The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface

Donald Maass
Published in 2016
by Writer’s Digest Books

In The Emotional Craft of Fiction, veteran literary agent Donald Maass writes that “showing and telling are only part of the picture.” Instead, this book on craft illustrates how to use story to provoke a visceral and emotional experience in readers. Each chapter guides you through topics to help connect readers to your characters, which include emotional modes of writing, connecting characters’ inner and outer journeys, and using plot as a sequence of emotional milestones.


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