Find the key emotion to your story

 

Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short story.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

If you re writing a short story – or even a novel – ask yourself what is the key emotion. How does it colour your writing? The story might begin with one emotion which fades and becomes another but its vital to ground those emotions – that way you will show rather than just tell the story.

 

 

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