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How to write a moving short story

“Only fools, blinded by the conventions of language, think that fire is red or gold. Fire is blue at its melancholy edge, green at its envious heart. It can burn white, or even, in its greatest rage, black.” . -Salman Rushdie

When a writer bleeds words onto a page, they hope in their heart of hearts that someone somewhere will read their work and feel a connection in their soul. Every writer writes, not just to spread the word, but to touch and influence readers, even in the smallest ways. We write to touch lives, to make the world a better, happier, and wiser place.

While it’s quite natural for some authors to spew out masterpiece after masterpiece, for others it’s a little more difficult to figure out how to get that edge, that hook, that element that will reach into the soul of every reader and pull them back. the depths. So, “How do you write a moving story?” you might ask; It can be simple, if you start off right, young Padawan.

The most important thing to remember when trying to write a moving story is to write about what you know.

You definitely know how hard it is to feign knowledge of an essay answer when you have no idea what the answer is. The tendency is for you to write down random thoughts that seem right and go around in circles until you’ve written yourself into a corner.

So write about what you know because this is the purest and easiest way to start. If you write about things that you have personally experienced, you can write with authenticity and confidence. You may even choose to think about how you would react and what you would say in a fictional situation. Find a way to channel your deepest and strongest emotions, especially those you have already experienced. It’s often easier to start when you have strong personal emotion and an experience you can draw from.

Remember that if it comes from within you, there is a better chance that you will write something great. If you need help, you can always do a little research.

Next, try to use elements that are easy to relate to. Create a character that can be real, that acts naturally, like it’s your friend or someone you know. Listen to the way people talk and use it in your story, having a child speak like a child and an adult speak appropriately. Try to use situations that people can relate to, such as the loss of a love interest or the death of a friend. The more identifiable your situations are, the broader your audience reach will be.

Don’t worry too much about how moving your story will be; I could block you. Instead, focus on writing for yourself. Write because you have to. Write because words need to be said. Write purely and authentically, seeking to please no one but yourself. Whatever you write, if it is done purely, it will touch someone somewhere. And if there is at least one, then that’s good enough. Only write.

Happy writing!