One of the first things we hear when we start writing is to make the reader experience our character’s love, joy, sorrow, and other experiences. I’m sure many of us can attest that doing so can be one of the more difficult tasks. The reason is simple enough: it’s pretty damn hard to express what we feel in words.
To combat that issue we can choose the easy way out and say our character is sad or keep working to break down the wall. Personally, it was never my habit to do things the easy way, so let’s pick up our sledge hammers and get to work.
The first thing we need to look at is the scene and our character. Do we want the scene to be a heartfelt one-time event or is it building to a greater climax? Also, is our character the type to hold in their emotions or allow them to control over his/her actions?
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