The Author Revolution™ Podcas‪t‬

Hosted ByCarissa Andrews

Do you have a novel idea that's been floating around in your head for far too long? Maybe you've even started writing it, but it never really went anywhere...

We've reached the indie author revolution, my friends, and it's time to talk honestly about how to step into our role as the author we know we're meant to become.

The reality is, you've been afraid to move forward and I totally get it. I was there once, too. Maybe you're stuck because you feel like you have more to research - either on your story or on writing and publishing in general.

Whatever the case might be, it's time to take ownership of your dreams and dive into imperfect action.

You are listening to a podcast that promises to help you get clear on how to move forward, as well as hand over actionable tips on what you can do to get your novel published as quickly as possible, without sacrificing quality. The great news is, this process is also 100% repeatable.

I can't wait for you to reach your full author potential.


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All Episodes

Author Interview: Horror / Scifi / Psycho Fiction Author Joe Prosit

I’ve only had the opportunity to bring on guests I know in person a couple of times. Today’s podcast guest one of the few. He’s the new board president of the Lakes Area Writers Alliance and a guy I definitely admire!

In today’s episode, I had the privilege of interviewing horror / scifi / psycho fiction author, Joe Prosit. Not only does he write some mind-bending stuff, but he’s a fantastic resource for all things short story! Have a listen!

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A Grateful Look Back at Author Revolution’s Guests

I find that Thanksgiving week is always a great week for contemplating all the things I’m grateful for. I’ve had a really great year as an indie author coach, author, and entrepreneur in general. But there’s one thing that tops the list…

In today’s episode, I want to express my appreciation for all of the amazing people I’ve interviewed and had on the Author Revolution Podcast over the past two years. I’m going to give you a rundown of each person, so in case you missed their chat, you can go back and have a listen. Here we go…

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Interview with Bestselling Author EE Holmes

Have you ever read a series that really captured your imagination and held you in its grasp? That’s what the Gateway Trilogy was like for me. I read the series as I was preparing to get into the paranormal vibe for writing the Windhaven Witches series and I am SO glad I did.

In today’s episode, I had the great privilege of speaking with Bestselling Indie Author, EE Holmes – author of The Gateway Trilogy, The Gateway Trackers, and the brand new Riftmagic Saga. She tells us all about her indie author journey – what it was like to publish in 2013 and the struggles of writing as a mom during the pandemic. Plus, she even dives into some tips for her fellow indies. Have a listen!

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Are You an Energetic Match for Your Author Career?

Whenever we desire something, there’s a certain point in time when that desire “clicks” into place and we become an energetic match for it. Whether it’s a new story idea, a new way to pull in readers, or how to make more money as an author.

In today’s episode, I’m talking about how we authors can manifest the career of our dreams by becoming an energetic match for it. It’s not always easy to be a co-creator with the universe, but hopefully, this episode will help. Have a listen!

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7 Author Self Care Tips During NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is an exciting time! Words are flying off the page and your story is taking shape at lightning speed. However, it’s all fun and games until someone gets a head cold right in the middle of NaNo (kid you not, that’s me right now).

In today’s episode, I’m digging into 7 tips to take care of yourself during NaNoWriMo! It’s not always easy to write 50K in November, so you gotta protect your health and that creative machine (aka your brain!). Find out how in today’s show. Have a listen!

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Industry Expert Interview: Tara Cremin

For those of you who are wide (or thinking about going wide), this week’s podcast interview is for you. Kobo Writing Life is one of the platforms I recommend indie authors publish direct to and after listening to this week’s podcast episode, I think you’ll see why.

In today’s episode, I’m talking with Tara Cremin from Kobo Writing Life! She’s giving us the insider’s scoop on new devices Kobo has recently launched, how they’re working to make indie authorship easier, and so much more. Have a listen!

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Unlock Your Author Potential

It really doesn’t get much better than the next couple of weeks. At least, not for indie authors! We’re coming up on THREE massive events – from the Alliance of Independent Author’s 2021 Self Publishing Advice Conference to our 3-Day Plan Your Series Challenge, and then of course NaNoWriMo – this is the PERFECT time to commit to your writing.

In today’s episode, we’re talking about making the most of your author career by attending ALLi’s #SelfPubCon21 October 23-24 and then Author Revolution’s Live 3-Day Plan Your Series Challenge on October 25th!

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How “far” should you plan your series?

I get asked all the time about how far an indie author should plan out their series. The truth is, it’s a little more complicated than that. There are actually THREE different types of series and knowing which one you have is going to help dictate your plan.

In today’s episode, we’re talking about just how many books you should be planning out in your series–and more specifically, why the TYPE of series matters most. Have a listen!

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Preptober is Here! Get ready for NaNoWriMo 2021!

NaNoWriMo is right around the corner and October is the time to start getting our plans in gear. That’s why it’s affectionately dubbed, “Preptober.” So if you’re planning on taking on the NaNoWriMo challenge this year, you definitely need to listen to this episode!

In today’s episode, we’re gearing up for Preptober and talking about the ways you can get yourself ready to take on the challenge of NaNoWriMo. Have a listen!

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