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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. 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
    Ep. 488: Critique: 10 Ways to Write a Better First Chapter Using Specific Word Choices

    Ep. 488: Critique: 10 Ways to Write a Better First Chapter Using Specific Word Choices

    Find out how choosing specific and appropriate words for your story can make all the difference in helping you write a better first chapter.

    • 18 min
    Ep. 487: How to Choose the Right Antagonist for Any Type of Story

    Ep. 487: How to Choose the Right Antagonist for Any Type of Story

    By figuring out how to choose the right antagonist, one whose plot actions are thematically-appropriate, you will all but guarantee a solid narrative.

    • 16 min

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