Top positive review
Great companion for the 'Creating Story Arcs' textbook -OR- as a standalone
Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2017
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!