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TAP036, From Idea to Outline: How to Outline a Novel (Part 3 of 3)

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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.


TAP031, Write a Novel with Genre Expectations in Mind (Part 2 of 2)

TAP031, Write a Novel with Genre Expectations in Mind (Part 2 of 2)

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.

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I’m Amelia. I’m the author of Suspicion, the first book in the James Lalonde Mystery Series, the host of The Authorpreneur Podcast™️ and the Mystery Novel Nerd Podcast. I help aspiring authors just like you to write and market their books so that they can, create their dream business, build their author platform, and be creatively independent. Right now, I’m editing book two in the James Lalonde Mystery series.

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