I Write Best When I’m Extremely Emotional
Whenever I read past articles that I’ve written, it always takes me back to where I was mentally and emotionally in that moment. That’s one of the things I love most about writing — it captures everything that you’re feeling right when you’re feeling it.
Like a diary entry, it’s raw, real, and unscripted. You aren’t holding anything back. You’re just letting the words flow and documenting life exactly as you’re experiencing it. Personally, these are the types of articles that I’ve found to be my most successful pieces.
Whenever I write, I’m never really planning for it to happen. I don’t set aside any specific hour of the day or day of the week to dedicate to writing. I don’t have a specific schedule or any particular timeline for when or how often I publish my articles. It sort of just happens. I know that may sound a bit disorganized and chaotic, but it’s true. After all, who can really predict the exact moment when an idea is going to strike?
Like right at this very moment, I’m sitting in my living room, watching cable television, and writing this article on my iPhone even though my laptop is directly in front of me. In times like these, I’m usually rambling on just for the sake of it. There’s no real emotion behind it. And that’s the key differentiator behind my top stories and the ones that end up being mediocre — writing with my emotions versus writing just to write. It’s allowing myself to be vulnerable and let my emotions run wild in the middle of an emotional rollercoaster where I end up writing the most compelling pieces.
I write best when I’m extremely emotional
It’s not really a strategy or writing tactic, but it’s the thing that works best for me (and other writers, I’m sure). The stories that I’ve articles I’ve written about topics that I feel strongest about — the topics that provoked my strongest emotions — were the ones that also resonated the most with my readers.
Although I don’t put any research or facts behind a majority of my stories, I do fill them with my own personal experience and perspective based on that experience. Although I may not be the smartest or the most experienced Writer, I do know I have the heart.
Writing from heart is what keeps me going.
Writing from the heart is what’s been my biggest motivator. It’s what’s drawn in the highest readership and yielded the most responses. Saying how I’m feeling as I’m feeling it has been the key to success for me — but, it may not be the same for others.
Some people stick to their brains. Some people write with strategy; with an ulterior motive of falsely enticing readers for the sake of luring in followers or just publicly talking smack about a person or recent event— which can be also be a strategy for success. This type of writing may work, but so can writing honestly.
So, be honest when you’re writing.
At the end of the day, readers want the truth, whether it’s breaking news about a current event happening in the world or breaking news about a current event in your own life.
Readers want authenticity. They want honesty.
Because frankly, that’s something that’s been pretty hard to find these days when it comes to the world of online publishing. Everyone has an opinion, but not everyone has the emotion behind it.