The Rebel Author Podcast
158 How to Write Fast and Plot a Novel with Shane Millar

158 How to Write Fast and Plot a Novel with Shane Millar

October 5, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • Mistakes to avoid when outlining or trying to write fast
  • The 9 critical story beats 
  • What to do when you veer off your outline
  • The pillars of writing fast

This week’s question is: What and when was the last bit of self care you did?

Recommendation of the week is: A Glasgow Kiss by Sophie Gravia

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Rebel of the Week is: Eden’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 Barbra Campbell and Tara Brinkley. 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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Kimberly Grymes is a Young Adult Speculative Fiction author. You can find her on Instagram at @KGrymes.Writes

 

The Black Herron: Episode 2

The Black Herron: Episode 2

October 1, 2022

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

Books we mentioned: Stop Making Others Rich: How Authors Can Make Bank By Selling Direct by Morgana S. Best

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157 How to Write Historical Fiction with Kim Taylor Blakemore

157 How to Write Historical Fiction with Kim Taylor Blakemore

September 28, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • What makes a historical novel
  • Craft tips for historical novels
  • Research tips for historical novels 
  • Writing about real historical people
  • The line between fantasy and historical

This week’s question is: what’s the best TV show or movie you’ve seen this year?

Recommendation of the week is: Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S Grover

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Instagram: @kimtaylorblakemorebooks

The Deception

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Rebel of the Week is: Sorcha Brennan

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 

156 How Indie Authors Can Collaborate with Asa Maria Bradley

156 How Indie Authors Can Collaborate with Asa Maria Bradley

September 21, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • Dozens of ideas for how to collaborate
  • Ways to market your collaborative work
  • Mistakes to avoid when collaborating
  • Benefits of collaborating
  • Why you should consider collaborating

This week’s question is: would you ever collaborate and if so, in what way?

Recommendation of the week is: 

Send me YOUR recommendations for inspirational, business or mindset nonfiction books and DM me on Instagram @sachablackauthor

Find out more about Asa Maria at:

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Rebel of the Week is: Laura Styles 

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

3 new patrons this week, welcome and thank you to Simone Kelly, Barbara Becc and Heather Button. 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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155 How to Pivot Genre with Alessa Thorn

155 How to Pivot Genre with Alessa Thorn

September 14, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • Can you pivot in 2022 and be successful?
  • What are good reasons to pivot?
  • What you need to research before pivoting
  • Mistakes to avoid 
  • How to build a new audience

This week’s question is: what month or season are you most productive in?

Recommendation of the week is: It Happened on Fifth Street by Robyn R Pearce (patron)

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Rebel of the Week is: Jasmine C. Caldwell

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 E.L. Creswell and Lucia Jacobs. 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

 

154 How to Write Thrillers and Mysteries with Tom Fowler

154 How to Write Thrillers and Mysteries with Tom Fowler

September 7, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • What makes a good thriller
  • How to market thrillers
  • How to create pace and tension
  • The voice of thrillers
  • How to build an audience for thrillers

This week’s question is: What’s the best thriller you’ve ever read?

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

Reasons to Read The Anatomy of a Best Seller:

  • If you want to understand what makes your favorite books so good, this book is for you.
  • If you’d love to learn the tools that the best selling authors use in your genre, this is for you.
  • If you want to understand how to “know your market” how to break down the tropes, tone, craft and marketing you need in order to succeed, this book is for you!

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Rebel of the Week is: Holly Lyne

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 Kimberly G for upping her pledge and welcome to new patron Vikki Turbine. 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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The Black Herron: Episode 1

The Black Herron: Episode 1

September 1, 2022
Hello Rebels,
 
And welcome to a special episode. Going forward, Rachael Herron and I will be doing a bonus episode each month. Think of it as a fireside chat between two good friends and you get to eavesdrop on the gossip.
 
We’re calling these special episodes “The Black Herron”. Patrons will receive the episodes one month early. 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.
 
153 How to Write a Successful Series with Helen Scheuerer

153 How to Write a Successful Series with Helen Scheuerer

August 31, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • How to approach a series
  • Setting up a character arcs
  • Series writing for “pantsers”
  • Making every book land with a punch
  • Wrapping up a series early

This week’s question is: what’s your favorite series? (either you’ve written or read)

Recommendation of the week is: King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair

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Helen’s Original Episode: 95

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Rebel of the Week is: Lottie Saahko

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

One new patron this week, welcome and thank you to Christina Kilada. 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

152 How to Work with Literary Agents With Lucinda Halpern

152 How to Work with Literary Agents With Lucinda Halpern

August 24, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • How the literary agency landscape has changed
  • How indie authors can work with agents
  • Mistakes authors make trying to work with agents
  • How to stand out to an agent
  • How essential brand and platform is for an agent

This week’s question is: where was the last holiday you took or fun place you’ve been?

A few highlights from holiday:

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Rebel of the Week is: Felix Qualls

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 Angie Green for upping their pledge and welcome to new patron Erica Lott. 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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151 Social Media for Authors with Suzie Speaks

151 Social Media for Authors with Suzie Speaks

August 17, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • The foundations of managing social media
  • How to track social media progress
  • What content should authors produce 
  • How to create a social media strategy
  • Social media mistakes to avoid

This week’s question is: What has surprised you recently?

Recommendation of the week is: How To Write A Successful Series: Writing Strategies For Authors Helen B. Scheuerer

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Rebel of the Week is: Samira Lloyd

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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