Blog Post No. 545
Now that I’m finally getting back to some writing (and editing) I’ve been thinking more about all the tricks, tropes, and clichés that artists use to fool the audience into feeling emotions. Music swells, movie editors cut to closeups, and writers do something that I try to do naturally and not analyze too much in case I get too aware of it and somehow ruin my ability to write. (Or give the protagonist some inner dialogue to flesh out what they’re feeling, or my preferred method of giving them an overly obvious expression to show the reader how they feel).