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. 531: 3 Character Arcs in the Karpman Drama Triangle
Pairing the Karpman Drama Triangle and the Empowerment Triangle offers a fantastic tool for creating archetypally solid character arcs.
Ep. 530: 7 Writing Lessons Learned in 2020
Seven writing lessons to inspire, ground, and encourage you in moving forward into the wide new frontier of 2021.
Ep. 529: What Is Dreamzoning? (7 Steps to Finding New Story Ideas)
Every writer knows about daydreaming. But what about dreamzoning? How can it help you cultivate inspiration for your storytelling?
Ep. 528: 7 Steps to Stop Overthinking Your Writing
The problem of overthinking your writing is really part of the larger challenge of learning how to live a truly creative lifestyle.
Ep. 527: 5 Questions About Scene Sequences
Scene sequences bring together a series of individual scenes into a distinct narrative section, united by focus, location, and/or theme.
Ep. 526: Are You Growing as a Writer? (Here's the Only Way to Tell)
Growing as a writer is not merely about mastering a skill, but also, and more pertinently, about our growth as human beings.
Writer aspiring to become an author
I am actually already a published author of non-fiction books, but now I want to try my hand at writing a novel. K.M. Weiland’s pod is an absolutely amazing treasure trove of insights and tips on craft for aspiring fiction authors like me. I have found nothing like this. Thanks K.M.!