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Helping Writers Become Authors

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Rank #94 in Literature category

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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.)

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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.)

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How to use your outline-fantastic!!

By Jenn Adele - Apr 26 2019
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I LOVED this explanation and guide to using an outline! Thank you for sharing!

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By codysean - Mar 15 2019
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Best writing podcast after Brad Reed. The host talks a bit too slow

iTunes Ratings

297 Ratings
Average Ratings
260
19
8
6
4

How to use your outline-fantastic!!

By Jenn Adele - Apr 26 2019
Read more

I LOVED this explanation and guide to using an outline! Thank you for sharing!

Good

By codysean - Mar 15 2019
Read more

Best writing podcast after Brad Reed. The host talks a bit too slow

Cover image of Helping Writers Become Authors

Helping Writers Become Authors

Updated 25 days ago

Rank #94 in Literature category

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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.)

Rank #1: Most Common Mistakes Series: Does Your Character Lack Purpose?

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The result of any of these purpose-sapping boredom causers will be treacle-slow scenes that fail to move the plot forward - and probably don't do much to advance character either.

Sep 02 2012
5 mins
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Rank #2: 3 Signs You Should Give Up on Your Story

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Three reasons why you should perhaps give up on your story.

Oct 27 2013
9 mins
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Rank #3: 10 Excuses for Not Writing - and How to Smash Them

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Consider some of our most common writing excuses, when they're true, when they're not, and how to get past them.

Sep 09 2012
8 mins
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Rank #4: 6 Tips to Help You Finish Your Book

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Many obstacles can get in your way as you try to finish your book. Here are six tips you you can use to identify and fix the problems standing in your way.

May 01 2016
19 mins
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Rank #5: What's Your Writing Personality?

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A quick look at all four personalities to help writers identify into which categories they prominently fall and how to make the most of them.

Oct 14 2012
12 mins
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Rank #6: Have You Chosen the Wrong Tone for Your Story?

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The tone you choose for your story can make or break your book. It will affect every single page you write. Tone guides readers in figuring how they are supposed to view a story.

Aug 25 2013
6 mins
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Rank #7: The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 12: Your Questions Answered

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I asked those of you who follow me on Facebook and Twitter for story-structure questions you'd like me to address before I wrap up the series.

May 13 2012
10 mins
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Rank #8: How to Create Awesome Scene Arcs That Surprise Readers

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You can write perfectly structured scenes, but if they lack emotional arcs, they will still fall flat. Learn three ways to write powerful scene arcs.

Feb 28 2016
12 mins
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Rank #9: How to Plot a Book: Start With the Antagonist

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Struggling to plot your book? Good things happen when you focus on figuring out how to plot your book by first examining your antagonist's goals.

Jun 20 2016
17 mins
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Rank #10: 6 Ways to Pull off Dual Timelines in Your Novel

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Some stories are so complicated they require not just one, but two timelines to tell everything.

Aug 12 2012
6 mins
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Rank #11: 6 Must-Know Tricks for Getting to Know Your Characters

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Writers have to know their characters down to their cores and understand how to flesh them out in the pages of their books.

Aug 18 2013
10 mins
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Rank #12: The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 10: The Climax

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The climax of a story should have readers on the edges of their seats. They should be breathless, tense, and curious to the point of bursting.

Apr 29 2012
10 mins
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Rank #13: Crafting Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 1: Can You Structure Character?

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Although the variations of character arcs are as endless as the vagaries of human nature, we can narrow character arcs down to three basic types, with a few primary variations upon each.

Feb 09 2014
8 mins
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Rank #14: How You May Be Killing Your Story's Tension

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Tension is the threat of conflict. It's conflict's calmer - but no less potent - cousin.

Aug 05 2012
6 mins
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Rank #15: The 5 Secrets of Good Storytelling (That Writers Forget All the Time)

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Discover the five most important secrets of good storytelling--which also happen to be the five most common problems in modern books and movies.

Jan 08 2018
18 mins
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Rank #16: 5 Ways to Write a Killer Plot Twist

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Plot twists can bring a whole new dimension to your story. But done with less finesse than not, they can also submarine the whole thing.

Jul 28 2013
7 mins
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Rank #17: The #1 Way to Write Intense Story Conflict

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To reach your goal of writing gripping and intense story conflict, you must first learn how to make that conflict matter to readers. Here's how!

Dec 19 2016
13 mins
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Rank #18: Talent vs. Learning: Do You Have to Be Born a Writer?

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What if the dream of becoming a bestselling author is something within the reach of anyone willing to do a little hard work?

Jul 08 2012
5 mins
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Rank #19: Why Your Character's Goal Needs to Be 1 of These 5 Things

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Even if your character's goal only falls into one of these categories, you'll be able to verify you've created a deeply realistic story, one that will resonate on a primal level with readers everywhere.

Oct 26 2014
10 mins
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Rank #20: How to Study Plot and Character in Your Favorite Stories: 5 Easy Steps

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Here's an actionable five-step plan for going beyond simply being a reader and instead learning how to study plot and character in your favorite stories.

Dec 28 2015
12 mins
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