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Writing With A Heavy Heart: Using Grief and Loss to Stretch Your Fiction
     

Writing With A Heavy Heart: Using Grief and Loss to Stretch Your Fiction

by Denise Jaden
 

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This book explores the stages and outlets of grief and how to implement them into your fiction to create deep, interesting characters and a more engaging plot. Some topics of this book include: grieving before the loss, spiritual matters, and how grief affects different ages, personality types, and genders.

Find out how to implement heavy emotional scenes

Overview

This book explores the stages and outlets of grief and how to implement them into your fiction to create deep, interesting characters and a more engaging plot. Some topics of this book include: grieving before the loss, spiritual matters, and how grief affects different ages, personality types, and genders.

Find out how to implement heavy emotional scenes authentically, without crossing over into melodrama. Learn which authors have done this well, and how they did it.

Denise Jaden's first two YA novels are infused with grieving and loss, and she'll explain some of the revision process of getting to the depth of her stories.

"Jaden's Writing With A Heavy Heart is a must-have for any writer's craft shelf. The combination of clear guidance and practical exercises allow writers to take their manuscripts to a deeper level."
- Eileen Cook Author of Unraveling Isobel and The Almost Truth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492213390
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/20/2013
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author

Denise Jaden attended the theatre program at college, and then enjoyed a variety of occupations, including stage production, mushroom farming, and professional Polynesian dancing. The first draft of her debut novel, Losing Faith, was written in 21 days during National Novel Writing Month. Never Enough is her second novel, and an anthology of companion/introductory stories, Never Enough Stories, can be found for free on www.smashwords.com.

Her second book on the craft or writing, Fast Fiction, will be available from New World Library in 2014.

Denise lives just outside Vancouver, Canada with her husband, son, and a crazy kitty. Find out more online at http://www.denisejaden.com or on Twitter: @denisejaden

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