Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Grief in Fiction book from Denise Jaden

After presenting on the topic of Grief in Fiction at a recent Pro Series meeting, YA author Denise Jaden has compiled and expanded her notes on the subject, included exercises and key points, and is releasing it as a new author's resource in ebook and paperback.

In her first nonfiction book, Writing With A Heavy Heart: Using Grief and Loss to Stretch Your Fiction, Jaden explores the stages and outlets of grief and how to implement them into your fiction to create more 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 gender.
Writing With A Heavy Heart: Using Grief and Loss to Stretch Your Fiction is available at the following links:
The paperback version is available at Create Space, as well as through Amazon. (The price is the same on both, $6.99)

The e-book is available for $2.99 at:

And it will be coming soon to Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Sony (but you can pick up a copy that will work on pretty much any electronic reading device through Smashwords.)

Note: It is a workbook, including exercises, but all versions of the book and e-book include a link where you can print the exercises for your own use.

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