Building Emotional Resonance
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A great plot, exotic setting, fantastic ideas – they all mean nothing if your reader doesn’t feel their way through your story.
Emotional resonance, or evoking emotion with your writing, is a crucial part of creating memorable narratives. When you get your readers to feel deeply, they become more invested in your story. This full day course with Kate Cuthbert will teach tips, styles, and techniques to build emotional resonance into any story through demonstrations, examples, and plenty of writing exercises and practice.
Expected Learning Outcomes
- Writing fully developed characters to engage your readers
- Using different narrative techniques & POV to avoid exposition and distance
- Building emotional tension and intensity into a manuscript
Pen and paper or preferred device for writing. Please ensure your device is charged.
About the tutor
Kate Cuthbert is managing editor of Escape Publishing, Harlequin Australia’s digital-first imprint. She is also an award-winning book reviewer and critic, a genre fiction advocate, and an in-demand moderator, presenter, and teacher. She is currently pursuing a PhD examining rural settings in Australian popular fiction.