Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said and did, but they won’t forget how you made them feel.” This is true whether you write fiction or non-fiction, and in today's show, I talk about how to write emotion with Becca Puglisi.
In the introduction, I talk about KDP Print proof and author copies now available in the UK, Margaret Atwood not getting any profits from the Hulu adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale because of a contract she signed 30 years ago – a cautionary tale to be wary of what you sign; and the new Amazon Polly WordPress plug-in for text to speech.
I report back on the 20BooksLondon event and my reflections on the different business models available to indies these days, the split between KU and wide, and why you need to look carefully at what the various choices will mean for your business, your creativity and your health. What type of boat are you sailing?
Today's show is sponsored by IngramSpark, who I use to print and distribute my print-on-demand books to 39,000 retailers including independent bookstores, schools and universities, libraries and more. It's your content – do more with it through IngramSpark.com.
Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach and bestselling author of the “Thesaurus Series for Writers,” Including the latest edition, “The Emotional Wound Thesaurus”. Becca also writes YA and historical fiction, and can be found at writershelpingwriters.net, along with her co-author Angela Ackerman.
- How Becca got into writing and whether her faith intersects with her story
- Why Becca and Angela wrote The Emotion Thesaurus after seeing a need in the author community
- How to “show, don't tell” when it comes to emotion
- The physical aspects of emotional writing
- How to write three-dimensional characters using positive and negative traits
- What writers get wrong in writing characters
- How emotional wounds can strengthen our writing through character arcs – and how to look after yourself while exploring difficult personal history
- What you can find in The Emotional Wound Thesaurus that will help you write more deeply
You can find Becca Puglisi at WritersHelpingWriters.net and on Twitter @beccapuglisi