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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S16:E1: Top 10 Writing Posts of 2023

Before we say goodbye to the old year, let’s take a look at what were, according to your pageviews, my top 10 writing posts of 2023.

Ep. 648: My Top Books of 2023

Check out some of my favorite books from 2023 in three categories: Fiction, Writing How-To, and General Non-Fiction.

Ep. 646: How to Market a Book: 6 Steps From a Full-Time Author

Knowing how to market a book starts with identifying your personal marketing ethos. After that, take these six steps to connect with readers.

Ep. 645: 14 Do’s and Don’ts of Time Management for Writers (from a Recovering Over-Achiever)

Time management for writers starts with practical steps for aligning your daily schedule to your vision for your writing life.

Ep. 644: “There and Back Again”: The Lord of the Rings and the Power of Despair in Fiction

To create fiction that offers life-changing hope, authors must be willing to also embrace the power of despair in fiction. Here are 5 tips.

Ep. 643: How to Use Archetypes in a Series

Consider the following four approaches to how to use archetypes in a series so you can determine which feels most resonant for your story.

Ep. 642: How Meditation Can Inspire Your Next Story

Whether you’re using a guided approach or just freewheeling, here are five ideas for how meditation can inspire your next story idea.

Ep. 641: Announcing Archetypal Character Guided Meditations! (+Giveaway)

Based on six transformational character arcs, these Archetypal Character Guided Meditations will help writers brainstorm even better stories.

Ep. 640: What Are Antagonistic Proxies? And How Can They Help Your Story?

Here are four tips for how to use antagonistic proxies to your advantage, depending on your story’s needs, without complicating your story.

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