Creating Character Emotions

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Writer's Digest Books, Feb 15, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 170 pages
15 Reviews

In this unique book, Ann Hood will help you find fresh, creative images, words and gestures to evoke feelings in your fiction. In 36 "mini-lessons," Hood sheds new light on love, hate, fear, grief, guilt, hope, jealousy and other major emotions. Each lesson offers instruction on rendering that particular sentiment; "good" and "bad" examples illustrating how writers have succeeded and where others have gone wrong; and imaginative exercises for putting the feeling into words.

  

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User Review  - castiron - LibraryThing

A book for writers, with examples of bad ways and good ways to depict a wide variety of emotions. It was interesting, but when I read several of the examples, I found myself wondering if my son gets ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fatima - Goodreads

This is an excellent book that gives great tips for how to create real emotions and avoid the cliches. I don't follow the exercises rigidly but it's a great tool to help you get started. It's also a ... Read full review

Contents

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About the author (1998)

Ann Hood was born on December 9, 1956, in West Warwick, R.I. She attended the University of Rhode Island and New York University. For several years, she worked as a flight attendant before pursuing her dream of becoming a writer. Ann Hood had a dream of writing ever since her first "novel" at the age of 11. It was not until 1987, with the publication of Somewhere off the Coast of Maine that she received the recognition she had been longing for. Set in the period from the 1960s to the 1980s, the story deals with the lives of three women of the Vietnam era and their children. Strong on emotion and personal growth, Hood's writing frequently examines the intricacies of various levels of relationships. Other works include Something Blue, which also involves the association between three friends.

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