Category Archives: Emotional Impact

Pt. 3 Using Personal Experience and Applying What You’ve Learned

This is part three of the “Gut Punch your Audience with Emotion” presentation originally given at Fyrecon 2, June 23rd at Weber State University Davis. Here are handy links to the first two parts: Pt 1 Visceral Experiences and Creating … Continue reading

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Pt. 2 Engineering the Perfect Storm and Finding Balance

This is part two of the “Gut Punch your Audience with Emotion” presentation originally given at Fyrecon 2, June 23rd at Weber State University Davis. Here’s a handy link to the other parts of the series: Pt. 1 Visceral Experiences … Continue reading

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Pt. 1 Visceral Experiences and Creating Award Winning Drama

This is part one of the “Gut Punch your Audience with Emotion” presentation originally given at Fyrecon 2, June 23, 2018 at Weber State University Davis. Parts two and three are now available: Pt. 2 Engineering the Perfect Storm and … Continue reading

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Pt 3 Creating Fictional Rites and Rituals

The debut of this presentation is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th at the League of Utah Writers 2018 Spring Conference. This is the third part in the three-part series “Creating Fictional Rites and Rituals.” Here are handy links to the other … Continue reading

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Pt 2 Elements and Levels of Ritual

The debut of this presentation is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th at the League of Utah Writers 2018 Spring Conference. This is the second part in the three-part series “Creating Fictional Rites and Rituals.” If you’ve missed the other parts, here … Continue reading

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Pt 1 The Difference Between Rite and Ritual

The debut of this presentation is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th at the League of Utah Writers 2018 Spring Conference. This is the first part in a three-part series. If you missed the first two parts, go back and check … Continue reading

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Writerly Quote – Holly Gerth

“Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you a little” – Holley Gerth When it comes to putting words on the page, finding the right ones that will engage the reader and make your story compelling … Continue reading

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NaNo 2014 – Keeping Momentum

Congratulations, if you are still keeping up with NaNoWriMo you are entering the home stretch. For those who are keeping up with the daily goals, today you should be passing the 31,000 word mark – way to go! If you … Continue reading

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The Tragic Backstory – When is it too much?

The other night hubby and I were debating over Doctor Who’s tragic backstory.  Hubby believes that having the Doctor be the last of a murdered species is over the top and unnecessary.  Having there be a possibility that there might … Continue reading

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The Science of Creepy

I saw this terrific Youtube video about creepiness and thought it was perfect to share, especially now that Halloween decorations have hit the shelves and submissions for scary stories are coming due.  If you have a WIP you are trying … Continue reading

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