Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Find and Write the Story Under the Surface
with Adele Annesi
Fiction writers often ask how to convey their characters’ emotions—the real question is how to provide readers an emotional journey of their own. Using The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface, by longtime literary agent Donald Maass, we’ll consider the three modes of conveying emotion, the emotional world, the meaning and arc of emotion, emotional plot, the reader’s emotional journey and the writer’s emotional journey. To explore how to find, write and revise for the emotional story, we’ll also use examples and exercises, and each writer can submit up to five pages weekly to the group and instructor. Why is it important to consider emotional experience when writing fiction? Because readers don’t just read, they respond, and in ways all their own. Join us to discover the deeper emotional connection with your writing, your story, your audience and yourself.
Required for this workshop: We will read The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface, by literary agent Donald Maass. You can purchase the book through Amazon. Please read Chapter 1 for the first workshop session.
Online via ZOOM
7 Thursdays, 1pm to 3pm
April 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
LIMITED TO 6 STUDENTS
For more info, call 203.227.3250 or email info@WestportWriters.org