My daughter wanted to write a story recently. I gave here the following advice:
You always have two choices:An example: "The man hit the dog, and everyone was sad" versus "It was a sad day: the man hit the dog, (and possibly follow with more sad events)".
You can start with events and then describe the resulting emotions,
or start with emotions and then describe the resulting events.
Just apply this rule over and over.
Emotions tend to be the weak spot of analytical people. Not because they do not feel emotions, but because their analytical system does not pay enough attention to the fact that simple statements can generate emotions that will change the rational perceptions of others.
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