The Rebel Author Podcast
150 TikTok for Authors with AK Mulford

150 TikTok for Authors with AK Mulford

August 10, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • What TikTok is and how it’s different from the other social platforms
  • Types of content for TikTok
  • How to drive sales with TikTok
  • Tips for content creation

This week’s question is: Are you a TikToker?

Recommendation of the week is: Malice by Heather Walter

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The High Mountain Court 

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Rebel of the Week is: Eden Collier’s Nan

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 River Hemans and Laura Styles. 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

The Anatomy of a Best Seller with Sacha Black and Cassie Newell

The Anatomy of a Best Seller with Sacha Black and Cassie Newell

August 3, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • Definitions of best seller
  • How to look at comparisonitis differently
  • Examples of deconstruction 
  • The what, why and how of reading
  • What to look for when deconstructing

This week’s question is: What best seller will you deconstruct after listening to this episode?

Recommendation of the week is: The Anatomy of a Best Seller

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Rebel of the Week is: Kate Rice

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

4 new patrons this week, welcome and thank you to Katrina Marie, Mackenzie Alexander, Shirley Day and Sparky Hazard. 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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148 How to Write Epic Fantasy with Ryan Cahill

148 How to Write Epic Fantasy with Ryan Cahill

July 27, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • Mistakes to avoid writing epic fantasy
  • Marketing epic fantasy
  • Trends in epic fantasy 
  • How to keep readers engaged when you write really long books
  • Epic fantasy tropes

This week’s question is: Do you struggle to understand your genre or what the reader wants?

Recommendation of the week is: The Anatomy of a Best Seller! 

Find out more about Ryan at:

Author Website 

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Rebel of the Week is: Sarah Flandorfer 

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 Josee Smith. And thank you to Yanni Jade for upping your 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

147 Author Plans, Brands and Success with Zoe York

147 Author Plans, Brands and Success with Zoe York

July 20, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • Understanding the readerscape
  • Mistakes authors make with their first series
  • How writers can weave marketing into their series
  • How to cultivate fanbases
  • Series 2.0 what it is and how to do it

This week’s question is: What’s your poison of choice?

Recommendation of the week is: A Serpent’s Tooth by Matty Dalrymple 

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Find out more about Zoe at:

www.romanceyourbrand.com

@zoeyorkwrites on all platforms

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Rebel of the Week is: Lynn Morrison

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 Cassi Emerson, John Sheets, Holger Nils Pohl, Jennifer Sommersby Young, Irene Tierney, and Cheese&Quackers. 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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146 Go Wide Grow Wide: How to Sell More Books with Monica Leonelle

146 Go Wide Grow Wide: How to Sell More Books with Monica Leonelle

July 13, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • What genres are better suited to being wide vs in KU
  • Best methods for managing all the distributors
  • How to grow your audience wide
  • Different approaches for different platforms

This week’s question is: what kind of research do you do for your books?

Recommendation of the week is: My courses

If you want to improve your sensory writing or create better villains, then I have a course for you. Get a whopping 30% discount using the code REBELSUMMER only valid until the end of July

Learn more about Monica at:

Go Wide, Grow Wide

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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 

2 new patrons this week, welcome and thank you to Meg Cowley and Stella Bixby. 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 

145 How to Skeleton Draft with Steff Green

145 How to Skeleton Draft with Steff Green

July 6, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • Does skeleton drafting work for everyone?
  • Skeleton draft mistakes to avoid
  • An overview of the skeleton draft process
  • What details go into a draft

This week’s question is: Tell me something fun you have planned for the summer.

Recommendation of the week is: The 12 Week Year by Brian P Moran

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Writing Your Skeleton Draft Course: Use code REBEL for $10 off

 

Rebel of the Week is: Katie Forrest 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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144 Writing in Multiple Genres with Meg Jolly

144 Writing in Multiple Genres with Meg Jolly

June 29, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • How to approach a new genre
  • How to market multiple genres
  • How to research a new genre
  • Voice across different genres
  • Readers in different genres

This week’s question is: Across your career, what genres would you like to write in?

Recommendation of the week is: Lucky Bitch: A Guide for Exceptional Women to Create Outrageous Success by Denise Duffield Thomas

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Links and updates I mentioned:

Sprint writing room

For an advanced reader copy of The Anatomy of a Bestseller please email: becca@sachablack.co.uk with ARC in the subject line. Please confirm the following:

  1. You can read the book during the month of July
  2. You've left me a review before (please send a link in the email)
  3. You're willing to leave your review in more than one place. My priority in order: Amazon, Goodreads, Apple/Kobo and then anywhere else
  4. If you're also willing to help out with cover reveals and generally sharing the launch please let me know in the email

If you ONLY want to be on the street team please email Becca on the address above with STREET TEAM in the title.

Find out more about Meg at:

Meg Cowley Author Website - Epic Fantasy

Meg Jolly Author Website- British Crime

 

Rebel of the Week is: A.K. Mulford

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 

 

143 How to Write Great Beginnings with Sandra Gerth

143 How to Write Great Beginnings with Sandra Gerth

June 22, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • The most common mistakes authors make with beginnings
  • What you need to establish in the first act and first chapter
  • How to handle prologues and flashbacks
  • Hooks
  • How to know when you have the right beginning

This week’s question is: It’s mid year. What one thing will you complete by the end of the year?

Recommendation of the week is: The Fantastical Transmogrifier: A Camp Enigma Novel by Patron Jennifer Roundell

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Links I mentioned are:

Sacha’s Sapphic Mailing List: Get 250+ sapphic YA book recommendations

Find out more about Sandra at:

Write Great Beginnings

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Free cheat sheet with 20 dos and don'ts of writing great beginnings

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Rebel of the Week is: Beth Cox

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 Marian Sargent and Shannon Grogan. 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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142 The Intuitive Writer with Becca Syme

142 The Intuitive Writer with Becca Syme

June 15, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • The five types of intuition
  • How to stop crushing your intuition
  • Putting plotting vs pantsing to bed
  • Shutting out input/influence sources
  • Mistakes to avoid

This week’s question is: are you intuitive?

Recommendation of the week is: Happy Sexy Millionaire by Steven Bartlett

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Find out more about Becca on:

Becca’s first interview episode 17

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Rebel of the Week is: Jackson Hollingsworth

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 

4 new patrons this week, welcome and thank you to Megdalena, Herman Steuernagel, Claire Donnelly and Annie Lawrence. 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

 

141 How to Write Active Settings with Mary Buckham

141 How to Write Active Settings with Mary Buckham

June 8, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • The difference between active and non active settings
  • How to make your settings more active
  • How characters should engage with settings
  • Mistakes to avoid with active settings
  • How to hook your readers

Find out more about Mary:

Visit her website 

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