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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

BTS017, I'm Sharing My Business and Writing Goals With You for the Next Quarter

4/16/2019
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I think accountability is a beautiful thing. And, I realise that’s a super nerdy thing to say. So, what do I mean by accountability? Basically, I’m referring to accountability, in terms of setting and striving towards writing goals. In this episode, I’m going to share with you my business and writing goals for the next quarter. As you can expect, I’m going to share an update on my successes and failures from the first quarter of 2019. And, I’m going to discuss a new writing-related tool that...

Duration:00:26:35

TAP027, How to Structure a Story Using the Hero's Journey (Part 3 of 4)

4/7/2019
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So, you’ve fleshed out your story idea for the first and second act using the Hero’s Journey, and now your story has reached the cusp between the second and third act. And, now, you’re wondering, how to structure the final act of your story using the Hero’s Journey. If this is a situation that you can relate to, then this episode is for you. What to Expect from this Episode In this show, I will unpack the final three stages of the Hero’s Journey. Just as a word of warning, I will also be...

Duration:00:11:25

TAP026, How to Structure a Story Using the Hero's Journey (Part 2 of 4)

3/28/2019
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So, you’ve started to plot out ideas for your story using the Hero’s Journey, and you’ve reached the end of the first act. But now you’re wondering how to transition from the first act to the second, and take your character through to the last leg of the journey. In this episode, I will share with you the five stages of the Hero’s Journey that occur in the second act. And, I will also unpack the second act of the Fellowship of the Ring so you can see the Hero’s Journey in action. After...

Duration:00:14:44

BTS016, Writer's Insecurity, Revising a Thriller Novel, Editing a Nonfiction Book, and Starting a New Series

3/23/2019
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So, I started filming weekly writing Vlogs on my Youtube Channel after remembering, this had helped with my productivity and making time for revisions. But, I soon came to another realisation. Video editing is, and it’s like pulling teeth which is why I decided to turn this Behind the Scene Diary into a chatty weekly update. Let’s face it, if I can do it on video, I can do it on a podcast. This means I’ll be sharing what’s going on behind the scenes as I publish my three thriller novels and...

Duration:00:25:42

TAP025, How to Structure a Story Using the Hero's Journey (Part 1 of 4)

3/18/2019
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So, you’ve listened to the episodes on Three-Act Structure and discovered that it didn’t quite suit the story you’re trying to tell. You’re looking for a story structure that's focused more on character as opposed to plot. Or, perhaps you’ve been dreaming about writing Fantasy, Science Fiction, or in one of the many sub-genres of this huge category, but you don’t know where to start. If you can relate to any of those scenarios than this episode is for you. Here’s what you can expect from...

Duration:00:13:29

BTS015, Ask Me Anything on Writing and Story Structure

3/11/2019
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Welcome to the first ever bonus episode of the podcast. As you can probably guess by the title, this is my first ever episode on Ask Me Anything on writing and story structure. In this episode, I will answer the top questions asked by my Blog Readers, Youtube Subscribers, Podcast Listeners, and through my Ask a Question form on my website. Here is a list of the questions that I will answer in this episode: So, that concludes the first-ever ask me anything on Writing and story structure...

Duration:00:20:17

BTS014, My Top 5 First Draft Mistakes

3/2/2019
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Now, that I’m well into revising the first draft of Missing, I’ve decided to share with you the top 5 first draft mistakes I made as I wrote my first three thriller novels, Missing, Silence, and Immunity. Because apparently, I love to embarrass myself in front of an audience and openly point out my flaws. But, I’m not going to stop there. In the second part of this Behind the Scenes Podcast Diary episode, I will share with you five tips highlighting how to avoid making these mistakes in your...

Duration:00:17:23

TAP024, How to Write the Denouement Scenes for Your Novel

2/9/2019
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So, you’ve reached the end of the climactic sequence of your novel, and you’re wondering how to give your story a satisfying conclusion. Or, perhaps you’re currently outlining your novel, and you’re stuck and not sure how to plan the denouement scenes for your story in a way that will satisfy your future readers. I know the idea of having to wrap up every loose thread in your novel can be daunting. Trust me; I’ve been at that place three times before. That’s why, in this episode, I’m going...

Duration:00:10:46

BTS013, Lessons in Revising a Novella and a Goal Setting Update

2/7/2019
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At the start of January, I shared my revision plans for my thriller novella, Missing. It’s been a month since that show. So, I’ve decided to record this revision update show where I will break down what I achieved as well as four lessons I've learned over the first three weeks of revising a novella. Before we dive into the revision update and lessons learned, I'm going to share my progress towards achieving my business and writing goals for 2019. After you’ve listened to this episode come...

Duration:00:17:17

TAP023, How to Write the Hero at the Mercy of the Villain Scene in a Novel

1/24/2019
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So, you’ve reached the climactic sequence, and you’re wondering how to make these final scenes the most dramatic part of your novel; the answer is simple, by including a hero at the mercy of the villain scene. At this point, you’ve probably got a few questions floating around your mind. What is the hero at the mercy of the villain scene? Where does this scene sit within the climactic sequence? And, is this scene appropriate for my story? If you’ve found yourself asking those questions or...

Duration:00:12:02

BTS012, I'm Sharing My Business and Writing Goals for 2019 with You

1/17/2019
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As I look back over the last few years, I’ve noticed I have a bit of a problem. And, that problem has to do with focus. Yep, my inner creative wants to do everything all at once. I have all of these writing ideas that I seriously want to pursue, but I can’t do it all; I need to focus. My ideas are all in the form of multiple series and are in four different genres. These genres are medieval fantasy, crime thriller, archaeological thriller, and cozy-mystery. I’m serious when I say that I want...

Duration:00:14:59

TAP022, How to Write the Climactic Sequence of a Novel

1/15/2019
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So, you’ve reached the third act of your novel, and you’re wondering how to write an unforgettable climactic moment. The real secret is in the building up to this climactic moment in the third act. I remember that feeling I got when I reached the start of the third act for the first thriller that I wrote; I was so excited. This probably sounds a little dramatic, but I could almost hear the hallelujah chorus. As I’ve recently discovered reaching the end of the story, is where the real work...

Duration:00:07:36

BTS011, How to Revise a Novel in a Month

1/3/2019
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I’ve been thinking about the upcoming revision stage of the writing process for my thriller novella. My inner writing nerd wants to write something new while my inner coach is pointing toward my writing-related goals for the year and as a result highlighting how far away I am from achieving those goals. As you can probably tell by the super spoiler title of this show, I will be revising my thriller novella, Missing over a thirty-one-day period. In this episode, I’m going to break down...

Duration:00:15:58

TAP021, How to Choose the Right Ending for Your Story

12/27/2018
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As I was preparing the notes for what I thought was going to be the next episode of the Authorpreneur Podcast, I realised that I needed to talk about how to choose the right ending for your story before discussing the climactic sequence or the third act. I had planned on discussing story endings in season two but, in the final hour, I decided to bring this subject forward. So, how do you chose the right ending for your story? In this episode, I will discuss the three things you need to...

Duration:00:08:06

BTS010, I'm Back with an Update On Writing, Reading, and Podcasting

12/20/2018
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So, I’m back after another podcasting hiatus. Yay! And, I have a few announcements both personal and writing related that I can’t wait to share with you. I also want to discuss a few changes to the podcast and how I plan on structuring the episodes. Going forward, I aim to be more transparent about changes to the podcast and any reasons for long sabbaticals. Without, further adieu, let’s get started. In this podcast I discuss: Thanks for listening! ** Check out the show notes ** BTS010,...

Duration:00:12:58

BTS009, My Australia Trip, A Free Scrivener Tutorial, and Blogging a Novella

9/14/2018
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This episode of my behind the scenes podcast diary is going to be a casual writing update because it's been a while since the last episode. The break was due to my recent trip to Australia as well as travel-related tiredness. When I got back, I found my backlog of work hard to manage. As a result, I realised that I couldn’t do it all. In this episode, I will share: Thanks for listening! ** Check out the blog post ** My Australia Trip, A Free Scrivener Tutorial, and Blogging a...

Duration:00:12:17

TAP020, 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

TAP019, 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 for...

Duration:00:10:00

TAP018, 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. So, How long has it been? I want you to understand that I’m not being overdramatic. It’s been forty-one days since I last consistently contributed to the word count for my...

Duration:00:13:49