Wordplayers: Merry Christmas!

Wordplayers: Merry Christmas!

Wordplayers: Merry Christmas!Merry Christmas, Wordplayers! I hope you are enjoying a beautiful day with your families and loved ones today. For me, this is, above all, a holiday of Thanksgiving, in which I am given plentiful opportunities to remember God’s blessings of abundance in my life.

A huge part of my life is this website and all of  you who read it, comment on the posts, and form the wonderful Wordplayer community.

I am deeply thankful for all of you—whether you’re someone with whom I toss around ideas and look to for advice, someone I chat with on a regular basis, someone who sends me funny Pinterest pictures, someone who has sent a kind note of encouragement or camaraderie, or just someone reading silently and sharing my life and my love of stories from afar.

You have changed my life, in countless ways. You have broadened my horizons and opened my mind and my heart. You challenge me, every day, to be both a better writer and a better person.

Thank you for being who you are, and thank you for being here.

Merry Christmas!

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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. Merry Christmas Kate to you and your family

  2. Robert Billing says

    Merry Christmas to you and all your friends and family. I wish you all the peace and joy you can possibly imagine.

  3. Thanks Katie!

    All those in the storytelling world share a special bond. Appreciate all that you do.

    Here’s to 2018!!!!

  4. Merry Christmas!

  5. Merry Christmas, Katie. So grateful for your skills and wisdom. Have a wonderful 2018.

  6. Merry Christmas, Katie. Wishing you a Happy New Year & a joyful 2018.
    Juneta @ Writer’s Gambit

  7. Merry christmas to you and your loved ones
    and all the best for 2018.

  8. Louis Wilberger says

    Great Pic you get better looking by the year. The merriest and best Christmas and New Year to you and yours.

  9. Merry Christmas, Katie. I cannot overstate how grateful I am for every one of your well-written, enlightening posts, as well as for you- your enthusiasm for writing and your encouragement given to fellow writers.

  10. Adrienne Nesiba says

    Merry Christmas, KM, to you and your family and friends. I am so blessed to have you here on the web to turn to, to remind me to get back to those “projects,” as I call them, get back to outlining, structuring, and making it so much easier, for me at least, with your character arcs book. I hope you have more writer books planned, because I enjoy them so much.

    Merry, Merry!
    Adrienne Nesiba

  11. Merry Christmas lovely lady! Every Blessing for the new year.

  12. Merry Christmas!
    May God bless you throughout 2018.


  13. Lyn Alexander says

    Merry Christmas Katie to you and your lovely family.

  14. Merry Christmas, and have a blessed New Year!

  15. Merry Christmas! Your blog is a great source of inspiration and knowledge! There is always one or two (or three or four) of my browser’s tabs occupied by your posts. – Enjoy these magic days!


    Is that snow in the background, or something I wouldn’t want to step in? You look dazzling, or are you simply dazzled by the sun? Hence the shades? Either way, you’re picturesque. You’re a charmer, Ms. Weiland, and you know it. Please don’t stop doing what you’re doing, I’m not sure I could live without it. Glad tidings and best wishes. Take care.

  17. Joseph Marusic says

    As a retired person who can now devote his time to writing, I’m trying to absorb everything I can about the craft. I am deeply appreciative of your willingness to share so much of what you’ve learned. God bless you Katie and a very Merry Christmas!

  18. Merry Christmas, Katie. Thank you for being a great blessing to the writing community, and may your blessings continue.

  19. Merry Christmas! I’m new here, and I just wanted to say that your articles have helped me beyond belief. Continue in your wonderful work, and don’t get discouraged. Blessings in the New Year!

  20. DirectorNoah says

    Merry Christmas, Katie!
    I honestly don’t know what I’d do without your blog to guide me in my writing. Many thanks for all you do for us writers here.
    Have a great New Year!

    • Curt Wellumson says

      Merry Christmas Katie,
      You’ve made a difference in my writing, & therefore my life. I hope one day to make you and many others proud !
      Blessings & Favor to you and yours.

  21. Merry christmas to you and your loved ones!

    Thanks again die everything you share, your encouragement and wisdom. You challenge me, in a positive way.

    God bless you.

  22. Merry Christmas to you too! Your writing provides me with great insights into my own work, and I thank you for that. I also truly believe that I am blessed with abundance. I give thanks every day for my health, for food in my pantry, heat in my home, my family and my animals – simple things that some folks don’t have.

  23. Merry Christmas! I am thankful for your blog, for your warmth, for the chance to geek out about writing, for your faith in God. Thanks for taking the time for us. 🙂

  24. Merry Christmas Katie, belated. Blue skies, cold temps and snow on the ground with cold, naked tall Pennsylvania trees growning in the cold, as I took my morning walk with the dog this ‘boxing day’ morning, of beauty and winter grace at son’s home.

    Thankyou, and may the Blessings be,


  25. Thanks largely to you, I expect 2018 to be a transformative year for my writing. Best wishes for the holidays, Katie!

  26. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Kate – or Nadolig Llawen as my Welsh protagonist would say. May 2018 bring you great writing inspiration.

  27. Merry Christmas, KM, and a Happy New Year. May it be blessed with literary and creative genius.


  28. Saja bo storm says

    Merry Christmas, Katie. Thank you! Saja.

  29. Merry Christmas K. Thank you for making me feel haughty and superior to all writers who don’t know about you! Seriously, thanks for giving me clarity, direction, inspiration, and peace. May you experience many happy returns of Christmas Day throughout next year and beyond.

  30. I’m usually one of those silent readers. Your books have changed my writing, and enhanced my knowledge. Thank you. I hope you had a Happy Christmas and have a happy New Year. 🙂

  31. Merry Christmas Katie! Thanks for another wonderful year of writing tips, insights, and encouragement. The writing world wouldn’t be the same without you 😀

  32. Merry belated Christmas!!!!! I’m so thankful for you too! You’ve been one of the most influential for my writing growth❤

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