Today, I want to talk to you about emotion. Sometimes, emotion can be the most important part of writing. Emotion can appear in a lot of different writing, such as poetry, memoir, and autobiography. Sometimes, the best writing comes in the form of emotion.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve had tragic things happen in your life and you couldn’t wait to get it down on paper as a release. I went through that recently, and I know it’s not easy to deal with. You want to cry, kick, and scream at the writing because it’s part of the tragedy. Then you want to share it with someone and your mind won’t shut up and let you sleep until you do. Sound familiar? I know it’s happened to me.

Hopefully, you’re not like me and you have some happy emotions being channeled your way. Happy emotion can bring out the best in writers as well. You still want to get it down on paper because it’s just so amazing that this one thing is happening, whatever the case may be. You still want to share it with someone, and your mind still won’t let you sleep, but it’s for a much happier occasion.

So what emotions have you been channeling in your writing? Feel free to let me know at whatnottowriteandwritingtips@gmail.com (I know, it’s a long email. Seemed like a good name at the time!). If you ever have any questions, writing tips, prompt ideas, or just want to say hello, feel free to contact me at any time. My inbox is always open. As always, keep the faith, writers. I believe in you all.

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