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Creating Character Arcs

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Powerful character arcs create powerful stories. Have you written a story with an exciting concept and interesting characters - but it just isn't grabbing the attention of readers or agents? It's time to look deeper into the story beats that create realistic and compelling character arcs. Internationally published, award-winning novelist K.M. Weiland shares her acclaimed method for achieving memorable and moving character arcs in every book you write. By applying the foundation of the three-act story structure and then delving even deeper into the psychology of realistic and dynamic human change, Weiland offers a beat-by-beat checklist of character arc guidelines that flexes to fit any type of story. This comprehensive book will teach you: How to determine which arc - positive, negative, or flat - is right for your character. Why you should never pit plot against character. Instead, learn how to blend story structure and character development. How to recognize and avoid the worst pitfalls of writing novels without character arcs. How to hack the secret to using overarching character arcs to create amazing trilogies and series. And much more! Gaining an understanding of how to write character arcs is a game-changing moment in any author's pursuit of the craft. Bring your characters to unforgettable and realistic life - and take your stories from good to great!

©2016 K.M. Weiland (P)2017 K.M. Weiland

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5 Secrets of Story Structure: How to Write a Novel That Stands Out

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Want to take your writing to the next level? Discover the “secrets” of story structure other authors are overlooking! If you’ve read or listened to all the books on story structure and concluded there has to be more to it than just three acts and a couple of plot points, then you’re absolutely right! It’s time to notch up your writing education from “basic” to “black belt”. Internationally published author K.M. Weiland shares five “secret” techniques of advanced story structure. In the multi-award-winning Structuring Your Novel, Weiland showed writers how to use a strong three-act structure to build a story with the greatest possible impact on readers. Now, it’s time to take that knowledge to the next level.  In this audiobook, you’ll learn: Why the inciting event isn’t what you’ve always thought it is What your key event is and how to stop putting it in the wrong scene How to identify your pinch points and why they can make the middle of your book easier to write How to create the perfect moment of truth to move your protagonist from reaction to action How to ace your story’s climactic moment, every single time And much more! By the time you’ve finished this quick listen, you’ll know more about story structure than the vast majority of aspiring authors will ever know - and you’ll be ready to write an amazing novel that stands above the crowd. Take the next step in your evolution as a writer!

©2016 K.M. Weiland (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: K.M. Weiland
Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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Conquering Writer's Block and Summoning Inspiration

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Position yourself to live an inspired life and send the dreaded writer's block packing. Inspiration is a slippery thing at the best of times. But as a writer, you can't afford to wait around on Madam Muse's goodwill. In this encouraging audiobook, award-winning author K.M. Weiland shows you how to nurture creativity and put it at your summons, rather than the other way around. After listening to this book, you will be able to: Build a lifestyle that encourages inspiration Say goodbye to destructive guilt over "wasting" time on creative endeavors Discover why inspiration isn't so much a feeling as an act of will Understand what to do when your best-laid writing plans go awry Use your non-writing time to boost your creative energy Apply specific tips to prevent and combat writer's block Instill habits for improving your efficiency and commitment as an author Nurture a lifestyle of creativity that will keep your fingers flying over the keyboard!

©2014 K.M. Weiland (P)2015 K.M. Weiland

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: K.M. Weiland
Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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