The Author Burnout Cure

The Author Burnout Cure

Hosted by: Isabel Sterling

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

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Episodes

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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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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