Paul’s Podcast Diary (Saturday 24th March, 2018)

Paul Teague authorWelcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 24th March, 2018.

This diary charts my self-publishing journey – the ups the downs, the successes and the failures.

Everything goes into this diary, week-by-week, but you'll also find it a source of great tips, resources, tools, podcast recommendations and so on.

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This Week's Talking Points

1) Phase 6 was published on 23rd April – it's also the first time I've published a paperback through the KDP Select dashboard – it's good!

2) What I've concluded so far by reading other best-selling thrillers:

  • 20 word elevator pitch … if it can’t be summarised in a compelling way prior to writing, don’t start
  • Keep it simple – it doesn’t have to be complicted
  • Add more description – but don’t write literary fiction
  • Create great characters
  • Base around a compelling event or theme – cabin oin a boat, kidnapped baby
  • No explicit sex scenes

3) Some photos of mt Scottish trip on which I recorded videos of locations used in my thriller Burden of Guilt:

4) From Twitter …

This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update:

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Coming up on Self-Publishing Journeys ...

[July 2] Episode 118: Wendy Jones/Scottish Crime Writer Find out more

[August 6th] Episode 119: Debbie Young/Cosy Crime Writer & ALLi blog editor Find out more

[Sept 3rd] Episode 120: Peter Mortimer/Poet, Playwright, Author & Publisher Find out more

Podcast diaries continue weekly over summer, interviews resume regularly with episode 241 on Monday 1st October 2018

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