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K.M. Weiland

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K.M. Weiland is the author of the portal fantasy Dreamlander, the medieval epic Behold the Dawn, and the western A Man Called Outlaw. She enjoys mentoring other authors through her website http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthor..., her books Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel, Jane Eyre: The Writer's Digest Annotated Classic, the Outlining Your Novel Workbook, the Structuring Your Novel Workbook, and Conquering Writer’s Block and Summoning Inspiration. She makes her home in western Nebraska.


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K.M. Weiland Outlining Your Novel is more about brainstorming and organizing ideas. It covers broader story principles like discovering your characters and setting…moreOutlining Your Novel is more about brainstorming and organizing ideas. It covers broader story principles like discovering your characters and setting and figuring out your plot.

Structuring Your Novel is about the nitty-gritty of story, scene, and sentence structure.

If you plan to read both eventually, I recommend starting with Outlining, since it's more foundational--and since it leads right into Structuring. But if you're only going to read one, I recommend Structuring, since its principles are ultimately more crucial to successful storytelling.(less)
K.M. Weiland Hmm, that was so long ago it’s hard to remember. I was only fourteen! Let’s fast-forward to my first published book A Man Called Outlaw. I think it…moreHmm, that was so long ago it’s hard to remember. I was only fourteen! Let’s fast-forward to my first published book A Man Called Outlaw. I think it took me about eight months.(less)
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“Apathy is a tide pool that drowns its victims.”
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K.M. Weiland Lauren Prye wrote: "Thanks for accepting the friend request! Have a nice day!"

Thanks for the invite!


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K.M. Weiland Patience wrote: "Thank you, Ms. Weiland, for being my friend on Goodreads!

Your books, Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel, have been such a huge blessing to me. :) Thank you! A tremendous help in ..."


Thanks for the friend request! I'm so glad you've enjoyed Outlining and Structuring. Absolutely makes my day to hear they've been useful to you!


Patience Bledsoe Thank you, Ms. Weiland, for being my friend on Goodreads!

Your books, Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel, have been such a huge blessing to me. :) Thank you! A tremendous help in my writing. I'm on my third time going through Outlining with the third book in my series. I've used both Outlining and Structuring with the first two books in my series, and I'm using it for the third and fourth books as well. My writing has gotten so much better, and there's been a lot of improvement in my plot as well from doing your books. Thank you!

Blessings to you and your writing,
Patience


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K.M. Weiland Kimi wrote: "Thanks for all your helpful advice. It helps every time I sit down to write!"

You're welcome! I'm so glad you're finding it useful.


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Kimiko Alexandre Thanks for all your helpful advice. It helps every time I sit down to write!


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Juliew. Thank you very much for adding me!


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Charley Jordan K.M., thank you for being my friend on Goodreads.


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K.M. Weiland Christopher wrote: "Thanks for the add."

Same to you!


Christopher Votey Thanks for the add.


Dillon  Asher K.M., thanx for accepting my friend request :)


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Tom Blubaugh Hi K.M.,

Thank you for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


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K.M. Weiland Ysa wrote: Katie, in real life I wasn't trying to delete you from my life, and it would be pretty difficult to do it anyway. ;o ) I refer to you way too often as the writer go-to! <3

So glad you're enjoying the writing tips!


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Post this to 1O people's walls who you never want to lose. If you get 3 back, you're an amazing friend.

Note: Katie, in real life I wasn't trying to delete you from my life, and it would be pretty difficult to do it anyway. ;o ) I refer to you way too often as the writer go-to! <3

~Ysa~


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K.M. Weiland Alice wrote: "looking forward to reading your books! thanks for the add!"

Glad to connect with you here! Thanks so much for your interest in my books. I hope you enjoy reading them!


Alesha Escobar Thank you for the add, and congratulations on Dreamlander!


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K.M. Weiland Alice wrote: "looking forward to reading your books! thanks for the add!"

Thanks! Same to you!


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Alice looking forward to reading your books! thanks for the add!


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