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Welcome to the Helping Writers Become Authors mailing list!

This is where you can pick up your free downloads of Crafting Unforgettable Characters, as well as the bonus books the Complete Outline Transcript of Storming and 5 Secrets of Story Structure and my free Scrivener template.

hwba sidebar picTo claim your free copy of Crafting Unforgettable Characters, select the type of file you would like from the links below:
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Storming Outline Transcript 3DTo claim your free bonus, the Complete Outline Transcript of Storming, select the type of file you would like from the links below:
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5 Secrets of Story Structure 3DTo claim your free bonus, the The 5 Secrets of Story Structure, select the type of file you would like from the links below:
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Free Scrivener Template: How to Structure Your StoryTo claim your free bonus, K.M. Weiland’s Scrivener Template, click the download link below:
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After downloading the template onto your computer, make sure you copy/paste the files out of the zipped folder onto your computer before trying to open the template in Scrivener. Otherwise, the program won’t recognize the template has been installed. Double click on the project.scrivx file to import it into Scrivener.

To get the template to show up in Scrivener as an option the next time you start a new project, you’ll need to save it as a template (File/Save As Template).

Outlining Your Novel_3D With StarsWhile you’re waiting for your downloads, you may be interested in my writing guide Outlining Your Novel.

This internationally published guide will help you choose the right type of outline to unleash your creativity, guide you in brainstorming plot ideas, and aid you in discovering your characters.

You’ll Learn:

  • How you can write better and faster with an outline
  • How to dispel the common misconceptions about outlining
  • How to format your finished outline
  • How to put your outline to use

“Whether you like the organized or the intuitive approach or some blend of both, you’ll find a wealth of advice in K.M. Weiland’s Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success (2011) and its invaluable companion Outlining Your Novel Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises for Planning Your Best Book (2014).”—Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code

“I never liked outlining but [Weiland] actually has great ideas and tips that even got my pantser brain to start outlining a bit more.”—Lena Fiala

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