Writing for Emotional Impact: Advanced Dramatic Techniques to Attract, Engage, and Fascinate the Reader from Beginning to End
At a Glance
There are three kinds of feelings when reading a story - boredom, interest, and WOW! To become a successful writer, you must create that WOW! feeling on as many pages as possible, and this requires writing that engages the reader emotionally.
In his bestselling The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, screenwriter Karl Iglesias explored the working habits of A-list Hollywood scribes.
Now, he breaks new ground by focusing on the psychology of the reader. Based on his acclaimed classes at UCLA Extension, Writing for Emotional Impact goes beyond the basics and argues that Hollywood is in the emotion-delivery business, selling emotional experiences packaged in movies and TV shows. Karl not only encourages you to deliver emotional impact on as many pages as possible, he shows you how, offering you hundreds of dramatic techniques to take your writing to the professional level.
- Over 40 techniques to humanize a character for instant empathy
- The 7 essential storytelling emotions and over 70 techniques to create them
- Over 50 ways to craft powerful scenes, including the Emotional Palette
- Over 30 techniques to shape your words and energize your narrative description
- The most common dialogue flaws and fixes for each
- Over 60 techniques to craft dynamic dialogue that snaps, crackles and pops off the page
- Publisher WingSpan Press
- Date available: 01/01/2010
- Publication date: 10/14/2005
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Meet the Author: Karl Iglesias
Karl Iglesias is a screenwriter and sought-after script doctor and consultant, specializing in the reader's emotional response to the written page. He is the best-selling author of Writing For Emotional Impact and The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters. He teaches at UCLA Extension’s Writers' Program, where he’s just won the Outstanding Instructor Award for 20...