"If you want to create conflict that is both thrilling and purposeful, you must give each of the characters involved a strong goal that gives meaning to their actions." - How to Craft a Killer Character Goal For Your Hero, by
“The bigger the issue, the smaller you write. You don’t write about the horrors of war. You write about a kid’s burnt socks lying on the road. You pick the smallest manageable part of the big thing, and you work off the resonance.
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3 Tips for Writing Heavy Emotional Scenes. Show the reader the emotions; sometimes emotional distance is better so they don't choke on emotions and they sympathize with the character. but don't cheat readers out of the emotional scene