Creating Character Arcs

  • by K.M. Weiland
  • Narrated by Sonja Field
  • 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Powerful character arcs create powerful stories.
Have you written a story with an exciting concept and interesting characters - but it just isn't grabbing the attention of readers or agents? It's time to look deeper into the story beats that create realistic and compelling character arcs. Internationally published, award-winning novelist K.M. Weiland shares her acclaimed method for achieving memorable and moving character arcs in every book you write.
By applying the foundation of the three-act story structure and then delving even deeper into the psychology of realistic and dynamic human change, Weiland offers a beat-by-beat checklist of character arc guidelines that flexes to fit any type of story.
This comprehensive book will teach you:

How to determine which arc - positive, negative, or flat - is right for your character.
Why you should never pit plot against character. Instead, learn how to blend story structure and character development.
How to recognize and avoid the worst pitfalls of writing novels without character arcs.
How to hack the secret to using overarching character arcs to create amazing trilogies and series.
And much more!

Gaining an understanding of how to write character arcs is a game-changing moment in any author's pursuit of the craft.
Bring your characters to unforgettable and realistic life - and take your stories from good to great!


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Best writing book I've read.

I'm so thankful for this book. The information was clear and understandable, there were a lot of examples and I loved the question at the end of each chapter. They made me think as I was listening and ultimately saved my novel from the trash folder (figuratively, I'd never actually toss it out permanently.)
There is a lot of repeated information from Structuring Your Novel, but I read this one first, and now that I have read that one I think this is ultimately the better book. I can't wait until the workbook is released.
Read full review

- Evelyn Williamson

Stop. Stop Now!

Would you try another book from K.M. Weiland and/or Sonja Field?


What do you think your next listen will be?

Anything else

Would you be willing to try another one of Sonja Field’s performances?


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Creating Character Arcs?

All of them

Any additional comments?

This is a book for hacks, not for writers looking to pursue a serious expansion of their skills or craft. It is a base level, bullet point list of formulaic approaches to writing. If you want to write commercial fiction to sell in grocery store magazine racks, or are just starting out and don't know what a character arc is, this is a good place to start. If you understand the concepts of plot, character, and story structure, this title has nothing to offer you other than aggravation.

Read full review

- Christoph N. Burk

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2017
  • Publisher: PenForASword Publishing