EBOOK / KINDLE (The Emotional Craft of Fiction) AUTHOR Donald Maass

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The Emotional Craft of Fiction Read ì 8 Engage Your Readers with EmotionWhile writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing none would argue this If you want to write strong fiction you must make your readers feel The reader's experience must be an emotional journey of its own one as involving as your characters' struggles discoveries and triumphs are for. One of the things I love about Donald Maass s craft books is that he keeps taking it up a notch keeps pushing boundaries Which in turn continues to challenge his pupils Although I firmly believe this book will help any writer who reads it I feel like it found its way to my hands at the perfect point in my writing journey It takes the craft of fiction beyond the basic mechanics of characterization and plot construction and so I would advise brand new writers to perhaps start with Maass s earlier offerings and work their way to this one As a carpenter I liken it to someone having a sound competency with power tools and construction techniues being offered a set of fine woodworking tools along with revealing lessons on intricate joinery and working with the grain and density of various substrates I ve known for some time that I want for my stories than to simply entertain or to keep the pages turning for readers I want to achieve resonance As Maass says in the early going of this book Readers fundamentally want to feel something not about your story but about themselves They want to play They want to anticipate guess think and judge They want to finish a story and feel competent They want to feel like they ve been through something They want to connect with your characters and live their fictional experience or believe that they have As a reader that s what I want And so as a writer I aspire to creating stories that offer that kind of connection and thereby that kind of experience I seek as a reader Thanks to Donald Maass we all have access to the tools and techniues to practice as we strive toward emotional mastery in storytelling This is a book I will read than once and reference again and again

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The Emotional Craft of Fiction Read ì 8 YouThat's where The Emotional Craft of Fiction comes in Veteran literary agent and expert fiction instructor Donald Maass shows you how to use story to provoke a visceral and emotional experience in readers Topics covered include emotional modes of writing beyond showing versus telling your story's emotional world moral stakes connecting the inner a. This is a provocative writing book As always with these sorts of books I think the best reaction is probably to take with you what s useful and leave behind the rest after having given some consideration to it if you re going to do something that s not generally advised you want to be doing it deliberately not thoughtlessly And I think there s a fair amount in here worthy of consideration though it s also sometimes less helpful than it could be particularly when Maass devotes large portions of sections to uoting passages that worked for him usually preceded with overly long explanations of what the book in uestion is about even when it s not actually relevant to understanding the passageNow there are certainly some good insights and tips in here For instance on how to make character emotions effective for a reader usually by writing around them in one way or another There are also some insights and tips that I m glad most writers don t use Maass points out for instance that the fictional characters you love most are probably in some way better and admirable than the average person And this is true for me But at the same time I don t expect or even really want to fall in love with every book but a large part of what I do want from fiction is a window into lives different from my own I don t want every protagonist to be a hero or every book to be about the triumph of the human spirit or whatever other inflated universalizing language blurb writers love to use That s exhausting and at a certain point I think it s alienating I like to read about real flawed people though Maass is right that for us to care their everyday lives need to be rich with meaning So is writing about extraordinary inspiring people a good idea for the individual author Maybe But please don t all do it at onceRelatedly Maass pushes back here against the idea that everything in a book needs to be action no contemplation and conflict no harmony Again correctly in my reading experience he points out that the books we love the most tend to be the ones where there is some warmth and emotional connectedness I think he s right that it s rare to see this overdone and common to see bleak settings where strangers are hostile friends useless and generic families toxic and protagonists isolated though I would add except for their love interest Perhaps much of this is a clumsy way of isolating protagonists to make sure their romances are meaningful One of his solid tips is to include in the opening not just a plot hook but an emotional one why should readers connect with this protagonist Because they care about a family member is a good suggested answer I find it a little odd that he discusses this whole topic almost in a vacuum though without addressing the obvious uestion of how to suare it with all that advice about every line consisting of conflict and actionA couple of criticisms I saw before reading the book were about the author s preference for classic literature and a couple of weird gendered comments Maybe it was because seeing these criticisms than once made me expect worse but I didn t think either of these was much of a problem Maass may connect most with classics but his examples come from an admirable range of genres and represent both genders The weirdest bit was his references to women s fiction which made me think he just calls all contemporary fiction by and about women that doesn t fall into some other genre label women s fiction by which standard of course most of our celebrated male authors ought to be known as authors of men s fiction However that s a minor point in the scheme of the book There s also the valid criticism that the author advises pulling back from very dark character emotions this evidently being a place he doesn t want to go I would put this in the take it if it helps leave it if it doesn t bucket I can maybe see where he s coming from in that big enough emotions can take over the page through action alone without needing a lot of interior description but I also didn t find the passage he uoted as a good example of this to be emotionally effective Instead it came across as weird and distancingAt any rate there s plenty to dig into here and Maass offers a lot of concrete tips and exercises for writers which will no doubt be useful in taking your fiction to the next level I wouldn t take it as gospel but the same should probably be said for every how to write book Plantes comestibles : Cueillette et recettes des 4 saisons. 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Summary Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Donald Maass

The Emotional Craft of Fiction Read ì 8 Nd outer journeys plot as emotional opportunities invoking higher emotions symbols and emotional language cascading change story as emotional mirror positive spirit and magnanimous writing the hidden current that makes stories move Readers can simply read a novelor they can experience it The Emotional Craft of Fiction shows you how to make that happ. An Ultimate Guide for WritersDonald Maass s THE EMOTIONAL CRAFT OF FICTION HOW TO WRITE THE STORY BENEATH THE SURFACE is the ultimate writer s guide to telling a story Set aside the countless books about plotting structure and craft and read this book before you go any further in imagining drafting and revising your stories Throughout this pithy important book Maass instructs demonstrates motivates and then gently pushes you out the door to write your story as only you can do Read it in one exhilarating thrill ride and then read it again slowly to savor its clear prose and authoritative examples Do the 34 Emotional Mastery exercises and witness your stories grow complexity depth and power Learn from a brilliant master of story at his most personal elouent and encouraging The spirit you bring is the spirit that we ll feel as we read and of all the feelings you can excite in your readers the most gripping and beautiful is the spirit of hope


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    EBOOK / KINDLE (The Emotional Craft of Fiction) AUTHOR Donald Maass Summary Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Donald Maass I wish I'd written this book myself if only so I could share every single chapter with my own readers Because it's brilliant More than just on point writing instruction this is an inspirational challenge calling all writers to be their best selves and write stories that in turn inspire and challenge readers in all the best ways I wasn't expecting that from this book but I was certainly inspired and challenged

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    Review The Emotional Craft of Fiction Donald Maass ☆ 8 Read & download Summary Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Donald Maass One of the things I love about Donald Maass’s craft books is that he keeps taking it up a notch keeps pushing boundaries Which in turn continues to challenge his pupils Although I firmly believe this book will help any writer who reads it I feel like it found its way to my hands at the perfect point in my writing journey It takes the craft of fiction beyond the basic mechanics of characterization and plot con

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (The Emotional Craft of Fiction) AUTHOR Donald Maass Three and a half starsI got dozens of notes out of it as usual but this one didn't do it for me Maybe the weakest of his that I've read It irke

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    Summary Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Donald Maass EBOOK / KINDLE (The Emotional Craft of Fiction) AUTHOR Donald Maass I accidentally deleted my review of this book and I've already returned it to the library so I no longer have uotes to cite This book went into the DNF pile My main issues with the book included the following1 T

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (The Emotional Craft of Fiction) AUTHOR Donald Maass Summary Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Donald Maass Review The Emotional Craft of Fiction There is so much in this short book It is a book to revise a manuscript with to take you through those scenes that are necessary but aren't working to force you deeper in the storyto go beyond your own fear as a writer I need to rer

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (The Emotional Craft of Fiction) AUTHOR Donald Maass This is a provocative writing book As always with these sorts of books I think the best reaction is probably to take with you what’s useful and leave behind the rest after having given some consideration to it if you're going to do something that's not generally advised you want to be doing it deliberately not thoughtlessly And I think there’s a fair amount in here worthy of consideration though it’s also

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (The Emotional Craft of Fiction) AUTHOR Donald Maass It feels like a lot of this is subjective what engages the author a literary agent emotionally This bothered me sometimeswho is this reader telling a fiction writer how to write? But I think the reader’s perspective isn’t talked about en

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (The Emotional Craft of Fiction) AUTHOR Donald Maass An Ultimate Guide for WritersDonald Maass’s THE EMOTIONAL CRAFT OF FICTION HOW TO WRITE THE STORY BENEATH THE SURFACE is the ultimate writer’s guide to telling a story Set aside the countless books about plotting structure and craft and read this book before you go any further in imagining drafting and revising your stories Throughout this pithy important book Maass instructs demonstrates motivates and then gently pushes yo

  9. says: EBOOK / KINDLE (The Emotional Craft of Fiction) AUTHOR Donald Maass Summary Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Donald Maass Review The Emotional Craft of Fiction

    Summary Ï eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Donald Maass Donald Maass ☆ 8 Read & download Review The Emotional Craft of Fiction Keep a notebook handy because you'll need it while reading this book I read this while drafting a very complex — and emotional — novel and every few pages I had ideas on how I could make my story better Highly recommend

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (The Emotional Craft of Fiction) AUTHOR Donald Maass Mr Maass is one of my favorite craft authors I connect with his teachings and love putting his suggestions into my work I took The Emotional Craft of Writing class prior to his releasing this book and could not wait for it to be released It's every bit as good as I expected If you're looking for a book on how to create characters who will resonate with readers on an emotional level this is a fantastic resource I'll be rereading it and goin

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  • Paperback
  • 240
  • The Emotional Craft of Fiction
  • Donald Maass
  • English
  • 10 February 2020
  • 9781440348372