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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 NotesIn this episode we cover: How to use 15 minute time blocks to writeCommon mistakes when trying to use timeblocks Mindset and how it’s your biggest blockerWhat levelling up has looked like for HonoréeHow to find your most authentic selfThis week’s question is: what do you do to help you get into the right mindset?Recommendation of the week is: The Book Thief by Markus ZusakKobo AppleAmazon UKAmazon USA**This podcast uses affiliate linksLinks I mentioned are: The Senses Course Launch Story BundleFind out more about Honorée Corder on:Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Website Listener Rebel of the Week is: Emma GeoffrayIf 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 tweet me @rebelauthorpodIf 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 LIFEVisit Kobo Writing Life here, read the Kobo Writing Life blog here, and listen to their podcast here.
Episode Show NotesIn this episode we cover: Why you need a synopsis even if you’re not pursuing traditional publishingCommon mistakes when writing a synopsisHow to get the right balance of information in your synopsisTips for retaining your voiceThe structure of a good synopsisThis week’s question is: What one thing do you want to achieve by the end of the year?Recommendation of the week is: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyKoboAmazon UKAmazon USALinks I mentioned are: The Senses Course Launch Story BundleFind out more about Michelle on:Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, InstagramRead Simply SynopsisGet her FREE cheat sheet here.CHARACTERISATION THROUGH NARRATION 2 hour online workshop through the Queensland Writer’s CentreInhouse 4-week intensive workshops – practical based with feedback – bookings for 2021 Listener Rebel of the Week is: Victoria LK WilliamsIf 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 tweet me @rebelauthorpodIf 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 mindset you need to write fastMistakes in trying to write fastHow to prepare for writing fastTips for outliningHow to get over stumbling blocks when you write fastThis week’s question is: Is writing fast important or not in the current publishing climate?Recommendation of the week is: Dear Writer Are you in Burnout by Becca SymeKoboAppleAmazon UKAmazon USALinks I mentioned are: The Senses Course Launch  Story BundleFind out more about Scott on:Twitter - @ScottKingInstagram - @KingScottKingWebsiteAmazon Author Page Listener Rebel of the Week is: M.J. MooresIf 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 tweet me @rebelauthorpodIf 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 ProWritingAidFind out more about ProWritingAid here.DISCOUNT CODE: REBEL25Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Episode Show Notes In this episode we cover: The most important elements when creating dialogueMistakes to avoid when writing dialogueHow to use psychology to help improve your dialogueHow to differentiate character’s dialogueHow to manage a big cast of characters and all their different ways of speakingWhat monomouth is and how to get rid of itThis week’s question is: What character/book or movie’s dialogue do you like best?Recommendation of the week is: Nail Your Novel: Writing Characters Who’ll Keep Readers Captivated by Roz MorrisKoboAppleAmazon UKAmazon USALinks I mentioned are: The Senses Course LaunchStory BundleDialogue Doctor DiscountJeff is also giving listeners a discount on his services. His 1-hour chapter session is typically $99. If you include the name of my podcast when you register, he’ll give you 25% off. Register hereSearch for "Writer’s Well" in your podcasters and look for Episode 138 where Rachael and J discuss Jeff and the help he gave J with his dialogueFind out more about Jeff on:WebsiteTwitterFacebookJeff had some recommendations for books and movies with great dialogue:Books with dialogue he loves:The Sun Also Rises by Ernest HemingwayBeloved by Toni MorrisonThe Great Divorce by CS LewisThe Goldfinch by Donna TartA Man Called Ove by Fredrik BackmanInfinite Jest by David Foster WallaceTV Shows and Movies with Amazing Dialogue:The MagiciansGilmore GirlsWhen Harry Met SallyThe Princess BrideMission Impossible (1996 movie - best dialogue in an action film) Listener Rebel of the Week is: Bobbie Ann AtwoodIf 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 tweet me @rebelauthorpod 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 content marketing to help you sell more books and products.The four main types of content and how to use them to structure your content marketingMistakes authors make with content marketingHow to repurpose your content to do more with what you haveThe differences between content marketing for fiction and nonfictionThis week’s question is: do you want to content market? Why or why not?Recommendation of the week is: The War of Art by Steven PressfieldKoboAppleAmazon UKAmazon USALinks I mentioned are: The Senses Course LaunchStory BundleJanet Murray conferenceFind out more about Janet on:Website, Her social media planner, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, PodcastJanet mentioned using KapWing for content marketing  Listener Rebel of the Week is: Thomas DukemanIf 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 tweet me @rebelauthorpod1 new patron this week, welcome to Juneta Kay. A big thank you to all new and old patrons alike. You guys help not only to keep the podcast running, but give me a warm squishy feeling in my belly.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 LIFEVisit 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 set effective writing goalsMistakes to avoid when goal settingThe best methods for goal settingMaking big goals more manageableHow to track your goalsA discussion on if there’s a right or wrong time to set goalsThis week's question: how do you set, manage, track and record your writing goals?Book recommendation of the week is the NaNoWriMo StoryBundle which you can find here:The NaNo StoryBundleMentioned LinksThe Senses Course sachablack.thinkific.com/courses/senses   Janet Murray conference https://www.janetmurray.co.uk/ref/55/Find out more about our guest:Instagram, Facebook, websites: www.hblyne.com and www.greatwesternwoods.com.Read her book on goals here: www.books2read.com/goals Listener Rebel of the Week is: Yanni JadeIf 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 tweet me @rebelauthorpodWelcome and a big thank you to new patron Harley Christensen. A huge thank you to all my current patrons who help to keep the podcast running and give me a warm squishy feeling in my belly!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 NotesIn this show we cover:The impact podcasts have on author careers and salesThe best and worst things about podcastingAdvice on the technical aspects of podcastingThe amount of time it takes to run a podcastHow to structure a podcastPodcasting strategyConsiderations for cohostingPlease note I use affiliate links throughout this post. This means I earn a small commission should you purchase something using one of my links. There is no cost to you for using my links.Question of the WeekDo you prefer audio or video, podcasts or YouTube?Book Recommendation of the weekThe Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. Grab a copy on:KoboAppleAmazon UKAmazon USALinks MentionedMy brand new course The Anatomy of Prose: The Senses. Find out more here.Grab your NaNoWriMo Story Bundle here.Janet Murray's conferenceJanet Murray Content Planner for 2021Find Out More About Our Guests Jeff and WillVisit their website: jeffandwill.com@biggayfiction@biggayauthor@WriterJeffAdams@WillKnaussTheir Book Recommendation on Podcasting: Big Podcast by David Hopper. Get a copy on Amazon UK or Amazon USA***A HUGE thank you all all the new patrons this week. Thank you and welcome to: Heather Renee GallantStacy L FrazerMary WhittenCindyIf 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 ProWritingAidFind out more about ProWritingAid here.DISCOUNT CODE: REBEL25Twitter, Facebook, Instagram  
Episode Show NotesMentioned links:Mark's Rebel Reflections episode 155 listen here.The Anatomy of Prose FREE webinar on 8th October at 7pm UK time. Join the Prose Webinar here: The Anatomy of Prose: How to Breathe Life into Your Story, Characters and Sentences WEBINARThe NaNo Writing Bundle: https://storybundle.com/nanoFIND OUR MORE ABOUT JENNA MORECIRead The Savior's Sister: https://books2read.com/tss/Follow Jenna Moreci: YouTube: http://youtube.com/jennamoreci Website: http://jennamoreci.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/jennamoreci Instagram: http://instagram.com/jennamoreci ***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 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 tweet me @rebelauthorpod
Hello Rebels, welcome to episode 53 of The Rebel Author Podcast. It’s all me this week. A solo show celebrating one year of rebel authoring.This week’s questions is:Where do you want to be this time next year in your writing, business or career?Book recommendation of the week is: 10 Steps to Hero: How to Craft a Kickass Protagonist by Sacha BlackRead the book here***I will be doing a live Poison and Prose session tomorrow 30th September to celebrate hitting 1 year of the show. Join me here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rebelauthors/***Join the Prose Webinar here: The Anatomy of Prose: How to Breathe Life into Your Story, Characters and Sentences WEBINAR***Mentioned Links:9 Things Career Authors Don't Do: Personal Finance Calendly Podbean  Listener Rebel of the Week is Kahlan WeirIf 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 tweet me @rebelauthorpod***2 new patrons this week, Welcome and a huge thank you to Laura Kendrick and Padgett Farmer. A huge thank you to all my current patrons, you help not only to keep the podcast running but give me warm squishy feelings!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/sachablackPlease note I do use affiliate links in my posts.THIS WEEK’S EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY KOBOVisit Kobo Writing Life here, read the Kobo Writing Life blog here, and listen to their podcast here.
This week’s questions is:What is your favorite episode of the last year? Book recommendation of the week is: Not Even Bones by Rebecca SchaefferApple: https://apple.co/3hIMSLJ Amazon UK:  https://amzn.to/2RAKsnC Amazon USA: https://amzn.to/2ZPHgJl Note that these are affiliate links and I earn a small commission if you purchase the book at no additional cost to you.Find out more about our guest Penny Sansevieri here:Twitter: @bookgal www.amarketingexpert.com Instagram: @therealbookgal Rebel of the week is Renee Gallant I'll be live on the iWriterly Chanel with Meg LaTorre, Jenna Moreci and Daniel Willcocks on the 23rd September at 9pm UK timehttp://bit.ly/iwriterlylive Join me for the Rebel Author Anniversary Poison and Prose on the 30th September 8pm UK time https://www.facebook.com/groups/rebelauthors/ The Anatomy of Prose: How to Breathe Life into Your Story, Characters and Sentences WEBINAR1 new patron this week, welcome and a huge thank you to William. A giant thank you to all my current patrons too. 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  
Hello Rebels, surprise! Here's a bonus minisode with me and J Thorn where we talk about personal finance for writers.We talk about a new book we've cowritten that focuses on the good stuff: money. I go deep and get personal in this book with my experiences of debt and money and the lessons I've learned that took me from aspiring writer to full-time business woman. Read the Book: 9 Things Career Authors Don't Do: Personal FinanceRead the rest of the series: http://getbook.at/9thingsseries
This week’s questions is:What part of the writing publishing marketing journey do you like best?Book recommendation of the week is: 9 Things Career Authors Don’t Do: Personal Finance by Me  and J Thorn. Read the book here: http://getbook.at/9thingspersonalfinance Find out more about Tiffany Yates MartinRead Intuitive Editing here: http://foxprinteditorial.com/intuitive-editing/www.foxprinteditorial.com www.facebook.com/FoxPrintEditorial Twitter: @foxprinted Insta: @tiffanyyatesmartin  The Anatomy of Prose: How to Breathe Life into Your Story, Characters and Sentences WEBINARhttps://prowritingaid.com/en/Webinar/Register/1000047?utm_campaign=Webinars/Events&utm_medium=post&utm_source=PWAblog&utm_content=SachaWebinar  Listener Rebel of the Week is Beth Ball 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 tweet me @rebelauthorpod 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 NotesThis week’s questions is:If you could do anything as a side hustle, what would it be?***Find out more about our guest Jennie Nash:If you want to be a book coach, you can find out more about Jennie’s courses and free information here: bookcoaches.com/abcIf you’re a writer and would like to be matched with a coach, then visit here: authoraccelerator.com***Book recommendation of the week is: How to Write a Series by Sara RosettKoboAppleAmazon UKAmazon USADon’t forget The Anatomy of Prose is now live, you can get it in ebook, paperback or hardback now.Click the link here. Order the Workbook here.Listener Rebel of the Week is Jasmine ArchIf 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 tweet me @rebelauthorpod***Two new patrons this week, welcome and thank you to Denise Berndt and Rae Tauranga. A huge thank you also to all my current patrons for the ongoing support.If you’d like to support the show, and get access to all the bonus essays, posts and content, you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablackSponsor of the show this week is ProWritingAidFind out more about ProWritingAid software using my link here.Use my discount code: REBEL25Connect with ProWritingAid on social media:TwitterFacebookInstagramPlease note I do use affiliate links, I earn a small commission when you purchase something using these links at no additional cost to you.
This week’s questions is:How do you use data in your writing business?Find out more about K-Lytics here:https://k-lytics.comBook recommendation of the week is: Intuitive Editing by Tiffany Yates MartinKoboAmazon UK Amazon USASign up for the The Anatomy of Prose: How to Breathe Life into Your Story, Characters and Sentences WebinarListener Rebel of the Week is Jay Renee LawrenceIf 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 tweet me @rebelauthorpod***No new patrons this week, a huge thank you to all my current patrons, you help not only to keep the podcast running, you make me feel like what I do is worthwhile. 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 NotesThis week’s questions is:What self care do you do?Book recommendation of the week is: Save the Cat Writes a Novel by Jessica BrodyKoboAppleAmazon UKAmazon USAPlease note these are affiliate links.***Find out more about our guest Kay Hutchison on herwebsite: www.kayhutchison.com (also www.bellemedia.co.uk)LinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitterYoutube***Join me for the The Anatomy of Prose: How to Breathe Life into Your Story, Characters and Sentences WebinarRebel 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 tweet me @rebelauthorpod***No new patrons this week, a huge thank you to all my current patrons, you help not only to keep the podcast running. You make me feel like my potty mouth antics are worthwhile.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/sachablackThat’s sacha with a C not an STHIS WEEK’S EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY KOBO WRITING LIFEVisit Kobo Writing Life here, read the Kobo Writing Life blog here, and listen to their podcast here.
Surprise! Here's a bonus minisode with me and J Thorn. We talk about a new book we've cowritten that focuses on why you should have a rebel mindset as an indie author and the 9 things you shouldn't do.Read the Book: 9 Things Career Authors Don't Do: Rebel Mindset Read the rest of the series: http://getbook.at/9thingsseries  
This week’s questions is:What writing or editing software do you use?Find out more about our guest Lisa Lepki and ProWritingAid software:https://twitter.com/ProWritingAidhttps://www.facebook.com/ProWritingAidhttps://www.instagram.com/prowritingaid.insta/Try ProWritingAid for free using my affiliate link: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1516072&u=1810409&m=72053&urllink=&afftrack= GET A 25% discount using the code REBEL25Don’t forget The Anatomy of Prose is now live, you can get it in ebook, paperback or hardback now.Click the link here.Order the Workbook here.***Book recommendation of the week is: 9 Things Career Authors Don’t Do: Rebel Mindset by Sacha Black and J ThornSERIES LINK: http://getbook.at/9thingsseriesAmazon UK:  https://amzn.to/3asVhRsAmazon USA: https://amzn.to/3kLN7YPListener Rebel of the Week is ROSAIRE BUSHEYIf 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 tweet me @rebelauthorpodNo new patrons this week but a huge thank you to all my current patrons for the ongoing support. If you’d like to support the show, and get access to all the bonus essays, posts and content, you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack
Hello Rebels, welcome to The Rebel Author Podcast episode 44. Today, I’m talking to Meg LaTorre all about the traditional publishing industry. It’s a fascinating insight into the other side of publishing regardless of whether your trad, hybrid or pure indie you'll learn how to pursue traditional publishing.Preorder my new book coauthored with J Thorn:  9 Things Career Authors Don't Do: Rebel Mindset here.This week’s questions is:What method of publishing are you following or would you like to follow?Find out more about this week's guest, Meg LaTorre:WebsiteYouTubeTwitterInstagramRead The Cyborg TinkererBook recommendation of the week is: Be a Writing Machine by Michael La Ronn KOBOAppleAmazon UKAmazon USAThese are affiliate linksListener Rebel of the Week is Victoria LK WilliamsIf 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 tweet me @rebelauthorpod1 new patron this week, a big welcome and thank you to Jay Renee Weaver and a huge thank you to all my current patrons, you help not only to keep the podcast running. You make me feel like my potty mouth antics are worthwhile.If you’d like to support the show, and get access to all the bonus essays, posts and content, you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack
Episode Show Notes This week’s questions is: What job does your character have? Find out more about our guest Becca Puglisi: The Occupation Thesaurus: https://writershelpingwriters.net/bookstore/ One Stop for Writers: https://onestopforwriters.com Writers Helping Writers blog: https://writershelpingwriters.net Don’t forget The Anatomy of Prose is now live, you can get it in ebook, paperback or hardback now.Click the link here.Order the Workbook here.  Book recommendation: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor KOBO https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/daughter-of-smoke-and-bone-daughter-of-smoke-and-bone-trilogy-1  Apple: https://apple.co/2BOIAU4  Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2XdUZYZ Amazon USA: https://amzn.to/317Czu3  These are affiliate links. Listener Rebel of the Week is Steve Moore  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 tweet me @rebelauthorpod  No new patrons this week but a huge thank you to all my current patrons for the ongoing support. If you’d like to support the show, and get access to all the bonus essays, posts and content, you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack 
Episode Show Notes This week’s questions is:What part of character creation do you find the hardest? Book recommendation of the week is: The Occupation Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi My blog review and lessons learned How to use character occupations to deepen your characterization  Grab The Occupation Thesaurus here. I was delighted to be interviewed by AG Billig on her Self-Publishing Mastery talks channel. We had an amazing chat  about adulting, parenting, creativity, routine and more. Watch here. Find out more about today's guest: Website: www.alexbryantauthor.com Read his books: https://books2read.com/theidentitythief Instagram: @alexbryantauthor Facebook: @alexbryantauthor ***Rebel of the week this week is HB LyneIf 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 tweet me @rebelauthorpod*** Thank you to new patron Cari Buziak. Also a huge thank you to all my current patrons, you help not only to keep the podcast running. You make me feel like my potty mouth antics are worthwhile. If you’d like to support the show, and get access to all the bonus essays, posts and content, you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack That’s sacha with a C not an STHIS EPISODE WAS 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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Renee Conoulty

I'm now neck deep in a Fictionary trial 😁

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