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Friday Prompt: Emotion Wheel

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I find the emotion wheel incredibly helpful in exploring emotions in depth. It’s a fantastic tool for writers because instead of thinking of our characters as angry or sad, we can dig deeper and fine-tune their emotions to, say, contempt or loneliness. It also helps me to dig deeper into my understanding of myself. OK, I’m happy, but what kind of happy?


So, today I encourage you to use an emotion wheel. There are lots of variations on the interweb. I like this one, but if you don’t, there are plenty of other options. Choose a scene from your life or your writing. What does the character feel? I like to go over the wheel, write down any words that resonate, and then explore them a bit. Why do I feel this way? What does it remind me of? When was the last time I felt like this?

 

Hey there! I would love to hear whatever you're willing to share that came from the prompt. Please comment below or click on the chat window, even if it's only to tell me that you've found this prompt useful (or ridiculous).


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galpod
galpod
Jun 26, 2022

Thank you! On my reading list 😊

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jpodjarny
jpodjarny
Jun 24, 2022

https://web.itu.edu.tr/~inceogl4/modernism/lotteryofbabylon.pdf

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jpodjarny
jpodjarny
Jun 24, 2022

Jorge Luis Borges has a short story, “The Lottery in Babylon” that describes a mythical city in which all activities are dictated by a lottery. I recommend it to you.

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