Emotions Required to Write

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Image Credits: Thanks to (@suspected) Jordan's UnSplash photo.


Every time I write, I try to put some emotions behind what I'm writing to better convey the true feeling. I find this effective in getting my point across a little better than I would if I weren't feeling the same emotion as the scene I'm laying out. A good analogy would be to love someone without truly feeling love would break everyone's heart.

If I have a happy scene, I try to make myself feel jubilant or something of the like in order to get everything out properly. Same goes for sad sections where I purposefully (and temporarily) put myself down in order to write it.

I think this is self destructive (??) but it's so difficult for me to write a sad scenario without becoming sad myself. If I try to fake the feelings behind it, it comes out bad, so I end up forcing myself to feel down in order to write it.

Does anyone else do this? Should I stop?


Originally posted here ✌️

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