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“Diving Deep: Emotion in Ficition” with Susan Kelly

June 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


On Saturday, June 4th, 2016, at at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Willamette Writers hosts writing coach and editor Susan Kelly. The day will include a meeting in the morning and a workshop after lunch. Join us!

Morning Presentation: “Diving Deep I: Emotion in Fiction”

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Free to members, $10.00 visitors
Dale Carnegie once said, “When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion . . .” These creatures of emotion are your readers. Using examples from bestselling novels, Susan will show you how these authors used emotion to create a powerful connection between their characters and the reader. Learn:

• The most effective way to evoke an emotional response
• The power of vulnerability
• What not to do

Afternoon Workshop: “Diving Deep II: Putting Emotion in Your Fiction”

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.   $25.00 for members, $30.00 for guests ($35 for whole day)

Bring a 1 to 10 page scene from your work-in-progress that includes the main character. This scene should be particularly important to your story. Susan will show you practical ways to deepen the emotional content of that scene. Learn:

• Tried and tested methods to layer emotion
• How to surprise a reader
• How to create an emotion checklist you can use in every scene

About Our Speaker – Susan Kelly

Susan KellySusan Kelly is a romantic comedy author, writing craft teacher, and the founder of Gomboc Words, a blog about the business side of writing. She describes herself as a word nerd. She has a near-obsessive interest in anything to do with language and the structure of story, and is happiest when evangelizing other writers!

About Willamette Writers Southern Oregon Meetings

Southern Oregon’s monthly meetings are typically held the first Saturday of the month, September through June (minus December) at:
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers
140 S. 3rd St
Central Pt, OR 97502

All are welcome to attend. Members attend morning presentations for free as part of their membership. Visitors are invited to contribute $5.

For more info: soww77@gmail.com.