#015: Sacha Black – Becoming a rebel author, owning your fears, and following your own path.
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Sacha Black has five obsessions; words, expensive shoes, conspiracy theories, self-improvement, and breaking the rules. She is the host of the brand-new Rebel Author podcast, and writes books about people with magical powers and other books about the art of writing. This year Sacha also began editing the advice blog and managing the Self-Publishing Advice Conference for the Alliance of Independent authors.

When Sacha's not writing, she can be found laughing inappropriately loud, blogging, sniffing musty old books, fangirling film and TV soundtracks, or thinking up new ways to break the rules.

In this episode we go deep into:

  • Why sniffing books brings peace
  • How being rebellious kickstarted a writing career
  • Looking into your motivation to make it as a blogger
  • Useful ways to absorb what you’re reading and remember long after the book is closed
  • Remaining true to your voice instead of caving to pressure
  • Self-expression and fighting back against the norms
  • Why Sacha started the Rebel Author Podcast and what she hopes to achieve
  • How to become aware of your fears and learning to conquer it
  • Moving out of your own way
  • How Sacha uses meditation and karate to focus mental health
  • Being a night owl writer
  • The two methods Sacha uses to plan non-fiction and fiction books

Find out more about Sacha Black:


Instagram @sachablackauthor

Twitter @sacha_black

13 Steps to Evil

Rebel Author podcast

Links from the show:

Jack Canfield - Success Principles

Tara Mohr - Playing Big

Special thanks to:

Intro vocals: Persephone Rose

Show theme: Karl Hughes

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