writing emotions

S41E9 – Writing Emotions: Confusion

Costello: And you don’t know the fellows’ names?
Abbott: Well I should.
Costello: Well then who’s on first?
Abbott: Yes.
Costello: I mean the fellow’s name.
Abbott: Who.
Costello: The guy on first.
Abbott: Who.
Costello: The first baseman.
Abbott: Who.
Costello: The guy playing…
Abbott: Who is on first! – Abbott and Costello

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S41E8 – Writing Emotions: Happiness

I don’t believe there’s a power in the ‘verse that can stop Kaylee from being cheerful. Sometimes you just wanna duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month. – Firefly

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S41E7 – Writing Emotions: Guilty and Apologetic

“You still blush too easily when confronted,” Jasnah noted.
“I’m sorry.”
“And apologize too easily as well.”
“I’m… uh, indignant?”
– The Stormlight Archive

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S41E6 – Writing Emotions: Smugness

I’m being extremely clever up here, and there’s no one to stand around looking impressed. What’s the point in having you all? – Doctor Who

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S41E3 – Writing Emotions: Terror and Horror

Nobody knows what a boggart looks like when he is alone, but when I let him out, he will immediately become whatever each of us most fears. This means that we have a huge advantage over the boggart before we begin. – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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S41E2 – Writing Emotions: Courage

Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do. – C.S. Lewis; The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

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S23 Bonus – Evoking the Right Emotions in the Reader

The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it’s as if a hand has come out, and taken yours. – The History Boys

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