MASTER CLASS: Emotional Beats


by Lori Wilde

October 22–November 2, 2018
Prerequisite: Must be actively engaged in writing or revising a novel.

Emotion, emotion, emotion. It’s the mantra of writers the world over. If you want to touch the hearts and minds of readers, you have to deliver emotion. Because, emotional involvement is the number one reason why readers read. Readers want to feel something. They long to experience vicariously anger, joy, fear, love, and all the gradations in between. If you can trigger your readers, emotionally, viscerally and physically, again and again and again, you might just have a best seller on your hands. Great! So how do you, as an author, accomplish that goal? Through the use of emotional beats. Learn:

  • What emotional beats are
  • Step-by-step method for creating emotional beats
  • Where and when to apply them for the highest impact
  • Using them to connect the readers to the characters
  • Creating emotional beats unique to your story world
  • Advance techniques for layering emotional beatsg

Lori Wilde is the NYT, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of 87 books. She’s a three-time RITA finalist and has won numerous writing awards. She developed her own course, Romance Writing Secrets, and taught it for five years through Ed2Go, the world’s largest supplier of adult online education. Today, she runs Epiphany Orchards, a yoga/writing retreat for the care and enrichment of the artistic soul. Visit her at and

$65 per class ($60 if paid by check)

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