Conveying Emotion: A Workshop for Writers of Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult Fiction w Emily Whitman | Oct 7 - Oct 28

A reader falls into a book by seeing through a character’s eyes, and that means feeling what the character is feeling. But how many times can a character’s heart pound in their chest, or a shiver run down their spine? In this workshop we’ll explore fresh, effective ways of expressing emotion. Each week we’ll focus on a method or two, including physical signs, using the surrounding scene, metaphor, dialogue tricks and tools, and even naming emotions outright. We’ll do exercises in class to explore and break through some barriers. Then you’ll go home and use the techniques on your work-in-progress (or a new piece inspired by your explorations). By the end of the workshop you’ll have a big toolbox to use in conveying emotion, practice in putting the tools to use, and a stronger work-in-progress. For writers at all levels. | Maximum: 12 writers

Register for this workshop

Mondays, Oct 7 - Oct 28, 6-8:30pm, 10 hours over 4 weeks (2.5 hours/week)
Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 4232 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Total Fee: 
Early Registration and Tuition Deadline is seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Early Registration: $210 (cash/check); $222 (Paypal). | Late Registration: $225 (cash/check); $237 (PayPal).