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The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface (edition 2016)

by Donald Maass (Author)

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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 writing    * beyond showing versus telling    * your story's emotional world    * moral stakes    * connecting the inner and outer journeys    * plot as emotional opportunities    * invoking higher emotions, symbols, and emotional language    * cascading change    * story as emotional mirror    * positive spirit and magnanimous writing    * the hidden current that makes stories move Readers can simply read a novel...or they can experience it. The Emotional Craft of Fiction shows you how to make that happen.… (more)
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Title:The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface
Authors:Donald Maass (Author)
Info:Writer's Digest Books (2016), 218 pages
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This is the best writing book I have ever read, and all I can say is that every single fiction writer should read this. Your readers will thank you. ( )
  TiffanyMM | Aug 14, 2020 |
Good craft book with tips I haven't found elsewhere. ( )
  HarperWill | Aug 14, 2020 |
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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 writing    * beyond showing versus telling    * your story's emotional world    * moral stakes    * connecting the inner and outer journeys    * plot as emotional opportunities    * invoking higher emotions, symbols, and emotional language    * cascading change    * story as emotional mirror    * positive spirit and magnanimous writing    * the hidden current that makes stories move Readers 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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