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.
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.
BTS042, Preparing a Murder Mystery Novel for Beta Readers and Juggling Multiple Manuscripts | August Author Diary Update, Part One
During the first two weeks of August, I focused my time on preparing a murder mystery novel for beta readers, then as I waited for feedback, I focused on the second book in my other series. And, this is what juggling multiple manuscripts at once is like. You spend much of your time jumping between projects, and it does get overwhelming at times. In light of that, I share a tip on dealing with overwhelm when jumping between manuscripts.
In this episode, I share a momentous writing update, a surprising update on my Fussy Librarian book promotion. And, I discovered a great tool for self-published authors at a great price.
In this episode, I discuss experimenting with more low budget book promotions on a 99 cent sale on my first-in-series novella, Missing. Naturally, things didn’t go as expected. So, I dive into why I believe my low budget book promotions went horribly wrong.