A fictional writer Donald Maass once said, "Only when a situation has heavy emotional baggage will readers pick up that baggage and carry it."
Writing is all about giving in some and taking out a lot. While writing, we sometimes worry less about the readers' emotions and more about the writer's feelings.
But, as writers, we all know that a story is not about what happens but is more about the events that affect a protagonist. So, to evoke emotions through the process of screenwriting is a tough job but not an impossible one.
As a screenwriter, while writing a scene, you can focus on the type of emotion that needs to be induced in the character, that would create emotions in writing, making that piece one of its kind.
Digging in a little deeper into the character's past incidents, including a memory, will keep the reader even more intrigued, creating a bond between the writer and the reader.
But is this enough to put emotions in a writing piece? I think there is still more to it.
While writing emotions, the one thing that needs to be kept in mind is to provide an element of surprise to make the writing even more enjoyable. When taken care of, these little things will evoke emotions in your writing and create an attachment between you and the reader.
These solutions may sound very predictable and logical, but a reader feels connected to the writer.
Not everything that we feel can be a part of the written story, but writings bring out some hidden emotions that have been caged to pause the flight of success. Every living and non-living thing have their story of confinement and need a messenger to relive their stories in a much better way.
AAFT’s screenwriting courses online will help you become one of those messengers ready to unleash the emotions by being their voice.