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Helping indie authors successfully write, market, & self-publish their books and make a living with their writing. In this show, Ella interviews successful authors who share their best writing, marketing, and mindset secrets. You'll hear from them about topics such as making time to write, tools to succeed as an indie author, exactly what steps they took to achieve their self-publishing success.
 
Keith Mills, founder of the Finish More Music system, reveals the creative strategies and mindsets he teaches to thousands of music producers so you can write more and better music, ready to release and share with the world. Discover workflow hacks to speed up your writing process, mindset approaches to overcome avoidance, procrastination and perfectionism, and compositional techniques to help you take your underground dance music productions to the next level.
 
Inner Renaissance is a podcast devoted to encouraging creatives to validate their own voices and redefine success for themselves. In this digital diary; Miss Fay and her artistic guests reflects on their journey through inner peace and artistic freedom. Join Fay in discussions on writer's block, imposter syndrome, perfectionism and enhancing your craft.
 
We’re fighting back against writer’s block! Every week, co-hosts Lizzy and Hazel try out a new piece of writing advice--from saying affirmations to writing drunk--and then discuss how the one-week challenges have affected their inspiration, productivity and creativity. Join in with the challenges and learn what helps and hinders your writing!
 
Your Creative Push is the daily podcast that pushes YOU to pursue your creative passion. Every week, Youngman Brown interviews artists, musicians, writers, photographers, graphic designers, and other inspirational creative individuals in an attempt to get them to inspire you to put aside your excuses and START DOING WORK. Each artist opens up to YOU, revealing the things that hold THEM back on a daily basis, and how they FIGHT THROUGH IT. They then give you one final push, in an attempt to m ...
 
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Today I’m talking about possibly THE most impactful piece of advice I could give you on your music production journey. It’s a topic that is incredibly important, and one of the biggest ways to accelerate your progress as a music producer. …In fact, I'd go as far as to say that it's nearly impossible to succeed without this ingredient. This topic is…
 
Be open to opportunities around you and love what you do. In this episode, Renee Rose shares her experience of having the best outcome in her life by following her guts. She had a degree in creative writing and knew she would be a writer. Her opportunity came after discovering 50 Shades of Grey, wherein she knew she could also write the same genre …
 
There is so much more authors can do with their books. In fact, it need not only provide you with one income stream. You can leverage them to provide you with multiple streams of income. Today's guest is proof that this is possible. Ella Barnard sits with Willow Winters, an author who has over 50 books published and continues to deliver addictive l…
 
In this episode, I'm sharing an unpleasant experience that Mrs M and I faced within days of arriving here in Austin. This is something that could have seriously messed us up… …but instead, Ana and I were able to seamlessly move through it without feeling stressed, hopeless, or desperate about what was going on. We’ve been fortunate to go through so…
 
Every one of us has an inborn talent. Some are already visible at a young age, but some are just not that apparent until they grow up and discover it for themselves. Tasha L. Harrison, our guest today, knew writing was her passion and was confident that she could do it well. Tasha was burned out when she decided to build a community of writers and …
 
Miami based DJ Adrian Blaga who owns and runs the Magician on Duty label is a man who's growing in multiple facets of the music industry. “There's no doubt about it. If you wanna be the best at what you do, you need to show up and you need to be better than everybody else” We dig deep into what it takes to climb the ladder as DJ, producer, and labe…
 
How do you succeed in writing cozy mysteries? Ella Barnard welcomes Cheryl Phipps, a USA Today best-selling romance author. Cheryl advises how you want more people to look guilty or have the potential to be the criminal. Then there should be love and trust, usually the sheriff, deputy, or forensic person. But writing the story is just the first ste…
 
While many producers try to sound like other artists, my guest today has always chosen to go against the grain. In this episode I'm sitting down with co-founder and owner of the iconic Hospital records, Drum and Bass legend Tony Colman, who performs and produces as London Elektricity. With a punk attitude of doing things differently and getting rea…
 
Many writers, if not most, wear multiple hats while pursuing their author’s journey. There are moments when you need to prioritize and choose yourself. Here to share how she did it is Lexi Ryan. Lexi is a romance and YA fantasy author working in self-publishing and traditional publishing. In this episode, she joins Ella Barnard to share the ups and…
 
With his first music released at age 14, Tim Engelhardt has gone on to consistently release on some of the most respected labels in the industry, playing his music out around the world. Today Tim talks about his unique journey, what he embraces in his productions and his process of discovery and learning, exploring the possibilities of the tools av…
 
KU publishing or Kindle Unlimited can be good for new authors but wide marketing is still the best way to go. You can your backlist first then go wide after so that you can reach more readers. Marketing is very important especially if you're new to the game. Learn more about wide marketing, duet writing, and all things romance with Ella Barnard and…
 
Owner and runner of the iconic label CLR, podcast and radio host, music producer and one of the most in-demand DJs in the world, Chris Liebing is a man who has had a huge impact on the techno scene. We sat down to talk about starting out as an artist and the importance of building strong relationships and a reputation of trust with the people in th…
 
So many books out there dive deep into how to earn millions in the easiest and fastest ways possible. But for Lee Savino, she achieved her millionaire author mindset not just because of financial strategies but also by investing time in what she genuinely loves. She joins Ella Barnard to share how she built her wealth by reinvigorating her passion …
 
As a music producer it’s all too easy to be influenced by trends, and to end up switching tracks to what’s popular at the moment. My guest today chose to back himself, staying true to his path and having the confidence in himself to go for what he really wanted to go for and remain authentic. David Penn (Defected, Glasgow Underground) is a house mu…
 
For a writer's work to succeed and thrive, one needs to find their marketable voice. They need to make let their personality shine through their words. In this episode, Ella Barnard teams up with bestselling author Nana Malone to talk about the author's voice. Nana discusses marketability, diversity and helping other up-and-coming authors get marke…
 
With releases on Defected, Toolroom, Solid Grooves… Josh Butler is, without doubt, one of the UK’s premier House talents. I sat down with him to cover the full spectrum of what it takes to be a pro artist… …finding creative flow state, methods for inspiration, road testing tracks, and tips on how to boost your chances of having labels listen to and…
 
Many people want to read about midlife romances involving characters who are over 40 having a second chance at romance. Ella Barnard welcomes L.B. Dunbar, the author of over 30 romance novels, including Small-Town World and Rock Star Mayhem. L.B. shared how she was ready to close shop and stop writing when her readers asked her to publish After Car…
 
We continue this week with our second special episode hearing about the journeys and lessons from the producers inside of the FMM community. And today I’m delighted to be speaking to Jonas Klugel who produces and DJs under the name Azpecialguest. Jonas has had an incredible 12 months, a very accomplished DJ, recently nominated best new Danish artis…
 
As an aspiring author, you need to find your tribe, your community. If you are indie publishing, a group of people who are in the same boat as you is all you need. This is what SciFi romance writer, Maddie Syn did. She is an independent author who writes love stories in alien worlds. Some of her works include The Guardians of Re'Utu books and Big F…
 
As a writer or creative of any media, finding creative inspiration that resonates with an audience can be hard. For today’s guest, the inspiration that came from her life, and her community helped her achieve that balance. Oriana Leckert is the author of Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture and Creativity, which grew out of a multi-year project chro…
 
Today is a very special episode of the series in which we’re going to be hearing about the journeys and lessons from some of our producers from the FMM community. And I’m super excited to share these journeys with you because they’ll give you the opportunity to learn from producers just like you… Producers who have BIG ambitions, and who’ve wrestle…
 
Every literary genre has something refreshing to bring to the table. Paranormal romance writer Tasha Black recalls how co-writing with other authors helped her keep bringing exciting stories to her avid readers. She believes that collaboration and passion can bring new ideas to life. In this episode, Tasha and Ella Barnard chat about all things wri…
 
One of the things I've noticed that affects so many struggling music producers, and maybe you can relate, is that they have so many false starts. They show up every day for a short period of time…. …And then it's back to the same old distractions that get them frustrated, overwhelmed, and with absolutely nothing to show for themselves. Successful p…
 
The key to being a successful self-published author isn’t just writing stories. You also need to have smart marketing that attracts a loyal audience. In this episode, Ella Barnard chats with romance author Ines Johnson on how she balanced inspiration with an effective advertising and marketing plan to achieve results while writing the stories she l…
 
We’re flipping the script on you today, quite literally! It’s always super valuable to hear straight from the horse's mouth, so we’re turning the tables and passing the virtual mic into your hands, to dive into your burning questions. In today’s episode we invited you, our listeners, to direct the topics that we would cover and to steer the directi…
 
Do you believe the myth that you can’t be artistically and commercially successful at the same time? Ella Barnard sits with Alana Terry, a 6-figure author of more than forty published novels, to talk about the abundance mindset. Alana shares her struggles with her limiting beliefs throughout the years. And how she overcame them as she earned more t…
 
What would you do if you suddenly lost your hearing? What impact would this have on your abilities as a music producer? These things can hit us suddenly and without warning… And leave you reassessing many aspects of your life! When I recently and unexpectedly experienced a sudden onset of hearing loss, combined with tinnitus and other ringing artef…
 
Starting your author's journey isn't always the smoothest. You have to do a lot of pivoting until you find what works for you and your audience. In this episode, Lana Dash joins host Ella Barnard to talk about how she's done the work of continually learning her craft and studying the market to achieve success in self-publishing. Lana is an indie Am…
 
A boxer can train hard, spar hard, and still not win the world title on their next shot. But who is more likely to win it on the shot after that? Is it the person who put that work in or the person who didn’t? We have to have absolute belief that we can hit the goal. …because if you don't believe that a thing is possible, you won't go all in. And a…
 
Your journey to writing involves overcoming a lot of roadblocks. Technicalities and standardizations are set for artists to follow, but these are exactly what can hinder you from finding the writer within. Masterful writer’s coach Sage Adderley believes there is no right way to do things. She sits with Ella Barnard and shares how letting go of limi…
 
This week’s podcast took an unexpected turn… When two members of my team decided to give their own commentary on my podcasts! Now it’s all well and good me giving you my opinions and thoughts each week but I’m always curious to hear others’ takeaways. And that’s exactly what I got this week I was away travelling to see family overseas. Rob and Terr…
 
Not many authors are familiar with the concept of co-writing, and some may even be wary of it. USA Today Bestselling Author L.A. (Lainie) Boruff is here to soothe your thoughts. Lainie is the co-author of beloved paranormal women's fiction series such as Witching After Forty and Magical Midlife In Mystic Hollow, among other works. In this episode, …
 
How can you show up in a new way to move from procrastinating to finishing? …to getting signed on the biggest and best labels in your genre? Well, the best way to discover this is to hear from people who've made these leaps… …and made them in a short period of time. The producers in this episode don't have any particular talent. They don't have for…
 
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