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Dealing with Severe Burnout Part 2

Dealing with Severe Burnout Part 2

In the second part of this two part series, I discuss how to pick up and put the pieces back together after serious burnout. How do you decide which projects to pick up and which to discard? I also talk about the most important consideration for deciding how to move...

Dealing with Severe Burnout Part 1

Dealing with Severe Burnout Part 1

In the first of this two part series, I talk about burnout as it is commonly discussed and why for neurodivergent authors our burnout can be something more. We often don't realize we're in burnout or understand what burnout is or how it works. I push back against the...

World Building Beyond The Book

World Building Beyond The Book

When writing fiction one of the things you have to think about is your setting. For fantasy and science fiction, especially, the setting can be a major component of the story. But do you world build just enough for the story you're writing or do you build a bigger...

Why I am submitting stories again

Why I am submitting stories again

I've been completely self-published, all indie all the time, since probably about 2006-2007. I mean sure, I published through my own publication company (And we published as many as 75 authors over the company's lifespan.), but I still consider that self-publishing...

Thinking About Ergonomics

Thinking About Ergonomics

As writers we often spent a lot of time at our desks. If we spent that time with our body out of alignment (I know I find myself leaning forward and propping up my head on my elbow to read long articles), or typing with bad posture, that's going to reflect itself in...

Numinous Writing

Numinous Writing

In this episode I'm going to get a little esoteric, and maybe a little spiritual, and talk about "numinous writing". Otto coined the term numinous to refer to something sacred with otherworldly qualities, and I'm a firm believer that an author's act of creating...

Mastodon for Authors

Mastodon for Authors

With the spectacular and foreseen implosion of Twitter over the past year or more, and corporate-owned social media making it more difficult for smaller creators to gain traction, not to mention followers, and engagement, where is an author to go in search of readers?...

The Fight-Flight-Freeze Response

The Fight-Flight-Freeze Response

When it comes to writing, or doing activities around them like marketing, are you experiencing a fight, flight, or freeze response? These are normal ways in which our bodies handle stress. But they can impact your writing life. Learn more in this episode. If you would...

Cultivate A Daily Writing Habit

Cultivate A Daily Writing Habit

Note: These early episodes (through episode 8) were recorded quite some time ago. The podcast has changed focus since then, as has Author Yogi. Episode 10 discusses the change in focus. The information is still good, so that is why these episodes are being published....

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Kit Caelsto

Author & Technologist/Mentor/Coach
Kit is a multi-genre published author with over two decades of experience. They are the driving force behind Epona Author Solutions, Epona Muse Publishing & MuseCharmer Network. They're passionate about creativity & publishing and share this through their podcasts.