Writing for Emotional Impact: Advanced Dramatic Techniques to Attract, Engage, and Fascinate the Reader from Beginning to End

Writing for Emotional Impact Advanced Dramatic Techniques to Attract Engage and Fascinate the Reader from Beginning to End Karl Iglesias breaks new ground by focusing on the psychology of the reader Based on his acclaimed classes at UCLA Extension Writing for Emotional Impact goes beyond the basics and argues that Hollyw

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  • Title: Writing for Emotional Impact: Advanced Dramatic Techniques to Attract, Engage, and Fascinate the Reader from Beginning to End
  • Author: Karl Iglesias
  • ISBN: 9781595940285
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • Karl Iglesias breaks new ground by focusing on the psychology of the reader Based on his acclaimed classes at UCLA Extension, Writing for Emotional Impact goes beyond the basics and argues that Hollywood is in the emotion delivery business, selling emotional experiences packaged in movies and TV shows Iglesias not only encourages you to deliver emtional impact on as manyKarl Iglesias breaks new ground by focusing on the psychology of the reader Based on his acclaimed classes at UCLA Extension, Writing for Emotional Impact goes beyond the basics and argues that Hollywood is in the emotion delivery business, selling emotional experiences packaged in movies and TV shows Iglesias not only encourages you to deliver emtional impact on as many pages as possible, he shows you how, offering hundreds of dramatic techniques to take your writing to the professional level.

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    1. If I were stranded on a desert island with a typewriter and paper, this is the book I'd want to help me in my writing. This book is for screenwriting, but I found most of it applied to writing novels as well. Iglesias takes the challenge of making you a better writer head on. He starts out with that promise and delivers. His intent is to help you write scene by scene, paragraph by paragraph in such a way that no one could set your book down. He shows you how to ensure the reader cares about your [...]

    2. As an aspiring novelist I have a decent library of books on the craft, and most of them are helpful in a tangential sort of way. They are more like attending a motivational speech: they give you a rush of inspiration and positive energy, but a week later it's gone.I'd resorted to a DIY approach to building stories and characters. I would collect my favorite TV shows, movies, and novels, and try to figure out what made certain stories or characters compelling. I made lists and it was the most hel [...]

    3. “I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand".Posed as advanced book on writing it's surely Powerful, Inspiring and immensely helpful. But its worth is more proved only when the techniques and tools prescribed in it are put to use in our own scripts. 4/5. Detailed review to follow.

    4. Re-read a few chapters of this today. Yes, it's designed for screen-writing, but so much of what makes for dramatic scenes can apply to novel writing too! I loved this tip for learning how to Show (not tell) emotion, and I'm going to try it: Watch silent movies. How do the scenes work to portray the emotion without ever stating it outright? Mimic in own writing.

    5. There's some solid advice for writers. Much of it wasn't necessarily new, but presented in new ways. I particularly enjoyed the piece about subtext. The author's explanation and examples really showed me how subtext can make the difference between good and great dialogue.

    6. Writing For Emotional Impact is another storytelling and writing guide, different from most only in terms of its angle. It is aimed at screenwriters, but a lot of the first part of the book applies to stories in general.I'm not sure this dude is the right person to be telling us how to create emotions in readers, though. Like the majority of screenwriting guys who write how-to guides, readers will have to power through stereotyped gems such as: 'Every woman in the world puts on makeup, but how m [...]

    7. Good, solid advice.My editor assigned me this book when my first and second drafts were flat. Using some of these tips dramatically improved drafts 3 and 4, and isn't that the true measure of a how-to book on writing?

    8. There's a reason this book is so highly reviewed. While it doesn't cover things like structure, it goes into depth on more advanced topics and techniques that can add more impact to characters/scenes/plots/etc. It'll be a great reference going forward.

    9. I would give this book 3 stars but am adding an additional star mainly because I am not the target audience and then am giving some benefit of the doubt.I am a fiction writer and this book is aimed at screenplay writers but I thought I'd give it a whirl.The book promises to not talk about basics and only more advanced topics. What I found was that most of the lessons seemed very obvious to me, so I am wondering what about them is not basic. There are a few gems mixed in, however, and I particula [...]

    10. Although this book is aimed at screenwriters, most of the advice also applies to novelists. I read this while working on a first draft and can see that it will be very useful later during editing. At only 110 pages, screenplays have to be tight. Every scene has to count, each line of dialogue must be informative, and reader suspense/curiosity should be maximized. All this is definitely applicable to producing an engaging and well-paced novel.In explaining how these things are accomplished in suc [...]

    11. Okay, I'm likely never going to write a screenplay, but this is a well put together book on the craft of putting one together. Many of the same techniques can also be applied to other aspects of writing, fiction and nonfiction. The first part of the book on building character empathy is exceptionally well done, since it explains all of the common techniques to connect the reader to a character in the least amount of space. A really useful list. As the book goes on, it gets less interesting, unfo [...]

    12. Our job is to seduce the reader, keep him hanging and longing for more, and then reward him beyond expectation. Our biggest promise to him when we create a story, is that it will be an unforgettable and unmitigated experience. Only when we accomplish that, are we accomplished as writers."Writing For Emotional Impact" is bristling with incredibly useful and superbly explained advice, that will change the way you see the impact great fiction has on readers. It's almost as if Karl Iglesias reveals [...]

    13. Fascinating book about writing. It’s not for the easily intimidated though. This book assumes a working knowledge of ARCs, Three-Act-Play, Character Development, Etc. It is written for screenwriters, although 99% of the content applies to novelists as well.It teaches something very specific – How to connect the two primary emotional ARCs of a story. The emotions of the character on the page. The emotions of the audience beyond the page. Fascinating stuff and he teaches it in a very applicabl [...]

    14. The author gives numerous illustrations of each of the points he makes about writing effective scripts. The later portion of the book is primarily for those who want to learn how to polish their scripts, not so much for someone who wants to come up with ideas for a first draft (though some of the underlying concepts come in useful there too). He emphasizes that the author writing for Hollywood needs to concentrate on winning over his or her first audience - script readers who have to cull throug [...]

    15. I found this book so useful, I wrote a blog post about how Nancy Cavanaugh's middle grade THIS JOURNAL BELONGS TO RATCHET reveals character using six of Karl Iglesias's techniques. There's a downloadable infographic to help you use them in your work. laureldecher/tag/karl-iglNote: The examples in WRITING FOR EMOTIONAL IMPACT are drawn from many genres. Being a wimp, I skipped over the ones from SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, but there were plenty of other examples.

    16. Much of the lessons are repeated to make the book pages long but when it comes to provoking emotion to your writings, this book is in par excellence in teaching you how to do it and what to write about (whether it's a novel, tv or movie script; let's face it: emotion is what makes them sell, without it, they will be utterly boring) .

    17. a must read for the aspiring screenwriter (like me). instead of talking about structure (like most other books in this subject do) this book is about where emotions in a story come from. i don't know any other book that does this. strongly recommended for writers in training.(i took a star off because of how repetitive the book was. other than that, it's superb).

    18. one of the best screenwriting books out there. Emotional Impact puts aside structure to focus on what most essentially make a movie great: moments that engage you on an emotionally level. A complete must for anyone that wants to be a screenwriter or wants to write scripts. But be warned. This book doesn't hold your hand.

    19. One of the best books I've ever read about screenwriting craft.Will read this book over and over and over. Specific, concrete explanations and examples. Loved it. Thank you, Karl Iglesias.

    20. Some great advice on writing, even though it is targeted toward script writers. You can still use the tips within if you are writing a novel or short story, but the craft sections won't be quite as much help.

    21. For any author who truly wants to improve their writing, this is the book to get. Karl Iglesias did a fine job of breaking down step by step what it takes to write wonderful works that will engage readers from page one to the end.

    22. I enjoyed the breakdown of the three types of storytelling emotions, and some of the other finer points.I would recommend this to anyone who is new to writing, and wants to learn how to convey emotions properly. But, it has little to offer advanced writers.

    23. Inspirational from start to finish.Of all the guides I've read, this is the one from which I've experienced the most rapid and dramatic improvement in my writing.If I could choose only one writing guide to have in my collection, this book would be it.

    24. Loved this. Although, it was written for screenplay, Iglesias really hits on all the points a novelist uses and explains it clearly. It really got me rethinking my novel in progress, as well as the series I'm getting ready for submission.

    25. It definitely had a lot of great tips I'll have to go back to when I'm writing, but I felt like I didn't get enough out of it because it was focused on screenwriting and I write books.

    26. Nothing jaw droppingly new here, but a good overview of making sure emotion into everything. I especially like how he explained how to illicit empathy for the protagonist and the antagonist.

    27. Some good advice. Pages 211-224 talk about subtext in dialogue and offer lots of great techniques and examples. He also explains when on-the-nose dialogue is okay.

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