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. 641: Announcing Archetypal Character Guided Meditations! (+Giveaway)
Based on six transformational character arcs, these Archetypal Character Guided Meditations will help writers brainstorm even better stories.
Ep. 640: What Are Antagonistic Proxies? And How Can They Help Your Story?
Here are four tips for how to use antagonistic proxies to your advantage, depending on your story's needs, without complicating your story.
Ep. 639: Where Should You Start Plotting Your Story?
An overview of the main concerns when deciding where to start plotting a story, depending on where it makes the most sense for you.
Ep. 638: Hot Tip for Character Relationships: The Relationship IS a Character
One of the best tricks for writing memorable character relationships is to think of each relationship as an entity of its own. Here's how.
Ep. 637: How to Rediscover the Joy of Writing
What happens when you lose the joy? Learn how to rediscover the joy of writing you experienced way back at the beginning of your journey,
What Are Plot Devices? (Why You Should Be Cautious)
Learning how to identify plot devices and fully support them on every page of your story is a huge step toward writing cohesive and resonant fiction.
Brilliant, concise and constructive
Love this podcast, such a smart and simple analysis of story and character which is beneficial for any budding writers.
Really accessible and useful tips for writers
I am a total novice, just finished draft 1 of book 1, and I am so glad I found this podcast because it’s so helpful.