THE AUTHORPRENEUR PODCAST™️
Writing, Self-Publishing, and Book Marketing Advice for Writers
BTS049, A Year in Review and Self Publishing Products I Loved in 2022
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Welcome to The Authorpreneur Podcast™️
The Authorpreneur Podcast™️ is hosted by Indie Author, Amelia D. Hay. The show acts as a virtual writing and business coach for fiction writers. Every Thursday, Amelia will teach you how to develop a story idea, create compelling characters and outline your novel. In each season of the podcast, you will learn how to write your first draft, revise your story, self-publish, establish your author platform, and reach readers. Season one of the podcast is on Plot and Story Structure, season two documents my writing adventure during 2020, and season three is about how to outline and the pre-writing phase.
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A few weeks ago, I received an email from Plottr letting me know they were interested in chatting with me on my podcast about plotting and story organisation techniques and how Plottr can benefit both Plotters and Pantsers. Because Plottr is a story organisation tool I thought the interview would be great for this season of The Authorpreneur Podcast because I’m discussing outlining and the pre-writing phase. Also if you’ve been thinking about trying Plottr this might help you decide whether the software is right for you. So, in the show I’m chatting with Troy Lambert about plotting and story organisation techniques with Plottr.
Are you confused about scenes and chapters? Do you write scenes that aren’t working, and you wonder why? In this first instalment of this mini-series on scenes, I will discuss the difference between scenes and chapters. Define what is a scene in the context of novel writing. I will answer the age-old question, what is the perfect length of a scene? And I will share how to end a scene and know when a scene has reached its natural end.
BTS048, Trademarking My Podcast Name, Publishing Books, Mixed Feelings About ARC services, and Designing Covers
In this show, I’m going to come clean about why I’ve trademarking my podcast name. Honestly, this isn’t the first time I considered discussing it. The last time I chickened out. Also, I will discuss the books I published this year and my mixed feelings about using Advanced Reader Services. And I’m going to come out of the closet as a book cover designer.
In this episode, I discuss writing from a character’s point of view and share how to overcome the biggest mistake many first-time writers make. I’m not saying that I’ve mastered this technique in any way, shape or form, but I’ve made mistakes and learned valuable lessons that I want to share with you.
Before you put pen to page, you need to decide which point-of-view is right for your story. In this show, I will discuss point-of-view in writing fiction and the things to consider when choosing the right point-of-view for your novel. But I will not discuss second-person because I don’t understand its mechanics. And I will not be delving too deep into third-person omniscient point-of-view for similar reasons.
As you can guess from the title of this show, I chat with Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur about his new all-in-one writing software, Atticus. For those who don’t know, Atticus is a brand new all-in-one writing software for writers launched at the end of 2021. That’s when the reviews of the software first launched.
So you’ve created an outline for your novel, and now you’re ready to start writing. Diving into the first draft seems like the first logical step. First, however, I recommend you slow down and edit the outline of your novel. I learned this lesson the hard way after publishing my first-in-series novella.
In this episode, I discuss how I go from a story idea to a fleshed-out outline. I know this is obvious, but this is my process instead of ‘the way to outline a novel.’ As you can see from the title, this is the third and final instalment in a three-part mini-series on outlining a novel.
Welcome to the second instalment of my three-part mini-series on how I outline a novel. For those of you who are unaware, I discuss how I go from fleshing out a story idea to a basic outline in the first episode. In this show, I share the steps in my outlining process that help me create a structurally sound story with scenes that actively move the story forward. If you haven’t listened to episode TAP034, I highly recommend you pause here and go back and listen to that. The steps in this show take my outlining process and push it to the limits of being a zero draft.
In this episode, I will discuss how I go from a story idea to a fleshed-out outline. I know this is obvious, but this is my process instead of ‘the way to outline a novel.’ This process has evolved since my very first novel. As I wrote the next story, more steps were added to my intricate outlining approach.
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