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Helping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a book and edit it into a story agents will buy and readers will love. (Music intro by Kevin MacLeod.)

Helping Writers Become Authors K.M. Weiland

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Helping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a book and edit it into a story agents will buy and readers will love. (Music intro by Kevin MacLeod.)

    Ep. 494: Thoughts on How to Be Critical of Stories in a Way That Makes a Difference

    Ep. 494: Thoughts on How to Be Critical of Stories in a Way That Makes a Difference

    Learn how to be critical of stories in a way that turns the potential for negativity into a positive force that drives your own creativity.

    • 17 min
    Ep. 493: 6 Steps to Create Realistic (and Powerful) Scene Dilemmas

    Ep. 493: 6 Steps to Create Realistic (and Powerful) Scene Dilemmas

    Of all the many aspects of scene structure, scene dilemmas are among the most powerful but also the most overlooked. Here are six steps to acing yours.

    • 16 min
    Ep. 492: 2 Different Types of the Lie Your Character Believes

    Ep. 492: 2 Different Types of the Lie Your Character Believes

    Learn how to recognize the difference in the types of the Lie Your Character Believes,so you can choose which is right for your story.

    • 18 min
    Ep. 491: 3 Life-Changing Rules for Finding More Writing Inspiration This Year

    Ep. 491: 3 Life-Changing Rules for Finding More Writing Inspiration This Year

    Three ideas for building a foundation that will protect and nurture your creative health and your writing inspiration as you enter this new decade.

    • 23 min
    Ep. 490: My Top Books of 2019

    Ep. 490: My Top Books of 2019

    Check out my list of the top books of 2019 in three categories: Fiction, Writing How-To, and General Non-Fiction.

    • 14 min
    Ep. 489: Critique: Supporting Characters and Theme: 6 Important Questions to Ask About Your Story

    Ep. 489: Critique: Supporting Characters and Theme: 6 Important Questions to Ask About Your Story

    Learn about the important correlation between supporting characters and theme. Here are 6 ways to spot and take advantage of opportunities.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

ElisaP76 ,

So many reasons to subscribe...

I love this podcast for a lot of reasons. I like how KM Weiland breaks down the info into clear segments, and how she doesn't dawdle around but goes straight to the point. I like how she punctuates each segment with concrete examples in popular culture, making it easy to reference and understand. I like that the information is practical, making it more tangible for me to use. The subjects and explanations are the here and now of writing, things that are actual concerns when facing the craft. Thanks so much, miss Weiland! Highly recommend!

EV Mac ,

Brilliant

Episodes in this podcast are to the point and with clarity that I have struggled to find elsewhere. It addresses process, style, ... all of those things that can get in our way. Love it.

Linda Z 🇨🇦 ,

Surprised!

At how much I needed to hear the episode that I just listened to. Not because I know everything, on the contrary I am a beginner in so many ways. I tend to listen to KMW podcasts based on title, what happens to peak my interest and need. Then I usually end up listening to everything else that showed up in her cue. Thankyou KMW for your candid sharing, and insightful tips that stir up a hunger in me to improve and move forward against the resistance inside and out.
Linda Z 🇨🇦

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