I’ve been told I have a lot of empathy for others. This drives me mad, so much so that I can get rather emotional about it… I get fed up of having empathy, of noticing others feelings and, often, of feeling their emotions too. Whilst this has some good qualities and it’s really helpful for my writing, it can cause me some issues in my personal life. I’ve withdrawn a bit from life over recent years because I was becoming drained by others too much and not being myself enough. I have a full on work life and didn’t need that to take over my home life too.
I’m writing this from the heart.. oops maybe I shouldn’t be that open. Let me move onto my other word, energised. It’s a bit tough since I’m not very energised while writing this (you’ll get an explanation at h).
When energised, my characters will probably be rushing around tiring everyone else. Getting lots of things done. Having wonderful ideas, making great things happen and everyone will get swept along with the action and positive energy surrounding them. See even writing this my fingers moved quickly across the keyboard while the words flowed effortlessly. What’s engaging is that many words beginning with e started emerging.
Show don’t tell.
He was emotionally empathically and energised.
Briskly walking to the fridge to get his morning orange juice he noticed the envelope on the table. Slowing his walk he said softly ‘Let’s go out for dinner tonight’.
Phew.. I think that’s enough of that. I hope you have enough energy to keep going through this challenge and are enjoying reading everyone’s work. We’ll be energising each other as we pass by leaving comments and replying to those who comment on ours. The connectivity of this challenge is amazing.
Lynne’s AtoZ blogging challenge theme in case you couldn’t tell:
Linked to thoughts of emotions and behaviours, my theme is ‘I feel….’. Writers among you will be familiar with the phrase show don’t tell, for others it’s what every novelist tries to do. Authors want to show you the emotion and behaviour without telling you it. Trying to practice showing not telling, I have included an example in each post. I may have got it right, I may not have. Please let me know.
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