Adding Emotional Depth: Video

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Adding emotional depth to a novel is important enough to warrant a special pass through the manuscript. This video talks about how I did that on a recent mss.

If you can’t see this video, click here.

This is an experiment with doing a video to explain something about writing and revising. Please comment and let me know what you think about doing this with video.

  • Lorraine Sigle
    December 3, 2012

    This video was helpful and interesting. Nice to see a face behind an idea.

  • Lexa Cain
    December 4, 2012

    I think you’re awfully cute, and you explained well. However, I pay for the amount I download and vlogs are way more mega than a html text-page. Perhaps both the vlog and a transcript would be a good solution, so people could choose to read or watch. Thanks! :-)

  • Danielle Hammelef
    December 4, 2012

    I really like the video! I enjoyed the conversational tone. Thank you.

  • Marla Bowie LePley
    December 4, 2012

    I loved it! I hope to see more of those. I, too, liked the conversational tone, and I like the “one minute tip” theme. Quick, to the point and packed with useful info.
    thank you!

  • Joyce Ray
    December 4, 2012

    Darcy, the video is very effective. I’m amazed at how much you packed in that one minute. Your tips about hitting more than one emotional note make a lot of sense. I liked seeing and hearing you as opposed to reading the info. Well done!

  • Sherrie Lorance
    December 4, 2012

    Darcy, you made that sixty seconds MATTER. Please produce more One Minute Tip videos!

  • Ella Quinn
    December 4, 2012

    Darcy, that was a wonderful explaination. Thank you.

  • Linda Andersen
    December 4, 2012

    Hi Darcy,
    One minute is just right. I loved this. I hope you will do many more.

  • Deone
    December 11, 2012

    I love your site and email newsletter. Tips and guest posts of yours helped me reignite a stagnant novel that, more or less, sat for 18+ months. For resurrecting my passion and putting me back on my God gifted path, I am beyond indebted to you.

    Now that the much deserved @$$ kissing is out of the way, my opinion on video blogs.

    There is a lot of the “vlogs” now, and I just can’t get myself to dig them. Reading for me is (of course) much faster. Sometimes people are in places where they can’t have sound, or couldn’t hear it well if they did. Some people have limits on data (especially those who use phone for browsing a lot, like me).

    However, I know a lot of people like these video blogs, so I agree with Lexa’s ideas on having a transcript below the video. That way we get the best of both worlds.

  • Darcy Pattison
    December 11, 2012

    Of course, the problem with the transcript is the additional time to make one. Or the additional cost of paying for one. I am considering everything, though, for next year. Thanks for your take on the issue.