Adding physical emotion to your writing from WITS.
A big lovey Thank You to Laura Drake for inviting us back to WITS. Surprise! It’s a mother-daughter duo blog!
What happens to characters when they are in a high emotion scene? They experience emotion. Duh.
What happens if the writer keeps the POV character in their head, intellectualizing about what they’re feeling, instead of experiencing the emotion physically too? It doesn’t ring true. The scene is not as credible. The reader will fail to become fully immersed in the moment, the character arc, and the story.
Um…that’s not good.
So what do we mean by experience the emotion physically?
Emotion almost always includes a visceral response.
Most of the time without the visceral, you will have a 1-2 punch without the 2.
You need to become a Visceral Warrior.
Visceral warriors push themselves to write visceral responses in ALL of their…
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