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Show Emotion and Conflict in Your Writing


Find the wonder, excitement, and love in your life. Show it in your writing and your interaction with others.

Who has shown you the most love in your life? Remember it in your mind. Who or what did you feel? Who did you see? What did you see? What did you hear? What did you smell? What did you taste? Write down your answers.

What was the most exciting event in your life? Remember it in your mind. Who or what did you feel? What did you see? What did you hear? What did you smell? What did you taste? Write down your answers.

What was the saddest event in your life? Remember it in your mind. What did you feel? Who or what did you see? What did you hear? What did you smell? What did you taste? Write down your answers.

When did you feel the weakest and most vulnerable in your life? Remember it in your mind. Who or what did you feel? What did you see? What did you hear? What did you smell? What did you taste? Write down your answers.

When did you most feel like you had won a great honor? Remember it in your mind. What did you feel? Who or what did you see? What did you touch? What did you hear? What did you smell? What did you taste? Write down your answers.

When did you feel the strongest? Remember it in your mind. What did you feel? Who or what did you see? What did you touch? What did you hear? What did you smell? What did you taste? Write down your answers.

Now give your protagonist in one of your stories three of these emotions and abilities to taste, see, feel, smell, touch, hear. Give your antagonist three of the opposite capabilities. Then you have the contrast for a big battle of the minds and or bodies. These are the ingredients of great conflict in stories. Emotion and conflict are the cornerstones of your stories.

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2 Responses

  1. Hi Joan,

    Thanks for reminding us to use emotion and conflict in our writing.

    Linda A.

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