Reposted: How to Structure Stories With Multiple Main Characters?

Take a look at this piece by K.M. Weiland, readers! How to Structure Stories With Multiple Main Characters? One of the most common questions I’m asked is how to structure stories with multiple main characters. If you have two (or more) characters who are equally important to the story and receive equal POV time, how … Continue reading Reposted: How to Structure Stories With Multiple Main Characters?

Reposted: 8 Ways to Avoid Cardboard Characters (and Plot Contrivances While You’re At It)

Check out this article from K.M. Weiland, readers! 8 Ways to Avoid Cardboard Characters (and Plot Contrivances While You’re At It) “The plot was contrived, and the characters were cardboard.” Ouch. That’s about as bad as it can get when it comes to negative story reviews. It’s also perhaps one of the most common complaints … Continue reading Reposted: 8 Ways to Avoid Cardboard Characters (and Plot Contrivances While You’re At It)

Reposted: Why Everyone Should Write (Even if You Think You Stink)

Check out this great post by K.M. Weiland, readers! Why Everyone Should Write (Even if You Think You Stink) We often hear it said that “everyone wants to write a book.” Although we may find a certain amount of comforting inclusiveness in this idea, I think we also sometimes respond to it with at least … Continue reading Reposted: Why Everyone Should Write (Even if You Think You Stink)

Reposted: Story Theory and the Quest for Meaning

Take a look at this intriguing piece by K.M. Weiland, readers! Story Theory and the Quest for Meaning Story has been our constant companion throughout the journey of human existence. Why is that? Modern audiences are inundated and entranced by advanced storytelling. But stories have been with us from as far back as we can … Continue reading Reposted: Story Theory and the Quest for Meaning

The Aspirational Hero: What He Is, and How to Write Him

The Aspirational Hero is similar to, but not quite like, the Iconic Hero. Although the two resemble each other, mainly in what K.M. Weiland* refers to as the Flat Character Arc, they are not the same thing. They are, rather, two distinct archetypes that have largely gone out of fashion in the West. You are … Continue reading The Aspirational Hero: What He Is, and How to Write Him

Reposted: 7 Steps to Stop Overthinking Your Writing

Check out this great piece by K.M. Weiland, readers: 7 Steps to Stop Overthinking Your Writing It’s a question I’ve received countless times from readers over the years—and one I’ve found myself asking of late as well: How do you stop overthinking your writing? Writers are often known as thinkers. Indeed, we’re often proud of … Continue reading Reposted: 7 Steps to Stop Overthinking Your Writing

Reposted: Are You Growing as a Writer? (Here’s the Only Way to Tell)

Take a look at this great article by K.M. Weiland, readers: Are You Growing as a Writer? (Here’s the Only Way to Tell) Do you want to grow as a writer? I know you do, simply because you are a writer. I know because you are here reading this post, either because you subscribe to this blog … Continue reading Reposted: Are You Growing as a Writer? (Here’s the Only Way to Tell)

Reposted: The Midpoint as the Swivel Point of Your Story’s Linked Structure

Check out this piece by K.M. Weiland, readers: The Midpoint as the Swivel Point of Your Story’s Linked Structure The “saggy middle” of a story is one of the biggest challenges writers face. The Second Act is twice as long as the other two acts and yet is often less clearly defined. What’s a writer … Continue reading Reposted: The Midpoint as the Swivel Point of Your Story’s Linked Structure