Indie Author Weekly

By Sagan Morrow

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

  1. 1.
    133: 5 tips for writing a book with a busy schedule
    12:58
  2. 2.
    132: Book writing & life update
    21:18
  3. 3.
    131: Leaning into your unique writing style and voice
    11:10
  4. 4.
    130: Excerpt from "A Choice Between Two"
    17:01
  5. 5.
    129: Show, don't tell—writing tip and example
    11:21
  6. 6.
    128: How to balance planning with taking action on your book project
    11:12
  7. 7.
    127: Why each new book is both harder AND easier to write than the previous book
    12:33
  8. 8.
    126: Meditation to get to know your characters better
    16:43
  1. 9.
    125: The writing struggle is real
    8:33
  2. 10.
    124: Sex and romance novels
    14:42
  3. 11.
    123: 3 pillars of consistency
    12:36
  4. 12.
    122: How to rewrite your novel
    12:02
  5. 13.
    121: That didn't go as planned...
    11:00
  6. 14.
    120: Q&A about writing a lengthy book series
    18:50
  7. 15.
    119: Tortured artist vs joyful creativity
    9:46
  8. 16.
    118: Why imposter syndrome isn’t real—plus 7 steps for shifting out of it
    10:01
  9. 17.
    117: Polyamorous romcom excerpt (meet cute)
    17:13
  10. 18.
    116: It's okay if you aren't writing—pep talk
    7:14
  11. 19.
    115: Co-writing a Xena substack (5 tips for your next co-writing project)
    11:06
  12. 20.
    114: 7 examples for getting story ideas from everyday life
    7:21
  13. 21.
    113: Productivity tips for multi-passionate creatives
    8:53
  14. 22.
    112: Interview with polyamorous author Kitty Chambliss
    37:33
  15. 23.
    111: A reading from "Out of Control"
    12:43
  16. 24.
    110: How to create a world around your story
    8:04
  17. 25.
    109: 5 steps for coping with burnout
    13:13
  18. 26.
    108: Indie author interview (Read It With Whiskey)
    38:20
  19. 27.
    107: Top 5 episodes from the 2nd year of Indie Author Weekly
    14:06
  20. 28.
    106: Dealing with imposter syndrome
    8:07
  21. 29.
    105: When should you press pause on a book project?
    13:55
  22. 30.
    104: On working with beta readers
    21:26
  23. 31.
    103: The other "messy middle"... and 5 tips for how to deal with it
    9:39
  24. 32.
    102: Which book in a romance series should I read first? (Polyamorous Passions example)
    14:33
  25. 33.
    101: What to think about when writing a non-fiction book
    10:41
  26. 34.
    100: 100 tips for indie authors, aspiring authors, and curious bookworms
    25:09
  27. 35.
    099: Recap of this author's book sales in 2020
    13:37
  28. 36.
    098: 5 tips for how to write confidently in a stigmatized genre
    12:11
  29. 37.
    097: Unexpected motivation & lessons learned from a short story contest
    11:22
  30. 38.
    096: Handling the business side of being an author
    10:08
  31. 39.
    095: "Who am I to write a book?"
    7:35
  32. 40.
    094: 7 areas of growth as an author
    24:32
  33. 41.
    093: Writing meditation
    16:17
  34. 42.
    092: Book plans & writing projects for 2021
    9:00
  35. 43.
    091: When book plans change during a pandemic
    9:56
  36. 44.
    090: How to find your voice & style as a storyteller & writer
    8:49
  37. 45.
    089: Call for beta readers! (Small Town Stilettos)
    10:42
  38. 46.
    088: Process for choosing cover image & design
    15:52
  39. 47.
    087: Why you should write short stories
    12:13
  40. 48.
    086: 6 ways to deal with FOMO when everyone else is writing a book (and you aren't)
    9:30
  41. 49.
    085: The importance of "thinking" time as part of the book writing process
    8:50
  42. 50.
    084: Getting over the fear of success
    15:54

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