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Author Archives: Karen S. Wiesner

Your Novel Blueprint


Turn your dream novel into a reality by using this Story Plan Checklist. Read more

5 Build-Your-Series-Muscles Exercises

In the September 2013 issue of Writer’s Digest magazine, Karen Wiesner, author of the new Writer’s Digest Book Writing the Fiction Series shared techniques for creating a successful fiction series in her article “The Stuff Series Are Made Of.” In this online-exclusive supplemental sidebar, she offers up five exercises to help you see her method and concepts (discussed in detail in the article) in action … Read more

How to Use an Outline to Write a First Draft

Once you’ve completed an outline, it’s time to put it to use and get to work on your first manuscript draft. Chances are, you’ll face a lot of questions. Let us help you answer them. Read more

Principles of Building a Story

Read "Principles of Building of a Story" from From First Draft to Finished Novel. Read more

Q & A with Karen Wiesner

Q & A with Karen Wiesner, author of From First Draft to Finished Novel. Read more

From First Draft to Finish Novel

A Writer’s Guide to Cohesive Story Building Read more