What You Can Expect From Season Two of The Authorpreneur Podcast

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What You Can Expect From Season Two of The Authorpreneur Podcast

by Amelia Hay | The Authorpreneur Podcast - Writing and Self Publishing Advice

Hello, Writers!

 

It’s been a while since the end of season one. And, looking back I realised that I didn’t announce the ending of that season. I want to say I’m sorry about that and I’ll do better in season two.

 

The other thing I failed at was giving you a sneak peek to the upcoming season before it started.

 

Now, that I’ve said this, I’m going to immediately follow through with this and devote this short episode to what you can expect from season two. And, I will also chat with you about an exciting change to the podcast from this season onwards.

 

All About Season Two

As always, every season of the podcast will consist of twenty-eight individual shows. The focal point for season two of the podcast is the elements of a story with a focus on outlining. Even if you don’t outline, you will still get something from this season because each episode is a deep dive into an element of a novel.

 

The reason behind this is I’m an outliner. And as a result, I can’t tell you how to write by the seat of your pants or “pants” a story. I honestly don’t understand how writers do this. My lack of understanding has more to do with the fact that I’m a bit of a control freak as opposed to a belief that one way is better than another.

 

So, if you pants your novels and if it’s working for you, then that’s great.

 

But, if flipping open a laptop and writing is your thing, then the episodes on outlining will help you to get clear on the major moments in your story before you start writing.

 

In essence, the seasons of this podcast are designed to be evergreen and will act as a resource on how to write a particular element of a story. My desire to create short evergreen episodes focused on a single topic is the reason why this podcast tends to be free of interviews. Just like, season one has a focus on plot, you don’t have to listen to the entire season. You have the option of picking and choosing what you want to listen to, and you’re more than welcome to skip the episodes that don’t apply to you.

 

So, eat the meat and spit out the bones.

 

Here is a shortlist of topics that I will cover in season two:

  • Writing with Genre Expectations in mind.
  • How to outline a Novel, Novella, and a short story. There will be five episodes devoted to this topic, but they will not be in consecutive order.
  • Story research.
  • There will also be six episodes on creating a great cast of characters with shows focused on the protagonist, antagonist, and supporting cast.
  • Five shows on how to write a scene.
  • Two Episodes on Point of View and POV Character.
  • Three Episodes on revising your story idea or outline before you start writing.
  • And, many more.

 

Season Two Launch Date

The official launch date for the podcast is Thursday the 9th of January 2020. But you won’t have to wait long for content on this podcast. Between now and January 2020, I’m going to get back to releasing a Behind the Scenes Podcast Diary every second Saturday. These podcast diary shows will be focused on a single topic relating to writing and self-publishing.

 

Changes to the Podcast

In season one, the podcast had two shows the first was the official authorpreneur podcast episode and the second was my Behind-the-Scenes Podcast Diary. My intention was to have two shows every week.

 

But things didn’t work out as planned.

 

For the sake of keeping things simple, I’m going to be blunt and point out that I couldn’t keep up with my ambitions.

 

Season Two Changes

Due to this experience, I’m going to make a small change to the second season of The Authorpreneur Podcast. Throughout season two there will be one episode per week, starting from the first episode in January 2020. I will aim to keep this episode under twenty minutes instead of the promised fifteen. The new weekly show will be broken up into two sections.

 

The first section will focus on writing tips and will be no more than fifteen minutes long.

 

Part two, which is the podcast diary will be a short update lasting for five minutes.

 

My Why

It’s important for me to be open and honest and share my writing journey with you. But, I want to deliver what I promised you when I first started out as a brand new podcaster. This show will always be interview free because I want to avoid producing exactly the same content as everyone else in the writing or self-publishing space. And, I want to respect your time because you’re busy and don’t have time to listen to an hour-long epic podcast episode.

 

I hope all of this helps you to understand why I’ve made these changes to The Authorpreneur Podcast.

 

Concluding Thoughts

As always, I have an important question to ask. Are you writing a novel, short story, or novella? And if so, is there a topic you want me to cover in the upcoming season of The Authorpreneur Podcast. Let me know by sharing your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

Thank you for listening, and I’ll see you in the next episode of The Authorpreneur Podcast, which will be a Behind the Scenes Podcast diary episode where I will discuss whether you should publish your books exclusive to Amazon or go wide.

 

Your coach,

Amelia xx

 

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Amelia Hay

I'm Amelia. I write Mystery and Thriller Novels under the pen name A. D. Hay. And, I'm the author of Missing, the first book in the James Lalonde series. On this blog, I help new writers to finish their first draft, prepare their manuscripts for professional editing, and when they get stuck in the first draft phase or are confused about the revision process. Right now, I'm editing and preparing my soon to be published mystery novels, Duplicity, 24 Hours, and Immunity for publication.
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