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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 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

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

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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 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

Twitter:

@saganlives

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English


Episodes

083: Step-by-step guide for how to fit "writing a book" into your schedule

10/27/2020
This episode of Indie Author Weekly shares a few tips for what you can do to fit writing a book into your busy schedule. I have a step-by-step guide, a 5-step process, for how to do just that. As a productivity strategist, I teach business owners all the time about how to improve time management and productivity… so let’s apply that to your author life. First of all, there are 2 key things you need to know about managing your time effectively: I want you to keep these 2 things in mind when...

Duration:00:15:26

082: The truth about creativity that every writer needs to hear

10/20/2020
This episode of Indie Author Weekly shares the TRUTH about creativity that every writer needs to hear... are you ready for this? Consider this your book writing pep talk of the week! Tune into this episode to hear it now... Resources & links mentioned in this episode: Learn more about all of Sagan's books at SaganMorrow.com/booksTune into Indie Author Weekly on your favourite podcast platform at SaganMorrow.com/podcastRead sample chapters of the books at...

Duration:00:07:11

081: 3 tips for how to FINISH writing your book

10/13/2020
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 spend my time writing romantic comedies, and occasionally,...

Duration:00:11:55

080: 5 reasons why you're struggling with writing (and how to fix it)

10/6/2020
Today's episode of Indie Author Weekly shares 5 possible reasons for why you’re struggling with writing… plus how to fix each of those problems! As we go through these, we’ll see that many of them interconnect together, so you might find that a few of these resonate with you... TUNE IN to this episode to find out how to solve the problems and reasons for why you're struggling to write your novel. Resources & links mentioned in this episode: Learn more about all of Sagan's books at...

Duration:00:12:24

079: Tips & writing prompts for the opening scene of your novel

9/29/2020
Today's episode of Indie Author Weekly shares 3 tips, plus a list of ideas and writing prompts, for how to start writing your novel. After all, sometimes one of the hardest things about writing your novel is actually starting it! After you write “Chapter 1”... what comes next? I encourage you to do 3 things when you’re writing the first scene in the first chapter of your book… TUNE IN to this episode of Indie Author Weekly to get the tips, PLUS 10 writing prompts for writing the opening...

Duration:00:10:53

078: Book launch recap, part 2: paid ads & book sales results

9/22/2020
Today on Indie Author Weekly, I want to continue with our book launch recap of Her Bad Idea. Last week, I shared with you about the organic book marketing that I did for the book launch, and my experience with the book blogging community and the advance readers who helped me promote this book. You can tune into Episode 77 to get the inside scoop on all of that. Okay! So today, we’re on to Part 2 of the book launch recap for Her Bad Idea. The release day was August 25, so I consider the book...

Duration:00:36:42

077: Book launch recap, part 1: organic marketing

9/15/2020
This episode of Indie Author Weekly is a book launch recap of how things went with my book launch last month, for my latest romcom, Her Bad Idea. This is a 2-part series because I have a LOT of behind-the-scenes info to share with you! This episode is all about the organic marketing and book community side of things, and next week, I’ll talk about paid promotions and ads. Quick overview of the book: Her Bad Idea tells the story of Scarlett, a burlesque dancer with a failing business, who...

Duration:00:32:24

076: The trouble with writing romcoms (plus 3 tips for writing humour)

9/8/2020
For today's episode of Indie Author Weekly, I want to talk about the trouble with writing romcoms, and also 3 things you can do if you’re writing humour; I’ve got 3 tips for you when it comes to writing humour into your stories. When I first started writing romance novels a couple years ago, I didn’t really know what the subgenre was. I referred to them as “contemporary romances” and “new adult romance.” Sometimes it takes a while to hone in on our niche. I didn’t even know that “romantic...

Duration:00:16:03

075: #1 thing you can do to make writing easier

9/1/2020
Today on Indie Author Weekly, I want to share with you the #1 thing YOU can do, today, to make writing easier on yourself. Because I know how hard it can be to write a novel. To start a novel, to write consistently, to get through the messy middle, to finish your novel, and then to keep working on it… to do rewrites and edits and polish it until you’re ready to publish it. That's a lot of work! With that in mind, the more that we can do to make writing easier, the better. And what I’ve...

Duration:00:11:34

074: Celebrating release day for a new book (Her Bad Idea)

8/25/2020
Today is BOOK RELEASE DAY for Her Bad Idea! I’m so excited to share this story with the world! For this episode, I want to celebrate the book by sharing why it matters so much, and why you’ll want to read it… First things first: grab your copy of Her Bad Idea right now on Amazon or Kobo! Her Bad Idea follows the story of Scarlett, a burlesque dancer with financial struggles. Scarlett’s only chance to save her failing burlesque business is to become dance partners with her enemy—who just...

Duration:00:16:21

073: Writing and editing process for Her Bad Idea

8/18/2020
Today, I want to share about my most recent writing and editing process, and the general experience I had with writing my upcoming romantic comedy, Her Bad Idea. Release day is just ONE WEEK from today! You can pre-order this slow burn, forced proximity, enemies to lovers, fake relationship romcom at your favourite e-bookstore, or visit SaganMorrow.com/books. I actually started outlining and writing it back in November. You can learn more about the planning process for Her Bad Idea in...

Duration:00:22:48

072: Excerpt from Her Bad Idea (Polyamorous Passions, Book 7)

8/11/2020
Today, I want to share a reading from my upcoming enemies-to-lovers, fake relationship romantic comedy, Her Bad Idea! This is Book 7 in the Polyamorous Passions series, but it can be read as a standalone. Release day is Tuesday, August 25, but you can pre-order it today on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble, or by visiting SaganMorrow.com/books. Before we get to the excerpt of the book, I want to share the back-of-book blurb with you. Here it is: Focus on the dance competition. The business...

Duration:00:08:29

071: Book Review A Day Challenge

8/4/2020
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 spend my time writing romance novels, and occasionally,...

Duration:00:06:29

070: Book launch plan breakdown for Her Bad Idea

7/28/2020
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 Passions on your favourite e-bookstore. I have a BIG goal for Her...

Duration:00:19:49

069: 3 mistakes I made with the print versions of my books

7/21/2020
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 spend my time writing romance novels, and occasionally,...

Duration:00:10:48

068: 5 things every author thinks when friends read our books

7/14/2020
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 spend my time writing romance novels, and occasionally,...

Duration:00:07:59

067: 9 ideas for how to practice writing

7/7/2020
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 spend my time writing romance novels, and occasionally,...

Duration:00:10:45

066: Favourite polyamory books & relationship books

6/30/2020
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 “Polyamorous Passions” at your favourite e-bookstore. Now,...

Duration:00:09:10

065: 10 tips for how to beat writer’s block

6/23/2020
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 of writing that you do. I’ve had multiple conversations over...

Duration:00:17:00

064: Fun and simple exercise to enhance creativity

6/16/2020
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 spend my time writing romance novels, and occasionally,...

Duration:00:13:24