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Plotting Along for the Ride: Passion

Today's Card: Four of Pentacles (rev.) ~*~ April 19, day 109 of 2023 ~*~ Today's Color: Brown


As writers, we have the power to transport readers to another world, to immerse them in the lives of our characters, and to evoke emotions they may have never experienced before. But without passion, this power can fall flat. Writing with passion is what makes a story come to life, igniting the reader's imagination and drawing them into the world we create.

Passion is the fuel that drives our writing, pushing us to pour our hearts onto the page and share our stories with the world. It is what enables us to create characters with depth, to build vivid worlds with intricate details, and to craft dialogue that rings true. Passion is what makes a writer stand out from the rest, allowing them to weave a story that resonates with readers long after the last page is turned.

Passion is also what gives a story its soul. It is the driving force behind the characters' motivations and desires, the reason they fight for what they believe in, and the fuel that propels them forward in the face of adversity. When a writer writes with passion, the story becomes more than just words on a page; it becomes a living, breathing entity that has the power to change lives.

But how do we write with passion? How do we tap into that driving force and bring our stories to life? The answer lies in finding what inspires us, what ignites our imagination, and what drives us to share our stories with the world.

For some writers, passion comes from their personal experiences. It may be a childhood memory, a personal struggle, or a triumph over adversity that fuels their writing. For others, it may be a cause or an issue that they are passionate about, that they want to bring to the forefront of readers' minds.

Regardless of where our passion comes from, it is important to infuse it into every aspect of our writing. We must imbue our characters with our passions, making their motivations and desires feel authentic and real. We must also create settings that reflect our passions, building worlds that readers can immerse themselves in and become a part of.

Incorporating sensory details into our writing can also help to infuse our stories with passion. How does that fruit taste? What does the texture of a particular cloth feel like against your fingers? How does the open air market in a foreign land smell? By describing sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures, we can transport readers to the heart of the story, making them feel like they are living it alongside the characters.

Finally, writing with passion means taking risks, being vulnerable, and letting our true selves shine through in our writing. It means being unafraid to tackle difficult topics, to explore the depths of human emotion, and to share our unique perspectives with the world. When we write with passion, we invite readers to connect with us on a deeper level, to see the world through our eyes, and to be a part of something bigger than themselves.

Writing with passion is, in my estimation, the most important element of a good plot. If you're not passionate about your story, your readers won't be either. Write about things that matter to you, and be true to your voice and your style. Be brave and take risks, and don't be afraid to put yourself out there. When you write with passion, your writing will come to life, and your readers will be drawn into your story. So, find your passion and let it guide you in your writing. You never know where it will take you, but one thing is for sure, your writing will be all the better for it.


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