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

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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32. When Your Story Sucks

One of the biggest fears I hear from new writers is that their writing sucks. Here's the thing, friends. It probably does. But that's not actually a problem. In this episode, I tell you why it's actually totally fine...
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31. Reclaiming Your Power in an Uncertain Industry

Traditional publishing is full of all sorts of inequities and strange business practices that leave authors scratching their heads thinking, "WTF is happening? Do they not like making money???"  And while we can't...
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30. Belief vs Detailed Fantasy

Do you believe in your writing goals? Or are they just a pretty fantasy you escape to from time to time? Knowing the difference is vital if you actually want to achieve your dreams. And today, I'm teaching you how to...
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29. Setting Your Revision Mindset

There are two main camps of writers: those who love revision and those who hate it. I fall firmly in the former, and it's part of my mission to help other writers love revision, too. Today, I talk about some of the...
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28. Choose Your Hard

Writing a novel is hard. But so is feeling disappointed year after year that you don't achieve your dream of writing one. In today's episode, I talk about how to choose which version of hard will bring you closer to...
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27. Publishing Burnout w/ Lit Agent & Life Coach Jessica Killingley

Burnout doesn't just affect writers - it's infiltrated all levels of traditional publishing. This week, I chatted with literary agent and certified life coach, Jessica Killingley, about the industry's burnout and what...
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26. If Writing Is So Hard...Why Do We Do It?

Writing a novel is a genuinely challenging thing to do. It brings up all of our self-doubts, plus, it's a process that takes months to YEARS to complete. So why do we put ourselves through all that? In this episode, I...
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