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The Authorpreneur Podcast is hosted by Indie Author, Amelia D. Hay. The show acts as a virtual writing and business coach for fiction writers. Every Thursday, Amelia will teach you how to develop a story idea, create compelling characters and outline your novel. In each season of the podcast, you will learn how to write your first draft, revise your story, self-publish, establish your author platform, and reach readers. Season one of the podcast is on Plot and Story Structure, and the upcomi ...
 
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I have a BookTube channel over on YouTube that creatively titled, Amelia D. Hay. What can I say? I save all of my imagination for my thriller and mystery novels. Over on that channel, I have the video version of the podcast as well as behind the scenes vlogs. The other day, I decided to start doing a few tag videos. And, I realised this particular …
 
During the last week in February, I faced the infamous chicken or the egg scenario, that every author faces—book reviews or sales. And, I make progress with growing my fiction email list. By now, you’re probably wondering whether I started rewriting my second book after all of that planning. If you are, then you’ll find the answer to that question …
 
As you can guess by the spoiler-y title I’m going to discuss 13 crime, mystery, thriller and Suspense novels featuring characters who are journalists. I’ve decided to divide this episode up into two parts, the first is "books I want to read" and the second is "books i’ve read.” My love of characters who are journalists stems from two places. The fi…
 
There’s light at the end of the tunnel for the second book in my James Lalonde series. I’ve made a tonne of progress this week on fixing the issues in the story arc. In book marketing news, I started dabbling in Amazon ads for the US store. I’m going to share why I turned off the ads on the UK store On top of all of this, I experienced a few exciti…
 
There’s no polite way to say this, but I’ve realised that I’ve written a pile of garbage and may need to completely rewrite the second book in my James Lalonde series. So, the first lesson you’ve learned is to never rush the initial creative brainstorming and outlining phase of writing a story. Just don’t do that. But, enough of my whinging. My adv…
 
Just to let you know, this behind the scenes podcast diary was recorded on February 17, so this diary episode is primarily me looking back at the week starting from January 27, 2020 to February 2, 2020. In light of that, I have some exciting news. On, Monday, January 27, I published Missing in ebook, paperback, and large print on all online store p…
 
As suggested by the title, I’m going to dive into the depths of my Kindle app and share with you the books that are lurking and waiting to be read by me. Don’t worry; I’ve managed to narrow this list down to twelve books. While I’m talking about my Kindle app, I will also get a bit nerdy and discuss my organisational habits with you.I also plan to …
 
Coming up in this episode, I’m going to discuss where I’m at in the publishing process for Missing, my thoughts and plans on how I’ll self-publish my crime thriller novella, and a few more marketing ideas. Before we dive into my exciting publishing news, I want to first talk about a slight change to my podcast and why I struggled with consistently …
 
Here are all the books I plan on reading. Since I first uploaded my very first book haul, I've been considering whether I should share a video once a month talking about what's on my TBR list; but, I've shied away from this idea because I can't seem to stick to a reading schedule. I always seem to find another book that promises a more exciting rea…
 
As you can probably tell by the super spoiler-y title of this video, I’m a writer and I’m in a reading slump. I find this super embarrassing because, at the moment, all I’m doing is writing, editing, and preparing my books for publication. At the beginning of 2019, I set a reading goal to reach 40 books by the end of the year. My reasoning behind t…
 
I've finally got around to filming and recording my first ever haul of books within the mystery, thriller, suspense, and crime genres. As you'll see in the episode, I'm a bit of a bibliophile and I quite often impulse buy books based on covers or my love of the author. Do you love book hauls? Let me know by coming over to the blog post and sharing …
 
I’ve never been the type of reader who will solely read a single genre of fiction. I’m a little eclectic when it comes to reading. How bad am I? Basically, if the cover pulls me into the story, then I’ll read it. I guess you can say I’m a bibliophile. And that’s why I created this podcast. For those of you who are just like me who are bibliophile’s…
 
Over the years, there has been a big push by some well-meaning people to avoid putting all your eggs in one basket and publish your books to all of the platforms or go wide. But, is this the best advice for a new author? In this episode, I’m going to discuss the difference between going wide and enrolling in the KDP Select programme and what you ne…
 
It’s been a while since the end of season one. And, looking back I realised that I didn’t announce the ending of that season. I just want to say I’m sorry about that and I’ll do better in season two. The other thing I failed at was giving you a sneak peek to the upcoming season before it started. Now, that I’ve said this, I’m going to immediately f…
 
So, I looked at my podcast in the iTunes store the other day, not only did I realise that I have a few reviews, but I also noticed that this episode is the fiftieth episode of The Authorpreneur Podcast. Holy, crap! I can't believe I made it this far. Let's just say that it's been a long and difficult road, and there were times that I didn't think t…
 
Coming up in this show, I discuss why I migrated away from MailChimp and the steps involved. And, I also discuss my decision to merge my author and writing tips websites. In terms of writing, I will share where I'm at with Missing, Book Two, and the steps I need to take before I start writing my short story. But, first an update on my favourite cup…
 
Coming up in this show, I discuss how I hired a line editor and proofreader for my thriller novella, Missing, and my plans for book two. And, I've made progress with writing a short story which I intend to use as a lead magnet to build a mailing list. But first, a short travel update. I'm currently in San Francisco working from The Palace Hotel. Th…
 
It’s been one of those weeks. You know that week that starts of crappy and turns into a nightmare. But, the week eventually redeemed itself in the final hour. This is going to sound overdramatic, but I’ve got the opposite of the Midas touch. I’m sure there’s a name for that, but it’s completely escaped my mind. However, I’m going to keep this show …
 
Welcome to the final instalment of this mini-series on how to structure a story using the Hero’s Journey. In this show, I will share five tips on how to structure a story using the Hero’s Journey. And, at the end of this episode, I will also share examples of this story structure in film and literature and provide you will a list of recommended rea…
 
Last week my revisions for Missing became analytical thanks to the AutoCrit software. I’m also getting back to blogging my novella after a long absence. And, I have some exciting personal news to share with you. So, stay tuned for more details coming up in the show. Here’s what you can expect from this episode: Exciting news that’s both personal an…
 
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…
 
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 t…
 
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 occu…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 se…
 
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 u…
 
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 lesso…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 li…
 
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…
 
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 br…
 
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 sa…
 
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 episo…
 
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 poin…
 
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 discu…
 
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 s…
 
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 wa…
 
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…
 
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 th…
 
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 …
 
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 instal…
 
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…
 
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 write…
 
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 gre…
 
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 ma…
 
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 yo…
 
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 O…
 
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