The Author Burnout Coach

The Author Burnout Coach

Hosted by: Isabel Sterling

Isabel Sterling, multi-published author and certified life coach, is on a mission to dismantle burnout culture, one writer at a time.

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Episodes

44. Answering Book Questions During Family Gatherings

How's your book doing? How many copies have you sold? Are you a millionaire yet? - When you're a writer, the questions you get at family gatherings can be uncomfortable. In today's episode, I walk you through WHY...
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43. Staying in Love with Your Story

Having trouble staying committed to your novel long enough to reach the end? Get distracted by shiny new ideas? This episode offers strategies for knowing which book to commit to and how to stay excited about the...
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42. My NaNoWriMo Origin Story

Happy National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo)! 10 years ago TODAY, I started writing a novel for the very first time. A decade later, I share some of my favorite NaNo take aways and share tips for writing this...
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41. Deadlines Don't Cause Burnout

Deadlines don't cause burnout...our THOUGHTS about deadlines do. The good news? You can manage your thoughts and meet a tight deadline without losing sleep or sanity. Listen for my 3 step process to meeting...
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40. How to BE a Writer

Last week I presented my How to BE a Writer workshop, and today I'm sharing it with all of you, too! Learn how to let go of the advice that feels like shit in your body and connect to the version of you who has...
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39. The Magic of Creativity

Writing is a little bit (okay, perhaps a LOT bit) magical. Even if you're more of a realist, this episode makes the case for why thinking about storytelling this way can help you step into your power as a...
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38. You Are Not Wrong

If you're looking to increase your word count (or the number of books you read in a year), telling yourself that you're wrong for not doing it the way everyone else says you should is one of the fastest ways to slow...
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37. Three Steps to Writing When You Say You Will

How often do you show up for the writing sessions than you plan for yourself? If it's less than 90% (or if you don't get as much done during those sessions as you want), then this podcast is for you. I teach my 3-step...
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36. Momentum Creates Motivation

A lot of us mistakenly wait to feel motivated before we write, but it's pretty damn hard to feel motivated without a little momentum. The good news? There are lots of easier-to-access emotions (like curiosity and...
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35. Don't Argue with Reality

Ya girl has COVID so this week I'm bringing you a quick episode that's unscripted and unedited (though I did cut out the coughing - y'all don't need to hear that) about why arguing with reality is a waste of time and...
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34. The Long Con with Karen Strong

Friends, you are in for a TREAT! Karen Strong, author of Just South of Home  and Eden's Everdark  (which is out today!), joins us today to share her advice for taking a long-term view to your writing career. Karen is...
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33. Writing Shouldn't Make You Miserable

We tell stories because we love it ... or, at least, that's how it started. Yet many writers find themselves miserable and burnt out on the road to achieving that dreams. Unfortunately, getting a book deal often just...
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