The Authorpreneur Blog
Amelia D. Hay is a virtual writing and business coach for fiction writers and the host of The Authorpeneur Podcast. Every week, on this blog, she will teach you how to develop a story idea, create compelling characters and outline your novel. Learn how to write your first draft, revise your story, self-publish, establish your author platform, and reach readers. In her, Behind the Scenes Podcast Diary (BTS) she shares an honest account of her journey to self-publishing her novels.
In this episode, I share the things you need to consider before you decide to outline a novel, an important question that you need to ask yourself, a piece of advice that you need to keep in mind, outlining pitfalls, and my recommendations for new writers. On top of this, I talk about the downsides of creating an outline in order to give you a balanced and somewhat unbiased answer to this age-old question.
BTS047, Issues with Apple Books, Cover Redesigns, and The Results of Using Advanced Reader Services like BookSirens and BookSprout | December 2021 Author Diary
In this episode, I discuss a series of frustrating issues with Apple Books. While I was struggling with Apple Books I decided to redesign the cover of the ebook, and I went on to design the paperback based upon this new design. Also, I started paying attention to the results of using advanced reader services like BookSirens and BookSprout.
BTS046, Preparing for My Book Release, Snarky Reviews and Why I No Longer Recommend Etsy to Creative Businesses | November 2021 Author Diary
In this episode, I discuss my newfound distrust of Etsy and no longer recommend them to creative businesses. Also in November, I finish preparing for my book release, and I get some snarky reviews.
BTS045, Working with a Professional Editor and Preparing to Self Publish | October 2021 Author Diary
Coming up in this episode, I discuss the highs and lows of working with a professional editor and preparing to self publish my second novella.
In this bonus episode, I chat with Michaelbrent Collings on how he writes his fiction novels, or more specifically how to outline a novel.
BTS044, Revision is Like Pulling Teeth and Working with a Professional Editor | September Author Diary Update
In this behind the scenes author diary episode, I discuss the highs and lows of my revision process, what prompted me to move into the professional editing phase and my struggles with writer’s insecurity. Yes, spoiler alert, I’m riddled with it. And, I share an exciting milestone with Le Villain Book Covers.
Welcome to the final instalment of this two-part mini-series on how to write a novel with genre expectations in mind. There’s nothing worse than reaching the halfway mark as you write your first draft or even as your starting the revision stage, to realise that you’re not sure if there’s a market for your book. If this is where you are at then don’t panic, it’s quite normal to not know what genre you are writing in as your write or finish your first book. But, there’s something you can do about it. In this episode, I’m going to share with you five steps to revising your story with genre expectations in mind.
In this episode, I will discuss whether you should write a novel with genre expectations in mind and share tips to help you write a story that your readers will love.
Coming up in the show, I’m going to share exactly what you can expect from season three of the Authorpreneur Podcast.
BTS043, Revising a Murder Mystery, Creating a Book Marketing Plan, and Feeling Scared to Self Publish | August Author Diary Update, Part Two
In this episode, I discuss revising a murder mystery novella and creating a book marketing plan for the Candidate. And, I share how I began to feel scared to self publish.