The Rebel Author Podcast
121 How to Find Your Inner Genius with Kelly Trach

121 How to Find Your Inner Genius with Kelly Trach

January 19, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • How to find your genius
  • Can you monetize your genius
  • How to incorporate your genius into your branding
  • How to overcome doubt
  • How your shadow self is your greatest weakness and greatest power

This week’s question is: What is your genius?

Recommendation of the week is: Fresh by Margot Wood

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P.S. You’re A Genius

 

Rebel of the Week is: Matthew Goodall

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 instagram me @sachablackauthor

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 

120 Content Marketing and Repurposing for Authors with Amy Woods

120 Content Marketing and Repurposing for Authors with Amy Woods

January 12, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • What is content marketing and repurposing
  • Common mistakes to avoid with content marketing
  • How to repurpose if you can’t afford to outsource?
  • Fiction approaches
  • How to build an audience with content repurposing

This week’s question is: Other than reading and writing, what do you hope to do more of this year?

Recommendation of the week is: The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

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Rebel of the Week is: Tim Seabrook

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 instagram me @sachablackauthor

2 new patrons this week, welcome and thank you to Katie Forrest and Lovis Geier. 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

119 How to Market a Book in 2022 with Ricardo Fayet

119 How to Market a Book in 2022 with Ricardo Fayet

January 5, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • Marketing mindset principles
  • The top 3 things everyone should to do market their books
  • Budget marketing
  • Launch mistakes
  • Overview of advertising

This week’s question is: what’s your word for 2022?

Recommendation of the week is: A Spindle Splintered by Alix E Harrow

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How to Market a Book

 

Rebel of the Week is: Rowan James

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 instagram me @sachablackauthor

2 new patrons this week, welcome and thank you to Jessica Smith and Jessica A McMinn. 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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118 How to Write Award Winning Crime with Rachel McLean

118 How to Write Award Winning Crime with Rachel McLean

December 29, 2021

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • What makes a good crime book
  • Mistakes to avoid writing crime
  • How to create mystery and tension
  • How to create realistic crime when you’re not a police officer
  • How to balance character development across an episodic series

Find out more about Rachel on:

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THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY KOBO WRITING LIFE

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117 How to Create a Magic System with C.R. Rowenson

117 How to Create a Magic System with C.R. Rowenson

December 22, 2021

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • What a magic system is
  • The mistakes to avoid when building one
  • How to test your magic system
  • An overarching system to help you create your magic system
  • How to get the balance of your magic system just right

This week’s question is: What’s your reading goal for 2022?

Recommendation of the week is: Whispers of Deception: (The Highland Legacy Series Book 1) by Renee Gallant

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Find out more about C.R. at:

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The Magic System Blueprint

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Rebel of the Week is: Robert Byers

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 instagram me @sachablackauthor

1 new patron this week, welcome and thank you to Audrey Audere. 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

 

116 How to Write Killer Book Descriptions with Brian Meeks

116 How to Write Killer Book Descriptions with Brian Meeks

December 15, 2021

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • What a good description looks like
  • The structure of a good description
  • Common blurb mistakes
  • A rather brutal critique of my blurb!

This week’s question is: What are your plans for the festive season?

Recommendation of the week is: Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth 

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Find out more about Brian at:

Brian's Description Course

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Rebel of the Week is: Robin Phillips

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 instagram me @sachablackauthor

A big thank you to Matty Dalrymple for upping her pledge and 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 

115 Time Management for Indie Authors in 2022 with Robyn Pearce

115 Time Management for Indie Authors in 2022 with Robyn Pearce

December 8, 2021

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • Time management mistakes
  • How to set and work with boundaries
  • How to deal with interruptions, emails and notifications
  • Life management hacks

This week’s question is: What is your favorite book of 2021?

Recommendation of the week is: Kay’s Anatomy and Kay’s Marvellous Medicine by Adam Kay

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Find out more about Robyn at:

Website with all of her books

Website for fiction

Heaps of time management info plus free report ‘How To Master Time In Only 90 Seconds’

 

Rebel of the Week is: Aaron

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 instagram me @sachablackauthor

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 

114 Understanding Money as an Indie Author with MJ Fievre

114 Understanding Money as an Indie Author with MJ Fievre

December 1, 2021

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • How to decide what income streams are worth it
  • How to balance income streams and workload
  • Mistakes to avoid with income streams 
  • What are the most important factors for creating a sustainable long term career

This week’s question is: How do you work with deadlines?

Recommendation of the week is: Lies The Guardians Tell by Herman Steuernagel

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Badass Black Girl book

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Rebel of the Week is: Lena Johnson

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 instagram me @sachablackauthor

1 new patron this week, welcome and thank you to Sharon Muha. 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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113 Cover Design for Indie Authors with Julia Rozdobudko

113 Cover Design for Indie Authors with Julia Rozdobudko

November 24, 2021

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • When should you update your covers?
  • How to know if a cover is good
  • Cover mistakes to avoid
  • How to create covers when you’re writing cross-genre

This week’s question is: How do you plan for a new year?

Recommendation of the week is: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

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Links and events I mentioned: 

30% off my courses using code: BLACKFRIDAY30 Valid 25th Nov - 2nd Dec

Black Friday Deals

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Rebel of the Week is: Chris Williams

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 instagram me @sachablackauthor

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

112 How to Fix Settings and Descriptions with Janice Hardy

112 How to Fix Settings and Descriptions with Janice Hardy

November 17, 2021

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • Mistakes to avoid in your description
  • What good description is and looks like
  • How to avoid information dumping
  • How maximise settings 
  • How to let a character’s personality impact description

This week’s question is: Since you started writing, what’s the best money you’ve spent?

Recommendation of the week is: Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes

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Links and events I mentioned: 

Black Friday deal *coming soon*

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Find out more about Janice on:

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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 or instagram me @sachablackauthor

1 new patron this week, thank you and welcome to Hunter Keris and thank you to JP Rindfleisch IX for upping their pledge. A whopping 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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