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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

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 702 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. 552: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 19: The Flat Archetype of the Ruler

    Ep. 552: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 19: The Flat Archetype of the Ruler

    The Flat archetype of the Ruler represents the potential period in a person’s life in which he or she is in a position of leadership.

    • 14 min
    Ep. 551: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 18: The Flat Archetype of the Parent

    Ep. 551: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 18: The Flat Archetype of the Parent

    We don’t often think of the Flat archetype of the Parent with the same enthusiasm as we do the Hero. And yet they are intrinsically linked.

    • 14 min
    Ep. 550: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 17: The Flat Archetype of the Lover

    Ep. 550: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 17: The Flat Archetype of the Lover

    A deeply nuanced archetype that evolves with us for most of our lives, the Flat archetype of the Lover is inherent and integral.

    • 15 min
    Ep. 549: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 16: The Flat Archetype of the Child

    Ep. 549: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 16: The Flat Archetype of the Child

    The archetype of the Child is necessarily an archetype of deep vulnerability and surprisingly powerful impact upon other characters.

    • 15 min
    Ep. 548: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 15: Introduction to the 6 Flat Archetypes

    Ep. 548: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 15: Introduction to the 6 Flat Archetypes

    Flat archetypes are often seen teaching other characters some of the same lessons they just learned in their own previously completed arcs.

    • 15 min
    Ep. 547: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 14: The Mage’s Shadow Archetypes

    Ep. 547: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 14: The Mage’s Shadow Archetypes

    Will the character triumph--or succumb in the end to the powerful temptations of either of the Mage's shadow archetypes, the Miser or the Sorcerer?

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
702 Ratings

702 Ratings

biblioguy ,

Solid content, and lots of it

When you stumble on a podcast more than 500 episodes in, it's already going to be what it was meant to become. And you'll be coming into a conversation that's been going on for quite a while which challenges the listener to know where to begin.

In the case of this podcast it's a lovely and fascinating conversation, filled with great and inspiring ideas about writing.

K.M. Weiland's delivery has a nice, upbeat style that is easy to listen to. My only tiny quibble is that very few episodes go by where she doesn't mispronounce a word or two, even though she almost always uses that mispronounced word correctly (see interger and Patreon for two examples that immediately come to mind).

Fit at any age ,

Love this podcast

K.M. Weiland’s wisdom helps us grow as writers as well as humans. Highly recommended!

AllisonJHuffman1980 ,

Thank you!

Warning: This podcast inspires.

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