38 – Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson – Giving Readers Chills

Words of Radiance is the second book in The Stormlight Archive, an epic fantasy series of incredible ambition – and superb execution. What’s remarkable about WOR isn’t just the world building, the twisting plot, or the amazing characters (although they’re all great). No, what made this book remarkable was the emotional response it created within me. In this episode, I explain how you can do the same for your stories. Enjoy!

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34 – The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough – Creating Emotion

The Language of Dying is an elegiac, emotionally moving novella, about a woman whose father is dying. In today’s episode, I dive deep into analysing how the author crafted such a profound emotional experience. If you want your words to move your readers, this episode explains how. 

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14 – Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes – 6 Steps to make the reader cry

After reading this amazing book twice (my fave read of 2017!), I finally figured out how to articulate my thoughts about it. It’s an amazing read, full of emotion, and in this episode I break down HOW Daniel Keyes achieves this. Enjoy!

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