Posted on March 13, 2013
One Word Wednesday – EMOTION
The chief goal of a writer is to engage the reader. How do we do that?
We dig deep within ourselves and find what motivated us and inject that emotion into our characters.
I like the way Hemingway said it here:
Sounds easy, doesn’t it? It isn’t!
If you’re having a hard time getting EMOTION on the page, check out these resources:
1. Writing for Emotional Impact by Karl Iglesias
This book should be on every writer’s resource shelf. The pages of Iglesias’ book are loaded with tips and techniques.
2. The Emotional Thesaurus
Another “bible” for writers. These authors have compiled a fabulous resource with specific examples for adding gestures to convey emotion.
3. The Bookshelf Muse
A must read blog with great tips for adding emotion to the page.
Now go do what Hemingway says, “Find what gave you emotion,” then give that emotion to your character so your reader feels what you felt.