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

17. Whose Responsibility Is It?

Burnout in publishing is A Thing, but whose responsibility is it to reduce burnout and create a more sustainable publishing ecosystem? The publishing industry? Or individual writers (and editors, agents, etc.)? As far...
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16. How to Choose Your Next Project

Sometimes choosing your next writing project is easy. You have something under contract or one idea that's been calling your name for months. Other times though ... it can be a lot trickier. If you're torn between two...
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Bonus: Love Writing Again

My Love Writing Again coaching program begins May 1st (and won't open again until September), so I wanted to share a little more about what it entails. Additional details at my website (click here).
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15. Be Willing to Have it All

Victoria Schwab once told me at a writing retreat that if you stay in publishing long enough, you'll experience every kind of up and down there is, from cancelled series to best selling books. I love that advice, and...
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14. How to Guarantee Success

You can guarantee your writing success. Yes, even in traditional publishing, where so much is outside of our direct control. We make success inevitable when we commit to Massive Action. This episode will tell you...
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13. The Cause & Cure of Imposter Syndrome

Nearly all writers deal with Imposter Syndrome at some point, but where does it come from? (Hint: the patriarchy plays a role.) And once we know WHY we have it, how do we get better at believing in our own talents and...
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12. Say Goodbye to "Should"

We know better than to shit on ourselves, but did you know that "should-ing" on yourself puts a damper on your creativity, too? In today's episode, I talk about the ways we use "should" against ourselves and how to...
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11. The Gift of Self-Awareness

Curious about the "acronym thing" last week's guest mentioned? Today, I give an overview of the self-coaching model (developed by Brooke Castillo of The Life Coach School) that I use with my clients and how it applies...
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10. Learning to Love Revision w/ Erica Davis

Curious about coaching but not sure what it's like? In this episode, I talk to writer buddy and occasional client, Erica Davis, about her experience coaching with me. She shares how coaching helped her love revision...
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9. The 5 Causes of Writer's Block

Episode #9

Whether you call it writer's block, lack of inspiration, or feeling stuck, the result is the same: you, staring at the blank page, unable to write.In order to solve writer's block, you need to know what's causing it....
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8. Should You Abandoned Your Novel?

Episode #8

The lure of the shiny new idea is strong, but should you actually abandon your current project? Today's podcast helps you decide when quitting is a good idea.Click here for the IG post with the "Should I Quit?"...
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7. No Writing Is Wasted

Episode #7

Do you ever feel like you're wasting your time trying to write a novel? Do you get upset when you have to throw away an entire draft that doesn't work? In today's episode, Isabel sheds light on her belief that no...
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