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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, season two documents my writing adventure during 2020, and season three is about how to outline and the pre-writing phase.

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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, season two documents my writing adventure during 2020, and season three is about how to outline and the pre-writing phase.

    TAP040, Writing From a Character's Point of View

    TAP040, Writing From a Character's Point of View

    Now that you've chosen the right Point-of-View for your story, you're finally ready to put pen to page and start writing or outlining your novel, right? No, there is a little more to Point-of-View than first, second or third person. And that's what we're going to discuss in this show.When planning out season three of the podcast, I split the episodes covering Point-of-View into several parts. The first instalment, episode TAP039 discusses Point-of-View in writing fiction and the things to consider when choosing the right point of view for your novel. In this second instalment, I will discuss writing from a character's point of view and share how to overcome the biggest mistake many first-time writers make. I'm not saying that I've mastered this technique in any way, shape or form, but I've made mistakes and learned valuable lessons that I want to share with you.So stay tuned for all of this and much more.Podcasts, Books, and Tools MentionedCheck Out the Show Notes (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap039/)The Previous Episode (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap039/)Interested in the mini-course on how to outline a novel (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/outline-a-novel/)?Am Writing Fiction Community by The Authorpreneur Podcast (Facebook Group) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/indieauthorpod)Support the show by buying me a coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/authoradhay)Want the podcast straight to your inbox? (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/podcast/tap/)My ServicesTry The Formatting Wizard Book Formatting Services (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/formatting/beta/) for FREE **The Formatting Templates (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/templates/) offered by my services.Le Villain Book Covers (Affordable Premade Book Covers) (https://levillainbookcovers.com/) **My BooksMy Short Story, the Lawn (https://dl.bookfunnel.com/wi5nh80cx4)The Candidate (https://books2read.com/the-candidate) (Rookie Reporter, Book 1)Suspicion (https://books2read.com/suspicion) (James Lalonde, Book 1)Become a Beta Reader and Start Reading Duplicity (https://authoradhay.com/beta-reader/)Entitled to Murder on my blog (https://ameliadhay.com/entitled-to-murder-001/)Entitled to Murder on Wattpad (https://www.wattpad.com/story/245779659-entitled-to-murder-a-murder-mystery-book-club)Connect with Me on Social MediaTwitter: @WriterADHay (https://twitter.com/writeradhay)Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorpreneurpodcast (http://www.facebook.com/authorpreneurpodcast)FB group: Am Writing Fiction Community by The Authorpreneur Podcast (https://www.facebook.com/groups/indieauthorpod)Instagram: @authorpreneurpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/authorpreneurpodcast/)YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/authorpreneurpodcast/videos (http://www.youtube.com/c/authorpreneurpodcast/videos)* This is an affiliate link where I receive a very small commission if you purchase this product.** This is a service offered by me

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    TAP039, Point of View: Which One is Right for Your Story

    TAP039, Point of View: Which One is Right for Your Story

    Before you put pen to page, you need to decide which point-of-view is right for your story. In this show, I will discuss point-of-view in writing fiction and the things to consider when choosing the right point-of-view for your novel. But I will not discuss second-person because I don't understand its mechanics. And I will not be delving too deep into third-person omniscient point-of-view for similar reasons.While researching for this episode, I received contradictory advice on how to write in third-person omniscient, especially about whether head-hopping is permitted. In light of this, I'm considering interviewing an editor on my podcast and asking questions about point-of-view in fiction. So, let me know if you are interested in listening to this interview. However, I have experience writing in first-person and third-person point-of-view.So stay tuned for all of this and much more.Podcasts, Books, and Tools MentionedCheck Out the Show Notes (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap039/)Interested in the mini-course on how to outline a novel (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/outline-a-novel/)?Am Writing Fiction Community by The Authorpreneur Podcast (Facebook Group) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/indieauthorpod)Support the show by buying me a coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/authoradhay)Want the podcast straight to your inbox? (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/podcast/tap/)My ServicesTry The Formatting Wizard Book Formatting Services (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/formatting/beta/) for FREE **The Formatting Templates (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/templates/) offered by my services.Le Villain Book Covers (Affordable Premade Book Covers) (https://levillainbookcovers.com/) **My BooksMy Short Story, the Lawn (https://dl.bookfunnel.com/wi5nh80cx4)The Candidate (https://books2read.com/the-candidate)Become a Beta Reader and Start Reading Duplicity (https://authoradhay.com/beta-reader/)Entitled to Murder on my blog (https://ameliadhay.com/entitled-to-murder-001/)Entitled to Murder on Wattpad (https://www.wattpad.com/story/245779659-entitled-to-murder-a-murder-mystery-book-club)Connect with Me on Social MediaTwitter: @WriterADHay (https://twitter.com/writeradhay)Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorpreneurpodcast (http://www.facebook.com/authorpreneurpodcast)FB group: Am Writing Fiction Community by The Authorpreneur Podcast (https://www.facebook.com/groups/indieauthorpod)Instagram: @authorpreneurpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/authorpreneurpodcast/)YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/authorpreneurpodcast/videos (http://www.youtube.com/c/authorpreneurpodcast/videos)Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/authoradhay (https://www.goodreads.com/authoradhay)* This is an affiliate link where I receive a very small commission if you purchase this product.** This is a service offered by me

    • 22 min
    TAP038, Dave Chesson Discusses Writing, Editing, Formatting, and Collaborating with Atticus

    TAP038, Dave Chesson Discusses Writing, Editing, Formatting, and Collaborating with Atticus

    In previous podcast episodes, I've mentioned that I want this podcast to be free of interviews unless they are about how an author writes, outlines or writers without an outline. Today, I'm making an exception with this bonus interview because I believe the discussion will benefit you even if you're in the planning stages of writing your first novel.As you can guess from the title of this show, I chat with Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur on writing, editing, formatting, and collaborating with Atticus. For those who don't know, Atticus is a brand new all-in-one writing software for writers launched at the end of 2021. That's when the reviews of the software first launched. One of the many things I like about Atticus is that the developers are making updates all the time, and these updates are free after the initial purchase of the programme. And they have a calendar available where you can see when certain features are due to be rolled out.Before we get into the interview, here's a bit about Dave Chesson.About Dave ChessonDave Chesson is a military veteran, husband, and father of three. But, when he's not doing Dad things, he's an avid book marketer. Dave works in publishing and book marketing and has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, ALLi, Huffington Post, and Market Watch. And he's been blessed to have worked with many New York Times bestselling authors in multiple genres and topics like Ted Dekker, Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson and more. He has also been a paid consultant to major publishing companies helping with digital sales, advertisement methods and sales page optimisations.On his website, kindlepreneur.com, you can find some fantastic apps, including the Amazon Book Sales Calculator, Book Description Generator, and QR Code Generator. But he's best known as the creator of Publisher Rocket and, now, Atticus.So stay tuned for all of this and much more.Podcasts, Books, and Tools MentionedCheck Out the Show Notes (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap038/)Atticus (https://www.atticus.io/)Atticus Road Map (http://atticus.io/ropadmap)Kindlepreneur (https://kindlepreneur.com/)MacInCloud (https://www.macincloud.com/)ProWriting Aid (https://prowritingaid.com/?afid=22911) *4 The Words (https://4thewords.com/)Book Brush (https://bookbrush.com/)Plottr (https://plottr.com/)World Anvil (https://www.worldanvil.com/)Interested in the mini-course on how to outline a novel (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/outline-a-novel/)?Am Writing Fiction Community by The Authorpreneur Podcast (Facebook Group) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/indieauthorpod)Support the show by buying me a coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/authoradhay)Want the podcast straight to your inbox? (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/podcast/tap/)My ServicesTry The Formatting Wizard Book Formatting Services (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/formatting/beta/) for FREE **The Formatting Templates (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/templates/) offered by my services.Le Villain Book Covers (Affordable Premade Book Covers) (https://levillainbookcovers.com/) **My BooksMy Short Story, the Lawn (https://dl.bookfunnel.com/wi5nh80cx4)The Candidate (https://books2read.com/the-candidate)

    • 59 min
    TAP037, How I Edit the Outline of a Novel Before Writing the First Draft

    TAP037, How I Edit the Outline of a Novel Before Writing the First Draft

    So, you've created an outline for your novel. And, now you're ready to start writing. Diving into writing the first draft seems like the first logical step. However, I recommend you slow down and edit the outline for your novel. I learned this lesson the hard way after publishing my first-in-series novella.To this day, I regret not going back and editing the outline for that novel. There were minor things that were not wrapped up at the end, that I believed wrapped up rather subtly, but the reader needed more clarity around. If I had edited the outline before starting to write the first draft, I would have fixed these issues before they were issues. By the time you get to the revision stage, it's difficult to see all the errors, especially if you're a new writer, and you don't have an established team of beta readers or a critique partner who is a little more seasoned than you.So stay tuned for all of this and much more.Podcasts, Books, and Tools MentionedCheck Out the Show Notes (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap037/)TAP036, From Idea to Outline: How I Outline a Novel (Part 3) (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap036/)TAP035, From Idea to Outline: How I Outline a Novel (Part 2) (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap035/)TAP034, From Idea to Outline: How I Outline a Novel (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap034/) (Part 1)Interested in the mini-course on how to outline a novel (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/outline-a-novel/)?Am Writing Fiction Community by The Authorpreneur Podcast (Facebook Group) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/indieauthorpod)Support the show by buying me a coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/authoradhay)Want the podcast straight to your inbox? (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/podcast/tap/)My ServicesTry The Formatting Wizard Book Formatting Services (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/formatting/beta/) for FREE **The Formatting Templates (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/templates/) offered by my services.Le Villain Book Covers (Affordable Premade Book Covers) (https://levillainbookcovers.com/) **My BooksMy Short Story, the Lawn (https://dl.bookfunnel.com/wi5nh80cx4)My Novella, Missing (https://books2read.com/b/mdzWyR) The Candidate (https://books2read.com/the-candidate)Become a Beta Reader and Start Reading Duplicity (https://authoradhay.com/beta-reader/)Entitled to Murder on my blog (https://ameliadhay.com/entitled-to-murder-001/)Entitled to Murder on Wattpad (https://www.wattpad.com/story/245779659-entitled-to-murder-a-murder-mystery-book-club)Connect with Me on Social MediaTwitter: @WriterADHay (https://twitter.com/writeradhay)Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorpreneurpodcast (http://www.facebook.com/authorpreneurpodcast)FB group: Am Writing Fiction Community by The Authorpreneur Podcast (https://www.facebook.com/groups/indieauthorpod)Instagram: @authorpreneurpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/authorpreneurpodcast/)YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/authorpreneurpodcast/videos (http://www.youtube.com/c/authorpreneurpodcast/videos)Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/authoradhay (https://www.goodreads.com/authoradhay)* This is an affiliate link where I receive a very small commission if you purchase this product.

    • 29 min
    TAP036, From Idea to Outline: How to Outline a Novel (Part 3 of 3)

    TAP036, From Idea to Outline: How to Outline a Novel (Part 3 of 3)

    Welcome to the third instalment of my mini-series on how I outline a novel. For those of you who are unaware, in the first episode, I discuss how I go from fleshing out a story idea to a basic outline. In episode TAP035, which is the second instalment in this three-part mini-series on outlining, I focused n sharing the steps in my outlining process that help me create a structurally sound story with scenes that actively move the story forward. And in this episode, I will share more of those steps, plus a bunch of things that I add to my outline spreadsheet that are purely there to help me outline that I don't necessarily use while writing the first draft. If you haven't listened to episodes TAP034 and TAP035, I highly recommend you pause here and go back and listen to those shows.About this EpisodeThis episode is not scripted because I want it to be a chat about how I outline a novel. In saying that, I have compiled a list of steps and broke down exactly how I outline a story. Each of these steps has a bullet point list of notes to help me stay on track. I'm sharing this with you so you know that I've thought about this episode in detail.Podcasts, Books, and Tools MentionedCheck Out the Show Notes (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap036/)The Previous Episode (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap035/)TAP034, From Idea to Outline: How I Outline a Novel (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/tap034/)Scrivener (MacOS) (https://a.paddle.com/v2/click/49535/124256?link=2249) *Scrivener (Windows) (https://a.paddle.com/v2/click/49535/124256?link=2250)*Interested in the mini-course on how to outline a novel? (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/outline-a-novel/)The Cliffhanger: How to Write a Story Your Readers Can’t Put Down (https://thewritepractice.com/cliffhanger/) by The Write PracticePlot Gardening (https://amzn.to/35kWCLs) by Chris Fox *Am Writing Fiction Community by The Authorpreneur Podcast (Facebook Group) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/indieauthorpod)Support the show by buying me a coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/authoradhay)Want the podcast straight to your inbox? (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/podcast/tap/)My ServicesTry The Formatting Wizard Book Formatting Services (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/formatting/beta/) for FREE **The Formatting Templates (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/templates/) offered by my services.Le Villain Book Covers (Affordable Premade Book Covers) (https://levillainbookcovers.com/) **My BooksMy Short Story, the Lawn (https://dl.bookfunnel.com/wi5nh80cx4)My Novella, Missing (https://books2read.com/b/mdzWyR) The Candidate (https://books2read.com/the-candidate)Become a Beta Reader and Start Reading Duplicity (https://authoradhay.com/beta-reader/)Entitled to Murder on my blog (https://ameliadhay.com/entitled-to-murder-001/)Entitled to Murder on Wattpad (https://www.wattpad.com/story/245779659-entitled-to-murder-a-murder-mystery-book-club)Connect with Me on Social MediaTwitter: @WriterADHay (https://twitter.com/writeradhay)Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorpreneurpodcast (http://www.facebook.com/authorpreneurpodcast)FB group: Am Writing Fiction Community by The Authorpreneur Podcast (https://www.facebook.com/groups/indieauthorpod)Instagram:

    • 21 min
    TAP035, From Idea to Outline: How to Outline a Novel, Part 2 of 3

    TAP035, From Idea to Outline: How to Outline a Novel, Part 2 of 3

    Welcome to the second instalment of my three-part mini-series on how I outline a novel. For those of you who are unaware, I discuss how I go from fleshing out a story idea to a basic outline in the first episode. In this show, I share the steps in m...

    • 21 min

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