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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 author… Continue Reading >>
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 << Show Less
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139: Doing the uncomfortable thing… (this is not the episode I had planned!) Today I am doing an uncomfortable thing... This is not the episode I had planned! When you&apos;re feeling the internal struggle, when your energy levels are low, when your capacity and bandwidth aren&apos;t quite there... What happens next? We&apos;re addressing exactly that in this episode of Indie Author Weekly!This is the podcast for indie authors, aspiring authors, and curious bookworms who want the inside scoop, tips and motivation, and behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books.   TUNE IN NOW to find out about the future of Indie Author Weekly, and 3 reasons why I&apos;m sharing this with you today...  Resources & links mentioned in this episode:  Get podcast and book updates delivered to your inbox at SaganMorrow.com/behindthescenes .Learn more about all of Sagan&apos;s books (including Small Town Stilettos, the Polyamorous Passions romcom series, Our Choice: Romance for Roe, and the business books) at SaganMorrow.com/books .Episode 137 of Indie Author Weekly: When to quit a project .Get productivity and success coaching with Sagan in Solopreneur CEO: SaganMorrow.com/ceo .Super-quick survey to share what you want MORE of on Indie Author Weekly: SaganMorrow.com/question Reach out to Sagan on Twitter or Instagram: @Saganlives .Tune into Indie Author Weekly on your favourite podcast platform at SaganMorrow.com/podcast .Subscribe, rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts .Let&apos;s chat about this episode:  @Saganlives on Twitter and Instagram .Hashtag: #IndieAuthorWeekly .Email hello@saganmorrow.com .Share your thoughts (or submit requests for future episode topics) in this survey at SaganMorrow.com/question Support the show (https://saganmorrow.com/secretpodcast)
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139: Doing the uncomfortable thing… (this is not the episode I had planned!) Today I am doing an uncomfortable thing... This is not the episode I had planned! When you&apos;re feeling the internal struggle, when your energy levels are low, when your capacity and bandwidth aren&apos;t quite there... What happens next? We&apos;re addressing exactly that in this episode of Indie Author Weekly!This is the podcast for indie authors, aspiring authors, and curious bookworms who want the inside scoop, tips and motivation, and behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books.   TUNE IN NOW to find out about the future of Indie Author Weekly, and 3 reasons why I&apos;m sharing this with you today...  Resources & links mentioned in this episode:  Get podcast and book updates delivered to your inbox at SaganMorrow.com/behindthescenes .Learn more about all of Sagan&apos;s books (including Small Town Stilettos, the Polyamorous Passions romcom series, Our Choice: Romance for Roe, and the business books) at SaganMorrow.com/books .Episode 137 of Indie Author Weekly: When to quit a project .Get productivity and success coaching with Sagan in Solopreneur CEO: SaganMorrow.com/ceo .Super-quick survey to share what you want MORE of on Indie Author Weekly: SaganMorrow.com/question Reach out to Sagan on Twitter or Instagram: @Saganlives .Tune into Indie Author Weekly on your favourite podcast platform at SaganMorrow.com/podcast .Subscribe, rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts .Let&apos;s chat about this episode:  @Saganlives on Twitter and Instagram .Hashtag: #IndieAuthorWeekly .Email hello@saganmorrow.com .Share your thoughts (or submit requests for future episode topics) in this survey at SaganMorrow.com/question Support the show (https://saganmorrow.com/secretpodcast)
138: How to finish writing your book (NaNoWriMo tips—midway point!) Are you in the process of writing a novel this month, for National Novel Writing Month (or, as it’s more commonly known, NaNoWriMo), and are you getting caught in the struggle of it? That’s exactly what we’re addressing on today’s episode of Indie Author Weekly!  This is the podcast for indie authors, aspiring authors, and curious bookworms who want the inside scoop, tips and motivation, and behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books.   TUNE IN NOW to get SIX resources for starting to write your novel this month, during #NaNoWriMo...   Resources & links mentioned in this episode:Get podcast and book updates delivered to your inbox at SaganMorrow.com/behindthescenes .Learn more about all of Sagan&apos;s books (including Small Town Stilettos, the Polyamorous Passions romcom series, Our Choice: Romance for Roe, and the business books) at SaganMorrow.com/books .Episode 32 of Indie Author Weekly: 20 writing prompt ideas .Episode 114 of Indie Author Weekly: 7 examples for how to get story ideas from everyday life .Episode 133 of Indie Author Weekly: 5 tips for how to write a book with a busy schedule .Episode 65 of Indie Author Weekly: 10 tips to beat writer&apos;s block .Episode 31 of Indie Author Weekly: how to get through the messy middle .Episode 46 of Indie Author Weekly: how to boost your word count during NaNoWriMo .NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) .Get productivity and success coaching with Sagan: SaganMorrow.com/ceo .Super-quick survey to share what you want MORE of on Indie Author Weekly: SaganMorrow.com/question Reach out to Sagan on Twitter or Instagram: @Saganlives .Tune into Indie Author Weekly on your favourite podcast platform at SaganMorrow.com/podcast .Subscribe, rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts .Let&apos;s chat about this episode:@Saganlives on Twitter and Instagram .Hashtag: #IndieAuthorWeekly .Email hello@saganmorrow.com .Share your thoughts (or submit requests for future episode topics) in this survey at SaganMorrow.com/question Support the show (https://saganmorrow.com/secretpodcast)
137: Is it time to quit your novel? Is it time to quit your novel? Have you ever wondered how authors keep going with a tough book project… or, maybe you’re a writer, and you’re not sure if it’s time to quit a project? When you arrive at that pivotal moment where you wonder if it&apos;s time to give up your novel... What happens next?  That’s exactly what we’re addressing on today’s episode of Indie Author Weekly!This is the podcast for indie authors, aspiring authors, and curious bookworms who want the inside scoop, tips and motivation, and behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books.   TUNE IN NOW to find out what happens next when you realize your book needs way more work than you thought... and how to keep moving forward when you&apos;re stuck! Resources & links mentioned in this episode:  Get podcast and book updates delivered to your inbox at SaganMorrow.com/behindthescenes .Learn more about all of Sagan&apos;s books (including Small Town Stilettos, the Polyamorous Passions romcom series, Our Choice: Romance for Roe, and the business books) at SaganMorrow.com/books .Small Town Stilettos: a modern marriage of convenience (polyamorous romantic comedy novel)—add to your To-Read list on Goodreads .Get productivity and success coaching with Sagan: SaganMorrow.com/ceo .Super-quick survey to share what you want MORE of on Indie Author Weekly: SaganMorrow.com/question Reach out to Sagan on Twitter or Instagram: @Saganlives .Tune into Indie Author Weekly on your favourite podcast platform at SaganMorrow.com/podcast .Subscribe, rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts .Let&apos;s chat about this episode:  @Saganlives on Twitter and Instagram .Hashtag: #IndieAuthorWeekly .Email hello@saganmorrow.com .Share your thoughts (or submit requests for future episode topics) in this survey at SaganMorrow.com/question Support the show (https://saganmorrow.com/secretpodcast)
136: NaNoWriMo tips round-up for starting your novel Are you gearing up to write a novel this month, for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and wondering how to go about doing it successfully? Well, that’s exactly what we’re addressing on today’s episode of Indie Author Weekly!  This is the podcast for indie authors, aspiring authors, and curious bookworms who want the inside scoop, tips and motivation, and behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books.   TUNE IN NOW to get FIVE resources for starting to write your novel this month, during #NaNoWriMo...  Resources & links mentioned in this episode:  Get podcast and book updates delivered to your inbox at SaganMorrow.com/behindthescenes .Learn more about all of Sagan&apos;s books (including Small Town Stilettos, the Polyamorous Passions romcom series, Our Choice: Romance for Roe, and the business books) at SaganMorrow.com/books .Episode 28 of Indie Author Weekly: 10 ways to prepare in advance for writing your next book .Episode 64 of Indie Author Weekly: fun and simple exercise to enhance creativity .Episode 44 of Indie Author Weekly: how to use mind mapping to write your novel .Episode 83 of Indie Author Weekly: step-by-step guide for how to fit &quot;writing a book&quot; into your schedule .Episode 79 of Indie Author Weekly: 3 tips plus 10 writing prompts to write the opening scene of your novel .National Novel Writing Month  .Get productivity and success coaching with Sagan: SaganMorrow.com/ceo .Super-quick survey to share what you want MORE of on Indie Author Weekly: SaganMorrow.com/question Reach out to Sagan on Twitter or Instagram: @Saganlives .Tune into Indie Author Weekly on your favourite podcast platform at SaganMorrow.com/podcast .Subscribe, rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts .Let&apos;s chat about this episode:  @Saganlives on Twitter and Instagram .Hashtag: #IndieAuthorWeekly .Email hello@saganmorrow.com .Share your thoughts (or submit requests for future episode topics) in this survey at SaganMorrow.com/question Support the show (https://saganmorrow.com/secretpodcast)
135: How stories change the world (Our Choice: Romance for Roe anthology) Have you ever wondered about how we can use our stories to change the world, or the power of the books we read and write? That’s exactly what we’re addressing on today’s episode of Indie Author Weekly! INTRODUCING... Our Choice: Romance for Roe anthology in aid of Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice. This is the podcast for indie authors, aspiring authors, and curious bookworms who want the inside scoop, tips and motivation, and behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books.   TUNE IN NOW to learn about the #RomanceForRoe anthology, and what YOU can do to make a difference in the world with the power of storytelling...  Resources & links mentioned in this episode:  Get podcast and book updates delivered to your inbox at SaganMorrow.com/behindthescenes .Learn more about all of Sagan&apos;s books (including the Polyamorous Passions romcom series and the business books) at SaganMorrow.com/books .Our Choice: Romance for Roe anthology in aid of Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice: RomanceForRoe.com .Rate and review A Choice Between Two (Polyamorous Passions Book 1) on GoodReads .Episode 50 of Indie Author Weekly: FAQ about the Polyamorous Passions series .Get productivity and success coaching with Sagan: SaganMorrow.com/workwithme .Reach out to Sagan on Twitter or Instagram: @Saganlives .Tune into Indie Author Weekly on your favourite podcast platform at SaganMorrow.com/podcast .Subscribe, rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts .Let&apos;s chat about this episode:  @Saganlives on Twitter and Instagram .Hashtag: #IndieAuthorWeekly .Email hello@saganmorrow.com .Share your thoughts (or submit requests for future episode topics) in this survey at SaganMorrow.com/question Support the show (https://saganmorrow.com/secretpodcast)
134: Excerpt from "Gaming the System" polyamorous romcom Do you enjoy getting teasers and sneak peeks of fun romantic comedies? Well, that’s exactly what you’re getting on today’s episode of Indie Author Weekly!   Gaming the System  romcom back-of-book blurb:  What comes after you get to “have it all”?  Since Emma discovered polyamory several months earlier, she knows she’s getting a unique opportunity to eat her cake and have it, too. And yet, it hasn’t all been fun and games. Sure, she gets to have the two men she loves in her life… but she also needs to handle their insecurities and juggle two intense relationships simultaneously.  Does she really have what it takes to make polyamory work? Is it time for John and Carlos to finally meet each other? And besides that… is she ever going to be ready to come out as polyamorous to the other people in her life?  An adventure in romance and polyamory, “Gaming the System” explores the thought processes and relationship strife that can come along with adopting new identities and lifestyles in your late 20s. The struggles and joy in the early stages of a polyamorous lifestyle are both represented in this contemporary new adult romcom.  ***This is the podcast for indie authors, aspiring authors, and curious bookworms who want the inside scoop, tips and motivation, and behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books.   TUNE IN NOW to hear an excerpt from &quot;Gaming the System&quot; (AKA Book 2 in the Polyamorous Passions romantic comedy series)...   Resources & links mentioned in this episode:  Get podcast and book updates delivered to your inbox at SaganMorrow.com/behindthescenes .Learn more about all of Sagan&apos;s books (including Small Town Stilettos, the Polyamorous Passions romcom series, and the business books) at SaganMorrow.com/books .Episode 130 of Indie Author Weekly: Book writing & life update .Gaming the System on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KCLRGXM .Gaming the System on Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/gaming-the-system-5 .Episode 61 of Indie Author Weekly: author commentary on the first 3 books in the Polyamorous Passions series .Get productivity and success coaching with Sagan: SaganMorrow.com/workwithme .Super-quick survey to share what you want MORE of on Indie Author Weekly: SaganMorrow.com/question Reach out to Sagan on Twitter or Instagram: @Saganlives .Tune into Indie Author Weekly on your favourite podcast platform at SaganMorrow.com/podcast .Subscribe, rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts .Let&apos;s chat about this episode:  @Saganlives on Twitter and Instagram .Hashtag: #IndieAuthorWeekly .Email hello@saganmorrow.com .Share your thoughts (or submit requests for future episode topics) in this survey at SaganMorrow.com/question Support the show (https://saganmorrow.com/secretpodcast)
133: 5 tips for writing a book with a busy schedule Have you ever wondered about how to write a book when you have a BUSY schedule? Well, that’s exactly what we’re addressing on today’s episode of Indie Author Weekly!  This is the podcast for indie authors, aspiring authors, and curious bookworms who want the inside scoop, tips and motivation, and behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books.   TUNE IN NOW to get 5 powerful tips for incorporating writing a book into your busy schedule—including real-life example for how your host Sagan Morrow has reworked her schedule...  Resources & links mentioned in this episode:  Get podcast and book updates delivered to your inbox at SaganMorrow.com/behindthescenes .Learn more about all of Sagan&apos;s books (including Small Town Stilettos, the Polyamorous Passions romcom series, and the business books) at SaganMorrow.com/books .Episode 132 of Indie Author Weekly: Book writing & life update .Business planning retreat workshop (free!): SaganMorrow.com/retreat .3 Steps to 10x Your Productivity (free training): SaganMorrow.com/training .Get productivity and success coaching with Sagan: SaganMorrow.com/workwithme .Super-quick survey to share what you want MORE of on Indie Author Weekly: SaganMorrow.com/question Reach out to Sagan on Twitter or Instagram: @Saganlives .Tune into Indie Author Weekly on your favourite podcast platform at SaganMorrow.com/podcast .Subscribe, rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts .Let&apos;s chat about this episode:  @Saganlives on Twitter and Instagram .Hashtag: #IndieAuthorWeekly .Email hello@saganmorrow.com .Share your thoughts (or submit requests for future episode topics) in this survey at SaganMorrow.com/question Support the show (https://saganmorrow.com/secretpodcast)
132: Book writing & life update Have you ever wondered about the complications of writing a book when navigating big life changes? Well, that’s exactly what we’re addressing on today’s episode of Indie Author Weekly!  This is the podcast for indie authors, aspiring authors, and curious bookworms who want the inside scoop, tips and motivation, and behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books.   TUNE IN NOW to find out how your host has navigated chaos and adventures, &quot;life administration&quot; of moving to a new city and buying a new condo, and sorting out her author career and the rest of her business as an introvert throughout it all...    Resources & links mentioned in this episode:  Get podcast and book updates delivered to your inbox at SaganMorrow.com/behindthescenes .Learn more about all of Sagan&apos;s books (including Small Town Stilettos, the Polyamorous Passions romcom series, and the business books) at SaganMorrow.com/books .Episode 50 of Indie Author Weekly: Backstory on polyamorous beginnings .Episode 121 of Indie Author Weekly: How things didn&apos;t quite go according to plan earlier this year .Business planning retreat workshop (free!): SaganMorrow.com/retreat .Get productivity and success coaching with Sagan: SaganMorrow.com/workwithme .Super-quick survey to share what you want MORE of on Indie Author Weekly: SaganMorrow.com/question Reach out to Sagan on Twitter or Instagram: @Saganlives .Tune into Indie Author Weekly on your favourite podcast platform at SaganMorrow.com/podcast .Subscribe, rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts .Let&apos;s chat about this episode:  @Saganlives on Twitter and Instagram .Hashtag: #IndieAuthorWeekly .Email hello@saganmorrow.com .Share your thoughts (or submit requests for future episode topics) in this survey at SaganMorrow.com/question Support the show (https://saganmorrow.com/secretpodcast)
131: Leaning into your unique writing style and voice Do you ever wish you had a different type of writing voice or style? Well, that’s exactly what we’re addressing on today’s episode of Indie Author Weekly! &quot;You&apos;ll never be a Pulitzer Prize winner—but your books keep people coming back for more.&quot; Find out why this comment about my own stories inspired this podcast episode topic...This is the podcast for indie authors, aspiring authors, and curious bookworms who want the inside scoop, tips and motivation, and behind-the-scenes journey of writing and self-publishing books.   TUNE IN NOW to learn about the value, the beauty, the freedom, of leaning into your uniquely wonderful writing voice and style, in this motivational pep talk-style podcast episode...  Resources & links mentioned in this episode:  Get podcast and book updates delivered to your inbox at SaganMorrow.com/behindthescenes .Learn more about all of Sagan&apos;s books (including the Polyamorous Passions romcom series and the business books) at SaganMorrow.com/books .Productivity coaching for individuals and teams: SaganMorrow.com/services .Super-quick survey to share what you want MORE of on Indie Author Weekly: SaganMorrow.com/question Reach out to Sagan on Twitter or Instagram: @Saganlives .Tune into Indie Author Weekly on your favourite podcast platform at SaganMorrow.com/podcast .Subscribe, rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts .Let&apos;s chat about this episode:  @Saganlives on Twitter and Instagram .Hashtag: #IndieAuthorWeekly .Email hello@saganmorrow.com .Share your thoughts (or submit requests for future episode topics) in this survey at SaganMorrow.com/question Support the show (https://saganmorrow.com/secretpodcast)
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