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

Ep. 511: How to Get Stuff Done as a Writer (or How This INTJ Leverages Her Te)

Sooner or later, procrastination is stumbling block for most of us. As an INTJ, here are my top four tips for how to get stuff done as a writer.

Ep. 510: The 3 Acts of a Writer’s Life–Or How Your Age Affects Your Writing

Writing looks a little different in every stage of a writer’s life. Here’s a look at the way your age affects your writing in the Three Acts of your life.

Ep. 509: Using All Four Cognitive Functions as a Writer

How to better understand the four cognitive functions as a writer by consciously developing them–Intuition, Sensing, Thinking, and Feeling.

Ep. 508: 11 Exercises to Enhance Your Visual Thinking

To help you improve your writing and storytelling, here are eleven exercises you can use to consciously access your visual thinking and creativity.

Ep. 507: Editing Your Novel Q&A

Have questions about editing your novel? The best way to find good answers is to ask good questions. Here are eight excellent questions about editing.

Ep. 506: Creativity vs. Distraction: 13 Tips for Writers in the Age of the Internet

Controlling and cutting down on distraction is the first step in reclaiming our full creative capacity. Here are 13 tips to get started!

Ep. 505: 7 Possible Hooks for Your Opening Chapter

In order to grab readers, you’ll need to consider several specific types of hooks for your opening chapter. You may want to use one–or all of them.

Ep. 505: 15 Productive Tasks You Can Still Do Even When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

If you find you don’t feel like writing right now, here’s a list of 15 important writing tasks you may be more in the mood for.

Ep. 503: 4 Ways Writing Improves Your Relationship With Yourself

The more you learn to listen to the self that appears on the page, the more writing improves your relationship with yourself in an ever-deepening journey.

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