Writing Fiction with Emotion

“Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.”

— Natalie Goldberg

Writing About Your Own Inner Life

1. Borrow from Personal Experience

2. Explore Roads Not Taken

3. Find What Scares You

4. Seek Contradictions and Ask Hard Questions

Illustration for “A Monster Calls” by Jim Kay

5. Create Beauty from Life’s Uncertainties

How to Know You’re “Writing Naked”

Writing Exercise

The Risk & Rewards of Emotional Writing

Whatever you do, keep writing.

Fiction writer and editor, a.k.a. YouTuber Quotidian Writer. www.quotidianwriter.com