Writing Vivid Emotions

At the end of each chapter, you'll find assignments. If you like, you can use this book as an advanced fiction-writing course. Please note: This book is not suitable for absolute beginners.

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1542578027


Page: 82

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Do you want your characters to feel such strong emotions that the readers' scalps prickle, their mouths go dry and their hearts thud like they're sharing the experience? Do you want to convey fear or happiness in ways that make the readers feel heat radiating through their chest or cold sweat trickling down their spine rather than the tired 'he was afraid' or 'she felt happy'? Step by step, you'll learn how to express feelings through body language, dialogue, thought, similes, visceral sensations and mood-rich descriptions. The book also guides you through layering emotions and varying their intensity. It shows you how to subtly reveal a character's secret or suppressed emotions. The book also flags mistakes to avoid and reveals tricks used by professional authors. At the end of each chapter, you'll find assignments. If you like, you can use this book as an advanced fiction-writing course. Please note: This book is not suitable for absolute beginners. It assumes that you have mastered the basics of your craft and know how to create characters and write dialogue and are ready to to take your craft skills to the next level. British English.

Show Don t Tell

Even experienced authors sometimes don't grasp the finer nuances of showing and telling. In this book, Sandra Gerth draws on her experience as an editor and best-selling author to show you how to show and tell you when to tell.

Author: Sandra Gerth


ISBN: 3955337502

Category: Authorship

Page: 112

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"Show, don't tell is probably the single most-important piece of advice given to writers. But many writers struggle to understand this powerful principle or have difficulty applying it to their own work. Even experienced authors sometimes don't grasp the finer nuances of showing and telling. In this book, Sandra Gerth draws on her experience as an editor and best-selling author to show you how to show and tell you when to tell. Each chapter includes concrete examples and exercises that will hone your writing skills." - Back Cover

Writing That Makes Sense 2nd Edition

This kind of expressive and imaginative language creates a vivid emotional response or a vivid image in the minds of your readers. Analogies, metaphors, and similes are common examples of figurative speech: • An analogy compares an ...

Author: David S. Hogsette

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532650086

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 626

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The second edition of Writing That Makes Sense takes students through the fundamentals of the writing process and explores the basic steps of critical thinking. Drawing upon over twenty years of experience teaching college composition and professional writing, David S. Hogsette combines relevant writing pedagogy and practical assignments with the basics of critical thinking to provide students with step-by-step guides for successful academic writing in a variety of rhetorical modes. New in the second edition: •Expanded discussion of how to write effective thesis statements for informative, persuasive, evaluative, and synthesis essays, including helpful thesis statement templates. •Extensive templates introducing students to conventions of academic discourse, including integrating outside sources, interacting with other writers’ ideas, and dialoguing with multiple perspectives. •Examples of academic writing from different disciplines illustrating essay titles, abstracts, thesis statements, introductions, conclusions, and voice. •Expanded discussion of voice in academic writing, including an exploration of active and passive voice constructions in different disciplines and tips on how to edit for clarity. •A new chapter on writing in the disciplines. •Updated sample student papers. •New readings with examples of opposing views and multiple perspectives.

Writing Fiction For Dummies

If you're writing in omniscient or head-hopping POV, then you can show interior emotion for more than one character in a given scene. Weigh the advantages of this against the ... Use it when you need a moment of sharp and vivid emotion.

Author: Randy Ingermanson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470530702

Category: Education

Page: 384

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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

The Cognitive Structure of Emotions

Consider the reaction an aspiring novelist might have to thinking about writing a best - seller . ... we suspect that it is the sense of reality variable that permits people to “ experience ” vivid emotions in and after dreams .

Author: Andrew Ortony

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521386640

Category: Psychology

Page: 207

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Three aspects of the world to which people can react (events, actions of agents and objects) are used to characterize a wide range of emotions and reveal the cognitions that underlie distinct types of human emotion.

Learning Journals

autobiographical writing as a means of coping with or working through the emotional deprivations of their childhoods. He applies this principle, with reference to journal-writing, to Beatrix Potter. Rainer (1978) quotes a vivid ...

Author: Jennifer A. Moon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429828881

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Fully updated with important new theory and practical material, this second edition of Learning Journals offers guidance on keeping and using journals and gives step-by-step advice on integrating journal writing on taught courses, in training and professional development and in supporting personal development planning (PDP) activities. Key topics covered include: the nature of learning journals and how we learn from them the broad range of uses of learning journals, including portfolios and personal and professional development the depth and quality of reflection in learning journals the assessment of learning journals and reflective writing the use of narrative and story-telling techniques in journals. With useful exercises and activities that enhance learning journal work in a structured manner, Learning Journals is invaluable reading for teachers and students in higher education, for all professionals, particularly those working in the health services and business and training and for all those who want to learn more about keeping a fulfilling personal journal.

Now Write Mysteries

But what happens if you explore the emotions behind his actions? Consider these two possibilities: The detective is afraid that the killer is learning too much about him and may use that knowledge to hurt him through those he cares most ...

Author: Sherry Ellis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101553763

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 457


The essential handbook for writers of whodunits, techno- thrillers, cozies, and everything in between-featuring never-before- published personal writing exercises from some of today's bestselling and award-winning mystery writers. Now Write! Mysteries, the fourth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing guide series, brings together numerous bestselling authors-including winners of and nominees for the Edgar, Hugo, and Shamus awards,-for the definitive guide to writing mysteries, thrillers, and suspense stories. Now Write! Mysteries teaches you everything you've ever wanted to know about crafting a page-turning mystery-from creating a believable detective hero (or terrifying villain), to using real-life cutting-edge investigative techniques to bring your story to life-with practical exercises taken directly from the pros: Discover the best techniques for seamlessly integrating action into your story with John Lutz, New York Times-bestselling author of Urge to Kill, Night Kills, and Serial. Learn how to fine-tune your sense of place and setting with Louise Penny, New York Times-bestselling author of the Armand Gamache mysteries. Take advice from Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Sleepers and writer/producer for Law & Order, on how to compose a scene that lives up to your character's backstory. Let Marcia Talley, Agatha- and Anthony-winning author of the Hannah Ives mysteries, show you how to build a memorable, engaging detective. (Hint: It's not about making him flawless.) Others included are: Simon Brett, Hallie Ephron, Meg Gardiner, Peter James, Christopher G. Moore, Michael Sears, and many others. No other mystery-writing guide offers the road tested wisdom of so many award-winners and bestselling authors in one place.

The Middle School Writing Toolkit

Notice how vivid verbs help convey emotion in the writing and help the reader visualize the scene: revised paragraph: Tears gushed from her eyes. Her face flushed red. She gasped loudly, and she snorted as if she couldn't draw enough ...

Author: Tim Clifford

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780929895758

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 399


The Middle School Writing Toolkit addresses the 5 major writing genres that middle-school students are expected to master - reports, persuasive essays, how-to (procedural) essays, narratives, and literary responses - and provides 57 mini-lessons and more than 200 workstation tasks to start English teachers well on their way to creating a successful writing program in the classroom.

The Elements of Playwriting

Identify which characters you want the audience to empathize with, then give those characters vivid emotions the audience can recognize and feel. You may wish to write emotions that show a ...

Author: Louis E. Catron

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478608264

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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Being a playwright means more than just putting pen to paperit means expressing a personal point of view, bringing a vision to life, developing dimensional characters, structuring a plays action, creating effective characters, creating effective dialogue, and finding producers, directors, and actors to bring a work to life. Catron, a respected writer, producer, director, and instructor, explores these themes and more, presenting the basic principles necessary for writing a stageworthy play. By emphasizing stageworthiness, he shows how to avoid common pitfalls, such as treating a play as literature or being overinfluenced by cinematic writing. Examples from classical and modern plays are included throughout, as are exercises for sharpening and developing skills and practical guidelines on working with actors and directors, getting produced and published, and finding an agent.

Let Us Prey Revised Edition

Try to write an extremely detailed, organized, coherent, vivid, emotionally compelling narrative. Don't worry about correctness, grammar, or punctuation. 7. Beneficial effects will occur even if no one else reads your writing.

Author: Darrell Puls

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725257283

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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Jesus warned of wolves carefully disguised as shepherds coming into local churches as pastors. It is the perfect disguise for a predator to access and devour the flock one lamb at a time while proclaiming himself as their protector and guardian. The result is spiritual devastation, broken congregations, and even destroyed churches. Darrell Puls attests from experience that the enemy has infiltrated the North American church through pastors with dangerously high levels of narcissism. These pastors hide under layers of the sacred, but it is always an illusion of smoke and mirrors. Puls has experienced this reality from the inside as a staff pastor under a narcissist, and from the outside as a church consultant. He carefully unpacks toxic narcissism in everyday terms, and lets the victims tell their own stories. Let Us Prey, Revised Edition is as real as it gets.

Writing from Within

Part 3 : EXPLORE Your Emotions STEP 1. Write a vivid memory in which you allow the central character to hold two differing emotions at the same time , such as happiness and confusion , love and disappointment , or anger and awe .

Author: Bernard Selling

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 089793217X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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Telling one's life stories can be a voyage of self-discovery, freeing up images and thoughts that have long remained hidden. Using the techniques of Writing From Within, anyone can create vivid autobiographical stories and life narratives. For everyone interested in writing, this program enables them to explore their lives, rediscover forgotten experiences, and find out hidden truths about themselves, their parents, and their family histories.

Love and Other Emotions

Words that deceive do not export the feelings they dissimulate, but that feeling is retained in the betrayal. ... Is feeling expressed in creative poetry in a state of vivid emotion, or more likely, as Wordsworth wrote, ...

Author: Jason W. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429915895

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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This book is an account of the psychology of romantic love in the context of a theory of emotions. The account develops out of studies in brain psychology and the extension to topics in process-philosophy, such as the nature of value and belief, and the central role of feeling in mental process. The approach is subjectivist, that is, from the internal standpoint, and in this respect it differs greatly from the externalist and objectivist trends in modern cognitive science and empiricist philosophy. Love is the ultimate in value, so that a theory of love is also a theory of the nature of value and its relation to feeling, belief, and to drive and desire. The role of intention, reason, and appraisal is critiqued. The relation to other feelings, such as jealousy, envy, anger, loss and grief is discussed in terms of a general theory of emotion and the basis in a process account of the mind/brain state.

Poets on Writing

Consequently, a vivid emotion conducts us into the gliding instant and a succession of such gliding instants slow down time for us. Vision seems to be related to such an experience, perhaps because, while the instant glides, ...

Author: Denise Riley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349220489

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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A collection of essays and some related poems by almost 30 contemporary poets who have worked for years outside the "mainstream" of British publishing. Many are or have been small-press publishers and editors too.

Writing Irresistible Kidlit

Vivid emotion is usually best portrayed in Interiority instead of with physical gesture and description. Interiority Interiority—access to a character's thoughts, feelings, and reactions—is a great tool that writers don't use nearly ...

Author: Mary Kole

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599635804

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Captivate the hearts and minds of young adult readers! Writing for young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) audiences isn't just "kid's stuff" anymore--it's kidlit! The YA and MG book markets are healthier and more robust than ever, and that means the competition is fiercer, too. In Writing Irresistible Kidlit, literary agent Mary Kole shares her expertise on writing novels for young adult and middle grade readers and teaches you how to: • Recognize the differences between middle grade and young adult audiences and how it impacts your writing. • Tailor your manuscript's tone, length, and content to your readership. • Avoid common mistakes and cliches that are prevalent in YA and MG fiction, in respect to characters, story ideas, plot structure and more. • Develop themes and ideas in your novel that will strike emotional chords. Mary Kole's candid commentary and insightful observations, as well as a collection of book excerpts and personal insights from bestselling authors and editors who specialize in the children's book market, are invaluable tools for your kidlit career. If you want the skills, techniques, and know-how you need to craft memorable stories for teens and tweens, Writing Irresistible Kidlit can give them to you.

Emotions and Virtues in Feature Writing

Hooper's vivid scene-setting provides readers with the opportunity to be transported into her narrative. An example is the description of her arrival on Palm Island, which reads like the introduction to a literary novel rather than a ...

Author: Jennifer Martin

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030629786

Category: Creative writing

Page: 270

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This book provides an important and original way of understanding how journalists use emotion to communicate to readers, posing the deceptively simple question, how do journalists make us feel something when we read their work?. Martin uses case-studies of award-winning magazine-style features to illuminate how some of the best writers of literary journalism give readers the gift of experiencing a range of perspectives and emotions in the telling of a single story. Part One of this book discusses the origins and development of narrative journalism and introduces a new theoretical framework, the Virtue Paradigm, and a new textual analysis tool, the Virtue Map. Part Two includes three case-studies of prize-winning journalism, demonstrating how the Virtue Paradigm and the Virtue Map provide fresh insight into narrative journalism and the ongoing conversation of what it means to live well together in community.

Undying Emotions

The book Undying Emotions is a collection of beautiful thoughts feelings and of emotions filled with depth of authors from all walks of life.



ISBN: 9798489527262

Category: Fiction


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The book Undying Emotions is a collection of beautiful thoughts feelings and of emotions filled with depth of authors from all walks of life. The forty lofty co-authors has contributed significantly towards this anthology who poured out their hearts full of love joy pain-pleasure sorrow and solitude alike in the midst of the busy life and competitive environment. Undying Emotions is all about hope and exuberance even in times of turmoil and traumas to believe in oneself above every threat that life puts upon us and to go on and on without dying out the passions and endeavors untold towards glory fortified.

Write Great Fiction Characters Emotion Viewpoint

Shaw has made Rudy's choice vivid by: Having him perform two definite actions: writing the love letter and tearing it up. This is more effective than if he had just mooned around about Miss Lenaut, confining his longing to his head.

Author: Nancy Kress

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582976815

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Create Complex Characters How do you create a main character readers won't forget? How do you write a book in multiple-third-person point of view without confusing your readers (or yourself)? How do you plant essential information about a character's past into a story? Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by award-winning author Nancy Kress answers all of these questions and more! This accessible book is filled with interactive exercises and valuable advice that teaches you how to: • Choose and execute the best point of view for your story • Create three-dimensional and believable characters • Develop your characters' emotions • Create realistic love, fight, and death scenes • Use frustration to motivate your characters and drive your story With dozens of excerpts from some of today's most popular writers, Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint provides you with the techniques you need to create characters and stories sure to linger in the hearts and minds of agents, editors, and readers long after they've finished your book.

Constructing a Paradigm for Children s Contextualized Learning

In the writing class of If the Little Match Girl Were among Us, students welcome and care for the little heroine. ... Their entire common element is vivid emotional marks, because contextualized education contains the philosophical idea ...

Author: Li Jilin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662556122

Category: Education

Page: 228

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This book focuses on summarizing four elements from the classic Chinese literary theory: truth, beauty, emotion and imagination. Based on the latest findings from learning sciences and brain science, it elaborates on the reasons for creating contexts in language teaching. It also shows how the aesthetical theories can be used to nurture contextualized instruction and presents six major approaches for creating contexts: creating contexts with real objects, representing contexts with pictures, evoking contexts with music, experiencing contexts with acting, unfolding contexts with real life, and describing contexts with languages. The author is a practitioner with over 30 years of practical research experience and all their studies are discussed in this book.

America s Darwin

While both writers rely on vivid prose descriptions to capture the emotions studied, both also seem to doubt at times the adequacy of their own words. In such moments, they turn to other writers for help. When describing the breathing ...

Author: Tina Gianquitto

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820346755

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 401

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An engaging collection of interdisciplinary essays on the distinctive qualities of America's textual engagement with Darwinian evolutionary theory, especially in regard to On the Origin of Species, which highlights the influence of prevalent cultural anxieties on interpretation.