Spring 2014 Workshop
Tools to Pluck Readers’ Heartstrings & Pocketbooks
Presenters: Elizabeth Essex, Kathleen Baldwin and Sylvia McDaniel
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Location: Richardson Civic Center (next door to the library)
Three Authors Tell All
Award-Winning, Reviewer’s Choice Nominee, Elizabeth Essex, will explain
Emotionally-Resonant Writing. She will provide numerous examples to show
writers how to use emotive scene-themed words, and emotionally powerful character-
Award-Winning author, Kathleen Baldwin, will open her Emotional Writing
Toolbox and illustrate the use of several devices, including: visceral reactions,
emotionally charged props, character specific metaphors and similes, irony, denial,
twisted clichés. She will also include her Emotional Ladder to help writers maintain
clear, logical, easily understood, emotional arcs.
Amazon Bestselling Author, Sylvia McDaniel, will explain the Dollars and Cents
of Writing Emotion – what emotions do readers crave? What specific emotions
motivate them to open their pocketbooks and shell out hard-earned cash for your book?
There is a list and she’s sharing it.
- Present list of hot-selling emotions.
- Provide examples and tools to help writers convey emotions more effectively.
The WGT meets on the third Monday of each month from 7:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m. in the basement conference room of the Richardson Public Library,900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson, Texas 75080.
You may now pay your 2013 dues of $25.00. Mail your check to:
Writers' Guild of Texas
6009 W. Parker Road, Suite 149-175
Plano, Texas 75093