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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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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6. How to Trust Yourself

Episode #6

How do I trust myself to finish my book if I let myself rest whenever I want? How will I hit deadlines if I set a low Minimum Enoughness Measure? These are common questions, and in today's podcast, Isabel addresses...
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5. Busy Isn't a Bragging Right

Episode #5

Our culture celebrates being busy, but the devaluation of rest is driving so many in publishing right to burnout. Isabel explains why being busy is bad for your creativity and introduces the MEM (Minimum Enoughness...
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4. How to Stop Refreshing Your Inbox

Episode #4

Do you find yourself constantly refreshing your inbox while querying (or while waiting for notes from your editor/agent)? In today's episode, Isabel breaks down why we do this, why it feels terrible, and how to break...
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3. Choose Your POV

Episode #3

This isn't a first person vs third person debate. Today, we take a look at the POV you're choosing for your own personal writing life and whether it's helping or hurting you.
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2. The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Episode #2

As writers, we're a pretty creative bunch. Unfortunately, that means we also get pretty creative about the lies we concoct about the future. In today's episode, Isabel breaks down the lies we tell ourselves about...
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1. WTF *Is* Burnout, Anyway?

Wondering what exactly burnout is and where it comes from? This is the perfect place to start. Why? Well, burnout doesn't come from WHAT you're doing. It comes from WHY you're doing those things. Don't worry, I...
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Welcome to The Author Burnout Coach

Before you dive into the full podcast, take 5 minutes to meet your host, Isabel Sterling (that's me!). My friends, burnout is not a moral failure. It comes from a series of systemic BS messages that messes with our...
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