KM Weiland is a successful fiction author and also a staunch supporter of indie publishers and writers. Here’s a list of her books in the Helping Writers Become Authors series. Some are free, others are affordable!
5 Secrets of Story Structure
In this supplemental book, 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!
Structuring Your Novel Workbook
Building upon the principles you’ve already learned, the Structuring Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to writing solid first drafts, identifying and fixing plot problems, and writing consistently good stories. Containing hundreds of incisive questions and imagination-revving exercises, this valuable resource will show you how to:
Implement a strong three-act structure
Time your acts and your plot points
Unleash your unique and personal vision for your story
Identify common structural weaknesses and flip them around into stunning strengths
Eliminate saggy middles by discovering your story’s “centerpiece”
And so much more!
Outlining Your Novel & the Workbook
–OUTLINING YOUR NOVEL–
Award-winning author K.M. Weiland’s bestselling Outlining Your Novel shows you how to embrace outlines in a way that makes the writing process fun, inspiring, and easy.
Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal.
Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success will help you choose the right type of outline for you, guide you in brainstorming plot ideas, aid you in discovering your characters, show you how to structure your scenes, explain how to format your finished outline, instruct you in how to use your outline when writing the first draft, reveal the benefits of outlining, and dispel the misconceptions.
–OUTLINING YOUR NOVEL WORKBOOK—
Now it’s time to put those lessons to use! The Outlining Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to getting the bones of your story down on paper, identifying plot holes, and brainstorming exciting new possibilities.