The Rebel Author Podcast
139 How to Write Funny with Heide Goody and Iain Grant

139 How to Write Funny with Heide Goody and Iain Grant

May 25, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • How to collaborate effectively 
  • Mistakes to avoid in collaborations
  • How to approach writing humour
  • The format and structure of a joke
  • Different types of humour
  • Agents of chaos

This week’s question is: How do you self-sabotage?

Recommendation of the week is: Tinseltown Toils by Jay Renee Lawrence (Patron)

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Rebel of the Week is: Dharma Kelleher

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 Karen Heenan. 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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138 How to Write Erotica and Dark Romance with Golden Angel

138 How to Write Erotica and Dark Romance with Golden Angel

May 18, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • Overview of the genre and subgenres
  • What makes a good erotica novel
  • Terminology and language
  • How to write a good sex scene
  • Common mistakes to avoid

This week’s question is: Tell me about something you’re proud of.

Recommendation of the week is: Dear Writer, Are You Intuitive? by Becca Syme

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Find out more about Golden Angel at:

Author Website

 

Rebel of the Week is: Bair 

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 Karla Hailer and Vanessa Wells. 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

 

137 How to Write About Mental Health and Trauma with Iona Wayland

137 How to Write About Mental Health and Trauma with Iona Wayland

May 11, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • How to approach and research trauma and mental health
  • Trigger words and content words
  • How to write about trauma realistically
  • Sensitivity reading 
  • So much science and psychology

This week’s question is: how are you looking after yourself?

Recommendation of the week is: The Bestseller Code by Matthew Jockers and Jodie Archer

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Find out more about Iona at:

Author Website/Sensitivity Reading

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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.

2 new patrons this week, welcome and thank you to Valerie Ihsan and CJ Dainton. 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

136 How to Write a Scrappy First Draft with Donna Barker

136 How to Write a Scrappy First Draft with Donna Barker

May 4, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • Top tips and tricks to get through your draft
  • Mistakes to avoid
  • Mindset barriers for first drafts
  • What to do when you get stuck

This week’s question is: who would you like to see on the show or what topics would you like covered?

Recommendation of the week is: Gallant by V.E. Schwab

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Find out more about Donna at:

The Creative Academy

Romance Author Website

 

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 or instagram me @sachablackauthor

3 new patrons this week, welcome and thank you to Darren Blake, Rebecca Adams and Kimberly Grymes. 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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135 6 Lessons from Three Years of Full-Time Writing

135 6 Lessons from Three Years of Full-Time Writing

April 27, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • The income update
  • Realising I’m not superhuman
  • Refining and focusing on the money
  • Being a better publisher
  • Human connection
  • Your uniqueness

This week’s question is: What's the biggest lesson you’ve learned from your journey so far?

Recommendation of the week is: Keepers by me!

Available at all good stores!

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Links I mentioned are:

5 Lessons from Two Years of Writing Full-Time

10 Lessons from One Year of Writing Full-Time

 

Rebel of the Week is: Ian Worrall

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 

A big thank you to returning patron Bair Klos and to current patron, H. B. Lyne, for upping her pledge. 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

134 How to Launch Your First Book with CM Newell, SW Millar and Scott Williamson

134 How to Launch Your First Book with CM Newell, SW Millar and Scott Williamson

April 20, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • How they felt as first time authors in 2022
  • How and why they chose their launch and marketing model
  • What went well
  • What mistakes they made and would do differently next time
  • The hardest part about launching your first book

This week’s question is: How is your year going? Is it as productive as you wanted?

Find out more about SW Millar at:

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Website

Find out more about CM Newell at:

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Facebook

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Author Website

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**Anyone who buys an ebook through CM's website store for rebel listeners, they can use the code Villains40 and receive a 40% discount through end of the year.

Find out more about Scott Williamson at:

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Rebel of the Week is: Helen Rygh Pederson 

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 Dharma Kelleher. 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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133 How to Write a Retelling with Alix E Harrow

133 How to Write a Retelling with Alix E Harrow

April 13, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • How to write a retelling
  • Mistakes to avoid with retellings
  • How closely you need to stick to the original tale
  • How to develop voice
  • Description tips

This week’s question is: How do you plan? By tax year, calendar year, by quarter or something else?

Recommendation of the week is: The Mechanic: A John Tyler Thriller by Tom Fowler (patron)

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Links and events I mentioned are:

Jericho Writers Self-Publishing Month

Find out more about Alix on:

Twitter

Author website

 

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

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 

 

132 How to Succeed in a Niche Book Genre with Nora Phoenix

132 How to Succeed in a Niche Book Genre with Nora Phoenix

April 6, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • What is a niche?
  • How to assess a niche
  • How to find and assess comp authors
  • The difference between writing to market and to trend
  • How to build a platform in advance

This week’s question is: What are your fave in-person events?

Recommendation of the week is: The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

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The Rebel Diaries Anthology Edited by Sacha Black

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Find out more about Nora at:

noraphoenix.com

For readers: join FB group Nora's Nook 

For authors: join FB group #IWroteThis

 

Rebel of the Week is: Scott Williamson

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 Isabel Cañas. 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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BONUS EPISODE Sneak Peek at The Rebel Diaries

BONUS EPISODE Sneak Peek at The Rebel Diaries

March 30, 2022

Episode Show Notes

Order your copy of The Rebel Diaries at all good stores: https://books2read.com/rebeldiaries

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Find out more about the authors at:

Scott Williamson

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Kimberly Grymes

Author website

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Sacha Black

Author website

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Helen Glynn Jones

Author website

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A.E. Kincaid

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L.F. Wham

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Val Neil

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Jay Renee Lawrence

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Mark Leslie

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J. Ember Hintz

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Matt Hollon

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Meghan J. Dahl

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J A Mortimore

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131 How to Write and Market an Anthology with Mark Leslie Lefebvre and Helen Glynn Jones

131 How to Write and Market an Anthology with Mark Leslie Lefebvre and Helen Glynn Jones

March 30, 2022

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we cover: 

  • Lessons learned from writing short stories
  • Mistakes to avoid
  • Submission tips
  • Anthology marketing tips
  • How to organise and run an anthology

This week’s question is: Have you ever applied to or participated in an anthology? OR do you read them?

Recommendation of the week is: The Rebel Diaries Anthology Edited by Sacha Black

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Find out more about Mark at:

Author Website

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Find out more about Helen at:

Author Website

Blog

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Rebel of the Week is: Leighann Rust

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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