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How To Emotionally Reach Your Readers, With Jeff Elkins — Self-Publishing Conference Highlight

How to Emotionally Reach Your Readers, With Jeff Elkins — Self-Publishing Conference Highlight

In this Self-Publishing Conference Highlight, Jeff Elkins discusses how to emotionally reach your readers. It's not enough to get a reader to pick up our books. We also have to reach them emotionally in order to keep them reading past the first chapter and to inspire them to tell their friends about our stories. The good news is, people are communal in nature. We are hard-wired to connect emotionally with one another, and authors can exploit that wiring with our storytelling by keeping our stories dialogue-centric.

By the end of this session, you will learn:

  • how humans connect with one another emotionally and how they can exploit that desire for connection with their writing
  • how to write a dialogue-centric story
  • how to build character partnerships that cause the reader to feel a sense of community

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About the Host

Jeff Elkins is the author of 10 supernatural thrillers, an editor, a podcaster, and a speaker. As the Dialogue Doctor, he helps authors defeat mono-mouth by empowering them to write dialogue that engages readers and keeps them reading to the end of the book. When he isn't writing or editing, Jeff leads the writing team for a simulation company that trains professionals in difficult conversations.

Author: Howard Lovy

Howard Lovy is an author, book editor, and journalist. He is also the Content and Communications Manager for the Alliance of Independent Authors, where he hosts and produces podcasts and keeps the blog updated. You can find more of his work at https://howardlovy.com/


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