Words with Echo

I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all. ~Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977

Today I wrote with anger and it felt good. It felt good to send my words out with no editing just raw emotion. Truth. Remember a time when you were angry and write about it…writing your anger is a good exercise even if you just keep the words to yourself. If that’s too difficult write a scene where your character feels anger. Don’t forget about the details, the physical parts of the anger, the shaking hands, the feeling in your stomach, the way you manifest your emotion. Now get back to work.

Lovingly even in anger,

The Writing Nag

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