28 episodes

Welcome to The Prologue, with author coach, Arielle Hadfield.

You've got an idea for a story. Now it's time to get it on paper. The writing world can be a strange and scary place, but you don't have to face it alone.

In this podcast, Arielle guides authors through all the steps of writing a book.
This includes how to take a simple idea and transform it into an entire story with complete characters and a compelling plot, editing strategies, and mindfulness skills to help break through writer's block, handle rejection, and find courage to step outside your comfort zone to get your story out of your head and into stores.

Arielle Hadfield began as an author. Soon she was able to combine her writing and editing skills with her background in mental health and life coaching to become the first of its kind author coach!

Tune in every Tuesday to learn how to craft a stronger story. With examples from books, movies, and music, and a fun, encouraging, and kind environment, Arielle will help you reach your goals, no matter how far-fetched they feel today.

Connect with Arielle:
On Instagram @ariellehadfield.authorcoach
Check out how to work with Arielle at www.ariellehadfieldcoaching.com

The Prologue: helping authors craft a stronger story Arielle Hadfield

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Welcome to The Prologue, with author coach, Arielle Hadfield.

You've got an idea for a story. Now it's time to get it on paper. The writing world can be a strange and scary place, but you don't have to face it alone.

In this podcast, Arielle guides authors through all the steps of writing a book.
This includes how to take a simple idea and transform it into an entire story with complete characters and a compelling plot, editing strategies, and mindfulness skills to help break through writer's block, handle rejection, and find courage to step outside your comfort zone to get your story out of your head and into stores.

Arielle Hadfield began as an author. Soon she was able to combine her writing and editing skills with her background in mental health and life coaching to become the first of its kind author coach!

Tune in every Tuesday to learn how to craft a stronger story. With examples from books, movies, and music, and a fun, encouraging, and kind environment, Arielle will help you reach your goals, no matter how far-fetched they feel today.

Connect with Arielle:
On Instagram @ariellehadfield.authorcoach
Check out how to work with Arielle at www.ariellehadfieldcoaching.com

    My Book is Boring

    My Book is Boring

    Authors are usually very excited as they begin a book but that may fade as they get further into their story. A common fear is that the book is boring or will be uninteresting to readers. In this episode, I am helping you work through those fears. 
    Today, I am sharing reasons you may feel your story is boring, tips for overcoming these thoughts, and what to do if you’ve been told your book really is boring.
    Thank you so much for listening! I’d love to connect on Instagram @ariellehadfield.authorcoach with any questions or feedback! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please LIKE & SHARE with others. See you next week! 
    Sign up for a Coaching Call with Arielle!
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    • 13 min
    Do I Need an NDA?

    Do I Need an NDA?

    As authors, we pour our hearts into our stories and don’t want anyone to steal our ideas. But how do we protect our work when we rely so much on others reading our stories throughout the publishing journey? 
    In this episode, I am covering what an NDA is, two reasons you do not need an NDA, three ways to protect your work without having readers sign an NDA, and what to do if you feel someone stole your ideas.
    Thank you so much for listening! I’d love to connect on Instagram @ariellehadfield.authorcoach with any questions or feedback! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please LIKE & SHARE with others. See you next week! 
    Show Notes: https://www.ariellehadfieldcoaching.com/2022/11/episode-26-do-i-need-an-nda/
    Sign up for a Coaching Call with Arielle!
    Join Real Talk here

    • 12 min
    Red Flags in Publishing

    Red Flags in Publishing

    Every author wants their book published and on shelves which can make us want to listen to anyone who says they can help make this a reality. Unfortunately, not everyone who says they can help, actually will help.
    Today we are talking all about what to look for when looking for a publisher. We are covering what the 3 types of publishing are, 5 red flags to look for in a publisher, and where to look to find a reputable publisher.
    Thank you so much for listening! I’d love to connect on Instagram @ariellehadfield.authorcoach with any questions or feedback! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please LIKE & SHARE with others. See you next week! 
    Show Notes: https://www.ariellehadfieldcoaching.com/2022/11/episode-25-red-flags-in-publishing/
    Sign up for a Coaching Call with Arielle!
    Join Real Talk here

    • 14 min
    How to Write Intriguing Stories

    How to Write Intriguing Stories

    A book’s success greatly depends on the author’s ability to create intrigue and creating intrigue can be difficult.
    In today’s episode, I am sharing 4 tips to help you write intriguing stories. We are covering why creating intrigue is important, how to be specific without giving everything away, how inconsistencies and confusion create weak stories, and why you need to follow rules even when creating intrigue. 
    Thank you so much for listening! I’d love to connect on Instagram @ariellehadfield.authorcoach with any questions or feedback! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please LIKE & SHARE with others. See you next week! 
    Show Notes: https://www.ariellehadfieldcoaching.com/2022/11/episode-24-how-to-write-intriguing-stories/
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    • 8 min
    Writing Women Respectfully Part 3: How to Write a Powerful Female Villain

    Writing Women Respectfully Part 3: How to Write a Powerful Female Villain

    Are you writing a book with a female villain? That’s so exciting! Female leads, especially villains, make for great books if done correctly. Today, I am sharing tips for how to avoid having your female lead fall flat.
    In this episode, we are covering what rules to follow in order to write powerful female villains, what motivations to avoid for your character, and how to avoid disappointing your reader with an anti-climactic ending when writing a female villain.
    Thank you so much for listening! I’d love to connect on Instagram @ariellehadfield.authorcoach with any questions or feedback! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please LIKE & SHARE with others. See you next week! 
    Show Notes: https://www.ariellehadfieldcoaching.com/2022/10/episode-23-writing-women-respectfully-part-3-how-to-write-a-powerful-female-villain/
    Sign up for a Coaching Call with Arielle!
    Join Real Talk here

    • 10 min
    How to Start Your Novel

    How to Start Your Novel

    Do you have a great idea for a story but aren’t sure how to start? Oftentimes, we get an idea for the climax of a book but don’t know what to write in the first few chapters.
    In this episode, we are talking all about what to write at the beginning of your story. I am sharing 3 tips to figure out how to start your novel, why it’s important to know your character’s goals when you write the first few chapters, and examples of great beginnings for you to reference when thinking of what to write.
    Thank you so much for listening!  I’d love to connect on Instagram @ariellehadfield.authorcoach with any questions or feedback! If you enjoyed today’s episode, please LIKE & SHARE with others. See you next week! 
    Show Notes: https://www.ariellehadfieldcoaching.com/2022/10/episode-22-how-to-start-your-novel/ 
    Sign up for a Coaching Call with Arielle!
    Join Real Talk here

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

JacqlinG42 ,

Amazing!

Arielle has transformed my writing with her podcast alone— don’t even get me started on her group program! 💛🙌🏼👍🏼

Ish1126 ,

Help without hyperbole

Arielle doesn’t make unrealistic comparisons or set up her advice with things that only a few people she knows happen to struggle with. I’m a traditionally-published author and each episode is still thought-provoking and educational.

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