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Helping Writers Become Authors

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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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Great resource with immediate application.

By Kristy Horine - Aug 05 2019
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I am so thankful for this resource. KM is intelligent and articulates ideas well. I appreciate the practical applications as well as the real-life examples so I can see how the concepts work in real literature and movies. Nicely done!

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

342 Ratings
Average Ratings
295
23
10
9
5

Great resource with immediate application.

By Kristy Horine - Aug 05 2019
Read more
I am so thankful for this resource. KM is intelligent and articulates ideas well. I appreciate the practical applications as well as the real-life examples so I can see how the concepts work in real literature and movies. Nicely done!

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!
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Helping Writers Become Authors

Updated 8 days ago

Rank #162 in Arts 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: Ep. 474: Learn 5 Types of Character Arc at a Glance, Pt. 2: The 3 Negative Arcs

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Writing a tragedy or dark story? Here is a beat-by-beat look at the three Negative Arcs--the Disillusionment Arc, the Fall Arc, and the Corruption Arc.
Aug 05 2019
19 mins
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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: Everything You Need to Know About Writing a 3rd-Person POV

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Third-person POV is one of the most flexible and powerful points of view in fiction. Learn to master it--especially deep third--with these four tips.
Apr 17 2016
18 mins
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Rank #5: Ep. 473: Learn 5 Types of Character Arc at a Glance, Pt. 1: The 2 Heroic Arcs

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Learn the five primary types of character arc. This two-part series starts with a beat-by-beat view of the heroic arcs: Positive-Change Arc and Flat Arc.
Jul 29 2019
18 mins
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Rank #6: 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 #7: 5 Secrets of Complex Supporting Characters

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All you need to create complex supporting characters are the answers to these five important questions about each of your minor characters.
Jun 27 2016
13 mins
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Rank #8: How to Write Faster (and Why Maybe You Shouldn't)

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First, I'll show you three steps to mastering a killer skill (namely, how to write faster)--and then I'm going to tell you why maybe you shouldn't use it.
May 15 2016
16 mins
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Rank #9: Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 31: One-Dimensional Conflict

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Conflict is an essential ingredients of fiction. But one-dimensional conflict is not enough to plumb the depths of a story's potential. Find out why!
Jul 06 2014
7 mins
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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 10 Questions Your Readers Shouldn't Have to Ask

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Be wary of creating the kind of suspense that has readers floundering to understand the basics of your scene, rather than forging ahead with definite and pressing questions.
Jul 15 2012
6 mins
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Rank #12: 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 #13: You've Been Writing Sentences Wrong All Your Life! Find Out Why

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If you're not looking past sheer utilitarianism and exploring your sentences' full potential for hooking, guiding, and fulfilling readers, then you've got a whole new world to explore!
Sep 21 2014
7 mins
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Rank #14: Your Ultimate First Chapter Checklist, Pt. 1: Hooking Readers

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Here is a first chapter checklist to help you provide the setup for a solid story and pique the curiosity of your readers with amazing hooks.
Apr 09 2018
12 mins
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Rank #15: Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 32: Boring Opening Lines

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Consider some standard types of boring opening lines and what you can do to flip them around into something fascinating.
Aug 03 2014
8 mins
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Rank #16: Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 48: No Conflict Between Characters

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Are you characters happy? They shouldn't be! Learn to tackle this common writing mistake caused by lack of interpersonal conflict.
Feb 01 2016
7 mins
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Rank #17: 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 #18: 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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Rank #19: How to Figure Out WHAT Your Character's Arc Should Be

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Choosing your character's arc is every bit as important a decision as choosing the right plot.
Aug 10 2014
8 mins
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Rank #20: Don't Know Your Story's Theme? Take a Look at Your Character's Arc

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Take a moment to consider your story's theme. Does it leap right out at you? Or do you have to do a little digging?
Nov 16 2014
9 mins
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