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Helping Writers Become Authors

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Rank #62 in Literature category

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Literature
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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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Highly useful

By wfhack0 - Jun 07 2019
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I’ve listened to almost all of them and always find something useful to take away from each. A great resource for writers.

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!

iTunes Ratings

310 Ratings
Average Ratings
269
21
9
6
5

Highly useful

By wfhack0 - Jun 07 2019
Read more
I’ve listened to almost all of them and always find something useful to take away from each. A great resource for writers.

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!
Cover image of Helping Writers Become Authors

Helping Writers Become Authors

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #62 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: 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 #2: Top 10 Sentence Slip-Ups

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Authors should learn to spot the most prevalent sentence slips-ups and know when to eliminate them from their stories.
Mar 17 2013
10 mins
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Rank #3: Frequently Asked Questions About Scene Structure

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At first blush, scene structure can be a subject that takes a while to fully grasp and, as a result, can spawn all kinds of questions.
Feb 24 2013
7 mins
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Rank #4: Why Self-Conscious Writers Are Doomed

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Aside from the general worries that our storycraft isn't good enough, authors are also usually on the verge of freaking out about what people are going to think about us.
May 20 2012
6 mins
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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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
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Rank #8: Novel Research: 12 Ways to Ace Your Book

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Turns out accuracy isn't what's most important in your novel research. Instead, use these twelve steps to entrance readers with your story's authenticity.
Apr 10 2016
18 mins
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Rank #9: Ep. 462: 5 Ways to Use Theme to Create Character Arc (and Vice Versa)

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One of the best ways to approach the complex topic of theme is through the realization that you can use theme to create character arc--and vice versa.
Apr 01 2019
18 mins
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Rank #10: Ep. 438: 4 Steps for How to Turn an Idea Into a Story That Rocks

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Find out how to set up personal systems within your creative discipline to help you turn an idea into a story that rocks.
Jul 23 2018
17 mins
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Rank #11: Crafting Stunning Character Arcs, Pt. 2: The Lie Your Character Believes

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Out of resistance comes conflict; out of conflict comes plot. This is the first of many ways in which plot and character arcs are inextricable.
Feb 16 2014
10 mins
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Rank #12: 4 Ways to Write a Likable Protagonist at the Start of His Character Arc

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How can writers create instantly likable protagonists when the characters have to start their arcs as less-than-perfect people?
Jul 26 2015
12 mins
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Rank #13: Variations on the Sequel

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To help you realize the possibilities of the sequel, let's take a look at some of the common variations we find.
Feb 17 2013
9 mins
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Rank #14: The Great Novel-Writing Checklist

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The 5 items on this novel-writing checklist will impact every page. Whether you're writing or revising, make sure all your story's pieces are in place.
Oct 30 2017
17 mins
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Rank #15: 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 #16: How to Know When to Write The End

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Unsure whether you've reached your story's end? Answer these five questions to find exactly when to write the end to your story.
Mar 27 2016
11 mins
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Rank #17: Start Your Outline With These 4 Questions (How to Outline for NaNoWriMo, Pt. 2)

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Where do you start your outline? Right here! Use these these four questions to discover the big-picture skeleton of your story.
Oct 10 2016
20 mins
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Rank #18: 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 #19: Variations on the Scene

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The great thing about structure is that it provides a solid framework for your story, while still presenting endless possibilities.
Jan 13 2013
10 mins
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Rank #20: 3 Ways to Make Writing Your Novel Easier

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As much as writers relish the challenges writing offers, most of you love the idea of finding a way to make writing your novel easier. Discover three tips!
Jun 28 2015
12 mins
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