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Write on, Wednesday: Writing with Emotion

By Leslie Lindsay I have this novel that I have been working on for about two years.  Wow.  That sounds like a long time now that I really stop and think about it.  But really, I have been busy raising kids, writing and publishing a non-fiction book, and well…this one has taken the backseat. So, just recently I dusted off the old file it was housed in my laptop and began working it.  And let me tell you, it brought back a deep, rumbling of emotion.  I don’t know how it worked that way, but it did…. My armpits grew damp, my fingers a little sticky on the keys, my heart raced a bit as I developed twists, even just typing out dialogue got my panties all in a bundle.  And I loved it. Writing with emotion like this requires several things: 1)  A clear time and place.  Put yourself there.  Remember if you have ever been in a situation in which you are writing about.  Close your eyes and visulize it.  Smell it, feel …