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Learn why readers connect with imperfection in characters, more than perfection.

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Learn why readers connect with imperfection in characters, more than perfection.
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Your Questions Answered in this month's e-letter: How to introduce character, action, and setting when the “action” hasn’t happened yet?

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In the time it takes to write two words, you might distance readers from your narrative. Luckily, this common writing mistake is an easy fix.

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In the time it takes to write two words, you might distance readers from your narrative. Luckily, this one of our common writing mistakes is an easy fix.
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Shows you how to use hints and story hooks to keep readers turning pages, while still timing your tension just right to keep from trying their patience.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/drive-readers-wild-hints-story-hooks-without-frustrating/
Shows you how to use hints and story hooks to keep readers turning pages, while still timing your tension just right to keep from trying their patience.
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How can authors encourage the growth of vocabulary and use the big words to enhance their writing?

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How can authors encourage the growth of vocabulary and use the big words to enhance their writing?
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Great thoughts! Context is how most of us learn new words.
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Talks about a common misconception about a great hook for your book’s beginning and shows you how to take grabbing your readers to the next level.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/hook-for-your-books-beginning/
Talks about a common misconception about a great hook for your book’s beginning and shows you how to take grabbing your readers to the next level.
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Whether you’re beginning a new novel or floundering in the middle of an ongoing project, here are five considerations for choosing the right POV.

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Whether you’re beginning a new novel or floundering in the middle of an ongoing project, here are five considerations for choosing the right POV.
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Warning: Your Story’s Mentor Character Is a Big, Fat Cliché (in this month's e-letter)

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Yep, as Willa Cather says, "There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they never happened."
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In this month's e-letter: I madly juggle editing and writing, a reader asks about in medias res, more drawing winners are announced, and I caution, "Warning: Your Story’s Mentor Character Is a Big, Fat Cliché."

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She does. And you do too. I enjoy reading both your blogs. 
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If using the past tense of to be doesn’t automatically make a sentence passive voice, than what does?

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/to-be-or-not-to-be-in-defense-of-the-passive-voice/
If using the past tense of to be doesn’t automatically make a sentence passive voice, than what does?
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BTW, the past tense of 'to be' is not using the passive voice. 
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Discover how a good story premise can help you eliminate structural weaknesses and create a valuable tool for outlining and pitching your novel.

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Discover how a good story premise can help you eliminate structural weaknesses and create a valuable tool for outlining and pitching your novel.
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Do you write as a hobby? Do you never worry about how not to stink at writing? Do you have zero ambitions for publication? Then this post is not for you.

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Do you write as a hobby? Do you never worry about how not to stink at writing? Do you have zero ambitions for publication? Then this post is not for you.
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Hah! This totally made my day. And I'm sure your mom is just as nice as my mom. ;)
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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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