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K.M. Weiland

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K.M. Weiland lives in make-believe worlds, talks to imaginary friends, and survives primarily on chocolate truffles and espresso. She is the IPPY and NIEA Award-winning and internationally published author of the Amazon bestsellers Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel, as well as Jane Eyre: The Writer’s Digest Annotated Classic, the western A Man Called Outlaw, the medieval epic Behold the Dawn, the portal fantasy Dreamlander, and the historical/dieselpunk adventure Storming. When she’s not making things up, she’s busy mentoring other authors on her award-winning blog. 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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5 Secrets of Complex Supporting Characters PinterestSupporting characters don’t get nearly enough love.


We come up with amazing protagonists who do amazing things and we labor to give them solid and complicated character arcs. But after all that work on the story’s forerunner, what happens to the supporting characters?


Too often, they’re an afterthought.


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message 22: by K.M.

K.M. Weiland Timewarp wrote: "Hey K.M. Thanx for the quick response I know you are busy. Being new and all I don't know what the best way would be to share the interviews. Can you suggest some ways.

Thank You
Timewarp"


If you have a link, you can share them in the reading group that way.


Timewarp Hey K.M. Thanx for the quick response I know you are busy. Being new and all I don't know what the best way would be to share the interviews. Can you suggest some ways.

Thank You
Timewarp


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K.M. Weiland Timewarp wrote: "Hi K.M.

Thank you for accepting my friend request. I have bought your books on outlining and structure and got the free novel looking forward to reading them. I have started the one on outlining. ..."


Great to connect with you here on Goodreads! I'm so glad you're enjoying the books. Makes my day to hear they've been useful! And I'm so glad you've joined the Reading Challenge for 2016. Please feel free to share your interviews. I'm sure others would enjoy them as well.


Timewarp Hi K.M.

Thank you for accepting my friend request. I have bought your books on outlining and structure and got the free novel looking forward to reading them. I have started the one on outlining. I have a number of people interested in my novel outline which up until now are mostly in my head. I think your books are going to give me the boost I need.
I'm excited about you reading challenge even though I am a slow reader. I wonder would you like to hear some of my Author interviews. I used to interview best selling authors on my radio show. Due to health reasons I had to stop but maybe someday I will again. My Radio name was Timewarp.
GB


Serenity Thank you very much for accepting my friend request. It means a lot to me. God bless!


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

Same to you!


Votey Christopher Thanks for the add.


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Dale Thele 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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