WINTER: Emily Whitman's Conveying Emotion Workshop for Writers of Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult Fiction | Feb 6 - Mar 13

“I am a former child, and I haven't forgotten a thing.” ~ Ursula Nordstrom 

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 his chest, or a shiver run down her 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 naming emotions outright. We'll do exercises in class, making discoveries and breaking through 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 students

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Tuesdays, Feb 6 - Mar 13, 5:30 - 7:30pm, 6 weeks
Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 4232 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Total Fee: 
Early Registration: $248 (cash/check); $255 (Paypal). | Late Registration: $263 (cash/check); $272 (PayPal).