Ad copy and poetry are about emotion. What's the result? The old tricks work for both.
Writing emotions is complicated. Do all your characters' emotions make sense? Tips for writing fiction and nonfiction.
Emotion breaks across the page in poetry. I examine how Charles Bukowski hid vulnerability in his strength.
Realistically, not all conversations between characters of the same gender revolve around the opposite gender.
Generic characters are lazy. Pep up the music of your fiction with bewitching character voices.