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What are pinch points? Of all the important moments in your story, they are most likely to be neglected. But they're crucial to your story structure.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/what-are-pinch-points-and-how-can-they-make-your-book-easier-to-write/
What are pinch points? Of all the important moments in your story, they are most likely to be neglected. But they're crucial to your story structure.
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Discusses the pros and cons of 1st-person POV vs. 3rd-person POV in order to help you make the right decision for your book.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/1st-person-pov/
Discusses the pros and cons of 1st-person POV vs. 3rd-person POV in order to help you make the right decision for your book.
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The trouble with identifying the Inciting Event is that the term is applied rather wildly to half a dozen different moments in the story. Which is right?

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/your-books-inciting-event-its-not-what-you-think-it-is/
The trouble with identifying the Inciting Event is that the term is applied rather wildly to half a dozen different moments in the story. Which is right?
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If you publish, you probably want people to read your work. But what do you when no one is reading your best writing? Bust these 3 myths holding you back!

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/3-myths-holding-you-back-from-your-best-writing/
If you publish, you probably want people to read your work. But what do you when no one is reading your best writing? Bust these 3 myths holding you back!
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Today, I'm excited to put an end to the guessing about the "Big Secret" and unveil a new resource for authors. The official Story Structure Database!

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/story-structure-database/
Today, I'm excited to put an end to the guessing about the "Big Secret" and unveil a new resource for authors. The official Story Structure Database.
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Great! I hope you'll contribute as well. :)
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Talks about the two reasons you may not be giving a great character enough to do—and how to fix the problem to avoid boring readers.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/find-out-why-your-awesome-protagonist-is-boring-readers-to-death/
Talks about the two reasons you may not be giving a great character enough to do—and how to fix the problem to avoid boring readers.
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Oh, yikes! :? That's rough!
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By practicing freewriting, your writing will be richer, you'll know how to get your writing unstuck, and you’ll gain confidence in your abilities.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/the-secret-of-getting-your-writing-unstuck/
By practicing freewriting, your writing will be richer, you'll know how to get your writing unstuck, and you’ll gain confidence in your abilities.
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Cliches need not be dreaded bogeymen who haunt our work, but rather exciting and multi-faceted challenges that we can make work for us in many ways.

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Cliches need not be dreaded bogeymen who haunt our work, but rather exciting and multi-faceted challenges that we can make work for us in many ways.
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In the right story with the right character, that would be hilarious!
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Offers examples from master character builder Charles Dickens to help you take advantage of your unique characters and make sure they pop off the page.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/a-sure-fire-shortcut-to-create-unique-characters/
Offers examples from master character builder Charles Dickens to help you take advantage of your unique characters and make sure they pop off the page.
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Pace your story like you would control a dam in order to moderate just how fast or how slow your plot flows through the riverbed of your story.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/5-ways-to-pace-your-story/
Pace your story like you would control a dam in order to moderate just how fast or how slow your plot flows through the riverbed of your story.
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Not sure if your beta readers are going to prove frightening? Here’s what one author discovered after getting beta reader feedback.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/relax-beta-readers-arent-scary-here-are-3-truths-about-them/
Not sure if your beta readers are going to prove frightening? Here’s what one author discovered after getting beta reader feedback.
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You can write the most enthralling story ever, but if you don’t artfully wield the details to bring your fiction to life, it won't live up to potential.

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/details-bringing-fiction-to-life/
You can write the most enthralling story ever, but if you don’t artfully wield the details to bring your fiction to life, it won't live up to potential.
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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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