Writing With A Heavy Heart: Using Grief and Loss to Stretch Your Fiction
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Writing With A Heavy Heart: Using Grief and Loss to Stretch Your Fiction

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"Jaden's Writing With A Heavy Heart is a must-have for any writer's craft shelf. The combination of clear guidance and practical exercises allow writers to take their manuscripts to a deeper level."
- Eileen Cook Author of Unraveling Isobel and The Almost Truth

In her first non-fiction mini-book, Denise Jaden explores the stages and outlets of grief and how to implement them...more
ebook, 120 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Denise Jaden Books
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Brook Hamby Lohmeier
I have wanted this book for some time and then got it as an audio book through audible. I am now hooked and want my own hard copy of the book. I loved how the book went through the uses of grief in writing. I had never really thought about how grief affects characters. Looking back I think that the lack of good development of grief is why there have been books and movies that I have found unrealistic.

I agree with Denise that you need to feel for the character before you can instantly care about...more
Jessica (j*&p*)
I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone writing about a grieving character. Denise's book is filled not only with information on the process of grieving, but also exercises and tips for using that knowledge to create authentic, engaging characters dealing with the loss.
If you're looking how to take your writing to a deeper level this is a book for you. It's full of practical suggestions and clear examples that guide the reader through the concepts and how they can implement those ideas into their own writing.
Elle Strauss
"Writing With A Heavy Heart has a lot of really good insights on grief and suggestions on how to incorporate them to fiction."

- Lee Strauss,

author of The Perception Series
Cindy Callaghan
Jaden's Writing with a Heavy Heart helped me add layers to my characters who experience loss. The tools provided in this piece make it practical in my writing projects.

Super helpful ways of looking at grief, and how to handle it with writing. Definitely worth the money.
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Denise Jaden enjoys writing craft books for writers and fiction for young adults.

Her first novel for teens, LOSING FAITH, was released from Simon Pulse, fall 2010. The first draft was written in 21 days during NaNoWriMo. NEVER ENOUGH, her second novel, was released July 10, 2012. A companion group of stories--NEVER ENOUGH STORIES is available for free at Smashwords.com. WRITING WITH A HEAVY HEART:...more
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