No matter the genre, a story becomes more compelling when the reader is immersed in the scene, living with the characters. How can you pull your readers into the cockpit of a sinking ship or the bedroom of a prostitute? How can you plumb your characters’ emotions—captain or madam—to put your reader behind your characters’ very eyes? Use of all your senses is key, but how do you tap into them when you’re not that character and you’ve never been in that situation?
This hands-on workshop interweaves written exercises with examples from works of fiction and nonfiction to heighten your own sensual capabilities as well as your awareness of how language can be used to draw readers in and hold their attention through to the end.