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The Authorpreneur Podcast™️ is hosted by Mystery Author Amelia D. Hay. Every second 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 season two documents her writing adventures during her first year after self-publishing her debut novel. The current podcast season is about how to outline and the pre-writing phase. Once a month, in the Behind the Scenes Podcast Diary, Amelia shares her adventures with writing and self-publishing.

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The Authorpreneur Podcast™️ is hosted by Mystery Author Amelia D. Hay. Every second 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 season two documents her writing adventures during her first year after self-publishing her debut novel. The current podcast season is about how to outline and the pre-writing phase. Once a month, in the Behind the Scenes Podcast Diary, Amelia shares her adventures with writing and self-publishing.

    TAP047, What is a Story Beat? | How to Write Great Scenes

    TAP047, What is a Story Beat? | How to Write Great Scenes

    Send us a Text Message.As I wrote the outline and script for the show on value shifts, I realised that there is a smaller unit of story that I need to discuss that's integral to understanding value shifts or how a scene turns. So, I considered adding it to that episode but soon discovered that the final version of the episode would be too long. That's why I created this, hopefully, short bonus show where I discuss what is a story beat. And how you can use them to create better scenes.Course, ...

    • 32 min
    TAP046, End Your Scenes with Cliffhangers | How to Write Great Scenes

    TAP046, End Your Scenes with Cliffhangers | How to Write Great Scenes

    Send us a Text Message.So you've probably read the title of this episode and thought, what do cliffhangers have to do with outlining? I'm so glad you asked. Let me explain. If you're the kind of writer who needs to outline every scene, then you need to be aware of the types of cliffhangers and how to effectively use them to create a page-turning effect and not turn readers away. In fact, there is more than one type of cliffhanger—there are four. So, in this episode, I'll unpack the four types...

    • 25 min
    BTS057, A Year in Review and Self Publishing Products I Loved in 2023

    BTS057, A Year in Review and Self Publishing Products I Loved in 2023

    Send us a Text Message.I'm back again. And yes, it's been sixteen weeks since I released an episode of the podcast. Between now and November, I took December and January off because it's a busy time of year and I tend to travel during these periods. When I got back from vacation at the end of January, I had caught the flu from a family function. Guess who didn't get the flu vaccine? But I was out of action for three weeks, and I wanted to wait until I got my voice back before I continued podc...

    • 52 min
    TAP045, The Anatomy of a Scene: Goal, Tension, Conflict and Stakes | How to Write Great Scenes

    TAP045, The Anatomy of a Scene: Goal, Tension, Conflict and Stakes | How to Write Great Scenes

    Send us a Text Message.So, how do you write a great scene? But not just a great scene but a scene that keeps a reader engaged and turning the pages, no matter what genre you're writing. The answer is in the details. In order to write great scenes, you need to pay attention to the anatomy of the scene. So, what do I mean by anatomy? I'm referring to the elements of a scene, which include the goal, tension, conflict and stakes of a scene. In this episode, I'm going to break down these individua...

    • 23 min
    BTS056, AI-Generated Images, Designing Your Own Book Cover, Declining Free Downloads, and Struggling to Write Book Three

    BTS056, AI-Generated Images, Designing Your Own Book Cover, Declining Free Downloads, and Struggling to Write Book Three

    Send us a Text Message.I'm back. And yes, it's been sixteen weeks since I released an episode of the podcast. Originally, I took the summer off because I needed to take a holiday from podcasting and writing. However, I did a bit of blogging during my break, where I discussed whether you should use AI-generated images in book covers. Also, I wrote a blog post on how to work with a book cover designer. This article was originally written to help potential clients and browsers for Le Villain Boo...

    • 33 min
    BTS055, My Experiment with Tempting Readers to Impulse Buy the Second Book in My Series. Did It Work?

    BTS055, My Experiment with Tempting Readers to Impulse Buy the Second Book in My Series. Did It Work?

    Send us a Text Message.So, I have a confession to make. Actually, I've been struggling to sell paid books. Sure, I can give them away for free, but paid is a different problem altogether. I've been struggling to sell Duplicity, the second book in my James Lalonde Amateur Sleuth Mystery Series. A few days before my forty-second birthday, I realised that FreeBooksy had a spot open on my birthday, the 29th of May. In this episode, I'm going to share with you the results of that experiment and my...

    • 32 min

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