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Emotional Arc and Empathy

Lecture no. 16 from the course: The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals

Emotional Arc and Empathy

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.

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