15 episodes

Welcome to The Authorpreneur Mindset. A podcast about the writer's life and what it takes to become successful, both traditionally and as an indie. It’s a podcast that takes a look at the business aspect of the publishing industry and picks it apart.



It's all about taking a look at the publishing industry from different angles and helping others push their own careers forward. While there will be a strong focus on the post first draft process, from what to do after you’ve written The End all the way to actually publishing and marketing, we’ll be hitting a wide variety of topics beyond that.

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Welcome to The Authorpreneur Mindset. A podcast about the writer's life and what it takes to become successful, both traditionally and as an indie. It’s a podcast that takes a look at the business aspect of the publishing industry and picks it apart.



It's all about taking a look at the publishing industry from different angles and helping others push their own careers forward. While there will be a strong focus on the post first draft process, from what to do after you’ve written The End all the way to actually publishing and marketing, we’ll be hitting a wide variety of topics beyond that.

    What Is Story? [3-01]

    What Is Story? [3-01]

    Let's talk about story and the 3 main elements every story MUST have.

    • 9 min
    Artificial Intelligence And The Future Of Publishing

    Artificial Intelligence And The Future Of Publishing

    • 11 min
    Interview With Daralyse Lyons [2-04]

    Interview With Daralyse Lyons [2-04]

    The post Interview With Daralyse Lyons [2-04] appeared first on SPD StoryStudio.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How To Create An Author Brand [2-03]

    How To Create An Author Brand [2-03]

    The post How To Create An Author Brand [2-03] appeared first on SPD StoryStudio.

    • 13 min
    The Ordinary World – The Hero’s Journey [Ep. 2-02]

    The Ordinary World – The Hero’s Journey [Ep. 2-02]

    It’s time to talk about my absolute favorite topic when it comes to storytelling, The Hero’s Journey.

    First popularized by Joseph Campbell, the idea behind The Hero’s Journey goes back much further and has had an impact on some of the greatest storytellers of all time, including J.R.R. Tolkien, George Lucas, and J.K. Rowling.

    In this first episode of a three-part series, I’ll be talking about the first stage of The Hero’s Journey and how you can use Campbell’s theories in your own writing to create a more dynamic, real story.

    If this type of content isn’t practical enough for you, don’t worry. Next week, I’ll be talking more about the rebranding Steam Powered Dreams is currently going through and how you can use branding to help you sell more books, or at least grow an audience.

    If you have a question you’d like to ask, there’s a button the right side of the website to make it easy!  Or, just click here.

    The podcast is brought to you by Steam Powered Dreams Publishing but paid for out of my own pocket. If you’d like to show your support, there are many different ways to do it:



    * Buy a copy of Scrivener

    * Support us on Patreon

    * Hire us to do your website



    As always, below is a direct copy of the show notes. They were written before the episode was recorded and are unedited but are here for reference and SEO.



    Topic: The Hero’s Journey [Part 1 – The Ordinary World]



    If you could unlock the secret of what makes some of the most popular books and movies succeed, would you take the time to learn and understand it?

    If you could create stories as powerful as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Ender’s Game, Hobbit, Harry Potter, or the Matrix, would you want to know how?

    That’s exactly what we’re talking about today, the secret to why these stories relate to us so much, and how you can tap into that in your own writing.

    So much going on since the last SPD update back in Oct of last year

    The company has grown in terms of freelance workers, with 6 more on board for various tasks, as well as a freelance designer.

    Our Instagram has grown a lot. Check that out by searching for Authorpreneur Mindset and say hi

    If you’re a listener from last year, Story Pulse has been explained a bit more on the blog



    more on that in the coming months though





    New clients and potential new authors under our banner.

    And, maybe most importantly, a shift in focus. As of this episode, Steam Powered Dreams is no longer a publishing company. We are moving in a slightly different direction and will now be working as a Story Studio.



    This is a big change for our branding and what we’ll prioritize, but our goal is the same, to help writers get published and get the profit they deserve.

    If you’re curious about this, or branding in general, then you’re in luck.

    The next episode of Authorpreneur Mindset will talk a lot about that.





    As for me on a personal level, the past few months since I quit my job has been both…amazing and not so amazing.

    During the initial month and a half, things were going pretty well.



    I had a lot of work for new and old clients for freelancing

    started revitalizing everything I had going before

    and I was able to  back into the swing of things





    However, just as fast, things took a turn south, and that’s a very common problem for anyone who is trying to make it non traditionally like authorpreneurs and entrepreneurs.



    One week you have more work than you can handle,

    • 14 min
    Introducing The Authorpreneur Mindset Season Two!

    Introducing The Authorpreneur Mindset Season Two!

    It’s finally here!

    This is the first episode of Season 2, and it just serves as an update on what’s going on. I get into where I’ve been, what you can expect moving forward, and what’s changing in season 2.

    Season 2 will run through December 14th or so, I haven’t decided exactly when the break will be.

    Enjoy!

    If you have a question you’d like to ask, there’s a button the right side of the website to make it easy!  Or, just click here.

    The podcast is brought to you by Steam Powered Dreams Publishing but paid for out of my own pocket. If you’d like to show your support, there are many different ways to do it:



    * Buy a copy of Scrivener

    * Support us on Patreon

    * Hire us to do your website



    As always, below is a direct copy of the show notes. They were written before the episode was recorded and are unedited but are here for reference and SEO.



    Topic: The Authorpreneur Mindset Season Two



    Welcome back to the Authorpreneur Mindset Podcast.

    I know it’s been a while and I apologize about that.

    Over the past few months, I’ve received many emails, tweets, and Facebook messages asking when the show would have more episodes and I’m excited to say this is the start of Season 2.

    This episode will serve as an update on the podcast and what to expect moving forward.

    But before I get into that, I’d like to talk a little about what’s been going on with me.

    I hadn’t planned on waiting this long to start Season 2. In fact, it was supposed to start on January 1, but life got the better of me.

    Back in November, I realized, as many entrepreneurs who are relatively new tend to realize, I had to do something to pay the bills. Steam Powered Dreams hadn’t taken off as I had hoped it would and I had drained all of the money I had tucked away, so I had to get a job.

    At the end of December, I found a copywriting job at a tech startup in Silicon Valley, at least that’s what I thought I was being hired for.

    Within the first three days, my position changed 2 times. I went from copywriter to Marketing associate to SEO specialist. I was also told I would get training on the proprietary software the company uses since I’d be writing a lot about that for the internal and external articles.

    Well, January came around and the job started going downhill.

    To keep the story short, I didn’t receive any kind of training until March. The people in charge did not treat their employees with any sort of respect

    Yelling was common in the office, as was other borderline illegal activities.

    By the end of April, I was fighting hard to not walk out. Work for Steam Powered Dreams had picked up and I had learned a lot of new skills, but the negative atmosphere was no longer worth it.

    When things went from bad to worse in the marketing department, I’d had enough and put my two weeks in.

    During those two weeks, I realized a few things

    One, I had met some amazing people who I knew I’d stay in touch with

    Two, I had learned a lot of new skills in the crazy environment, so I was very thankful for the job

    And three, I never wanted to work 40 hours a week for someone else again. Ever.

    Flash forward a few weeks and I’ve been able to make just enough money to justify not searching for a job and things are only going to pick up from here.

    Can I honestly say I’ll never work for someone else ever again? No, but if I do, it will be on my terms, and not theirs.

    Steam Powered Dreams has some amazing things in the pipeline coming for the second half of this year. The editorial calendar includes more podcast episod...

    • 7 min

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