The Power of Sharing: What You Can Expect From The Authorpreneur Blog
I’ve been wrestling with the idea of sharing tips on how to write fiction for quite some time now. I set myself a crazy milestone to achieve before I put my pen to paper and share my secrets. I’ve been holding back until I publish a certain number of books and sell a large number of copies. In essence, I’ve convinced myself that I’ll only be of value to my audience once I reach these goals. As a coach, I realise this is a mindset issue and something I would challenge my clients to overcome. So, I asked myself the following important question.
Do I know enough to be of value?
I opened an excel file and dived into my archive of fiction writing projects and started to count the number of words I had written since the day I began to pursue writing seriously. I defined this day as the day I created an idea and started learning the craft of writing. It’s not that I didn’t love writing before that time, it was more about my desire to become a better writer and a desire to share stories with the world. Since that day, I’ve written 259,000 words for various fiction projects, some of which will never see the light of day. I planned it this way. I deliberately spent four years writing my first pieces simple to learn how to craft a story, like an apprenticeship. During that time, I’ve spent time studying the craft of writing fiction in its various mediums including film, television, plays and novels.
Then it dawned on me.
I should share what I know. I should share what’s working for me. I started this blog because it was important for me to pursue writing as a career. As much as I loved coaching, I loved writing even more and it was something I had to do.
But, it’s not all about me and my journey.
The Authorpreneur Blog is for you; you’re apart of the 82% who are thinking about writing your first novel but, you’re confused and don’t know where to start. Writing your first novel is something, I endeavour to help you with through this blog, to take you from developing an idea to finishing your first draft. In saying that, writing your first novel or your next novel is quite a broad topic to cover on a blog.
- Mindset for Writers and Self Published Author
- How to go from no idea to a story idea
- How to flesh out your story idea
- How to outline a fiction novel
- How to create compelling characters
- Writing and Finishing Your First Draft
- How to revise your fiction novel
- Finding and working with an editor
- Preparing to press publish
- How to self-publish
- How to get your first book reviews
- How to market a book
- How to build an author platform
- Business and Entrepreneurship for Authors
- Tech for Authors
Now, I have an important question for you. What would you want to know about writing fiction? I want to hear from you. Let me know by sharing in the comments section below. Or, click the button below and fill out the short survey to help me to create content that helps you to achieve your writing goals.
Thank you for reading, commenting and sharing with such enthusiasm.
I’m Amelia. I write Mystery 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.