#014: Rachael Herron – Personal branding, dominating Patreon, and prioritising your mental health to enjoy the process.
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Rachael Herron is the internationally bestselling author of more than two dozen books, including thriller (under R.H. Herron), mainstream fiction, feminist romance, memoir, and nonfiction about writing. She’s a fellow podcaster and is the host of the ‘How Do You Write’ podcast, as well as the co-host of ’The Writers Well’ podcast with previous guest of the show, J Thorn. And Rachael also runs annual writer’s retreats and delivers incredible essays on the creative life to her Patrons on Patreon.

In this episode we go deep into:

  • Growing a successful Patreon and using the rewards to keep you productive
  • Living on the surface and being fully transparent
  • Finding the people who drive you
  • How important connection is to a writer
  • Creating a personal brand around the things you love
  • Blogging in 2019/20
  • Heading into a new genre under a new pen name
  • Working with editors and agents in traditional publishing
  • Attitudes between indie and traditional publishing
  • Remaining positive and upbeat while looking after your mental health
  • The perks of meditation
  • Benefits of the silent retreat

Rachael answers questions from Patrons:

  • Jon Cronshaw: Have you seen a change in the aspirations of your workshop attendees since the growth of indie publishing?

Find out more about Rachael Herron:



Links from the show:

Stolen Things

Special thanks to:

Intro vocals: Persephone Rose

Show theme: Karl Hughes

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