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Increasing the Emotional Impact of Your Story

by Angela Ackerman

Image titled Reader Impact shows a half-round meter with 6 sections in colors from orange to green (left to right) . Section labels rom left to right read,   "throws book away," "DNF book", "Thought it was so-so," "Satisfied reader," h"ooked, buys the next one," "Tells others to read it."

What do the most successful, memorable novels out there have in common? Emotional impact. The reader becomes so connected to the story, characters, and world they feel something profound as they read. 

This is no surprise because emotions are central to the human experience.… Read the post

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3 Exercises To Dive Deeper Into Character Emotions

By Lisa Hall-Wilson

So, you’ve got a first (or second or third) draft, but you’re still trying to get at the heart of what motivates your character. You’re still trying to unearth the variety of emotions, the intensity, the complexities of the emotions your character experiences at different points in the story.… Read the post

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