As a writer, I always have a hard time trying to put the emotions of my characters into words on a page. I can feel what the characters do, but it can be difficult to communicate that clearly to the reader. It's probably the hardest part of the writing process for me. The fact that those feelings and emotions are so important for character growth and depth just makes it all the more challenging.
Thankfully, I have a few writer friends in my circles who happen to be AWESOME at writing emotions and feelings. In the first video of my new series "A Way With Words", I get some valuable advice on how best to infuse my stories with emotions and feelings:
Angela Ackerman is a writing coach, international speaker, and co-author of five bestselling writing books, including The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. She is passionate about helping writers succeed. Her site, One Stop For Writers is a powerhouse online library like no other, filled with description, story structure, and brainstorming tools to help writers elevate their storytelling. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook and at her blog, Writers Helping Writers.
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Rachel A. Marks is an award-winning author and professional artist, a SoCal girl, cancer survivor, a surfer and dirt-bike rider, chocolate lover and keeper of faerie secrets. She was voted: Most Likely to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, but hopes she'll never have to test the theory. Her debut series The Dark Cycle, described as Dickens' "Oliver Twist" meets TV's "Supernatural", begins with the Amazon Bestseller, DARKNESS BRUTAL.
Her website: http://www.rachelannemarks.com/
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Angie Grigaliunas (grig-ah-LOO-nahs) is a fantasy writer and blogger. She’s a country girl at heart, in the sense that she wants to be in nature and away from civilization. She loves Jesus, the woods, and the stars, and has always wanted to be a superhero with a secret identity. Seriously.
She has completed three books: one about elves that needs a massive revision before it ever sees the light of day, one that is part of her current story but also needs a massive revision to fit a new storyline, and the actual first book (Sowing) in her dystopian/medieval/grimdark/semi-romance series (The Purification Era). When she’s not writing, she’s usually Facebooking – ack! – or thinking about story stuff. Despite several of her writing friends claiming she’s Canadian, she is not; she lives in Ohio with her dear husband and their crazy cats.
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Sarah has been writing for more than 20 years. She lives in the middle of nowhere with two monsters (the kids), an ogre (the hubby), and whatever drama-llama is coming to visit this week. Sarah is the author of Too Wyrd and the Life 101 series. She has short stories in several anthologies, including Visions IV: Between the Stars, and The Pop Culture Grimoire: 2.0.
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