July 21, 2006, Newsletter Issue #71: Drawing on basic emotional experiences

Tip of the Week

A story can, on one level, be "about" something in the abstract emotional sense. Shame, fear, regret, disappointment, the sense of having failed...These are the emotional elements that cause us to act in life. So consider crafting stories inspired by these emotions.

Examples:
*My most shameful act
*My most painful betrayal
*My most profound regret about someone no longer living.

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