Indie Author Lifestyle

Indie Author Lifestyle

Are you ready to get the support your need for your author career and life? Join International Indie Bestseller, Angela J. Ford, and fantasy author, Stephanie BwaBwa, as they talk all things writing, publishing, and the real life of an indie author. Welcome to the Indie Author Lifestyle Show. Living your best indie life starts here. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indieauthorlifestyle/support

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April 5, 2021 60 min
Ready to take the next step and become a full-time author? Listen in as indie author, Lydia Sherrer, shares her secrets to success. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indieauthorlifestyle/support
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Ready to get your creative juices flowing? Listen in to this episode for tips on where to start when researching your novel. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indieauthorlifestyle/support
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Can decluttering help you be more productive? Listen in as Ally Deatherage shares her pro tips on decluttering your home and increasing your productivity. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indieauthorlifestyle/support
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Do you have reservations about adding diversity to your novels? In this episode, we discuss how to be intentional about adding diversity to your stories. IN EPISODE 40 YOU WILL LEARN: What is diversity and what it includes more than just race.The importance of bringing something new to the table that readers don’t often see.What to do if you feel like you can’t bring something new to your stories.Why background and viewpoint...
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Learn how to start and grow a podcast as an indie author featuring author and podcaster Matty Dalrymple. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indieauthorlifestyle/support
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Have you booked out your promotions for the year? If not, you might be interested in using Bookstagram Tours to increase your book visibility. In this episode we’ll discuss book tours on Instagram and what you should expect. IN EPISODE 38 YOU WILL LEARN: What is a bookstagram tour and how can you get visibility […] --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indieauthorlifestyle/support
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Does book coaching make a difference? Listen in as author and editor, Christina Kaye, shares how you can kick off a successful author career with book coaching. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indieauthorlifestyle/support
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Can editing be fun? Tiffany Yates Martin shares how you can have a blast editing your novel without the headache. Listen in to her tips on writing and editing your next bestseller. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indieauthorlifestyle/support
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What happens when you decide you don’t want to be a full time indie author? Listen in as we discuss how to be a multi-passionate entrepreneur and why it might be a smart choice to ensure you have multiple streams of income. IN EPISODE 34 YOU WILL LEARN: Do you really want to be a […] --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indieauthorlifestyle/support
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Have you lost the joy of writing? In this week’s episode, we interview Steampunk & Fantasy Author, Maram Tiabah, who shares her journey to becoming an indie author and why you should focus on the joy and wonder of writing. IN EPISODE 33 YOU WILL LEARN: The whys behind Maram’s journey to become an indie […] --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indieauthorlifestyle/support
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Do you have consistent writing habits? In episode 32, we discuss how we develop consistency especially amid distractions and differing schedules. Listen in for pro tips on how to develop consistent writing habits during the summer. IN EPISODE 32 YOU WILL LEARN: How to develop a consistent schedule that allows you to write, edit, repeat. Why having a daily routine is mandatory for productivity.Using multiple writing sessions t...
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What does your writing process look like? Fantasy author, Jeffrey L. Kohonek shares his process on writing and marketing best selling fantasy novels. IN EPISODE 31 YOU WILL LEARN: How to take your creativity and funnel it into storytelling.Crafting magic systems for your fantasy novels.Taking a series and going from an heavy plotter to a light outliner.Using characters to move your story forward.Gaining confidence in your wri...
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Should you pants or plot your next novel? In episode 30 we dig into the pros and cons of plotting or pantsing your novel. IN EPISODE 30 YOU WILL LEARN: Consider whether your are a more spontaneous person or tend to be more organized and structured. Rules for pantsers and what you should consider before you start writing a story.Why every book does not need extensive plotting and planning and how to tell when you need to take ...
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Interesting in co-writing an epic fantasy series? Robert Zangari takes us behind the scenes of cowriting a 12-book series with his dad. IN EPISODE 29 YOU WILL LEARN: The creative freedom of self-publishing. How to take someone else's vision and incorporate ideas to embellish the plot line.The process of co-writing and whether you should write back and forth with your co-author.How to combine two difference voices when d...
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To pre-order or not to pre-order? 99 cents or full price? This episode covers book launching challenges authors face and simple steps to overcome them. IN EPISODE 28 YOU WILL LEARN: Should you pre-order or live launch? The answer may surprise you.How established authors can use pre-orders, ad campaigns and newsletter swaps to boost sales.The kinds of authors you should target when you're releasing a book.Why you shouldn&...
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How do you make your stories addictive? Listen to bestselling fantasy author, Andy Peloquin as he shares about anti-heroes, using research in writing, and creating a connection to your readers that leaves your audience wanting more. IN EPISODE 27 YOU WILL LEARN: Why writing thieves, bounty hunters, and people on the wrong side of the law is so much more fun.Using psychology and neurology in writing to find a connection to yo...
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April 14, 2020 33 min
Are you a healthy indie author? In today’s episode, we talk about staying healthy while staying at home. We also share from our personal lives what we are doing to stay mentally and physically healthy. IN EPISODE 26 YOU WILL LEARN: What you feed your mind is important, here’s why you should turn off channels that feed you negative information. How to adjust, pivot and find your sources of peace whether its music, quiet times...
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Simple steps to becoming a six-figure author: write, publish, repeat, featuring bestselling fantasy author, J.T. Williams. IN EPISODE 25 YOU WILL LEARN: How to go from part-time writer to full-time writer without losing your productivity.Setting up boundaries for yourself to keep the words flowing. The pros and cons of bouncing between books and writing more than one series at a time.How to determine what series to spend your...
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Are you stuck when it comes to crafter a super villain for your novel? In today's episode, we talk about our favorite villains, what makes them realistic, and strategies you can use to create your own super villain. IN EPISODE 24 YOU WILL LEARN: Why your villain shouldn't be evil just for the sake of being evil. Using Thanos as an example of a villain who is relatable.Three questions you should ask you villain: Who a...
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Does writing multiple genres under the same name skew your audiences and profitability? Listen in to Jordan Rivet as she shares her methods on writing multiple series in multiple genres. IN EPISODE 23 YOU WILL LEARN: Does writing multiple genres under the same name skew your audience and profitability? How to balance writing more than one book at a time and in multiple genres.Plotting your novel to keep the pacing and momentu...
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