The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface

The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface Author Donald Maass
ISBN-10 1440348375
ISBN-13 9781440348372
Year 2016-12-30
Pages 218
Language English
Publisher Writer’s Digest Books
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Engage Your Readers with Emotion While writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing none would argue this If you want to write strong fiction you must make your readers feel The reader s experience must be an emotional journey of its own one as involving as your characters struggles discoveries and triumphs are for you That s where The Emotional Craft of Fiction comes in Veteran literary agent and expert fiction instructor Donald Maass shows you how to use story to provoke a visceral and emotional experience in readers Topics covered include emotional modes of writingbeyond showing versus tellingyour story s emotional worldmoral stakesconnecting the inner and outer journeysplot as emotional opportunitiesinvoking higher emotions symbols and emotional languagecascading changestory as emotional mirrorpositive spirit and magnanimous writingthe hidden current that makes stories moveReaders can simply read a novel or they can experience it The Emotional Craft of Fiction shows you how to make that happen

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