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?
In this session, you’ll learn tips and strategies for making the scene you see in your head come alive on the page so that your reader is compelled to keep turning the pages. Writing exercises will give class members a hands-on feel for how to add texture, dynamism, and drama to a story.