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.)

All Episodes

S16:E10: Checklist for Beginning Your Story: Introducing Your Characters

Master the art of introducing your characters in your first chapter. Learn to hook readers and lay the foundation for character development.

S16:E9: Announcing the Shadow Archetypes Course! (+Giveaway)

Discover the power of shadow archetypes in character development. Join the Shadow Archetypes course to write stories of depth and complexity.

S16:E8: 6 Tips to Write Deeply Emotional Fiction

Learn the art of writing deeply emotional fiction. Discover six tools to infuse stories with emotional resonance that lingers for readers.

S16:E7: How to Use Antagonists in Your Story: The Right Way and the Wrong Way

Learn how to use antagonists to create unforgettable plots. Strengthen narratives and build your characters’ journey with this skill.

S16:E6: Writing 101: A Comprehensive Guide to Backstory

Use this essential guide to backstory to share the history of your characters and story world with your audience at just the right moments.

S16:E5: Burned Out on the Business of Writing? 6 Insights to Rediscover Joy and Passion in Your Work

Learn how to regain a sense of creative fulfillment in the business of writing and get tips for managing the pressures of marketing fiction.

S16:E4: 5 Reasons Marketing Is Hard for Writers

Five reasons marketing is hard for writers and how to flip your mindset to embrace marketing and business as tremendous opportunities.

S16:E3: Writing Multiple Plotlines: Everything You Need to Know

Writing multiple plotlines in your fiction doesn’t have to be hard. Learn to navigate the intricacies while balancing the pros and cons.

S16:E2: Lessons From 2023: 5 Reflections on “Flat Arc” Periods

Turns out my personal experiences this year perfectly represent what I want to say about the importance of Flat Arcs in character development.

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