Six-Week ONLINE: Novel Workshop: Crafting Compelling Emotion

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Times: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST
$375; $386.50 via PayPal. To pay via check, email [email protected]

Melanie Crowder

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6 weeks on Tuesday evenings: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27

How do we make readers feel? How do our favorite writers write compelling and complicated scenes driven by subtext and emotional wants? How do we craft emotion without losing sight of our novel’s narrative through-line? What skills can we add to our writer toolboxes so we can build authentic emotions on the page?

Join our Novel Workshop: Crafting Compelling Emotion in Fiction with esteemed author Melanie Crowder to dive deep into the emotional lives of our characters.

About this ONLINE course:

We’ve all heard the adage: show, don’t tell. But how, exactly, do we do this when it comes to emotion? In this Six-Week Workshop, designed for intermediate to published writers, we’ll examine several methods for conveying emotion. From dialogue and sentence structure to metaphor and objective correlative, attendees will leave with a host of tools to make their writing resonate with emotion.

Who Should Take This course:

  • Intermediate writers to published authors of all novel genres.
  • Writers looking to take their writing to the next level.
  • Writers who want to analyze the inner workings of scenes.
  • Writers looking to sharpen their character development skills.
  • Writers looking for peer and published author/facilitator feedback.

Full Dates for this 6 week class are Tuesday evenings: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 *if needing to be absent for a date in the series, ask your instructor to record the class.

This Six-Week ONLINE Novel Workshop is offered through The Writing Barn’s online Zoom programming and will offer students a chance to share their work with other writers from all over the country, building a diversity of perspective as well as a community of hard-working, serious artists. Instructions for online learning with The Writing Barn are located here.

Melanie Crowder is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including the young adult novels Audacity and An Uninterrupted View of the Sky as well as the middle grade novels Three PenniesA Nearer Moon and ParchedThe author lives with her family on Colorado’s Front Range, where she has worked as an educator for more than a decade.

Melanie’s books have been awarded the Jefferson Cup, the Arnold Adoff Poetry Award, the SCBWI Crystal Kite, and the Bulletin Blue Ribbon; they have been recognized as a National Jewish Book Awards Finalist, Colorado Book Awards Finalist, Junior Library Guild selection, YALSA Top Ten Books For Young Adults, ILA Notable Book for a Global Society, Parents’ Choice Silver Medal, BookBrowse Editor’s Choice, BookPage Top Pick, and The Washington Post Best Children’s Books for April. Her work has been listed as Best Books of the Year by Bank Street College, Kirkus Reviews, The Amelia Bloomer List, New York Public Library, Tablet Magazine, A Mighty Girl, and The Children’s Book Review. She is a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts Masters in Writing for Children and Young Adults program.

**Terms and conditions:  Please note that all Writing Barn classes and events are nonrefundable and nontransferable to another class. You may transfer your attendance to another writer.**