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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


IAP008, How To Flesh Out A Story Idea (Part Two)

10/12/2017
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In this second part of my two-part mini-series, I discuss the final four steps you need to take to flesh out a story idea into a story synopsis. In the previous episode, I discussed how to identify your story's problem, what's at stake, protagonist and antagonist. These steps were the first four steps of my eight-step process on how to flesh out a story idea into a synopsis. All you have right now is the first basic elements of an idea. How do you take this information and flesh out a...

Duration: 00:09:57


IAP007, How To Flesh Out A Story Idea Into A Synopsis (Part One)

10/12/2017
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In this two-part mini-series, I discuss the exact steps you need to take to flesh out a story idea or one-liner pitch into a story synopsis. So, you've created an idea or one-liner pitch for your story and, now you're feeling stuck and don't know what to do next. And, your wondering; how do you go from a simple idea to a well-developed story? If you can identify with that situation, then this video is for you. If you've never written a novel then developing a story idea into a synopsis...

Duration: 00:12:55


IAP006, How To Know If You're A Writer

10/12/2017
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In this episode, I discuss this age-old question, 'how to know if you're a writer.' And, share you some insight on how to know if you're a writer, and a few simple strategies to help you reframe your mindset for success. You've probably just read the title of this video, 'how to know if you're a writer' and thought, 'she's reading my mind.' I swear to you, I'm not a mind reader. This has got to be the most frequently asked question among aspiring authors and writers. Everyone at some...

Duration: 00:07:24


IAP005, How To Tell If Your Story Idea Is Profitable

10/12/2017
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In this episode, I talk about two strategies on how to tell if your story idea is profitable. Are you stressing over whether your story idea is profitable? Are you worried that you'll get to the launching stage of the publishing process and just hear crickets? It's perfectly normal to have moments along your writing journey where you doubt whether people will read, like, or even buy your book. Nevertheless, there are two steps you can take to put your mind at ease no matter where you...

Duration: 00:07:55


IAP004, How To Get Motivated To Write A Novel

10/12/2017
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In this episode, I talk about one quick strategy on how to get motived to write a novel. So, you know you should be writing, and you intend on writing, but you can't seem to get your butt in the chair and actually write. If you can identify with that statement, then this video is for you. Thanks to the rise of modern technology and we're living in an instant gratification world. This instant gratification encourages us to allow this habit to flow into other areas of our lives. As...

Duration: 00:07:24


IAP003, How To Choose The Right Book Idea

10/12/2017
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In this episode, I discuss my number one tip on how to choose the right book idea. If you have million different story ideas and are struggling to choose the right book idea, or, if you have a pile of manuscripts that you can't seem to finish, then this episode is for you. This indecisiveness is the writer equivalent of shiny object syndrome, where you jump from idea to idea, and you can't seem to choose the right one. You're essentially stuck in the wonderful land of indecision. I...

Duration: 00:07:40


IAP002, How To Come Up With Great Story Ideas

10/12/2017
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In this episode, I discuss a key strategy to come up with great story ideas. Do you dream of writing a novel but don't know where to start because you believe that you don't have any great story ideas? If so, then this episode is for you. First of all, I want you to know that you're not alone. Often when you first start out in your writing career, you can fall prey to comparison syndrome, where you start comparing yourself to other writers and authors. It's natural to fall into the...

Duration: 00:09:24


IAP001, Defining Success: The First Step To Writing A Novel

10/12/2017
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In this episode, I discuss the first step to writing a novel, and how this overlooked first-step can help you to become more successful as an author. Congratulations, you’ve decided you want to become an author and publish your first book. Before you start writing your first book or next book, you need to consider what you really desire. There’s nothing worse to waking up one morning and realising what you’ve created isn’t what you wanted, it’s the opposite, your worst nightmare. To...

Duration: 00:06:45