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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

linlysaa ,

Super helpful and motivational

The tips she gives always makes sense and help me drive my story forward. As this is my first time writing a novel, I find all her advise and points to be good and helpful. They often make me more motivated to write

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