The topic this week is:

Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?

None of us are like Mr Spock from Star Trek; we all at some point or another feel anger, joy, fear, sadness,  surprise, disgust and contempt to name but a few.  It’s part of being human.  However, how these emotions are expressed on paper depends on whether or not the person doing the writing has a creative mind or whether they are just merely complying with a request as part of an Open Book Blog test.

Here are a few examples of anger suffered by a victim of car theft, ranging from somebody who has never written stories at all, to an author whose job it is to make readers feel emotions:

‘He was f*****g angry’.

‘He was angry because somebody stole his car’.

‘White hot shards of anger stabbed at his heart as he stared into the empty parking space where only hours before his Porsche had taken pride of place’.

‘A boiling rage bubbled up from his core and threatened to obliterate all reason.  Hands balled into fists as he stared at the space on his driveway, where now only tyre marks were left in the snow.  He punched the bark of a tree; it gave him little relief.’

So you see it doesn’t boil down to who does or doesn’t feel anger – we all do.  How that anger is expressed on paper depends on whether or not the writer has a creative mind.  It’s not something that everybody is born with, and those that are fortunate enough to be able to make readers feel emotions, should be very proud of their achievement!

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