• Writing with a Heavy Heart

  • Using Grief and Loss to Stretch Your Fiction
  • By: Denise Jaden
  • Narrated by: Laura Jackman
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 06-12-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Denise Jaden
  • 4.6 (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This book explores the stages and outlets of grief and how to implement them into your fiction to create deep, interesting characters and a more engaging plot. Some topics of this book include: grieving before the loss, spiritual matters, and how grief affects different ages, personality types, and genders. Find out how to implement heavy emotional scenes authentically, without crossing over into melodrama. Learn which authors have done this well, and how they did it.
©2012, 2013 Denise Jaden (P)2014 Denise Jaden
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By Claire on 06-07-17

Easy to understand and well written

This book is designed for authors who are new to writing about grieving characters or who want to use this element of their story more effectively or with more depth.

The book is broken into sections, with each section containing key points and practical exercises you can use to create conflict and build depth in your characters.

It's well structured, easy to understand and there are examples to help you see how you cam apply the exercises to your writing.

Laura did a great job with the narration, it's very smooth and well paced.

This book was supplied free by the author/narrator/publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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By Beth T. Irwin on 06-06-17

Competent writing craft book

Probably a better choice for a pantser than a plotter, but contains enough information to make it worth the listen either way and save on research time and ideas for character's motivations.

Contains a link to the author's website for downloadable materials.

Quick listen if you're commuting.

Got some good ideas from it.

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By What's this? on 08-26-17

Not HEAVY going.

What made the experience of listening to Writing with a Heavy Heart the most enjoyable?

This audio book is 1hr 35minutes long; a big incentive to listen again and again and ... I will.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

There wasn't any least interesting aspects. The subject matter is unusual which kept my interest and kept me listening.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed all of the book, it's a fascinating subject; well written and presented.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I didn't listen to this book in one sitting, but I might next time around.

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By Emily on 05-28-17


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I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author.<br/><br/>This was such a good book in explaining how you can make your characters deeper and realistic. The process of grief in writing hadn't been something that I had paid much attention to before, but Denise Jaden shows how you can implement it within a novel both as a plot aid, character development and realistic process of actually grieving in real life. It was incredibly respectful.

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