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Writing Tips, Self Publishing, and Book Marketing Advice for Writers : The Authorpreneur Podcast is a virtual writing and business coach for fiction writers, hosted by Amelia D. Hay. The podcast will teach you how to develop a story idea, create compelling characters and outline your novel. Learn how to write your first draft, revise your story, self-publish, establish your author platform, and reach readers in less than fifteen minutes a day. Every week, Amelia releases a Behind the Scenes Podcast Diary (BTS) where she shares an honest account of her journey to self-publishing her novels.

Writing Tips, Self Publishing, and Book Marketing Advice for Writers : The Authorpreneur Podcast is a virtual writing and business coach for fiction writers, hosted by Amelia D. Hay. The podcast will teach you how to develop a story idea, create compelling characters and outline your novel. Learn how to write your first draft, revise your story, self-publish, establish your author platform, and reach readers in less than fifteen minutes a day. Every week, Amelia releases a Behind the Scenes Podcast Diary (BTS) where she shares an honest account of her journey to self-publishing her novels.
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Writing Tips, Self Publishing, and Book Marketing Advice for Writers : The Authorpreneur Podcast is a virtual writing and business coach for fiction writers, hosted by Amelia D. Hay. The podcast will teach you how to develop a story idea, create compelling characters and outline your novel. Learn how to write your first draft, revise your story, self-publish, establish your author platform, and reach readers in less than fifteen minutes a day. Every week, Amelia releases a Behind the Scenes Podcast Diary (BTS) where she shares an honest account of her journey to self-publishing her novels.

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Episodes

How to Write the Dark Night of the Soul Scene of a Novel

7/26/2018
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So, you’ve reached the start of the third act of your outline or in your first draft, and you’re not sure how to propel your protagonist from the second act to the third act. There is a scene in story structure that creates a doorway or a transition between the final two acts. It’s generally referred to as the second turning point, second plot point, or the Dark Night of the Soul. If this is something you’re struggling with as you’re writing your first draft or brainstorming your story...

Duration:00:08:47

How to Write the Second Half of the Second Act of a Novel

7/19/2018
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Are you struggling to write the second half of the second act of your story? You already know there’s a Midpoint and the Dark Night of the Soul or the Second Plot Point, but you’re left wondering what to write between these two scenes. If this is a situation that’s all too familiar to you, then this episode is for you. In this episode, I will discuss the most important scenes within the second half of the second act so that you can write a stronger and more compelling story. Thanks...

Duration:00:10:00

How to Write the Midpoint of a Novel

7/12/2018
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Is the middle of your story dragging? Are you halfway through writing your manuscript and not sure where to go from there? If you said, yes to either of these questions than this episode is for you. So, what do you do if the middle of your story is dragging or if you’re stuck in a rut? The answer to both of these problems is to include a midpoint scene in your novel. However, before you click away and start writing that scene, there a few things you need to know. In this episode, I will...

Duration:00:08:38

BTS008, How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Out of that Writing Slump

7/9/2018
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I’m super excited to announce that I’ve finally stopped procrastinating and overcome my writing slump. Yay! Before I share seven tips on how to stop procrastinating and get out of that writing slump, I want to share with you a recent experience I had while writing the first draft of my crime thriller novella, Missing. Thanks for Listening! ** Check out the blog post ** How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Out of that Writing Slump | http://bit.ly/writing-slump ** Connect...

Duration:00:13:49

BTS007, Writing Fiction, Non-fiction, and Dabbling with Dictation

6/18/2018
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In this behind the scenes video podcast diary, I discuss my plans and changes to the podcast going forward. As the podcast diary suggests, I give you a behind the scenes glimpse into my writing projects both fiction and non-fiction. Since my last podcast diary episode, I've struggled with mindset issues in regards to creating a second edition of my non-fiction self-help book. I also get honest about my struggles with the midpoint slump while writing my crime novella, Missing. For the first...

Duration:00:11:50

How to Write the Rising Action Scenes in a Novel

3/8/2018
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Are you struggling to figure out how to write the rising action scenes in your novel? I remember when I first started writing and using the three act structure, I outlined scenes in the first act and then got stuck with the second act. It wasn’t the entire middle of the story I was stuck with; it was the first half. I understood the midpoint and the second plot point or the ‘Dark Night of the Soul,’ but where I struggled the most was with getting my story to the midpoint. These moments in...

Duration:00:11:50

BTS006, Blogging as an Unpublished Fiction Author

2/19/2018
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I was recently listening to an episode of a podcast that was discussing how to build a platform as an unpublished author. And coincidentally I didn’t agree with all the tips they shared. There was one tip I disagreed with that these guys shared with certainty. While writing your novel is the most important thing you can do as an unpublished author you need to build your author platform before you hit publish. And, I'm sorry, but a one-page stagnant website will not achieve this. You need...

Duration:00:06:38

IAP016, Plot and Story Structure, The Point of No Return/The First Plot Point

2/15/2018
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So you've brainstormed ideas for the three plot points in the first act of your story, and you're now wondering how to transition between act one and act two. How do you take your character into the core conflict of the story? The easiest way to do this is to set up a point of no return scene in your story. About this mini-series This fourth instalment in my three-act structure mini-series. If you've just joined me on this episode then, I will link the previous four episodes, the...

Duration:00:09:27

BTS005, Writing and Business Goals for February 2018

2/12/2018
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At the beginning of January, I shared my writing and business goals for the year, just like every other entrepreneur, writer, and blogger. While this is a great practice, it hasn't been as motivating as I had intended. As I look back over 2017 and consider what has worked and what has not, I've realised there was one thing that did work. Well, this practice did encourage me to take more action and achieve more by the end of the month. And, this practice was sharing my monthly goals with...

Duration:00:09:40

IAP015, Plot and Story Structure: The Inciting Incident

2/8/2018
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So, you've created a great narrative hook and an ordinary world scene for your story and you're thinking 'what next?' In this episode, I will share will you the important elements of the next plot point of the first act of your story. The next plot point in the first act is the inciting incident. The inciting is the scene that many first time writers seem to confuse or entirely overlook. Most often this scene is confused with the hook or the first plot point. I will discuss this plot point...

Duration:00:10:27

IAP014, Plot and Structure: The Ordinary World

1/25/2018
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Are you struggling to figure out how to start your novel? Quite often we place much emphasis on the first sentence or paragraph and not to the large scene. In three-act structure, this scene is referred to as the ordinary world. In this episode, we are going to discuss why this scene is so important and I'll share seven tips to help you write a great ordinary world scene. Before we dive into this episode, I want to point out a few necessary pieces of information. I'm a thriller...

Duration:00:15:21

BTS004, The Truth About Why You Are Struggling with Productivity as a Writer

12/1/2017
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Hello Writers! In this episode of my behind-the-scenes video diary, I share my experience of struggling with productivity as a writer and my process of revising and editing a novel. This episode isn't a confession, I get to the source of the problem. The source of my unproductive months is fear of failure. There's a huge part of me that is afraid of handing my manuscript to a developmental editor. Just like me, you don't have to live with the fear of failure as a writer. You can change...

Duration:00:06:39

IAP013, Plot and Story Structure: The Hook

11/6/2017
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So, how do you start a story? How do you hook the reader from the very first page? In the literary world, there is a lot of talk about how to write an inciting first line or paragraph, but if you're in the early stages of crafting a story, this advice is useless. There's a step you need to take before you put pen to paper. This step is outlining your story and structuring it in such a way that hooks the reader. And, how do you achieve this? By creating an irresistible story hook. In...

Duration:00:11:59

BTS003, Alpha Readers, Writers Insecurity, and Relaunching a Non-Fiction Book

10/25/2017
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I must confess this last fortnight didn’t go exactly to plan. I started the two weeks off with the best of intentions, to revise Immunity, but I had a few struggles (procrastination, tech, changing podcast platforms). However, I did get this podcast ready to submit to iTunes and other podcasting platforms. So, I’ve crossed off one of my goals for October. As I got ready to record the podcast before my weekend in France, I had an anaphylaxis reaction to a cookie. My face swelled up and I...

Duration:00:12:18

IAP012, What is Three Act Structure?

10/21/2017
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So, you've got a story idea that you can't wait to write and you're wondering; how do you write a good story? Is there a structure you should follow as you write a novel? There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to writing a novel. If you're just starting out, then I recommend using Three Act Structure. This type of story structure is a writing tool used by screenwriters. It was studying the craft of writing for screen, which I was introduced to the concept of structuring a...

Duration:00:15:40

BTS002, Revision Is My New Reality

10/12/2017
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I'm going to keep this episode short and sweet and just stick to all things writing and book related. But, I will point out that I'm super happy with my current productivity levels since I shared my October Goals. Hopefully, I'll be able to continue this new trend with my productivity. Immunity Revisions This week I dived into Immunity revisions and found myself obsessing over the science of immunity. In the novel, a drug is created that supports the immune systems of cancer survivors....

Duration:00:08:02

IAP011, Plotting Vs Pantsing: How to Decide Whether to Plot or Pants Your Novel

10/12/2017
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Are you struggling to decide whether you should plot or pants your novel? If you've been a writer for longer than a quick minute, then you already know the debate between plotting vs pantsing is fierce. When I considered creating this episode to discuss this important writing topic I didn't want to make another pros and cons list. Let's face it, there are millions of those blog posts, podcast episodes, and videos out there, and we don't need one more. In light of this, it's important to...

Duration:00:09:35

BTS001, Writing Goals For October 2017

10/12/2017
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I've been thinking about changing how I deliver content on my behind the scenes author blog. I was inspired by Paul Teague Self-Publishing Journeys podcast. The podcast has two types of content. The first is interviews with writers and the second is Paul's podcast diary. I've been listening to the podcast a few weeks before Paul asked me to be a guest on the show. Paul does this great podcast diary where he gives you a weekly personal update on his writing journey. This is something I've...

Duration:00:09:42

IAP010, How To Create Conflict In A Story (with examples)

10/12/2017
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In this second episode of my two-part series on how to create conflict in your novel, I discuss and share examples of how to add more conflict in your story. Thanks for listening! ** The Previous Episode ** The 5 Types of Story Conflict | bit.ly/storyconflict ** Check out the blog post ** How to Create Conflict in a Story (With Examples) | http://bit.ly/addmoreconflict ** Connect with Me on Social Media ** Twitter: https://twitter.com/writeradhay Facebook:...

Duration:00:13:26

IAP009, The 5 Types Of Story Conflict

10/12/2017
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In this first episode of my two-part series on how to create conflict in your novel, I discuss and share examples of the 5 types of story conflict. Understanding the types of story conflict is an important step to creating an enriching reading experience for your readers. It's important that you figure out the types of conflict that will work well with your story before you start to add more conflict to your story idea. Thanks for listening! ** Check out the blog post ** The 5...

Duration:00:07:58