The average self-published author sells fewer than 250 copies of each book they publish and earns less than $5,000 a year. For anyone who wants to make a difference by reaching a lot of readers or who wants to turn their love of writing into a career, those are scary numbers. They become even scarier when you hear all the things we’re told authors need to do today to have any chance at success. In this session, you’ll learn the techniques I used to take my secret pen name from a complete unknown to earning a full-time income in six months, while dealing with major health issues and the other life commitments we all face. This session will also explain how to adapt as the market changes, so that when something stops working, you can adjust and continue selling books. This class focuses on selling fiction rather than non-fiction.
USING CHARACTER EMOTION TO WOW READERS
It lies at the core of every character’s decision, action, and word, all of which drive the story. Yet authors consistently struggle with how to convey character emotion effectively. Melodrama, clichéd writing, and too much telling create a disconnect between the reader and the characters on the page.Using Character Emotion to Wow Readers will show writers how to draw readers in by creating a reader-character connection based on the techniques offered in The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression.
How to engage one’s audience by establishing a reader-character bond and creating an emotional experience for the reader
How to avoid clichés and write emotions in fresh, character-appropriate way