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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.
    088: Process for choosing cover image & design12/01/2020
    15:52
  2. 2.
    087: Why you should write short stories11/24/2020
    12:13
  3. 3.
    086: 6 ways to deal with FOMO when everyone else is writing a book (and you aren't)11/17/2020
    9:30
  4. 4.
    085: The importance of "thinking" time as part of the book writing process11/10/2020
    8:50
  5. 5.
    084: Getting over the fear of success11/03/2020
    15:54
  6. 6.
    083: Step-by-step guide for how to fit "writing a book" into your schedule10/27/2020
    15:26
  7. 7.
    082: The truth about creativity that every writer needs to hear10/20/2020
    7:11
  8. 8.
    081: 3 tips for how to FINISH writing your book10/13/2020
    11:56
  1. 9.
    080: 5 reasons why you're struggling with writing (and how to fix it)10/06/2020
    12:24
  2. 10.
    079: Tips & writing prompts for the opening scene of your novel09/29/2020
    10:53
  3. 11.
    078: Book launch recap, part 2: paid ads & book sales results09/22/2020
    36:42
  4. 12.
    077: Book launch recap, part 1: organic marketing09/15/2020
    32:24
  5. 13.
    076: The trouble with writing romcoms (plus 3 tips for writing humour)09/08/2020
    16:03
  6. 14.
    075: #1 thing you can do to make writing easier09/01/2020
    11:34
  7. 15.
    074: Celebrating release day for a new book (Her Bad Idea)08/25/2020
    16:21
  8. 16.
    073: Writing and editing process for Her Bad Idea08/18/2020
    22:49
  9. 17.
    072: Excerpt from Her Bad Idea (Polyamorous Passions, Book 7)08/11/2020
    8:29
  10. 18.
    071: Book Review A Day Challenge08/04/2020
    6:29
  11. 19.
    070: Book launch plan breakdown for Her Bad Idea07/28/2020
    19:49
  12. 20.
    069: 3 mistakes I made with the print versions of my books07/21/2020
    10:48
  13. 21.
    068: 5 things every author thinks when friends read our books07/14/2020
    8:00
  14. 22.
    067: 9 ideas for how to practice writing07/07/2020
    10:45
  15. 23.
    066: Favourite polyamory books & relationship books06/30/2020
    9:10
  16. 24.
    065: 10 tips for how to beat writer’s block06/23/2020
    17:00
  17. 25.
    064: Fun and simple exercise to enhance creativity06/16/2020
    13:24
  18. 26.
    063: 3 tips for writing your first draft (and working on rewrites)06/09/2020
    13:49
  19. 27.
    062: Author commentary of Polyamorous Passions (Part 2: Books 4 - 6)06/02/2020
    19:12
  20. 28.
    061: Author commentary of Polyamorous Passions (Part 1: Books 1 - 3)05/26/2020
    22:31
  21. 29.
    060: How to find time for marketing your books (5 tips)05/19/2020
    15:58
  22. 30.
    059: Favourite books to improve your writing & editing skills05/12/2020
    9:31
  23. 31.
    058: How to structure your non-fiction book (4 tips)05/05/2020
    10:17
  24. 32.
    057: 5 things that happen when you become an indie author04/28/2020
    10:26
  25. 33.
    056: Why go wide instead of deep as an indie author04/21/2020
    10:05
  26. 34.
    055: Creativity as a grounding practice during challenging times04/14/2020
    10:17
  27. 35.
    054: 7 tips for task-switching between writing fiction and doing other things in life & business04/07/2020
    21:07
  28. 36.
    053: Top 5 episodes from the first year of podcasting on Indie Author Weekly03/31/2020
    21:49
  29. 37.
    052: Step-by-step guide for planning & writing "Her Bad Idea" (Polyamorous Passions, Book 7)03/24/2020
    16:45
  30. 38.
    051: FAQ about the background to my Polyamorous Passions series03/17/2020
    25:31
  31. 39.
    050: What made me start writing the Polyamorous Passions series (my polyamory background)03/10/2020
    24:23
  32. 40.
    049: What I do to get in the right mood to write various scenes03/03/2020
    9:59
  33. 41.
    048: 3 tips for writing books at the END of a series02/25/2020
    13:16
  34. 42.
    047: How 4 different authors outline their books02/18/2020
    31:19
  35. 43.
    046: A handy trick for boosting your word count02/11/2020
    15:08
  36. 44.
    045: 3 tips if you are struggling to get any writing done...02/04/2020
    7:49
  37. 45.
    044: How to use mind mapping to write a book01/28/2020
    12:03
  38. 46.
    043: What do you want to get from writing a book?01/21/2020
    23:16
  39. 47.
    042: The value of vulnerability (plus 9 examples for authors)01/14/2020
    13:29
  40. 48.
    041: 5 steps to plan your book projects for the next year01/07/2020
    18:52
  41. 49.
    040: Applying your 2020 "word of the year" to your author life12/31/2019
    10:07
  42. 50.
    039: “I have a book in my head… I just need to write it”12/24/2019
    16:50
  43. 51.
    038: How to apply your learning style to writing books12/17/2019
    8:39
  44. 52.
    037: How to write a back-of-book blurb in 5 easy steps12/10/2019
    21:43
  45. 53.
    036: What to do after writing a first draft of your manuscript (step-by-step guide)12/03/2019
    13:37
  46. 54.
    035: Excerpt from "Out of Control" (Book 6 in Polyamorous Passions)11/26/2019
    9:55
  47. 55.
    034: How to practice self-discipline as a writer (10 tips)11/19/2019
    14:10
  48. 56.
    033: Why write novellas instead of full-length novels? 7 reasons...11/12/2019
    12:21
  49. 57.
    032: Writing prompts for NaNoWriMo (20 ideas)11/05/2019
    8:26
  50. 58.
    031: 5 tips for how to get through the messy middle10/29/2019
    13:31
  51. 59.
    030: How to write setting for your books, plus 4 important questions to ask yourself10/22/2019
    20:49
  52. 60.
    029: How to support your author friends (5 ideas)10/15/2019
    18:10
  53. 61.
    028: NaNoWriMo prep tips (10 ways to prepare in advance for writing your next book)10/08/2019
    14:18
  54. 62.
    027: Top 10 tips for how to build a story for your book10/01/2019
    18:04
  55. 63.
    026: 5 questions to ask yourself when your writing plans change09/24/2019
    19:35
  56. 64.
    025: How to get back into book writing after taking a break (step-by-step guide)09/17/2019
    11:50
  57. 65.
    024: Excerpt from "Being Good" (Polyamorous Passions, Book 5)09/10/2019
    10:05
  58. 66.
    023: How to create a playlist for your book09/03/2019
    8:43
  59. 67.
    022: Navigating real or perceived pressures as an author08/27/2019
    16:55
  60. 68.
    021: Which book should you write first? (step-by-step process to figuring it out)08/20/2019
    13:57
  61. 69.
    020: 3 ways to keep accountable with writer friends08/13/2019
    12:30
  62. 70.
    019: 6 tips for how to improve your writing skills08/06/2019
    18:13
  63. 71.
    018: How real life and writing affect one another as an author07/30/2019
    13:46
  64. 72.
    017: An exercise to improve character development07/23/2019
    9:42
  65. 73.
    016: How to keep track of everything when you’re writing a book series07/16/2019
    16:52
  66. 74.
    015: 10 tips for editing your own work07/09/2019
    12:03
  67. 75.
    014: How to understand your strengths & weaknesses as an author (plus how to navigate them)07/02/2019
    19:39
  68. 76.
    013: How to deal with writer's block (5 techniques)06/25/2019
    11:38
  69. 77.
    012: Why book reviews matter... and how to write them06/18/2019
    16:01
  70. 78.
    011: Oral storytelling & a reading from "She Wants More"06/11/2019
    18:26
  71. 79.
    010: How to find ideas & inspiration for writing books06/04/2019
    9:18
  72. 80.
    009: Book release day for She Wants More (Book 4 in the Polyamorous Passions series)05/28/2019
    12:10
  73. 81.
    008: How many hours go into writing & publishing a book?05/21/2019
    13:19
  74. 82.
    007: Whether to use a pen name & dealing with the "awkwardness" of writing romance 05/14/2019
    11:00
  75. 83.
    006: How do you advertise books when you self-publish?05/07/2019
    20:49
  76. 84.
    005: Writing a book in 10 days with Camp NaNoWriMo04/30/2019
    16:37
  77. 85.
    004: How to stay disciplined to write & publish books04/23/2019
    9:50
  78. 86.
    003: How to get started with outlining & writing a new book04/16/2019
    12:08
  79. 87.
    002: How to improve confidence & manage perfectionism as an author04/09/2019
    9:42
  80. 88.
    001: Why self-publish books?04/02/2019
    7:48
  81. 89.
    000: Introduction to the Indie Author Weekly podcast04/02/2019
    11:05

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