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Helping indie authors successfully write, market, & self-publish their books and make a living with their writing. In this show, Ella interviews successful authors who share their best writing, marketing, and mindset secrets. You'll hear from them about topics such as making time to write, tools to succeed as an indie author, exactly what steps they took to achieve their self-publishing success.
 
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In this episode I talk about how I got started doing my own Author Like a Boss program, what's working for me, and how I got my results. You'll also find out: How I made a plan Why I scrapped my first 6,000 words, and How I organized an additional series to co-write with my author friend If you want to keep up-to-date on my progress, sign up to my …
 
In this episode with K. Webster, you'll learn how the one of the biggest setbacks helped her to persevere and find herself and her new "writing skin." You'll also learn what makes her novels so unique, and why Amazon banned one of her books for being way "too wild" for the platform. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: K. Webster talks …
 
In this episode with Eliza, you'll learn how the one review on her first published novel helped to refine her publication process. You'll also learn about her publishing plans on her romance series, and how to holds herself accountable during the drafting process. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Eliza is nicknamed “The Plot Genius”…
 
In this episode with Pascale, she shares her intriguing story about how NaNoWriMo got her career started. She shares her many interests and how they tie into her author career. Learn some her best tips on how to tap into that inner creative to get the best stories out of you as a writer. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Pascale talk…
 
In this episode with Debbie, she shares her amazing story about going from 300 rejections to #1 Best Seller in all of Amazon Kindle, and how she puts her own unique spin on the common tropes. She tells us how a jump in genres was exactly what she needed to give her success in her author career. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: She s…
 
In this episode with James, he describes how knowing your "why" for telling your story is key to starting your author journey. He also tells us the importance of seeing your mailing list as a two-way street with your readers. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: James talks about the importance of your “why” for telling your story Start…
 
In this episode with Jessie, she talks about her set routine for writing around a crazy-busy lifestyle. She also tells us how looking at rejection with a new perspective helped her improve her writing. And so much more! Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Jessie talks about her routine around a crazy busy life on the farm How she makes…
 
In this episode with Sasha, she shares her author journey with what most author's experience as "imposter syndrome." She talks about how she's overcome this mindset and moved forward. She also tells us how she maintains her awesome methods of discipline! Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Sasha Kehoe’s journey and where she started in…
 
In this episode with Liesel, she shares greatest tips on marketing with a budget. She also tells us how she found her love for a specific genre, and how she has her writing process down to a science by using certain tools. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Liesel talks about her multiple pen names and multiple genres! Learn how keepi…
 
Update on Ella's life, plus a sneak peak into the Author Like a Boss Black Friday sale! To find out more, come to the Masterclass - http://authorlikeaboss.com/alabmasterclass In this episode with April, she shares how she uses Instagram to find new readers and how she gives them valuable content to keep them coming back for more. She also tells us …
 
In this episode with Eliza, she shares her challenges around transforming her writing as a hobby into writing as her business. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: What she did to start taking her author business seriously How long it takes her to write a book and why she likes to be ahead of schedule The benefits of sprinting with your…
 
This week I got to chat with the lovely Alana Terry about how she has created systems that ensure her success AND how she transformed her mindset around money and now uses Facebook Ads to put her books in front of readers and make consistent income. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Why her second book was the hardest How a conversat…
 
In this episode with Molly Fitz (aka Melissa Storm), we talked about engaging your readers and working the algorithms, all while being your weird, authentic self and having fun. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: How she ran ads to the first book in pre-order and it became an Amazon bestseller How she writes “weird” in her cozy myster…
 
Some challenges on the journey to successful indie author don't get talked about much. In this episode, I talk about how sometimes becoming your best self (as a writer/author/person) means letting people go. I give some examples from my own life, and share my best tips for protecting yourself while acting with integrity and love. For more help on b…
 
In this episode with Rachael Herron, we chat about how to write your story--your memoirs--in a way that appeals to readers. She tells us how to capitalize on sharing the little moments in your life so they resonate with people, and ultimately, with your fans. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Why it’s important to finish your manuscr…
 
In this episode with Evan Gow, we chat about how to utilize his amazing tool, StoryOrigin, and how it is a solution to that problem. He shares with us how you can use it to easily grow your mailing list. And then we go further and chat about how to actually engage and build relationships with your newsletter subscribers. Here are just a few of the …
 
"You have to allow yourself to realize you are worth it and there are people out there who want to buy your stuff. What's the worst that can happen? If they don't want to buy it, they won't buy it." Here are just a few of the things we touched on: The journey you'll take as an artist How to build genuine relationships with your audience How to deal…
 
"There wasn't an awful lot of craft books out there that focused specifically on creating villains. There was a market, people were obviously searching for this information, so I was going to give it to them." Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Multiple income streams as a writer. The importance of villains. Themes and anti-themes in …
 
Look at the power of narrative and what you, the author, need to convey to the reader through your words. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: How to evolve into being a better writer How to harness the power of narrative What to do when you're stuck (Hint: using longhand) The benefits of using journaling to develop and build your stori…
 
Knowing Yourself as a Writer With Ryan J. PeltonWrite because you love it and have to. Don’t worry about money and fame. Write because you have something to say, stories to tell, and leave the rest up to God. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Going from nonfiction to fiction. Knowing yourself as a writer for true productivity. Making…
 
Sacha Fortuné, and she writes what she calls "real-life romance". Her "Hart & Cole" characters are her longest relationships. She’s written three books in the series so far, and has at least two more planned for completion and publication by 2020. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: What happens after the fireworks in romance writing. …
 
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