How to flesh out a story idea into a synopsis (part two)

So, you’ve created an idea for your story that you can’t wait to write. But, you’re feeling stuck and don’t know how to flesh out a story idea. It’s at this point that you start to realise that writing a novel is a much harder task then you first imagined. This realisation is perfectly normal. It’s the result of focusing on a grand goal instead of the next step along the path. And, this is exactly what you need to do when you flesh out a story idea. You need to focus on the next step, not writing the first chapter of your book or even creating an outline for your novel. Before you start planning or writing by the seat of your pants, you need to flesh out your story idea into a synopsis.

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Are you setting the right book marketing goal as a new author?

So, you’ve been clicking refresh on your book sales report page, as the minute’s tick by a simple account practice has become a form of torture. When you imaged the launch of your first book, you didn’t imagine struggling to make sales. You imagined the opposite scenario. If this is something you can relate too then, I have an important question for you. Are you setting the right book marketing goal as a new author?

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The Coelho Medallion | A Spoiler Free Review

As I look back on my GoodReads account, it has been almost two months since I finished reading the Coelho Medallion and, I can still remember the story of this debut thriller novel by Sci-Fi Author Kevin Tumlinson. I have to admit sometimes it is a bit of a struggle to remember a story eight weeks later. So, it’s either a sign of old age or a sign of a great story. In this case, it’s a great story.

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A Writer Travels: Life Lessons Learned While Travelling

It's been way too long since my last update. Why have I been so quiet? I've been busy working on exciting projects as well as travelling to Australia and France, but I'll get to my travel adventures later.   Exciting New Projects I'm currently revising Immunity...
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What brings you here, today?

What brings you here, today?

Introducing… James Lalonde

James Lalonde is a bit of a cliche.
Imagine a french accent with a hint of arrogance,
a dash of sarcasm, and a strong personality.


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About the Author



I’m Amelia Hay. I write under the pen name A D Hay.


I’m the author of the soon to be published, James Lalonde Thriller Novels and I’m the coach for aspiring authors.


I help aspiring authors just like you, to write, brand and market their books, so they can create their dream business, build their author platform, and be creatively independent.

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