A concept that I struggled with for a good long while was “show, don’t tell.” I just never found a good explanation for what that meant, exactly. But then it finally clicked. So I’m hoping that by writing this post, I can help it click for someone else.
Writing and emotions, emotions and writing: they go hand in hand a lot of the time. Of course, a scientific paper probably wants to exclude the touchy-feely stuff, and some poems may even want to be super stark. But often, poetry and fiction rely on emotions because one of the goals is to get readers to feel something.