TAP029, What to Expect from Season Three of the Authorpreneur Podcast
I hope you are all well and are staying safe.
At the start of season two, I started with the best of intentions. Just like this episode, I set the expectations for the season. And that’s when everything went pear-shaped. Things aren’t back to normal for me either. I don’t need to remind you because technically, we’re still at this place. Now that I’ve said this, I will immediately follow through with this and devote this short episode to what you can expect from season three.
And, I’ll share a few changes to the podcast that you can expect from season three.
So stay tuned for all of this and much more.
All About Season Three
As always, every season of the podcast will consist of twenty-eight individual shows. The focal point for season three is how to outline a novel. 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 writing 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.
Content in the Podcast
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. However, throughout season three, I will share short interviews with other writers discussing how they write stories, and in particular, I will try to interview as many writers who “pants.” But these interview episodes will be treated as bonus episodes and will not be the focus of the podcast season.
Just like season one, this season will contain evergreen episodes focused on a single topic, so 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.
Here is a shortlist of topics that I will cover in season three:
- 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 Characters.
- Three Episodes on revising your story idea or outline before you start writing.
- And many more.
Season Three Launch Date
The official launch date for the podcast is Thursday, the 30th of September. So, you won’t have to wait long for content on this podcast.
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 Three Changes
Due to this experience, I’m making a few small changes to the third season of The Authorpreneur Podcast. On the first Saturday of every month, I will share my behind-the-scenes author diary update for the previous month. Throughout season three, there will be one writing tip episode every two weeks, starting from the first show in September. I will aim to keep the author diary and the writing tip episodes under twenty minutes instead of the promised fifteen. Also, there will be the occasional bonus interview, where I will chat with another writer about their prewriting phase.
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 as a brand new podcaster. This show will always be of those same interviews you hear on every podcast because I want to avoid producing the same content as everyone else in the writing or self-publishing space. And, I want to respect your time. I get it; you’re busy and don’t have time to listen to an hour-long epic podcast episode.
I hope all of this helps you understand why I’ve made these changes to The Authorpreneur Podcast.
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. I want to hear from you. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Thanks for listening, and happy reading and writing, everybody.
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I’m Amelia. When I’m not hosting the Authorpreneur Podcast™️ and the Book Nerd Podcasts, I write Mystery Novels under the pen name A. D. Hay. And, I’m the author of Suspicion, the Lawn, and the Candidate.
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, Suspicion, Duplicity, 24 Hours, and Immunity for publication.