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TAP036, From Idea to Outline: How to Outline a Novel (Part 3 of 3)
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Season Three Episodes
The third season of The Authorpreneur Podcast™️ has twenty-eight episodes and focuses on how to outline and story and the elements of a story.
TAP043, A Tale of Two Novels: My Experience Writing into the Dark
In February, I finished my experiment with writing into the dark, and I’ll discuss how I achieved this, along with the response of my favourite beta reader. As you’ve come to expect, I will share my writing stats, days, time, word count and the step-by-step process that I used. Now that I’ve mentioned that, it’s crucial that I point out that I’m following Dean Wesley Smith’s Writing Into the Dark method, which he teaches in a course and in a book. I highly recommend that you check out both of these options if you’re interested in learning this writing into the dark technique.
BTS051, Writing a Locked Room Mystery, Author Book Readings, and Tech Issues Galore
In this episode, discuss what I’ve been doing in February. I also share my frustrations about a tech fail and newfound thoughts on this product and delve into why I’ve changed my mind. Also, I discuss a few things I did for the podcast, plus a marketing experiment I did this month. And I share my experience writing a locked room mystery
BTS050, More Experiments with Ad Stacking
So, I decided to list Suspicion for free and promote it using various newsletter book promotion services ahead of the release of the second book in the James Lalonde series. In this episode, I will share more of my experiences with Ad stacking.
BTS049, A Year in Review and Self Publishing Products I Loved in 2022
This year, I’ve decided to start my podcast by looking back at everything I achieved in 2022. After that, I will discuss the products I loved in 2022 and will continue to use in 2023. I will also not dive too deeply into metrics like hours or word count because that’s not helpful. In fact, as a coach, I hate metrics because it doesn’t contribute anything of value, especially in the writing space. Everyone writes differently. Some people need to write slowly, think and research as they write. And if that’s you, it’s okay to write that way and slowly build your backlist. But I’ll hop off my soap box now.
An Update on My Three Act Structure Scrivener Template
In an upcoming episode of the authorpreneur podcast, I discuss how I stopped supplying my three-act structure Scrivener template to my email list and the reasons that led to the decision. As I was editing that episode, I had an idea.
TAP042, Troy Lambert Discusses Plotting and Story Organisation Techniques with Plottr
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.
TAP041, What is a Scene? How to Write Great Scenes
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.
TAP040, Writing From a Character’s Point of View
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.
TAP039, Point of View: Which One is Right for Your Story
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.
TAP038, Dave Chesson Discusses His New All-In-One Writing Software, Atticus
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.
TAP037, How I Edit the Outline of a Novel Before Writing the First Draft
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.
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