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

85. Saying Goodbye to Your Book

Whether you've released a book into the world or tucked it away in a drawer, saying goodbye to your book is a powerful way to create closure and open yourself up to writing the next story. Listen in for the when, why,...
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84. Embracing the First Draft with Caitlin Fisher

No matter where you are in your author career--a brand new writer drafting your very first novel or ten-books into your publishing career--working with a coach will make writing more fun and more productive. This...
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83. Nervous System 101 with Dr. Andrea Moore

Your nervous system has a profound impact on your life - including your ability to access creativity and enjoy writing. I spoke with Dr. Andrea Moore, a former physical therapist and chronic pain specialist, to learn...
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82. Who Do You Think You Are?

Who you think you are … is who you become. Like I promised last week, we’re talking self-concept: where it comes from, how it impacts your author career, and how to shift it to something that actually supports your...
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81. The Author/Agent Relationship

For traditionally published authors, having an agent is standard practice. Unfortunately, most authors approach that relationship in a way that actually contributes to burnout. Today, I’m breaking down my thoughts...
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80. There is No “Right” Decision

Your author career is full of decisions: should you shelve that project or try another rewrite? Which offer should you accept for your debut? How will you solve that huge plot hole in the second act? Trying to find...
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79. Publishing’s WTF Moments

What do you do when the publishing industry throws you a not-so-pleasant curve ball? What do you do when your agent leaves the industry, your publisher closes unexpectedly, or your option material doesn’t sell? I have...
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78. The Stories You Tell Yourself

Authors are masterful story tellers … but sometimes that works against us. When we take the facts of our career and twist them to tell shitty stories, we’re using our superpower for evil. Instead, I want you to use...
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77. The 4 Cs of Consistent Writing

Writing more consistently isn’t about better willpower or stricter schedules. My 4 Cs process allows you to write more while also having more fun. Stick around to the end of the episode, because I’m issuing a 30-day...
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76. You Can’t Lose the Magic

Writing can feel magical at times … but what happens when that magic seems to dry up? It’s a common fear, but an irrational one, too. You can’t actually LOSE the magic of writing. Listen in to find out why. Plus, I...
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75. The Space Between Deadlines

Congrats! You’ve finished the latest draft of your book. Now, you’re in that weird interstitial place of being between deadlines. Should you rest and refill the well? Should you get started on something new?...
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74. Prioritize Your Writing Joy

A sure-fire way to kill the joy of writing is to convince yourself that it'll be better ... later. After you sell another book. After you finish this draft. After you sell 50,000 copies. The grass is not greener after...
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