Margie Lawson

Changing your Writing World

Reach for the Kleenexes

Increasing the emotion in a novel is about a lot more than just adding a character death or a shocking family secret. Writers need to first create compelling characters who build a connection with the reader, then craft a plot that brings out the emotion, and develop strong backstory and motivations for the character’s actions. When the emotional scenes arrive, all the writer’s tools are deployed, from showing more and telling less, to focusing the reader’s attention on key elements that will trigger emotional responses. Even the way you construct a sentence can make a difference in the emotion of a book.

Bring your Kleenexes to this class—it’s about to get emotional!

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Shirley Jump

Shirley Jump is an award-winning, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon, and USA Today bestselling author who has published more than 80 books in 24 countries. As an editor, she has edited more than 100 books in a variety of genres. She specializes in helping her clients turn the jigsaw puzzle of their idea into a book that not only stands out in a crowded marketplace but is also engaging and unforgettable.

Check out the BUZZ about Shirley Jump’s novels:

“Sweet is the word for this anthology from four top Kensington writers…Jump’s office romance gives the collection a kick, with fiery writing.” — Publishers Weekly

4 1/2 Stars, “With Jump’s trademark comedic touch, readers are treated to a well-crafted story about what it means to come home to face yourself and your past. The main characters are sympathetic and intelligent, and the narrative is constantly smooth and compelling.” — Romantic Times Book Reviews

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