Emotional resonance is that magical, empathetic connection some authors are able to create between their characters and their readers.
When people tell their stories out loud, they tend to shift into present tense when they get to an intense moment, using the tense shift like a zoom lens.
Paulette Perhach is a writing coach and author I met at AWP this year. Here’s what she had to say about reading like a writer.
The balance between writing online and working on my next novel has fallen out of whack. Here are the changes I’m planning to restore equilibrium…
Is there any feeling more delicious than when a writing project is going well? It’s like falling into the pages. I am gone.
If this is going to be our new normal, indefinitely, I need to do some settling in – to figure out how it works for me and my writing.