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Friday, April 6 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
3L: Write in the Feels: Fictional Emotion FULL
Limited Capacity full

For fiction writers, emotion is both essential and tricky territory. Overplay it and we risk melodrama; neglect it and our stories have little impact, low stakes, no heart. This session will look at how various authors have effectively approached "the feels" in fiction. We'll identify strategies for when to show and when to tell, how to access emotionally detached or inarticulate characters, and how to capture emotional changes over time; as well as what other literary forms/genres can teach us about evoking fictional feelings. Attendees will leave with exercises, prompts, and suggestions for further reading on this topic.


Friday April 6, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Cambridge Room - 4th Floor
  Block 3