Indie Author Weekly

Indie Author Weekly

Indie Author Weekly shares the behind-the-scenes journey of writing and publishing books as a self-published authorpreneur. Each episode includes personal stories of what works—and what doesn’t—as a new author, plus tips on everything from book marketing to outlining chapters to managing perfectionism to finding writing inspiration and more! You’ll learn practical tips and ideas for getting started with your own writer journey. This indie author podcast can be enjoyed by new and aspiring authors who want to learn more about self-publishing (plus tips and tools for writing and editing your own work), as well as curious bookworms who are interested in getting a peek behind the curtain of a writer’s life. RECOMMENDED STARTING POINT: "Ep 50: What made me start writing the Polyamorous Passions series" and "Ep 53: Top 5 episodes from the first year of podcasting on Indie Author Weekly (and why I started this podcast)".Indie Author Weekly is hosted by Sagan Morrow, a Winnipeg-based writer with more than a decade of experience as a small business owner. Sagan has worked as a blogger and freelance copywriter and editor since 2008. In 2016, she began teaching other freelancers how to improve productivity and time management through her online courses. Sagan has published several business books in addition to her work as a romance novelist. She published her first work of fiction in 2018. The first 12 episodes of this podcast were originally published on a “secret” platform only for email subscribers, but you can tune into all of those original episodes right here. Access bonus materials to go along with the Indie Author Weekly podcast (including cheatsheets and spreadsheets relevant to the episode topics), plus full episode transcripts, sample chapters of her novels, and additional resources, at SaganMorrow.com/secretpodcast. Learn more about Sagan’s published works and upcoming novels at SaganMorrow.com/books. Connect with Sagan on Twitter & Instagram: @Saganlives... Show More

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August 3, 2020 6 min

Welcome back to Indie Author Weekly, where I share my behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books. 

If you’re new to this podcast, I am a productivity strategist for multi-passionate creatives at SaganMorrow.com: I help people manage their time and energy effectively, through customized, actionable strategies that work for your unique life and business. When I’m not teaching about productivity to solopreneurs, I ...

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Today, I have some exciting news: I’ve finished writing Her Bad Idea, Book 7 in the Polyamorous Passions series! I’m so excited. This is an enemies-to-lovers, forced-proximity romantic comedy chick lit novel, featuring a fake relationship, age gap romance, and dance competition. 

This book will be available on Tuesday August 25, but you can pre-order the book today when you visit SaganMorrow.com/books, or search Polyamorous Passion...

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Welcome back to Indie Author Weekly, where I share my behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books. 

If you’re new to this podcast, I am a productivity strategist for multi-passionate creatives at SaganMorrow.com: I help people manage their time and energy effectively, through customized, actionable strategies that work for your unique life and business. When I’m not teaching about productivity to solopreneurs, I ...

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Welcome back to Indie Author Weekly, where I share my behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books. 

If you’re new to this podcast, I am a productivity strategist for multi-passionate creatives at SaganMorrow.com: I help people manage their time and energy effectively, through customized, actionable strategies that work for your unique life and business. When I’m not teaching about productivity to solopreneurs, I ...

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Welcome back to Indie Author Weekly, where I share my behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books. 

If you’re new to this podcast, I am a productivity strategist for multi-passionate creatives at SaganMorrow.com: I help people manage their time and energy effectively, through customized, actionable strategies that work for your unique life and business. When I’m not teaching about productivity to solopreneurs, I ...

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This episode of Indie Author Weekly features some of my personal favourite books about polyamory and relationships. 

As you may already know, my chick lit, new adult, contemporary romance series is called Polyamorous Passions, so basically, I write all about polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, and relationships in general as a fiction author. You can get more info on those books and read them at SaganMorrow.com/books, or by searching ...

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Today, I want to share about writer’s block… and specifically, 10 tips for how to beat writer’s block.  

Let’s be honest: we all tend to struggle to get the words on the page at some point or another. There’s no doubt that it can be difficult to figure out how to overcome writer’s block when it crops up.  

But luckily, it’s not the end of the world! There are a variety of ways you can overcome writer’s block, regardless of the type o...

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Welcome back to Indie Author Weekly, where I share my behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books. 

If you’re new to this podcast, I am a productivity strategist for multi-passionate creatives at SaganMorrow.com: I help people manage their time and energy effectively, through customized, actionable strategies that work for your unique life and business. When I’m not teaching about productivity to solopreneurs, I ...

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Welcome back to Indie Author Weekly, where I share my behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books. 

If you’re new to this podcast, I am a productivity strategist for multi-passionate creatives at SaganMorrow.com: I help people manage their time and energy effectively, through customized, actionable strategies that work for your unique life and business. When I’m not teaching about productivity to solopreneurs, I ...

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Welcome back to Indie Author Weekly, where I share my behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books. Today, we’re continuing with the author commentary from last week! As I mentioned last week, I always reread previously-published books in my Polyamorous Passions series when I’m writing a new novel in the series, to ensure everything is consistent with characters and plot etc. And since I’m currently writing Book 7...

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Welcome back to Indie Author Weekly, where I share my behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books. Today we're doing something a little different than usual… I want to share author commentary while rereading my Polyamorous Passions series that I wrote. 

I typically reread my previously published works at least twice all the way through, every single time I write a new novel in the series: I skim over the book...

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This episode of Indie Author Weekly features 5 practical tips for how you can find the time to market your books. 

After all, writing your books is one thing… but it’s not enough to just publish it. There’s a whole other side to being an indie author, and that is marketing. 

Frankly, this is something I’ve noticed come up again and again in my business journey. People often talk about the joy of the craft, but what they don’t tell ...

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Welcome back to Indie Author Weekly, where I share my behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books. 

If you’re new to this podcast, I am a productivity strategist for multi-passionate creatives at SaganMorrow.com: I help people manage their time and energy effectively, through customized, actionable strategies that work for your unique life and business. When I’m not teaching about productivity to solopreneurs, I ...

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Welcome back to Indie Author Weekly, where I share my behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books. 

If you’re new to this podcast, I am a productivity strategist for multi-passionate creatives at SaganMorrow.com: I help people manage their time and energy effectively, through customized, actionable strategies that work for your unique life and business. When I’m not teaching about productivity to solopreneurs, I ...

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Hello friends! Sagan here. Welcome back to Indie Author Weekly, where I share my behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books.  

If you’re new to this podcast, I am a productivity strategist for multi-passionate creatives at SaganMorrow.com: I help people manage their time and energy effectively, through customized, actionable strategies that work for your unique life and business. When I’m not teaching about produ...

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This episode of the Indie Author Weekly podcast explores going wide, vs going deep, as an indie author... and why go wide instead of deep! 

First of all, what exactly does it mean to “go wide” or “go deep” with your book sales? 

The concept is that “going wide” means you’re making your book available on multiple different platforms (Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, etc). “Going deep,” on the other hand, means you’re focusing exclu...

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For today's episode of Indie Author Weekly, I want to talk about using creativity and creative outlets as a grounding practice and as a coping mechanism.  

The reason why I want to share about this today is because I’m doing a brand-new livestream show with my friend Jennifer of Roam Howl Creative. For the next three days, April 14 - 16 2020, we will be teaching the topic of Creative Marketing for Non-Creatives. I’m hosting it o...

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This episode of Indie Author Weekly answers a listener-submitted question from Alana, who asks: 

“How do you task-switch between writing fiction and doing other things? For example, I can’t switch from fiction to work emails and back. I can only write fiction with a giant long uninterrupted block… which is why I haven’t written anything longer than a short story in a long time, because there’s no way I can put aside a long enough u...

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Indie Author Weekly podcast is 1 year old! This episodes shares backstory to how I started this podcast, plus the top 5 most popular episodes—as well as my personal favourite 5 episodes from over the past year. 

Since I’m in a celebratory mood, I also want to spread the love. Here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to gift you the e-version of one of my books—either one of my romance novels or one of my business books—for the first ...

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Learn my current writing and planning process for the book I’m working on right now, Her Bad Idea. It’s an enemies-to-lovers, forced proximity, fake relationship romantic comedy, and it’s Book 7 in my Polyamorous Passions series. 

I have been dying to write this book for so long! It’s the first in Scarlett’s trilogy, and it’s about how she needs to enter a dance competition in order to make money to save her failing burlesque busin...

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