Emotional Moments 4of8 #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

What follows is the fourth part of a list of what I feel are the common emotional tones, with examples. (For part 1 please click this link.)

(Note: Many examples may represent spoilers if you have not read/seen the story, though I will do my best to refrain from being too specific.)

This section focuses on what I call Neutral Neutral emotional moments (emotions that could be positive or negative, and could lead to action or inaction, depending on the situation):

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Emotional Moments 2of8 #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

What follows is the second  part of a list of what I feel are the common emotional tones, with examples. (For part 1 please click this link.)

(Note: Many examples may represent spoilers if you have not read/seen the story, though I will do my best to refrain from being too specific.)

This section focuses on what I call Positive Passive emotional moments:

Relief/Safety
Gratitude/Contentment

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Discussing Choice vs Reaction #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

Choice plays a critical role in any story. Much of the meaning found in stories is exemplified in the choices characters make, as well as the consequences that follow. And yet, I feel that most characters make very few real choices over the course of their story. And I think that’s necessary. Too many choices can overwhelm an audience, just as too few often make for a boring story.

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