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The Author Accountability Podcast

The Author Accountability Podcast

By Donna and Rhianne

A bi-weekly podcast where the co-hosts chat to discuss their step by step progress and hold each other to account on their author journeys. We are bringing you along for the ride in the hopes that it will help you too!
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203 What We Do To Boost Productivity

The Author Accountability PodcastFeb 03, 2022

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56:07
321: Talking Mum Guilt and Taking a Break
Nov 09, 202358:20
320: How to Find a Direction For Your Author Career
Oct 26, 202342:40
319: Writing When You Have No Motivation
Oct 12, 202349:32
318: Q3 Check In and Q4 Refresh
Sep 28, 202341:17
317: Bookish and Author Events

317: Bookish and Author Events

Recorded on the 11th August 2023

In this week’s episode, Rhianne & Donna catch up on their weeks, writing life and discuss some bookish and author events!


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US:

Rhianne: https://www.authorrhiannewilliams.com/links  

Donna: https://linktr.ee/donnadeoliveira

Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/theauthorapod/

Like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theauthorapod 

Sign up for the newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/theauthorapod 


LINKS FROM THE SHOW:

Writers Hub Fest - https://www.writershubfest.com/

Self Publishing Show - https://selfpublishingformula.com/digital2023

ProWritingAid Fantasy Week (Now over but same link used every year) - https://prowritingaid.com/fantasy-week/

Book Signing Events - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1550495695224818


ATTRIBUTION:

Music is Total Happy Up And Sunny by Sascha Ende

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/555-total-happy-up-and-sunny

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Sep 14, 202347:54
316: How Much Does It Cost to Publish?

316: How Much Does It Cost to Publish?

Recorded on the 28th of July 2023

In this week’s episode, Donna and Rhianne discuss publishing budgets and what they feel are essentials. Plus, recommend some great paid and free software options.


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US:

Rhianne: https://www.authorrhiannewilliams.com/links  

Donna: https://linktr.ee/donnadeoliveira

Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/theauthorapod/

Like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theauthorapod 

Sign up for the newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/theauthorapod 


LINKS FROM THE SHOW:

ProWritingAid - https://prowritingaid.com/

Grammarly - https://www.grammarly.com/blog/

Scrivener - https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener-affiliate.html?fpr=lucas64&gclid=CjwKCAjww7KmBhAyEiwA5-PUSvjQ62P-bITKcuxopxfQ6_IDLlgIOCEP8yMQZxaCUTuOWsLbYSWCuBoC2xQQAvD_BwE

Hemmingway - https://hemingwayapp.com/


ATTRIBUTION:

Music is Total Happy Up And Sunny by Sascha Ende

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/555-total-happy-up-and-sunny

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/




Aug 31, 202341:35
315: Writing Serials with Brittany Wang
Aug 17, 202301:00:19
314: The Under-hyped Book Tag

314: The Under-hyped Book Tag


Recorded on the 30th June, 2023

In this week’s episode, Donna and Rhianne share their answers to The Under-hyped Book Tag created by jessethereader (as far as we know)


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US:

Rhianne: https://www.authorrhiannewilliams.com/links  

Donna: https://linktr.ee/donnadeoliveira

Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/theauthorapod/

Like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theauthorapod 

Sign up for the newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/theauthorapod 


LINKS FROM THE SHOW:

For books mentioned in this episode, check out this doc.


ATTRIBUTION:

Music is Total Happy Up And Sunny by Sascha Ende

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/555-total-happy-up-and-sunny

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Aug 03, 202348:47
313: Thoughts on Writing Retreats
Jul 20, 202301:04:05
312: Q2 Check in and Q3 Refresh

312: Q2 Check in and Q3 Refresh

Recorded on the 2nd June 2023

In this week’s episode, Donna and Rhianne discuss their progress over the last quarter, set goals for the new quarter and offer some wisdom if you're feeling discouraged.


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US:

Rhianne: https://www.authorrhiannewilliams.com/links  

Donna: https://linktr.ee/donnadeoliveira

Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/theauthorapod/

Like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theauthorapod 

Sign up for the newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/theauthorapod 


LINKS FROM THE SHOW:

Fantasyindies IG: https://www.instagram.com/fantasyindies/

Cinema Therapy YT: https://www.youtube.com/@CinemaTherapyShow


ATTRIBUTION:

Music is Total Happy Up And Sunny by Sascha Ende

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/555-total-happy-up-and-sunny

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Jul 06, 202344:49
311 Challenges of the Writing Life
Jun 22, 202351:50
310: How Do You Choose Where to Self Publish?
Jun 08, 202358:14
309: A Chat with Troy from Plottr
May 25, 202301:00:11
308: A Chat About Anthologies with Alice Ivinya and Lyndsey Hall
May 11, 202342:16
307: Using the Enneagram to build strong and relatable characters with Megan Rose Lynn

307: Using the Enneagram to build strong and relatable characters with Megan Rose Lynn

Recorded on March 3rd 2023

In this week’s episode, Rhianne is joined by Megan to give an in-depth training on each Enneagram type and how to use them


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US:

Rhianne: https://www.authorrhiannewilliams.com/links  

Donna: https://linktr.ee/donnadeoliveira

Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/theauthorapod/

Like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theauthorapod 

Sign up for the newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/theauthorapod 


LINKS FROM THE SHOW:

Truity Test: https://www.truity.com/test/enneagram-personality-test

The Road Back to You Book: https://amzn.to/3ZAlZ2a


ATTRIBUTION:

Music is Total Happy Up And Sunny by Sascha Ende

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/555-total-happy-up-and-sunny

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Apr 27, 202301:08:25
306: Beta Readers - The Dos and Dont's
Apr 13, 202338:47
BONUS: Interview with Heather Hataley
Apr 06, 202316:36
305: Quarter 1 Reflections, Quarter 2 Goals
Mar 30, 202341:04
BONUS: Interview With Award Winning Fantasy Author A.J. Park
Mar 23, 202320:39
304: The Business of Books - What Should You Have In Place Before You Publish?
Mar 16, 202340:08
303: TikTok For Authors Rhiannes Experience
Mar 02, 202343:04
302: Tips to Thrive as a Writer
Feb 16, 202345:23
301: Our 2022 Wrap Up and 2023 Goals
Feb 02, 202352:26
World-building In Action Mini-Series Episode 7: Phase 5 Culture Part 2
Jan 27, 202301:11:10
World-building In Action Mini-Series Episode 6: Phase 5 Culture Part 1
Jan 24, 202345:03
World-building In Action Mini-Series Episode 5: Phase 4 Economics, Politics & Power
Jan 21, 202301:15:22
World-building In Action Mini-Series Episode 4: Phase 3 Crafting Context
Jan 18, 202332:48
World-building In Action Mini-Series Episode 3: Phase 2 Location, Location, Location
Jan 15, 202354:41
World-building In Action Mini-Series Episode 2: Phase 1 Laying the Foundation Part 2
Jan 12, 202346:22
World-building In Action Mini-Series Episode 1: Phase 1 Laying the Foundation Part 1
Jan 09, 202355:11
226: Since You Started Writing, How Have You Changed and How Have You Stayed The Same?
Dec 22, 202249:20
225: The Highs and Lows of Writing in 2022
Dec 08, 202254:35
BONUS: Interview with Award Winning Sci-Fi Fantasy Author S.G. Blaise
Dec 01, 202210:18
224: Booktok and It's Influence On Book Sales (w/Rachel Morgan)

224: Booktok and It's Influence On Book Sales (w/Rachel Morgan)

Recorded on the 22nd October 2022

In this week’s episode, Donna, Rhianne and Rachel chat about training the algorithm and the best way to tackle the Tiktok beast.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US:

Rhianne: https://www.authorrhiannewilliams.com/links

Donna: https://linktr.ee/donnadeoliveira

Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/theauthorapod/

Like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theauthorapod

Sign up for the newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/theauthorapod

LINKS FROM THE SHOW:

Rachel's links: https://linktr.ee/authorrachelmorgan

Podcasts mentioned:

Creative Penn - https://open.spotify.com/show/070M71FwN4u6HOivKRvqvq?si=2909a65d05e14209

Sell More Books Show - https://open.spotify.com/show/3JZTPqZlEwgo60REkNeaEo?si=48a5f1c8f5594226

Self Publishing Show - https://open.spotify.com/show/4IjRns6bm9WhFcMTtEG67v?si=5be16d9d77d84b8a

Indies Fully Booked -https://open.spotify.com/show/4UijlVkkoUdkR5mPe9k5aT?si=7e06006b73ec49e2

The Rebel Author Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/0YcTaB0FCVoQlkQnKSgfip?si=0f5a111582394486

Unstoppable Authors - https://open.spotify.com/show/4TI08vtnAizthuhT98gevY?si=0cfd6443a2f94677

Activated Authors - https://open.spotify.com/show/1wEc74LNYVauDG3v02tUPH?si=08cbd281e1ec4613

Wish I'd Known Then - https://open.spotify.com/show/4TGPtqHF3r0tKkFQIOOr2L?si=d95923d08c204e9f

Read it With Whiskey - https://open.spotify.com/show/4Nu0FwINYwtD4353kZw2lK?si=0b2df696b5a944b9

Reading Queens - https://open.spotify.com/show/4vLmET7UEqeYvIACoO7iIJ?si=6b807dec090f4ffa

ATTRIBUTION

Music is Total Happy Up And Sunny by Sascha Ende

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/555-total-happy-up-and-sunny

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Nov 24, 202258:36
223: How to Balance Multiple Writing Projects
Nov 10, 202201:05:49
BONUS: Interview with Epic Fantasy Author Helen Garroway
Nov 03, 202221:25
222: Q3 Reflection and Q4 Goals
Oct 27, 202244:57
BONUS: Interview with Fantasy Author Angela Knotts Morse
Oct 20, 202227:15
221: 5 Book Recommendations - What should listeners read?

221: 5 Book Recommendations - What should listeners read?

Recorded on September 10th 2022

In this week’s episode, Rhianne and Donna discuss books and recommend some favourites that writers and readers should check out. 


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US:

Rhianne: https://www.authorrhiannewilliams.com/links

Donna: https://linktr.ee/donnadeoliveira

Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/theauthorapod/

Like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theauthorapod

Sign up for the newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/theauthorapod


LINKS FROM THE SHOW:

Writing Faerie Academy - https://www.patreon.com/writingfaerieacademy


This list contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something we may earn a commission. Thanks.

Rhianne's Book Rec's:

A Broken Blade by Melissa Blair - https://amzn.to/3djwkhc

Heart of Dragons by Meg Cowley - https://amzn.to/3QSLszH

Graceling by Kristen Cashore - https://amzn.to/3eUohHW

How to Write a Series by Helen Schuerer - https://amzn.to/3LpGPMy

13 Steps to Evil by Sacha Black - https://amzn.to/3S9bpfp

The Self Publishing Blueprint by Daniel Willcocks - https://amzn.to/3BMBuLN


Donna's Book Rec's:

Violet's Story (Creepy Hollow Books 1, 2 & 3) by Rachel Morgan - https://amzn.to/3xvipvi

Calla's Story (Creepy Hollow Books 4, 5 & 6) by Rachel Morgan - https://amzn.to/3xvigIj

Emerson's Story (Creepy Hollow Books 7, 8 & 9) by Rachel Morgan - https://amzn.to/3eUJNMH

The Saviors Champion by Jenna Moreci - https://amzn.to/3R5MSXT

When Stars Burnout by Anna Vera - https://amzn.to/3QL0YO9

The Partials Series by Dan Wells - https://amzn.to/3djYrwH

Stardust by Neil Gaiman - https://amzn.to/3Dyu5kG


ATTRIBUTION

Music is Total Happy Up And Sunny by Sascha Ende

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/555-total-happy-up-and-sunny

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Oct 13, 202246:32
BONUS: Interview with Emily Layne
Oct 06, 202215:50
220: Preptober is nearly here! Tips for conquering NaNoWriMo
Sep 29, 202245:34
BONUS: Interview with Rhian Edwards
Sep 22, 202219:36
219: Thoughts on Writing Challenges
Sep 15, 202247:32
BONUS: Interview with Clarissa Gosling
Sep 08, 202225:08
218: How do you deal with all your ideas?
Sep 01, 202243:08
BONUS: Interview with O. R. Lea
Aug 25, 202224:45
217: How do you choose a POV and Tense for your story?
Aug 18, 202257:22
216: Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?
Aug 04, 202242:05
BONUS: Interview with Author S. W. Raine
Jul 28, 202221:09
215: Quarter Two Reflection & Quarter Three Goals
Jul 21, 202245:46