Writing with Emotion

Happy Writing Wednesday, friends! Today I’d like to talk about writing with emotion. To make a scene powerful, you need to feel it as a writer. But what if you’re writing about something you’ve never experienced? The answer is simple: focus on the emotion. What is the core emotion your character is feeling? Despair? Joy? Loneliness? Peace? Frustration? Bliss? Fear? Love? Something else? Whatever the core emotion is, think of a time you felt that emotion in its rawest state, and draw from that feeling. Your writing will shine with realism, whether you’ve experienced what your character is actually experiencing or simply the same core emotion in a different form.

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