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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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    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

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. 543: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 10: The Hero’s Shadow Archetypes

    Ep. 543: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 10: The Hero’s Shadow Archetypes

    The Hero’s shadow archetypes of Coward and Bully are especially important (and cautionary) due to the pervasiveness of the Hero’s Journey.

    • 20 min
    Ep. 542: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 9: The Maiden’s Shadow Archetypes

    Ep. 542: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 9: The Maiden’s Shadow Archetypes

    Out of fear and egoism, the Maiden's shadow archetypes would prevent her from embracing a new perspective and completing her journey.

    • 21 min
    Ep. 541: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 8: Introduction to the 12 Shadow Archetypes

    Ep. 541: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 8: Introduction to the 12 Shadow Archetypes

    Each positive character archetype inherently represents a struggle with related shadow archetypes--one passive and one aggressive.

    • 15 min
    Ep. 540: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 7: The Mage Arc

    Ep. 540: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 7: The Mage Arc

    The powerful and mysterious Mage Arc--the final archetypal character arc--turns its attention to questions of power and surrender.

    • 23 min
    Ep. 539: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 6: The Crone Arc

    Ep. 539: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 6: The Crone Arc

    The Crone Arc begins the final act of the “life arcs” by presenting an inevitable and imperative Underworld Journey.

    • 31 min
    Ep. 538: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 5: The King Arc

    Ep. 538: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 5: The King Arc

    Although the plot in a King Arc can be absolutely epic, it is a fundamentally spiritual arc--more so than any that have preceded it.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

ski bunni ,

Useful for writers

This is one of the most helpful writing podcasts around - and I’ve listened to lots!

rfpnk ,

Make no mistake...

...she knows what she’s talking about. And she knows how to explain it. Clear, generous, inexhaustibly helpful. If you write, listen to this. Best writing podcast.

Emmadhesi ,

A must have for improving your craft

K M Weiland's podcast and blog is an absolute must for anyone looking to improve their writing craft. She delves deep into structure and plot, character and scenes, and in a contained digestible way. I appreciate that the episodes are not too long, it means I don’t feel overloaded with information.

I thoroughly recommend this podcast.

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