Emotion Into Art: Infusing Your Writing with Feeling
Learn how to create writing that triggers emotional responses in your reader. Great for beginning and intermediate writers.
What you can learn.
- Read writing that packs emotional power to understand effective techniques
- Explore pacing, tone, gesture, and other strategies to communicate emotion
- Complete writing exercises that locate your voice and transfer feeling to your readers
About this course:How do writers make you laugh and cry? This course is designed for beginners and those who want to juice up their writing and gain mastery to do both. You begin by exploring emotion-packed fiction, short prose, and poems to discover tips, tricks, and strategies to make readers ache, cheer characters on, or hold their sides with laughter. You also learn about gesture, pacing, tone, juxtaposition, hyperbole, personification, double entendres, and more. Through stimulating writing exercises, you are encouraged to find your own voice and create short writing (prose or poems) about yourself and/or fictional characters that can attract the attention of readers and editors.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required. Materials required.