Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story

Structuring Your Novel Blog Tour Dates

Welcome to the brand new Helping Writers Become Authors site! (The new K.M. Weiland site, dedicated exclusively to my fiction, went up last week.) I am absotively, posolutely, 110% thrilled with how the site turned out. The incredible team at Varick Design get all kinds of props and thanks from me for all the hard work and expertise they brought to both sites.

We still have a few bugs to work to out, so please bear with us. Also, now that we’re officially a WordPress site, rather than a Blogger blog, we’ll likely have a few transitions to figure out. For one thing, the old Blogspot URL ( will now redirect here. For another, if you were following via email (I think we’re going to get the old Feedburner RSS up and running, so this may resolve itself—however, Feedburner is being discontinued, so eventually, we will have to work out something new for email subscriptions) or via Google Friend Connect, you won’t be receiving updates any longer.I hope you’ll enjoy the new site as much as I am already. If you have any suggestions for how we can make it more accessible and useful to you, be sure to let me know.

And now, in other news . . .To get word out about Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story, I’ll be going on a blog tour, starting next week, running right up until the release date on September 1st, 2013, and then picking up again the week after the launch and running through September 20th.A ton of fantabulous bloggers and writers have agreed to host me. Following is the schedule. If any of the subjects pique your fancy, be sure to stop by and say hi! I’ll be updating the links and sharing them on my social media sites as the posts go live.

Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story by K.M. Weiland

Structuring Your Novel (affiliate link)

August 19th:10 Ways Plot Structure Influences Character Arc” on Mystery Writing Is Murder

August 20th: Action and Reaction: The Building Blocks of Story Structure” on Author, Jody Hedlund

August 21st: How Structure Prevents ‘Saggy Middle’ Syndrome” on The Bookshelf Muse

August 2sst: How Story Structure Builds Foreshadowing” on The Creative Penn

August 23rd: How to Create Layers of Thematically Pertinent Conflict” on Storyfix

August 26th: How Properly Structured Beginnings and Endings Hold Your Book Together” on The Artist’s Road

August 27th: How to Structure a Whammy of a Climax” on L.B. Gale, Fantasy Author

August 28th: What are Plot Points?” on Writing Forward

August 29th: The Secret Shortcut to Creating Story Structure” on Write to Done

August 30th: “4 Big Pitfalls in Story Openings” on Jane Friedman

September 9th: Did the Classic Authors Use Story Structure?” on Live Write Thrive

September 10th: 5 Misconceptions About Your Story’s ‘Normal World’” on Kristen Lamb’s Blog

September 11th: Can You Structure if You’re a Pantser?” on The Other Side of the Story

September 12th: How to Learn Story Structure Without Even Trying” on Moody Writing

September 13thHow Searchable are Your Book’s Title and Subtitle?” on The Book Designer

September 14th: Does a Book Need Structure to Be Published?” on The Write Practice

September 16th: Learn How to Structure Your Novel—in Five Minutes!” on LiveHacked

September 19th: Learn How to Structure Your Scenes—in 5 Minutes!” on Write Now Coach

September 20th: Is Plot or Character More Important?” on Mythic Scribes

September 23rd: A Matter of Timing: Positioning Your Major Plot Points Within Your Story” on Romance University

September 25th: “Scene Series: Build Your Book From the Ground Up” (live interview) on Write Now Coach

TBA: “What’s Keeping Your Character From Getting What He Wants?” on The Plot Whisperer

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K.M. Weiland is the award-winning and internationally-published author of the acclaimed writing guides Outlining Your Novel, Structuring Your Novel, and Creating Character Arcs. A native of western Nebraska, she writes historical and fantasy novels and mentors authors on her award-winning website Helping Writers Become Authors.


  1. Holy cow! What a line up of great posts! I got on here and I’m was so confused for a second. I kept looking thinking, I know I’ve been on her blog before… I thought my mind had finally shut down. I love the new site, it’s fabulous! I’m very excited for your newest book. Outlining Your Novel is one of my favorite writing books; it is always by my side.

    • K.M. Weiland says

      Thank you! I’m just thrilled with the way the site turned out too. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed Outlining. I hope you find Structuring helpful as well!

  2. Jose R. Feliciano says

    Wow!!! A blog touring. That is the most awesome idea I have heard. Congratulations on your new book, I have already bought it, and I’m reading it. Great book! I have also read Outlining. The best book I have read about that topic. Thank you.


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