Here's How You Write from The Heart

Writing from the heart, it’s not easy. But why even try to write from within? Well, for one it enhances our writing so that our readers can relate. We’re all human, when it boils down to it, we all have the same human struggles. Now, I’m not saying you need to have every scene be full of emotion and heart, but there should be parts in your story where it does. 

But wait, how do you even write like that? Well, continue reading, my writerly friend, to find out.

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#1 Look Into Your Past


I know, this first step is probably the most painful. We all have pasts. You don’t need to relive through painful memories, but just notice how you came out stronger from certain events. Notice patterns. Map out how your character could maybe go through something the same and learn a valuable lesson, you’ll have first hand experience to what it’s like. 

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#2 Look to Your Present


What are your current stressors like? What daily challenges could you channel into your writing? Write a list down and see how these things could influence your story. Remember to not just throw things in that won’t fit right with your story (this is where #7 comes into play). 

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#3 Ask What Makes Your Heart & Soul Pained


What injustices capture you? When you read, what makes you cry or laugh or smile about? Brainstorm these and write them down as well. This list could be a great idea for garnering themes that your story could deal with. 

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#4 Let Music Bring It Forth


Music is powerful. Even if you don’t listen to music while you write, you should at least try to listen to some when plotting or brainstorming or just even day dreaming about your story. Pick soundtracks and playlists based on the mood you want to convey in the scene you’re thinking or writing about. A great free way to listen to music is Spotify, which I highly recommend. 

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#5 Dig Deep Into the Scars of Others


If you’re able, talk to someone about their pasts and present. If you can’t, watch documentaries, movies from the heart that your story is similar to, or even interviews. Even better would be to find people similar to your main characters. Find out why they are the way they are, did their past shape them?

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#6 Don’t Edit While Writing


This will immediately pull you out of your writing trance with a snap of the fingers. Turn off the spell checker if it helps. Or if you can, write by hand. Editing comes after the first draft, and sometimes with a break time in between to get some distance. Just focus on getting the words spilt out from your heart first. 

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#7 Follow Your Gut


You know your story the best. You know what fits and what doesn’t. Make sure you’re intone with yourself and are confident in listening to your own advice. 

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