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One of the subtlest ways to take your story to the next level is by applying a little dramatic irony. Learn how!

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/want-to-level-up-your-fiction-take-the-dramatic-irony-challenge/
One of the subtlest ways to take your story to the next level is by applying a little dramatic irony. Learn how!
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This week's video offers an important reminder about the single most important aspect of great supporting characters - and how you can put it to work in your own stories.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/revealed-the-secret-to-creating-unexpectedly-awesome-supporting-characters/
Offers an important reminder about the single most important aspect of great supporting characters - and how you can put it to work in your own stories.
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What's the problem with omniscient POV? Why are so many authors confused about it? And why are so many editors delivering digital hand slaps because of it?

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/omniscient-pov/
What's the problem with omniscient POV? Why are so many authors confused about it? And why are so many editors delivering digital hand slaps because of it?
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It's good to play God.
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Want to learn how to embrace the fact that someone might hate your book? Learn how to take advantage of the subjectivity of art!

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/how-you-can-take-advantage-of-arts/
Want to learn how to embrace the fact that someone might hate your book? Learn how to take advantage of the subjectivity of art!
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http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/scared-of-plot-how-one-author-embraced-story-structure-without-sacrificing-creativity/

Scared of plot? Want to understand plot, but afraid of being controlled by it? Find out how one author overcame her hesitation and wrote awesome stories!
Scared of plot? Want to understand plot, but afraid of being controlled by it? Find out how one author overcame her hesitation and wrote awesome stories!
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Nice! I've always considered this approach to be kind of the mix between plotting and "pantsing." You have some guidance, but still a lot of room to play around in.
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Should you write for a specific audience? Writing for an audience may mean you're molding your artistic vision to please the whims of the public.

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Should you write for a specific audience? Writing for an audience may mean you're molding your artistic vision to please the whims of the public.
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+Shanan Haislip Sometimes it's surprising who our audiences actually turn out to be. Even though we may have a particular type of person in mind, it's always interesting to see who actually emerges.
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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!

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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!
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While outlining your book, discover how to deliberately answer those magic words: What if?

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While outlining your book, discover how to deliberately answer those magic words: What if?
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Yes! Those are some of my favorites when outlining!
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Points out the duties of the characteristic moment in your book’s first chapter - and how you can write one that both hooks readers and launches a great plot.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/characteristic-moment/
Points out the duties of the characteristic moment in your book’s first chapter- and how you can write one that hooks readers and launches a great plot.
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Totally agree. Great way to put it too!
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Did you know a full understanding of the Key Event, its role in story structure, and its timing will help you write stronger First Plot Points?

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Did you know a full understanding of the Key Event, its role in story structure, and its timing will help you write stronger First Plot Points?
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Tells you the only true definition of strong female characters—and how you can use it to make your own heroines even more compelling and interesting.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/the-single-most-important-key-to-creating-a-strong-female-character/
Tells you the only true definition of strong female characters—and how you can use it to make your own heroines even more compelling and interesting.
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Yep. Couldn't have said it better.
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Is your narrator killing subtext by inferring other characters' thoughts too accurately? Find out in this latest of the Most Common Writing Mistakes!

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/most-common-writing-mistakes-pt-41/
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K.M. Weiland lives in make-believe worlds, talks to imaginary friends, and survives primarily on chocolate truffles and espresso. She is the IPPY and NIEA Award-winning and internationally published author of the Amazon bestsellers Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel, as well as Jane Eyre: The Writer’s Digest Annotated Classic, the western A Man Called Outlaw, the medieval epic Behold the Dawn, and the portal fantasy Dreamlander. When she’s not making things up, she’s busy mentoring other authors on her award-winning blog HelpingWritersBecomeAuthors.com. She makes her home in western Nebraska. Find out more about her fiction at KMWeiland.com.
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