WGT Workshop:
Spring 2014 Workshop

Emotion Sells 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.



Inspirational Quote

"Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else."

- Gloria Steinem


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.


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Writers' Guild of Texas 6009 W. Parker Road, Suite 149-175 Plano, Texas 75093