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Creative and Business Goals for 2018

Creative and Business Goals for 2018

I have something I need to confess and it’s embarrassing, considering my coaching background. It wasn’t until October 2017 that I set and shared goals for my writing and coaching business. In 2018, I’ve decided to treat my writing, both fiction and non-fiction as a business. Without further adieu, here are my creative and business goals for 2018.

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Plot and Story Structure: The Story Hook

Plot and Story Structure: The Story Hook

So, how do you start a story? How do you hook the reader from the very first page? In the literary world, there is a lot of talk about how to write an inciting first line or paragraph. There’s a step you need to take before you put pen to paper. This step is outlining your story and structuring it in such a way that hooks the reader. And, how do you achieve this? By creating an irresistible story hook.

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What is Three Act Structure?

What is Three Act Structure?

So, you’ve got a story idea that you can’t wait to write and you’re wondering; how do you write a good story? Is there a structure you should follow as you write a novel? There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to writing a novel. If you’re just starting out, then I recommend using Three Act Structure. This type of story structure is a writing tool used by screenwriters. It was studying the craft of writing for screen, which I was introduced to the concept of structuring a story.

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Behind the Scenes Podcast Diary: Revision is My New Reality

Behind the Scenes Podcast Diary: Revision is My New Reality

I’m going to keep this behind the scenes podcast diary short and sweet and just stick to all things writing, revision, and book related. So, this week, revision became my new reality. I stuck to my goals to revise Immunity and overcame a revision obstacle. Do you struggle with revision? Do you sometimes face a revision obstacle that seems difficult to overcome? If so, then this podcast diary is for you.

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Plotting vs Pantsing: How to Decide Whether to Plot or Pants Your Novel

Plotting vs Pantsing: How to Decide Whether to Plot or Pants Your Novel

Are you struggling to decide whether you should plot or pants your novel? If you’ve been a writer for longer than a quick minute, then you already know the debate between plotting vs pantsing is fierce. Before you decide whether to plot or pants your novel, you need to consider how you learn. It’s important to understand why these options for work for some writers and not others. If you’ve ever wondered, how to decide whether to plot or pants your novel, then this is for you.

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Behind the Scenes Diary: Writing Goals for October 2017

Behind the Scenes Diary: Writing Goals for October 2017

Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in my productivity as a writer since I returned from my wedding in Australia. I’m becoming less and less productive. The reason for the decline in my productivity is simple. I’ve dropped a few great habits that served me well in the first half of the year.For the sake of productivity and developing great habits, today I’m going to share with you my writing goals for October.

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Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Writing Multiple Novels at Once

Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Writing Multiple Novels at Once

Have you ever wonder how to some authors seem to have a knack for writing multiple novels at once? Well, I have a confession to make. I am one of those crazy writers. It’s not uncommon for me to have multiple projects on the go. In this blog post, I’m going to share with you my successes and failures, and I manage writing multiple novels at once.

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Should you write a novel in 30 days?

Should you write a novel in 30 days?

This week I performed the first ever read through of my prequel novel. And, let’s just say there are some great scenes in the novel and some not so great scenes. Unfortunately, there are a lot of the not so great variety. This realisation leads me to pose an important question. Should you write a novel in 30 days? Or, in my case three days of outlining and eighteen days of writing.

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I’m Amelia. I’m the author of the soon to be published James Lalonde Thriller Novels. And, I’m a book coach. I help aspiring authors just like you to write and market their books so that they can, create their dream business, build their author platform, and be creatively independent. Right now, I’m editing my soon to be published thriller novels, Immunity and Silence.

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I’m currently outlining the story for an Action-Adventure Thriller Novella titled Missing featuring James Lalonde and a new character, Elizabeth James. I’m considering creating a series with her in the future. This book will be exclusive to readers of my website and will be available on Amazon for $2.99 (USD).

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Both Immunity and Silence are in the revision process and being prepared for a professional edit before publishing. These books have brand new covers, which now reflect the series.

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