The Emotional Craft of Fiction


In the author's mind, most manuscripts are rich in emotion. On the page, though, most manuscripts cause readers to feel little. "Shown" emotions fall flat. "Told" emotions don't affect us. In this hands-on writing workshop, craft guru and agent Donald Maass teaches techniques that produce high emotional impact, regardless of writing style and story type. Participants will learn the methods of fusing emotional arcs and plot, key moments, effective showing, extended telling, emotional layers, revelations and more. A brand new workshop from one of SIWC's most popular presenters.