Making Your Characters Feel Feelings: Regret #writerwednesday

“Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been.”—Hillary Clinton  There are people out there in this big, wide world whose only mission in life is to live without regret. It’s easy to write books and movies about them because they usually have […]

Making Your Characters Feel Feelings: Anger #writerwednesday

“When angry count to four; when very angry, swear.” –Mark Twain Wrath, ire, madness, vexation, irritation, frustration, enraged; all of these words are synonyms for anger, but somehow, this emotion is almost always written using flat, cliched language. Anger is one of the more multilayered emotions, comprised of meta-emotions that have numerous triggers, create various […]

Making Your Characters Feel Feelings: Curiosity #writerwednesday

“Curiosity killed the cat…but satisfaction brought him back.” Curiosity, as a behavior and an emotion, is often considered the driving force behind human development, and discoveries in science language and industry. However, it’s often perceived to be negative even though the desire to know something or learn something isn’t new or unusual. This might be […]