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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.
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Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What is a hybrid author Deciding which publishing path to take Lessons learned in the author business Pros and cons of being hybrid How to initiate your hybrid career This week’s question is: how do you procrastinate?   Recommendation of the week is: The Successful Hybrid Author by Katlyn Duncan Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links and events I mentioned: Fictionary Writers Conference 2023: February 12 - 14 13 Steps to Evil: How to Craft Superbad Villains and 10 Steps to Hero: How to Craft Kickass Protagonists are just £1.99 each for the rest of January. Grab them now on all stores. I Heart SapphFic Reading Challenge Jae’s Sapphic Book Bingo Find out more about Katlyn: The Successful Hybrid Author Direct Shop Website Youtube Instagram   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 1 new patron this week, welcome and thank you to Claire. 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.
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Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The differences between indie and trad publishing Advice for writing cozy fantasy Creating great descriptions Narrating your own book Writing better dialogue This week’s question is: what is giving you joy at the moment?  Recommendation of the week is: Reclaim Your Author Career by Claire Taylor Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned: 13 Steps to Evil: How to Craft Superbad Villains and 10 Steps to Hero: How to Craft Kickass Protagonists are just £1.99 each for the rest of January. Grab them now on all stores. Preorder A Game of Hearts and Heists Find out more about Travis: Twitter @travisbaldree Instagram @travis_baldree Legends & Lattes   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 1 new patron this week, welcome and thank you to Daphne Garrison. 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   
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Myths about sleep Creating better quality of sleep Dealing with procrastination and overwhelm Imposter syndrome and comparison This week’s question is: What’s your 2023 reading goal? Recommendation of the week is: Neon Gods by Katee Robert Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned: 13 Steps to Evil: How to Craft Superbad Villains and 10 Steps to Hero: How to Craft Kickass Protagonists are just £1.99 each for the rest of January. Grab them now on all stores. Find out more about Anne: Psych Up Academy  Better Sleep for the Overachiever Instagram And as Cecilia:  Author Website Instagram Rebel of the Week is: Sam Ross 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 Dharma Kelleher, Laura Annis, Tamara Nikolai and Jennifer Conte. 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 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The importance of the emotional journey Making your prose more emotional Tips for writing emotional stories How to avoid writing cliched emotions This week’s question is: Are you a lover or hater of New Year? Recommendation of the week is: A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Find out more about Stephanie: Hello Writers!    Rebel of the Week is: Eden Collier 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 Get 20% off using this Rebel Discount link. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram  
The Black Herron: Episode 5

The Black Herron: Episode 5

2023-01-0101:02:48

Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number five between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode five. 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. * 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. Book we're reading:  Happy Money by Ken Honda Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon US Quit by Annie Duke Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA **This show uses affiliate links
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Writing about gender inequality in an engaging way Creating powerful female characters Advice for writing feminist fiction Attracting a specific audience Balancing a bittersweet ending This week’s question is: What are your goals for 2023? Best Nonfiction of the Year: Happy Money by Ken Honda Kobo Amazon Quit by Annie Duke Kobo Amazon Relentless by Tim S Grover Kobo Amazon Best Fiction of the Year: Queen Takes Rose by Katee Robert Kobo Amazon King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St Clair Kobo Amazon Darkest Night by Alessa Thorn Amazon Special mention to Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree Kobo Amazon ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned: Preorder A Game of Hearts and Heists Find out more about C.L. at: Author Website Dreamwidth Instagram @clpolk Twitter @clpolk   Rebel of the Week is: Jasmine Arch 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 V.E. Griffith for upping their pledge and welcome back to returning patron Jessica Samuels. 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 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to use Patreon as an author Producing content quickly and consistently Growing your subscription platform Engaging and fostering your community Tips for creating cliffhangers This week’s question is: Tell me something you love about yourself Recommendation of the week is: A Game of Hearts and Heists by Ruby Roe Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned: The “I Quit My Job” Post: Read the post I wrote announcing the fact I'd quit my day job Find out more about Emilia: Author Website Professional Links to Subscription-Related Projects: Subscriptions for Authors Ream   Rebel of the Week is: Sam Ross 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 Olivia Bedford. 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 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.
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The different types of editing The editing process Line editing for different levels Using tools like ProWritingAid This week’s question is: Thinking towards next year and things you might need to put in place to help you achieve your goals, what motivates you? Recommendation of the week is: Blood and Steel by Helen Scheuerer Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Find out more about Hayley and ProWritingAid with: 20% off ProWritingAid Premium   Rebel of the Week is: Judith Mortimore 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 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What fantasy romance is Writing romantic tension Tips to writing sex scenes Audience building Creating boundaries with your fan base This week’s question is: Tell me something positive. Recommendation of the week is: Wednesday (Netflix) Links I mentioned:  Tom Trotter Mailing List sign up Find out more about Scarlett: Instagram @authorscarlettstclair  TikTok @authorscarlettstclair Author Website Buy Queen of Myth and Monsters 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 No new patrons, but thank you to Sparky Hazard for upping their 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  This Show is Sponsored by ProWritingAid Get 20% off using this Rebel Discount link. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram  
Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number four between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode four. 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. * If you like dark humor, learning through examples and want to create perfect prose, then you’ll love my guide to crafting sensational sentences. Read The Anatomy of Prose today and start creating kick-ass stories. * Book we're reading: Happy Money by Ken Honda Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon US **This show uses affiliate links
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Defining genre How to mix genres  Tropes with a twist Genre-specific mistakes to avoid This week’s question is: What self-limiting beliefs do you have? Recommendation of the week is: Story Genius by Lisa Cron Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned: Sacha’s Black Friday Discounts, use code BLACKFRIDAY30 Books Courses Black Friday Deals Post Find out more about John: The Anatomy of Genres 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  3 new patrons this week, welcome and thank you to Tara D, V.E. Griffith and Liz Lazo. 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
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Planning systems How to plan effectively Planning for the unknown Balancing family and career Mindset shifts This week’s question is: what have you learned about yourself this year? Recommendation of the week is: High School Rocket Science: For Extraterrestrial Use Only by Patron Stanley B Trice Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links/events I mentioned: Sacha’s Black Friday Discounts, use code BLACKFRIDAY30 Books Link Courses Link Black Friday Deals Post Find out more about Sarra: YouTube Instagram @heartbreathings Author Website Rebel of the Week is: Bair Klos 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 all of 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.
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Giving yourself permission Changing your mindset around writing How to start writing How to keep writing fun Quitting vs Sticking vs Pivoting This week’s question is: What should you be doing, that you aren't? Recommendation of the week is: Even Though I Knew the End by C.L. Polk Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links/Events I mentioned: It's Black Friday this month, so I'm throwing the biggest bargain party I've ever done. 30% off EVERYTHING (if you buy direct). That means 30% off my courses, 30% off my digital books and 30% off my audiobook. I have NEVER discounted everything before, but I'm doing it this once and for a limited time. Sale runs 14th Nov to 4th December. To take advantage of the sale, use code: BLACKFRIDAY30 For courses For books and audio Find out more about Cassie on: Website Writer Fuel Community Storytellers Faceoff Podcast TikTok Instagram Writer Fuel   Rebel of the Week is: Marc Lewis 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 Deb Schwabe. Thank you to Erica Lott for upping their 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
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Japan The most common writer fears How to become fearless Approaches to perfectionism Approaches to failure This week’s question is: What country is top of your bucket list? Recommendation of the week is: Quit by Annie Duke Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Find out more about Beth on: Instagram Author Website Do What You Love The Way of the Fearless Writer 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 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 
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Advice for working full-time and trying to write Balancing caring duties and writing Boundaries, how to have them and hold them Mindset shifts This week’s question is: Do you struggle to make time for all the things in life? Recommendation of the week is: How to Fail by Elizabeth Day Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Find out more about Megan at: Author Website Twitter Instagram TikTok   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 4 new patrons this week, welcome and thank you to Tove Sama, Ronnie Ledesma, Robi Francis and Farica Woods. 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  This Show is Sponsored by ProWritingAid Get 20% off using this Rebel Discount link. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Hello Rebels and welcome to fireside chat number three between Rachael Herron and I. This is The Black Herron Episode three. 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. * 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: How to Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong by Elizabeth Day Kobo  Amazon UK  Amazon US  **This show uses affiliate links
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What elements make urban fantasy Crafting the urban fantasy voice Marketing urban fantasy Urban fantasy tropes This week’s question is: how do you approach editing? Recommendation of the week is: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links and events I mentioned are: Escape the Plot Forest  Learn more about Sarah on: Facebook Author Website StoryBundle - The Writer's Career Toolkit Bundle   Rebel of the Week is: Sharon 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, welcome and thank you to Danielle Brigante. 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   
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  What NaNo is and how to participate The community of NaNo Tips and tricks for setting yourself up for NaNo Methods for keeping going NaNo Mindset This week’s question is: Have you ever done NaNo? or will you do NaNo this year? Recommendation of the week is: Darkest Night by Alessa Thorn Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned are: FREE summit Escape the Plot Forest Find out more about Grant at: Author Website Pep Talks for Writers Rebel of the Week is: April Jones's husband's friend 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 Paul Worthington. 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  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.
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The psychology of cozy mysteries Cozy tropes Mistakes to avoid  Craft advice for writing cozy mysteries Marketing for introverts This week’s question is: What would you like for Christmas? Recommendation of the week is: A Lair of Bones by Helen Scheuerer Apple  Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Find out more about Sara at: Author Website How to Outline a Cozy Mystery   Rebel of the Week is: Jennie Krypton (TikTok @jennie_krypton) 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 Cianne McKinnon. 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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Shahrzad

Thank you Sacha. It was very informative (as always)💜 I didn't quite understand what you meant about the character arc in the hunger games,tho.

Nov 27th
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Renee Conoulty

I'm now neck deep in a Fictionary trial 😁

Oct 24th
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