Workshops, Webinars, & Whatnot

Angela and I have learned so much along our writing journeys—information about the craft of writing, the publishing industry, social networking, marketing, and so many other topics. While we enjoy sharing info through our blog, we also both love to teach because it gives us a better chance to interact with many of you. So we've decided to branch out and take on some teaching opportunities through workshops, webinars, conferences, and other venues.

We'll be listing upcoming events here so you can see if any of them are accessible to you. Some are at physical conferences within the United States and Canada, while others happen online and will be available to pretty much everyone. Each description below will include a link where more information can be found, but as always, if you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.



Course Title: Using Nonverbal Communication to Wow Readers
Who: Angela and Becca
Where: WANA International
Course Description

Readers read to have an emotional experience, to feel what’s happening on the page. With the vast competition in publishing today, it’s more important than ever for authors to hook readers through strong emotional connections. One of the best ways to make this happen is by clearly conveying the character’s emotion through a variety of techniques. This 90-minute course will teach you the effectiveness of showing (rather than telling) your character’s emotion. You will learn how to build reader empathy by showing emotion through dialogue, thoughts, body language, and visceral reactions. Also covered are common problem areas, such as melodrama and clichés, and how to avoid them. 

This course for writers of all genres will include a presentation and Q&A session. Each attendee will also receive a PDF version of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Guide to Character Expression, to aid them in their writing efforts.



Dave Powell said...

Perhaps you could place your works with
Increase sales and give us something to do while working out on the treadmill

Just a friendly suggestion.

Dave Powell

Becca Puglisi said...

Hi, Dave! We've discussed (briefly) audio versions of The Emotion Thesaurus, but we didn't think it would be the kind of book people would want to listen to, since it's such a specific reference kind of book.

We'll have to keep this in mind, though, if we keep getting feedback like this :).


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