Goodreads Giveaway: Immersion & Emotion
We are giving away a whack of free Kindle copies of our new craft book, Immersion and Emotion: The Two Pillars of Storytelling.
"United States Only"
Amazon, ye olde Goodreads overlords, have been promising for years now to open up their giveaway programs to international readers. However, that still hasn't happened. You have to be in the United States to enter.
To make up for this, we are running a mirror giveaway for anyone outside the United States. (The book will be in epub format.) To enter, just send us an email with "Giveaway" as the subject:
A good novel is honed, not hatched
There are two pillars to effective immersion and emotional draw. Immersion is what transports readers into your story world. Emotional draw is what keeps them there.
This book will take you deep into the craft workshop of the Darling Axe's two senior editors. Michelle and David's core editorial philosophy is every element of a story must serve the reader's experience.
Michelle Barker is an award-winning author and poet. Her most recent publication, co-authored with David Brown, is Immersion and Emotion: The Two Pillars of Storytelling. Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in literary reviews worldwide. She has published three YA novels (one fantasy and two historical fiction), a historical picture book, and a chapbook of poetry. Michelle holds a BA in English literature (UBC) and an MFA in creative writing (UBC). Many of the writers she’s worked with have gone on to win publishing contracts and honours for their work. Michelle lives and writes in Vancouver, Canada.
David G Brown is an award-winning short fiction writer with over twenty years' experience as an editor. He has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in magazines and literary journals, and he volunteers for the Malahat Review where he interviews writing judges and screens contest entries. He holds a BA in anthropology (UVic) and an MFA in creative writing (UBC). As an editor, he pays special attention to structure, relationship arcs, and voice. David founded Darling Axe Editing in 2018.