Classic Emotion In Writing
Learning How To Add Emotions to Your Stories
EMOTION IN WRITING
Understanding this very complex element of fiction writing is difficult, at best. It seems on the surface to be so easy. Any writer can give a character emotions, right? Well, on a light surface level, maybe, but just below that surface is one of the most powerful tools a writer has in his or her craft toolbox.
Emotion makes characters come alive and readers care about the character and thus stay in your story.
Emotion gives characters a past.
There are many ways to add emotion into stories. Some work, some do not. And not all emotion is making a reader cry. Humor is a form of emotion. So is something simple (when done correctly) as hunger.
Emotion adds depth to a character, which I suppose this workshop could be called Character Depth. A character, without emotion, has no depth.
This workshop is designed to help you see when emotion is present in a story and learn how to put it in.
With over twenty-three million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith now brings you original fiction every month for the past three years in his own magazine, Smith’s Monthly.
Dean wrote over twenty-five original Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, plus Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man novels, and others. He wrote many gaming novels including Final Fantasy.
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StartEmotion, Week #1, Session #1... What is emotion? (5:19)
StartEmotion, Week #1, Session #2... So much involved... (7:33)
StartEmotion, Week #1, Session #3... Three very basic ways to put emotion in... (5:48)
StartEmotion, Week #1, Session #4... A rule of thumb (2:40)
StartEmotion, Week #1, Session #5... The emotion of Genre (6:15)
StartEmotion Assignment #1 (7:18)
StartEmotion, Response Week #1 Assignment (5:43)
StartEmotion, Week #2, Session #1... Build emotion in structure (3:36)
StartEmotion, Week #2, Session #2... Start with depth (5:18)
StartEmotion, Week #2, Session #3... Chapter Two...More depth and setting up for emotion. (5:11)
StartEmotion, Week #2, Session #4... Next chapter (5:41)
StartEmotion, Week #2, Session #5... Final chapters, comes clear what is happening, payoff of emotion at the end. (10:16)
StartEmotion, Week #2, Assignment #2 (2:31)