Emotional Arc and Empathy
Lecture no. 16 from the course: The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals
Taught by Professor Hannah B. Harvey | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses
From ghost stories to family stories, empathy is crucial in giving your audience an emotional entry point and permission to feel. As you turn from plot sequencing to the development of your story’s emotional arc, learn how to build a compelling beginning and emotional climax through an exercise that explores the motivating desire of your primary character from first- and third-person perspectives.