Rough Drafts Welcome

Salt and Sage Books

We're Salt and Sage Books, the industry leader in sensitivity reading. You've got questions about sensitivity reading, writing, and editing, and we've got answers! Join us for short, friendly conversations about the industry. We’re all a work in progress; you can mess up here, and so can we. Let’s talk about the next steps together. Learn more about us on any social media platform and at www.saltandsagebooks.com read less
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Episodes

Indie vs. Traditional Publication
6d ago
Indie vs. Traditional Publication
The great war of indie publishing versus traditional publishing has begun! No, not really. Erin actually thinks that they're both pretty cool. But if you have wondered which of those publication pathways is a better fit for you, Erin has some thoughts. Depending on genre expectations, your goal audience, your ideal reader, and even your own personal interest in marketing, you might find that one sort of publication is a better fit for you than another. Fair warning, that if you have ever thought that indie publication is less-than, Erin is going to challenge you to change your mind about that one. For marketing concerns, potential financial investment, the amount of time that you're gonna have to wait, and interest in following market trends, there is a publication style that is good for everyone. You might even find that you like being a hybrid published author! All the links: Klytics - https://k-lytics.com/  20Booksto50K for all things indie content (read the pinned files, they are a WEALTH of information) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/781495321956934/ The Writing Gals (an indie pub group with a slight focus on sweet romance with lots of good business advice) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/170375933609063 Mal Cooper - https://www.thewritingwives.com/ The Incomplete Guides from Salt and Sage Books (and a peek at how the landing page for Draft2Digital looks) - https://books2read.com/ap/8Vy9vl/Salt-Sage-Books For help with your query, we love working with: Kim - https://www.saltandsagebooks.com/profiles/kim-vanderhorst/  Katie - https://www.saltandsagebooks.com/profiles/katie-degilio/ To book a time with Erin to talk about your specific book and if indie or trad is better for you, go to the consult on our website here - https://www.saltandsagebooks.com/request-a-consult/
Pavlov Yourself Into Creativity
Dec 13 2023
Pavlov Yourself Into Creativity
🎙️ Join us for another episode of 'The Rough Drafts Welcome' podcast with your host, Erin! 📝 In this solo episode, Erin shares valuable insights on sparking your creativity and achieving that elusive flow state. Discover the power of Pavlovian conditioning for writers and an intriguing 'eyeball trick' to boost your creative output. We'll explore the nuances of routines and habits, especially for neurodivergent individuals. Erin offers practical advice on using visual cues, like the 'Focus Toast' method and visual timers, to enhance your productivity. She discusses creating unique soundtracks for each story and the magic of selecting a theme song to immerse yourself in while writing. Erin also loves headphones, especially noise-canceling ones, for a helpful writing companion. Explore external support systems, including sprint groups, body doubling, and the Pomodoro method to keep your writing journey on track and motivating. We'll also dive into taste cues and somatic tricks, like using specific treats as rewards for achieving word count goals and understanding the role of your body's state in creativity, including the vagus nerve and the weird ear-pulling trick that Erin swears by. Don't miss this episode filled with creative hacks and tips to enhance your writing experience and boost your productivity. Tune in and connect with us as we explore 'The Rough Drafts Welcome' podcast! 🚀📚✨ Ready to embark on your creative journey with us? Visit www.saltandsagebooks.com to connect, collaborate, and discover more about 'The Rough Drafts Welcome' podcast! 🖋️🎶📢