Writing the Emotional Journey with June Diehl

Character Writing the Emotional Journey with June Diehl

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  1. Characters
  2. Editing
  3. Dialogue
  4. Structure
  5. Genre
  6. GMC
  7. Plotting
  8. POV
  9. Voice
  10. Worldbuilding
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Class Length
3 Weeks
Are your readers satisfied with your stories? Are they reluctant to put your story aside? At the end of your story, the reader should sigh, with a sense of satisfaction, when finishing your story, one which they will remember for a long time coming.

So how does one create a satisfied reader? One approach is to make sure that the reader experiences alongside the POV character(s).

This four week workshop will cover the following topics:
  • Why Do We Read Fiction?
  • What Makes a Satisfied Reader?
  • The Story as an Emotional Journey
  • How Mood and Tone can be used to Enhance a Reader’s Emotional Experience?
  • Using Setting and Description to Up the Story’s Emotional Aspect
  • How POV can be used to Add Emotional Content and Context
  • How the Protagonist’s Journey is Tied to the Reader’s Experience
  • Understanding and Choosing Your Story’s Emotional Journey
Class Format
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The forum will be available the morning (EST) of the day the workshop starts and will remain accessible to all participants thereafter. You will also be given simple instructions on how to create a PDF of all your discussions along with our privacy and data retention policy.
Start date
May 23, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
Jun 13, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
May 26, 2022 at 12:50 AM
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Latest reviews

I found the course very helpful. June offered a lot of insight and helped me to think about my characters in new and different ways.
I found this course ( Writing the Emotional Journey) very helpful in giving more depth to the characters and keeping emotions front and centre throughout the story rather than just at major plot points.

Her insightful comments and questions about how my characters were feeling at the weak point of the story got me unstuck! I’d been unable to fix the wimpy act 3 for so long I’d become bored of it and ready to give up on it. So a big thanks to June because I now have a satisfactory ending to my story.

I also liked the fact that the exercises give you the chance to use a story you know and your own writing to apply her input. Unfortunately because I had too much going on outside the course, I just did the exercises to improve this one particular story I’d been stuck on.

June refers to the Hero’s Journey structure as a basis for the course. I am familiar with it but did not feel my story fit that format. Nevertheless, I could still weave her input on mood, setting, weather, etc to build emotions for the reader. I also really appreciate the list of everything we can use to give a story more depth and emotion as a reminder. I will be printing it out and keeping it handy.