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.
Who: Angela and Becca
Where: WANA International
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.