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Dramatizing the Emotion 'Fear'


Bring your characters’ emotions to life. Learn the nuances fear, how it is manifested, and how to write it into your characters’ experience.

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Barbara Vance




1h 20m

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Course Description

Learning the nuances of how and why people experience emotions is one of the best things we can do as a writer. What makes good writing is specificity and subtlety. That means we need to focus on a given emotion, turning it around and seeing it from different angles so we can write three-dimensional characters that resonate with readers.

We are all afraid of different things for different reasons, and we all manifest that fear internally and externally in different ways. This workshop will help you consider how each of your characters uniquely demonstrates this essential emotion.

I cannot stress enough the importance of workshops like this. Once you are ready to start writing, this information is what will help you really bring your story to life.

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Students have course access for 365 days. All worksheets and notes are downloadable.

What People Are Saying


“Barbara’s classes are almost always fantastic. I advise these all of the way. I have a lot of fears, and all of them have reasons. I loved how she talked about the characters being like that, because almost everything a person thinks or feels has a reason. Thank you, Barbara, for this class, and I hope to see more of your classes later.”

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“Your classes are always so incredibly helpful. It’s truly amazing to have all these things you are vaguely aware of being put into words and then to have so much more added to that.”

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“A lot to think about. I enjoyed the class. Thanks for putting it together… Just another note, for me writing fear in my story is my greatest challenge, and so far I’ve failed miserably, so this course is a great help to me.”

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“Enjoyed the class. Barbara’s excellent lessons helped stir up my thoughts on the relationship of anger and its effect on the body.”

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“This course will put you in the right mindset for writing a novel.”

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“awesome class!!”

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Barbara Vance, PhD

I am a writer and instructor who has been blessed to help thousands of writers bring their stories to life.

My degrees include a B.A. in literature, an MA in Literature and Creative Writing, and a PhD in storytelling and media. Prior to launching my own company, I taught writing and storytelling at a tier-one university.

Over the past sixteen years I have developed a widely acclaimed collection of courses designed to help writers develop their stories, stay on track, and finish what they start . . . even while juggling busy careers and a family.

I am also the author of a multi-award-winning poetry collection, and my poems are licensed for use in anthologies and curricula around the world.

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