Uncover the Secrets to Creating Characters Readers Will Never ForgetAward winning author K.M Weilands previous book, the acclaimed Creating Character Arcs, showed writers how to identify the five most important types of character arcs and use them to bring your own characters to life with stunning and powerful realism.Now its time to put those lessons to use Building upon the principles youve already learned, the Creating Character Arcs Workbook presents a guided approach to choosing the right type of character arc for your story, joining plot and character into a cohesive and resonant whole, and choosing stories with life changing themes.Containing hundreds of incisive questions and imagination revving exercises, this valuable resource will show you how to Write an inspiring Positive Change ArcCreate one of three unforgettable Negative Change ArcsTake full advantage of a heroic Flat ArcAlign the structure of your character arcs with that of your plotRevise a story that has no arcAnd so much This accessible and streamlined workbook will empower you to create resonant character arcsand an outstanding novel.Start writing your best book today...
|Title||:||Creating Character Arcs Workbook: The Writer's Reference to Exceptional Character Development and Creative Writing (Helping Writers Become Authors Book 8) (English Edition)|
|Publisher||:||PenForASword Publishing 2 Oktober 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||474 Pages|
|File Size||:||861 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Creating Character Arcs Workbook: The Writer's Reference to Exceptional Character Development and Creative Writing (Helping Writers Become Authors Book 8) (English Edition) Reviews
After picking up the Character Arcs Textbook, I have to admit I was a bit confused and overwhelmed trying to apply the knowledge to my own writing. The solution? This workbook! Thanks, KM Weiland for breaking it down to simple processes. There are detailed, in-depth looks at the various types of character arcs and enough questions to get you going and plot your characters (and in turn the story). This is one book I'll be coming back to over and over.
I've had the companion "Creating Character Arcs" textbook for a while now and used it to help flesh out some particularly pernicious character arcs in my latest epic fantasy novel, so when I saw there is now a workbook, I snagged it. The workbook follows along nicely, and complements, but doesn't repeat the lessons in the textbook. Each work-lesson is reinforced with several fresh (new) examples from dozens of books and movies which most people will be familiar with, ranging from Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, up to modern movies ranging from Thor to Master & Commander to more literary movies such as 'Doubt.' Each exercise has 2-3 lines to scribble, but it's mostly exercises and examples, so you're not paying for a book filled with useless empty space (I'm too cheap to scribble in it, so I always carry a notebook for my scribbles). The paperback edition is nice because, at 7.5x9, it's a big enough workbook to give you a visual picture of the exercises, but not so huge you can't shove it into your purse. Rrecommend!
"We thought we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong." BonoCheck!Got it!Asking ourselves the right questions is critical to success.But … simply knowing which inquiries are the “right questions” isn’t so simple. It’s miserable, in fact, when we, as young writers, can’t even identify the writing problem at hand.Good news, though.Thanks to K. M. Weiland’s new work, her “Creating Character Arcs Workbook,” we needn’t lose ourselves in the numbing confusion of misleading questions. Skip the drudgery!Want to create a killer character arc? Get the book. Like her other invaluable works on craft, the internationally acclaimed novelist offers priceless strategies in this book as well – and guides us, moreover, to the best book we can write.Included:• The Positive Change Arc• The Flat Arc• Negative Change Arc 1: Disillusionment.• Negative Change Arc 2: Fall.• Negative Change Arc 3: Corruption.It’s a great book. It’s the sum of her prolific talent. Which is ample. The workbook is so dense with knowledge, in fact, that, by the time you finish reading it, you’ll feel as if you’ve experienced a personal mentorship with her. I say this because Ms. Weiland shares more than just knowledge; she shows how to work intelligently.You owe this book to yourself. If you aspire to write, if you write and wish to improve your skills, if you’re a published author and wish to compose novels faster, then the only right question is this: Will you get a copy?
My only regret is that I bought the kindle edition instead of the physical book. The digital copy isn't as easy to flip back and forth in, or maybe that's my inexperience with the cloud reader but... I just wish I bought the physical book instead. I may buy it later. Either way, I'm glad to have a copy of this. Like her other writer-help books, this is really easy to follow and understand. Most importantly, it helps you understand WHY you're doing what you are doing, so that you can more effectively apply it to your own story.
When you think of your favorite books and movies, what stands out most in your mind? The characters. Even in books labeled as not being strongly character oriented, it's the people you relate to. Sure, everything else is cool and important, but characters people love can carry a heavy load in your novel.Weiland's Workbook shows you how to create the kind of people your readers will relate to and want to follow on their journeys. She explains the various character arcs and their intricacies, and provides lists of questions to help you discover which arc is right for each of your characters. While the book covers the topic in a little more detail, the workbook provides enough detail to help you through characterization. This is a definite can't-miss workbook.If you follow only one author's writing advice, Weiland is the one to study. She takes the mysterious, sometimes hard-to-understand pieces that make up a novel and makes them accessible and crystal clear. Her advice can definitely take you from writer to author.
Awesome! Perfect companion to her book of the same name. K.M. Weiland strikes gold with another workbook. After purchasing the physical book, I also purchased the Kindle version because I just couldn't wait for delivery. I was using it before the hard copy arrived. It is easy to use. It is quite handy and loaded with easy to follow questions to answer. A must-have item for any aspiring writer wanting to develop solid characters.