Friday, May 15, 2009

May Mania ~ Stretch #15

All writing, from poetry to lyrics to novels, needs to stir some kind of emotion in a recipient. But sometimes words strung together are so convoluted and dense that true meaning gets lost. And when the meaning is lost, reactions are too. You want to strive to make your point known in your writing, to allow your audience to understand what you're saying so they can feel the emotion in the words you've written.

Work on fully capturing an emotion for a specific circumstance. This isn't a scene or a story, per se, just a written expression of pure emotion. Tap into God losing His Son, a sprinter not winning again, a lover kissing THE ONE for the first time, a wife whose long-deplored husband just came home, a mother who gave birth but went home empty-handed, a groom left at the alter. Show it all. Make that emotion as tangible and in-your-face as you can. Let it pop off the page.

You can't make an impact unless you can make an emotional connection. So dig deep, get raw, gritty and real. Lay it all out there to draw readers in and hook them on your every word.

~ Signing off and sending out cyber hugs

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