Writing for Emotional Impact

This week I wanted to talk about the idea of writing for an emotional impact and one strategy that you can use in order to achieve that result. Since I don't have much time, this might be short, but I will do my best to explore with adequate depth.

Patchwork Plotting: My Awful Process of Writing a Draft

The biggest takeaway of this approach is that the story is never about these strands--no matter how pretty they become--and it is about weaving all of them into the story you envisioned. Writers who become enamored by the color of the thread run the risk of tying a knot in their story that they can't unravel unless they cut it out completely...