ONLINE They Laughed, They Cried – Creating Emotional Resonance in Your Characters
Your plot might be a masterpiece of twists and turns, but it is compelling characters that will really seduce your reader. So, how do you get your readers to care about created people, open their hearts, and respond emotionally to your characters’ made-up challenges? By creating emotional resonance in your writing. In this course, we’ll explore what makes us cry or laugh along with fictional characters through plenty of examples and practice methods to make our own stories echo with feeling.
This is an interactive course using the Zoom web conferencing platform.
Lauren Carter is the author of four books, including the recent novel This Has Nothing To Do With You, shortlisted for the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction. Her debut novel, Swarm, was longlisted for CBC Canada Reads. She is a past winner of the Prairie Fire Fiction Contest and the ROOM Magazine Poetry Prize, and has been long-listed multiple times for the CBC Literary Prizes. She lives in the country outside Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she’s working on multiple projects including a third poetry collection.