K M Weiland’s Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author’s Guide

Customer Review

5.0 out of 5 stars This book will stay on my shelf., November 15, 2016
This review is from: Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author’s Guide to Uniting Story Structure (Helping Writers Become Authors) (Volume 7) (Paperback)

This book is so good. I was given an e-copy for an honest review, and I just bought the print copy.

I’m a real write-by-feel historical fantasy author, but this comprehensive breakdown of how characters and their arcs tie in and support and drive plot is invaluable. I have a feeling I’ll be coming back to this book again and again. And the nice thing is, the author doesn’t give you the impression that “this is the way it is,” but “this is what’s possible,” and “discover greater possibilities.”

I also love the quotes in her book, especially Flannery O’Connor’s: “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” This aptly frames and explains how the “Lie” a character believes challenges “Truth” and loses. I actually found myself applying this to my life as well as my characters.

By touching me, K M Weiland has done what every writer strives for – helped a reader’s life.

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Thank you, Katie! If you need help with characters, plot, or the structure between these two, this book should help. It clarifies in detail what you have or don’t have, yet leaves room for improvisation.
Azalea Dabill
Editor and Author

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