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The 3-Act Emotional Arc For Showing Shame In Fiction
Lisa Hall-Wilson

by Lisa Hall-Wilson

Shame is one of the most powerful and underused emotions in a fiction-writer’s toolbox. Shame is pervasive and common, it’s ugly and hard to capture well. Readers cheer for characters who are relate-able. They cheer for characters who stand up to bullies, who stay and fight when they don’t have to.… Read the post

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