11 February 2013

The Use of Objects to Evoke Emotion

Prompt 21 in The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing prompts you develop an object or place or detail you introduced in an earlier and that now can be repeated and then used again later for emphasis and with the potential to reveal deeper meaning in your novel, memoir, screenplay.

As you scan your story for a significant detail you've created in your story, look for anything that seems to represent (or could be written to represent) suppressed emotions in the protagonist. Flip through the scenes you've written for any detail that can stand in for this emotion-charged symbol, phrase, observation.

Knowing what to write where in a story with a plot allows for a more loving relationship with your writing. Whether writing a first draft or revising, if you falter wondering what comes next in a story with a plot, follow the prompts in The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing.

Today, I write.

To familiarize yourself with the basic plot terms used here and in the PW Book of Prompts:
1) Watch the plot playlists on the Plot Whisperer Youtube channel.
2) Read The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master
3) Fill out the exercises in The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories
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