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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) Apple Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Find out more about Heide and Iain at: Facebook Pigeon Park Press 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   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:  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 Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned are: Competition Quitcast Superbad Villains on The Writer's Mindset The Merry Writer Podcast 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  
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 Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Find out more about Iona at: Author Website/Sensitivity Reading Ashes Instagram Twitter BookBub GoodReads   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
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 Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links 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    This Show is Sponsored by ProWritingAid Get 20% off using Sacha’s link. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Check out The Witch's Revenge by ProWritingAid user S.W. Millar
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! ***this show uses affiliate links 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
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: Instagram Twitter Website Find out more about CM Newell at: Instagram Facebook Goodreads Author Website Tik Tok **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: Instagram Website   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   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:  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) Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links 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   
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 Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned are: The Rebel Diaries Anthology Edited by Sacha Black Available at all good stores! Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon US 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  This Show is Sponsored by ProWritingAid Get 20% off using Sacha’s link. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram  
Episode Show Notes Order your copy of The Rebel Diaries at all good stores: https://books2read.com/rebeldiaries Kobo Apple Amazon UK Amazon US   Find out more about the authors at: Scott Williamson Author website Instagram Kimberly Grymes Author website Instagram Sacha Black Author website Instagram Helen Glynn Jones Author website Instagram A.E. Kincaid Author website Instagram L.F. Wham Author website Instagram Val Neil Author website Instagram Jay Renee Lawrence Author website Instagram Mark Leslie Author website Instagram J. Ember Hintz Author website Instagram Matt Hollon Instagram Meghan J. Dahl Author website Instagram J A Mortimore Author website Instagram
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 Available at all good stores! Kobo Apple Amazon UK Amazon US ***this show uses affiliate links Find out more about Mark at: Author Website Twitter Instagram YouTube Find out more about Helen at: Author Website Blog Twitter Instagram   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   
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  How to include complex topics sensitively How to write difficult female relationships How get into the mindset of different generations How to write mother-daughter relationships This week’s question is: Recommend me a craft book! Recommendation of the week is: Black Dog & Other Gothic Tales by Icy Sedgwick  Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA And her other book The Necromancer’s Apprentice Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Find out more about Maggie on: Instagram Website Goodreads   Rebel of the Week is: Genevieve Scholl 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 thanks to Jenni Lynn for upping her pledge. And a big thank you to all 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:  What Save the Cat is What the main beats are Mistakes to avoid with Save the Cat How to use save the cat beats with dual POV This week’s question is: What are your favorite tropes? Recommendation of the week is: A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned are:  35% Birthday discount until 18th March. Use code: BIRTHDAY35 Sacha Black's Shop The Senses Course Preorder the Rebel Anthology Find out more about Jessica at: JessicaBrody.com Twitter Instagram   Rebel of the Week is: River 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 Verona Rae. 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:  Finding the balance between realistic detail and info dumping Making mental health representation realistic Taking care of yourself when writing about difficult topics How to research mental health effectively Literary tricks to give depth to representation This week’s question is: How comfortable are you writing about difference? Recommendation of the week is: Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned are: Birthday discount use code: BIRTHDAY35 valid until 13th March VALID ON: ebooks, courses and audiobooks Link for webshop Link for my courses Rebel Diaries preorder link Rebel Author FB group Find out more about Mazey at: Website A Brush With Love   Rebel of the Week is: Jeff 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 Lisa Fioresi. 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 are sex positive stories and where is the line between sex positive and smut? How to sensitively cover topics like sexual assault How to create a crew/found family vibe Tips and tricks for creating a voicey narrator voice! This week’s question is: how comfortable are you writing sex and relationships into your books? Recommendation of the week is: Midnight Victories by L.K. Latham  Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Find out more about Margot on: Instagram Twitter   Cover Illustration © 2021 Noah Camp Cover Design by Hana Anouk Nakamura Cover © 2021 Amulet Books and Author Photo © 2021 Margot Wood   Rebel of the Week is: Julie 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, a big welcome and thank you to Jess Nicole. 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 Sacha’s link. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Recommended by Cassie, The Sassy Writing Coach  
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  Where to start with a mailing list How to build a mailing list Types of reader magnets  What to write in your newsletters Common mailing list mistakes This week’s question is: Are you romantic? Recommendation of the week is: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne Apple Kobo Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned are: 50% off my audiobook 13 Steps to Evil: How to Craft Superbad Villains if you buy direct using code: FABFIFTY Find out more about Tammi on: Newsletter Ninja 2 Website   Rebel of the Week is: Jessa Forest 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 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:  What a professional network is and why you need one Tactics for building a network How to nurture your network in pandemic times How introverts can grow their network Mistakes to avoid This week’s question is: What’s the hardest thing you’ve done in your writing journey? Recommendation of the week is: Newsletter Ninja 2: If You Give a Reader a Cookie: Supercharge Your Author Mailing List With the Perfect Reader Magnet by Tammi L. Labrecque Amazon UK Amazon USA ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned are: 50% discount on Sacha's audiobook 13 Steps to Evil: How to Craft a Superbad Villain Use code: FABFIFTY  Find out more about Emma on: Wild Words Festival: 10% discount for listeners if you use the code REBEL while booking Swearing Is Good For You Emma’s Original Interview: Episode 73   Rebel of the Week is: Anneli  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, a big thank you and welcome to Jennifer Kayne and Pia Gasberg. 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 is voice? How to create distinctive voice How does a character’s background influence voice Mistakes to avoid with voice Tools for differentiating dialogue This week’s question is: How do you, or what books have gotten you out of a reading slump? Recommendation of the week is: My Audiobook 13 Steps to Evil is on sale for the whole of February.  Get a 50% discount if you buy from me direct, use code: FABFIFTY Find out more about September at: Facebook Tumblr Instagram Twitter   Rebel of the Week is: Kathryn Fletcher  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, a big welcome and thank you to Maryn Corkran. 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 kickstarter is A run through a basic kickstarter How to market them The best types of products to use in conjunction with kickstarter Mistakes to avoid The types of goals to set This week’s question is: Have you ever run, or backed a kickstarter? Recommendation of the week is: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall Apple  Kobo  Amazon UK  Amazon USA  ***this show uses affiliate links Find out more about Paddy and Kickstarter at: Facebook Kickstarter Launch Formula by Salvador Briggman Amazon UK  Amazon US   Rebel of the Week is: Rick Waugh 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 Sacha’s link. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover:  The fundamentals of romance How to build tension and attraction How to write humour Tropes, HEAs and grabbing the reader Grand gestures Business models This week’s question is: how are you advocating for your creative self? Recommendation of the week is: Get Rich, Lucky Bitch: Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First-Class Life by Denise Duffield-Thomas Apple  Kobo  Amazon UK  Amazon USA  ***this show uses affiliate links Links I mentioned: Recommended listen: Rachel Herron’s money episode Find out more about Jami on: Website Instagram Facebook Amazon TikTok   Rebel of the Week is: April Jones 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   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:  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 Apple  Kobo  Amazon UK  Amazon USA  ***this show uses affiliate links Find out more about Kelly at: Website Instagram 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 
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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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