146: Creating Compelling Character Arcs- Interview with K.M. Weiland

Creative146: Creating Compelling Character Arcs- Interview with K.M. Weiland

146: Creating Compelling Character Arcs- Interview with K.M. Weiland

Hey there word nerds!

Today I’m delighted to have K.M. Weiland on the show.

K.M. Weiland is an award winning and internationally published author with a passion for helping writers become published authors. Through her award winning website, Helping Writers Become Authors, she has mentored numerous writers. She is also the author of several books on the craft of writing.

In our interview, we dive into her book Creating Character Arcs, and the craft elements that make characters of all types pop off the page.

In this episode K.M. Weiland and I discuss:

  • How to create a strong character arc that works with your plot, and why there is danger in not structuring your characters.
  • Why theme is an important element in your story, and how to use for maximum effect.
  • What the three types of character arcs are, and how to recognize and craft each type.
  • How change occurs in a flat arc, and why these characters resonate with readers.
  • How to fix a story with no character arc, and why a no arc story can work.
  • How to craft change in a story on both internal and external levels, and why the power of choice is important to all types of character arc.

Plus, her #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/146

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