My latest post on CreateSpace is live for the masses. It’s a little diddy I wrote on how emotion actually moves a story along. Here’s a little taste:
Your story will reflect life, even if it’s a fantasy novel with elves and unicorns. The emotions used to tell your story will be the same as those you find in real life. You can’t invent new emotions to go along with your fictional world. Given that your emotional construct will reflect the real world, you’ll rely on two types of emotions: primary emotions and secondary emotions.
Your primary emotion will develop from your inciting incident. This is the emotion that propels all of your main characters’ actions. How they display and deal with the primary emotion will be the backbone of your story.
You can read the rest by clicking here: Use Emotion to Propel Your Story