November 6, 2014

4 PM PST   5 PM MST   6 PM CST   7 PM EST

Guest: Angela AckermanAngela Ackerman

How To Capture Emotion in Your Memoir

To write a memoir, we need to find a way to translate the “real people” in our lives from our memory onto the page—to create “characters” that convey the reality of being alive and motion and having emotions. The reader needs someone to identify with—you are the protagonist in memoir–

Conveying emotion effectively is difficult for many writers, but is critical for generating empathy that pulls readers into the story. This hour presentation will look at the power of deep point of view, and how writers can use dialogue, body language, thoughts and visceral sensations to show emotion.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • A better understanding of deep Point of View
  • An overview of the best ways to show character emotions
  • How to avoid emotion trouble spots such as melodrama and telling
  • Further tools and resources on emotion

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Angela Ackerman is a writing coach and co-author of three bestselling resources, The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression, The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes and The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws. Her books are sourced by US universities and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors and psychologists around the world. Angela can also be found at Writers Helping Writers, a site which specializes in building innovative tools for writers that cannot be found elsewhere.