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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. 536: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 3: The Hero Arc

    Ep. 536: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 3: The Hero Arc

    The Hero Arc is the story of the conquering champion--the ingenuous but perhaps immodest youth setting out to do a great deed.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 535: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 2: The Maiden Arc

    Ep. 535: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 2: The Maiden Arc

    As the "youngest" of the archetypal character arcs, the Maiden Arc represents the quintessential coming-of-age story.

    • 30 min
    Ep. 534: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 1: A New Series

    Ep. 534: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 1: A New Series

    For a writer, one of the most exciting explorations of archetype can be found within specific archetypal character arcs--or journeys.

    • 20 min
    Ep. 533: An Introduction to Archetypal Stories

    Ep. 533: An Introduction to Archetypal Stories

    Why are archetypal stories so important and what does this mean for you as a writer attempting to channel these deep patterns of existence?

    • 14 min
    Ep. 532: Story Theory and the Quest for Meaning

    Ep. 532: Story Theory and the Quest for Meaning

    It is not too simplistic or idealistic a statement to say that storytelling--and therefore story theory--is a quest for meaning.

    • 11 min
    Ep. 531: 3 Character Arcs in the Karpman Drama Triangle

    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.

    • 15 min

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657 Ratings

657 Ratings

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I love Weiland’s podcast. She does a great job giving best practice tips along with fantastic examples that have really given me a lot to think about and apply in my own writing.

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