Emotional communication is a skill that some people are better at delivering than others. As an author it is your responsibility to completely convey the emotion suited to the story. Everyone knows what it feels like to experience anger, frustration, happiness, ecstasy, and fear. Now put it in writing.

The famous axiom for fiction writers is: show, don’t tell – write with emotion. An easy formula is to show your character’s thoughts, actions and thoughts will lead to emotions. In a very emotional scene, slow it down and write your character’s every thought. Show the actions. Put yourself in these scene, bare your own soul, feel the emotions.


  • the sweaty brow,
  • that increased pulse rate or
  • that miss-step.

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