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This lively book will help writers find vivid ways to express emotion in their fiction. In 36 "mini-lessons, " Hood sheds new light on love, hate, fear, grief, guilt, hope and jealousy.

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In this unique book, Ann Hood will help you find fresh, creative images, words and gestures to evoke feelings in your fiction. In 36 mini-lessons, Hood sheds new light on love, hate, fear, grief, guilt, hope, jealousy and other major emotions. Each lesson offers instruction on rendering that particular sentiment; good and bad examples illustrating how writers have succeeded and where others have gone wrong; and imaginative exercises for putting the feeling into words.

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lflwriter, August 4, 2007 (view all comments by lflwriter)
Most men, like myself, tend to be reluctant to show emotion in public. We tend to hide all but anger so we don't give away our weaknesses. I taught English grammar and literature for thirty years and although Ann Hood does not spend a lot of time on any one emotion, she manages to convey just how complex we humans are by quickly glossing over the thirty-six emotions she shows us in her book. I appreciate the way she organized her little book on creating character emotions. I wish I had read it soon after it came out in print. I would have added some of what she wrote into my lessons on characterization. Although I haven't read some of the other books out there about creating emotions, like the one by Orson Scott Card, which I plan to read next, I can not discount the fact that she has provided me with some valuable seeds for thought. As a teacher, I've learned that there are many ways to teach one thing and one method will not reach everyone. I have three books on this subject and Hood's is the first one I've read and I like her approach. I recommend this book to anyone who seriously wants to improve his or her writing and do not stop with just this one book. Read others so that you will really learn how to write Reading this book was like opening a door and walking into a well-lit room. I get it. I finally get it. Maybe I'm just dense and it took someone like Ann Hood to wake me up so I understand what emotion is all about.


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Product Details

ISBN:
9781884910333
Author:
Hood, Ann
Publisher:
Story Press Books
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Personality
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Subject:
Characters and characteristics
Subject:
Emotions in literature
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 44
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.01x6.00x.56 in. .58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this unique book, Ann Hood will help you find fresh, creative images, words and gestures to evoke feelings in your fiction. In 36 mini-lessons, Hood sheds new light on love, hate, fear, grief, guilt, hope, jealousy and other major emotions. Each lesson offers instruction on rendering that particular sentiment; good and bad examples illustrating how writers have succeeded and where others have gone wrong; and imaginative exercises for putting the feeling into words.
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