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How to Write with Emotion

Updated on June 10, 2011

Are your words believable?

Do you know of someone who may do lot's of talking but at the end of the day that's all that it is , talk? Promises followed by no action meaning what is said is never backed up. A writer should be believable with the words that they place on paper, but how is this possible? How can a writer prove to their audience that what they are saying is true? Well in this hub I am going to give some helpful tips for backing up what is said on paper.

Using your own experiences

The first tip that can be used for backing up what you say is to use one's own life experiences. For example if I wanted to write about the importance of feedback, I would speak from my art experience. When I would do an art show I would watch the many complements received for certain paintings, and based on the response rate I would create more on the same theme. This real life experience and example has made what I am saying believable.

Practical points:

  • Real life experiences must be real
  • Real life experiences must coincide with the point that is to be driven home
  • Describing people and places creates interest to writing
  • Documented reading and research also add proof to what you say

Observations that make your writing appear true

Points can also be driven home through one's observations. Everyday there are things that are going on all around you just waiting to be discovered. What you observe cannot be denied because you actually observed it. Below is an observation example:

Children with special needs are beautiful in their own way. Even though many do not have the mobility skills and sensory awareness to be independent, they can learn on their level and are very gifted in other areas. As they enter into the public setting they are very misunderstood by some of the judging public who have never personally met them or know what they have to offer.

The above observation is believable because it states facts and proves to the reader that the writer was truly there.

  • Seeing is not always believing because things are not always what they appear to be
  • Observations should not be opinionated but factual

"Reasons why" to make your writing appear true

Some writers also receive testimonials from others experiences and they receive permission to use their story as an example to drive home a point. "Reasons" are another source for making a point believable. For example if I say the reason why parents should be working parents is because they must take care and provide for their children.

'This reason why" drives the point home and makes it believable because the audience can identify with it. This brings me to my next point and that is to use an example that the audience can identify with. If writing about marriage, the target audience should be married couples because single people would find it hard to understand the language related to marriage. When speaking the language of your audience (not speech),they will identify with what you are writing about.

Men can relate to what other men are writing about if it is a man topic. A woman can relate to the writing of another woman when the topic is on what it means to be a mother. Even though the father is a parent also, he cannot relate to motherhood. Explain how something can be done to drive your point home. For example if a carpenter wants to write about carpentry he can then list points on how certain things are done and this becomes believable because of his expertise.

  • Testimonials from others are great for proving what you say is true
  • Use points that your audience can identify with
  • Reasons are another way to make your writing believable


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