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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 • 66 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.

    244 How to Be a Productive Writer with Kathryn Burnett

    244 How to Be a Productive Writer with Kathryn Burnett

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    Myths around productivity in the indie community
    How to assess our own productivity
    Explaining procrastination with neuroscience
    Offsetting common distractions that writers face
    The importance of resilience for writers of all levels
    Find out more about Kathryn:
    The Productive Writer Guidebook
    The Productive Writer Guidebook on Amazon
    Kathryn's Website
    Twitter/X
    LinkedIn
    Rebel of the Week is: Chris
    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

    • 1 hr 7 min
    243 How to Launch a Nonfiction Book with Stephanie Chandler

    243 How to Launch a Nonfiction Book with Stephanie Chandler

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    How to outline a nonfiction book
    Tips for becoming your own publicist
    Content marketing in the age of AI
    Marketing your book before and after launch
    Leveraging your nonfiction book to create multiple streams of income
    Links I mentioned:
    Fantasy romance LBTQIA+ freebies
    Find out more about Stephanie:
    LinkedIn
    Nonfiction Authors Association Facebook
    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
    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 
    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.

    • 49 min
    242 How to Use Tropes with Cindy Dees

    242 How to Use Tropes with Cindy Dees

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    Why tropes hook readers
    Differences between internal and external tropes
    Craft tips to make our tropes resonate with readers
    How to market tropes better
    Integrating tropes in a character’s back story
    Find out more about Cindy:
    CindyDees.com
    CynthiaDees.com
    Rebel of the Week is: Rosie
    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 Gigi Rivers. 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 Fictionary

    Find out more about Fictionary StoryCoach Certification here.
    As a rebel listener you can get 25% off StoryTeller, StoryTeller Premium and certification with code REBEL25.

    • 59 min
    241 How to Write Serial Fiction with Stephanie Bond

    241 How to Write Serial Fiction with Stephanie Bond

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    What serial fiction is and how it differs from non-serialised fiction
    Common mistakes new serial fiction writers make
    Craft tips for writing serials
    Techniques to create hooks
    Business structure around serialised fiction
    Find out more about Stephanie:
    StephanieBond.com

    Rebel of the Week is: Lauren 
    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 Nina J Fox and Jen. 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

    Visit Kobo Writing Life here, read the Kobo Writing Life blog here, and listen to their podcast here.

    • 1 hr
    240 How to Write Historical Romance with Bianca Blythe

    240 How to Write Historical Romance with Bianca Blythe

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    The fundamentals of historical romance
    Balancing historical accuracy with creative storytelling
    Creating historical authenticity in your work
    Main tropes in historical fiction
    Handling sensitive topics within historical contexts
    Find out more about Bianca:
    Author Website
    Rebel of the Week is: Josh Gentry
    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 
    This Show is Sponsored by ProWritingAid
    Rebel Discount link
    Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

    • 58 min
    The Black Herron: Episode 20

    The Black Herron: Episode 20

    Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number twenty between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron episode twenty. 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 like dark humour, learning through examples and want to create the best villains you can, then you’ll love Sacha Black’s guide to crafting superbad villains. Read 13 Steps to Evil today and start creating kick-ass villains.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Michelle loves Riley ,

Useful, sassy & fun!

Sasha has been killing it on the Rebel Author podcast! The guests have been great, sharing valuable industry information to further your creative career. I’ve started listening with a notepad nearby—it’s that good. For those who don’t like the chatty personal bits in the beginning—darling, you have the power to skip ahead! The rest of us enjoy catching up with Sasha’s journey and antics…it’s like having a wise and funny friend to show you how it’s done. Bravo!

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. 😂

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