Cassie M. Newel and Naomi Kennedy. 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 ProWritingAidFind out more about ProWritingAid here.DISCOUNT CODE: REBEL25Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 

    • 50 min
    067 5 Non-Writing Activities I'm Using to Help Grow My Writing Business in 2021

    067 5 Non-Writing Activities I'm Using to Help Grow My Writing Business in 2021

    Episode Show NotesIn this episode we cover: Why and how I’ll be filling my creative well in 2021Why I’m reverting to processes that used to workHow and why I’m narrowing my focus in 2021How and why I’m staying super income focused this yearAnd the differences in the way I’m going to learn this yearThis week’s question is:  What non-writing related activities will you be doing in 2021 to help grow your business?Links I mentioned are:The Better-Faster AcademyClever Fox planner Amazon UKAmazon USA**This podcast uses affiliate links 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 or tweet me @rebelauthorpodIf 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

    • 36 min
    066 6 Indie Author Lessons from 2020

    066 6 Indie Author Lessons from 2020

    Episode Show NotesIn this episode we cover: Why your reaction is everything Redefining the meaning of workWhy creativity is a dish best in silenceWhy business basics matter more than anythingSelf-care isn’t needed, it’s a f*****g priorityFriends, and YOU are everythingA last note to end onIt’s the end of 2020, a momentous occasion. I’d like to say something profound, something deep and meaningful when in reality, all I can muster is “What the f*****y f**k was this year?” I’m a writer, you’re a freaking writer and I bet in a thousand f*****g turns of the sun none of us could have written the absolute cluster f**k that was this year. But as much as I’ve a twisted sense of humour and a dark heart, I’m an eternal optimist and I’d like to end the year with a bit of f*****g cheer and tangible actions to work towards next year. Here are 6 lessons I’ve learned from 2020. Reaction is Everything My dear friend Katie has a tattoo from Jack Canfield that says E + R = O. Event plus reaction equals outcome. Never has that been truer than in 2020. It might not be what you want to hear, but it’s the hard, uncut truth.This year has been a sink or swim kind of year, either it’s crushed you or you succeeded in spite of it. But what I can tell you with absolute certainty, is that whatever your reaction to this year, it will have created your outcomes. When the pandemic hit, I panicked. I thought my business was screwed. The schools shut, how in the bollocking shitsticks was I going to get anything done with my 6 year old begging for rice cakes and “peppermanis” every 4 seconds going to allow me to work? It wasn’t.And yet, I wrote more books this year than any other year. Ever.I’m still not entirely sure how that happened. What I do know is that it had everything to do with my reaction. I’m the kind of “f**k you, you try and squash me and I’ll succeed anyway” girl. Not everyone is and that’s okay. The world needs every kind of person. I probably could have been more supportive to friends  and family emotionally during the pandemic, but I’m just not that sort of person, work and creativity are my solace and I’m just lucky that that also happens to be my job now.When I look at this year, I’m still shocked I managed to do as much as I have. My son spent 8 months off school and I did 95% of the homeschooling and childcare because I had that flexibility. What am I trying to say?I guess what I’m trying to say is that we all have different reactions to events and adversity and that’s okay. The greatest factor in influencing our outcomes is within our control, it’s ourselves. What you have to do is workout how to make your strengths happiest and then work with those strengths through the ups and downs.This is one of those times where “know thyself” means everything and I’ve really learned that this year. I’ve tried very hard to work on myself, to learn about myself and as a result,  change my processes beyond recognition, I’ve found workarounds that are even more effective than how I was working before the pandemic. None of which would have been possible without a global crisis and the determination to find a way to keep going.I found a quote which I think best sums this up which I believe was said by Vivienne Greene“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass … It's about learning to dance in the rain.” LESSON 1: Our reactions create our outcomes, therefore learning our strengths and how to capitalise on them is crucial especially in times of adversity.  The Meaning of WorkThe meaning of work has changed for me this year. As authors we have a somewhat tenuous link with work. We literally tell lies and make shit up for a living. It’s scarcely what I’d call hard work. And yet, somedays it’s utterly gruelling and exhausting and f**k if I’m not totally brain de

    • 39 min
    065 How to Write Distraction Free with Adam Leeb

    065 How to Write Distraction Free with Adam Leeb

    Episode Show NotesIn this episode we cover: Why distraction is bad and the science behind itThe most important skills to have as an entrepreneur Biggest mistake made in business and what he learnedHow to go from idea to physical productTips and tricks for distraction free writingThis week’s question is:  What are your goals for 2021?Recommendation of the week is: Here is the Beehive by Sarah CrossanKoboAppleAmazon UKAmazon USA**This podcast uses affiliate linksLinks I mentioned are: Sacha’s ShopThe Senses CourseRebel Author Facebook Group Find out more about Adam Leeb on:https://getfreewrite.com/traveler Listener Rebel of the Week is: Justina OlandIf 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 or tweet me @rebelauthorpodIf 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

    • 58 min
    064 How to Create a Fictional Language with David J Peterson

    064 How to Create a Fictional Language with David J Peterson

    Episode Show NotesIn this episode we cover: What conlanging is Where to start constructing a language The overarching steps to create a conlangHow to deal with grammar in a conlangHow far you need to go in a fictional world with a conlangThis week’s question is:  How do you spend the holiday period?Recommendation of the week is: Monsters by Emerald FennellKoboAmazon UKAmazon USA**This podcast uses affiliate linksLinks I mentioned are: Sacha’s ShopThe Senses CourseRebel Author Facebook Group Find out more about David J Peterson on:Twitter, Website, YouTubeAnd: http://jobs.conlang.orghttp://fiatlingua.org/2016/11http://fiatlingua.org/2019/03 Listener Rebel of the Week is: Ian WorrallIf 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 or tweet me @rebelauthorpodIf 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 15 min
    063 Self-Publishing Basics with Michael LaRonn

    063 Self-Publishing Basics with Michael LaRonn

    Episode Show NotesIn this episode we cover: The one piece of advice first time authors should followMost common self-publishing mistakes  The three most common self-publishing questions and their answers Tricks and strategies to improve your business foundationsHow to build a mailing list when you find them trickyHow to get advanced readersThis week’s question is: What self-publishing question haven’t you had answered?Recommendation of the week is: It Ends With Us by Colleen HooverKoboAppleAmazon UKAmazon USA**This podcast uses affiliate linksLinks I mentioned are: Sacha’s ShopThe Senses CourseRebel Author Facebook GroupFind out more about Michael LaRonn on:You can find his fiction at www.michaellaronn.com and his videos and books for writers at www.authorlevelup.com. To find out more about the book 150 self-publishing questions answered, click hereListener Rebel of the Week is: Nyx M CavalierIf 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 or tweet me @rebelauthorpodIf 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 ProWritingAidFind out more about ProWritingAid here.DISCOUNT CODE: REBEL25Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Karen178384 ,

Great podcast for authors

I fell in love with Sacha after hearing her interviewed on another podcast. Her witty, humorous, sweary style makes The Rebel Author podcast stand out amongst so many others. Each week she interviews a new person on writing topics from craft to marketing. Highly recommend.

DavidAC89 ,

Amazing Podcast! A Must Listen For Authors!

I could listen to Sacha talk all day! This podcast is full of great information for budding or seasoned authors. A must listen!

DailyKindleReader7458 ,

Great!

I love the hosts enthusiasm! Great podcast!

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