300 episodes

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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    • 4.8, 506 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. 507: Editing Your Novel Q&A

    Ep. 507: Editing Your Novel Q&A

    Have questions about editing your novel? The best way to find good answers is to ask good questions. Here are eight excellent questions about editing.

    • 15 min
    Ep. 506: Creativity vs. Distraction: 13 Tips for Writers in the Age of the Internet

    Ep. 506: Creativity vs. Distraction: 13 Tips for Writers in the Age of the Internet

    Controlling and cutting down on distraction is the first step in reclaiming our full creative capacity. Here are 13 tips to get started!

    • 21 min
    Ep. 505: 7 Possible Hooks for Your Opening Chapter

    Ep. 505: 7 Possible Hooks for Your Opening Chapter

    In order to grab readers, you'll need to consider several specific types of hooks for your opening chapter. You may want to use one--or all of them.

    • 16 min
    Ep. 505: 15 Productive Tasks You Can Still Do Even When You Don't Feel Like Writing

    Ep. 505: 15 Productive Tasks You Can Still Do Even When You Don't Feel Like Writing

    If you find you don't feel like writing right now, here's a list of 15 important writing tasks you may be more in the mood for.

    • 17 min
    Ep. 503: 4 Ways Writing Improves Your Relationship With Yourself

    Ep. 503: 4 Ways Writing Improves Your Relationship With Yourself

    The more you learn to listen to the self that appears on the page, the more writing improves your relationship with yourself in an ever-deepening journey.

    • 16 min
    Ep. 502: How to Get Some Writing Done: Discipline vs. Enthusiasm

    Ep. 502: How to Get Some Writing Done: Discipline vs. Enthusiasm

    Sometimes the hardest part of getting some writing done is just... doing it. Here are 10 tips for cultivating discipline and renewing enthusiasm.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
506 Ratings

506 Ratings

RoseB43 ,

Excellent content

I love this podcast. K.M. is engaging and provides very helpful information and examples on how to improve your writing. I’ve learned so much from listening and applying the skills to my writing. I also am reading some of her books and am now part of her online community. I highly recommend giving this podcast a listen.

Annamdvs ,

Always helpful

I found this several weeks ago and have been working my way through past episodes. I find her descriptions both broad enough to apply to lots of circumstances, but also specific and concrete enough to be very helpful. I have found several things that I was not even sure I was stuck on, and her podcasts pointed in me in ways beyond the obstacle. I find her both very accessible and personable, but also to the point, compared to some of the other writing podcasts I've found. Great job, Ms Weiland! Thanks and keep up the good work!

Coolmono ,

Very helpful and informative!!

I really like this podcast! It helps keep me focused on writing, and provides excellent content. Thank you!

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