Lewisburg Literary Festival 2016

2016 workshops will be held at the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau and will feature a diverse selection of themes.


Creating Reader Emotion
Sandy Tritt
Friday 4pm

Creating character emotion is not always the same thing as creating reader emotion. Part of becoming a great writer is learning to manipulate the reader’s emotions—without the reader feeling manipulated. This workshop studies emotion in classic novels, exploring what works and why. The workshop participant should come away with an understanding of how to avoid clichéd emotional responses; how to show emotion instead of telling it; and how to allow the reader to supply the emotion. 

About Sandy Tritt:  Sandy Tritt, the founder and CEO of Inspiration for Writers, Inc., an international editing and critiquing service, is a writer, ghostwriter, editor and speaker. She is a past president of West Virginia Writers, Inc., and the Ohio Valley Literary Group. She was the recipient of the 2002 Artsbridge Arts Award for Writing and the 2008 West Virginia Writers’ J.U.G. (Just Uncommonly Good) Award for mentoring writers. The author of Everything I Know (Headline Books), Inspiration for Writers Tips and Techniques Workbook, Inspiration for Writers Tips and Techniques Workbook II, and seven technical manuals (Phoenix Software, Atlanta, GA), she has also ghostwritten more than a dozen nonfiction books, eight novels and two screenplays. Her short stories have received many awards and have appeared in various literary magazines. 



Matthew Neill Null is a recipient of the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Mary McCarthy Prize, and the Michener–Copernicus Society of America Award. His stories appear in American Short FictionEcotone, the Oxford AmericanPloughsharesThe PEN /O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Best American Mystery Stories 2014. A native of West Virginia, he holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he is currently the writing coordinator. Honey from the Lion (Lookout, 2015) is his first novel, and his story collection, Allegheny Front (Sarabande, 2016) is forthcoming in May.

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