Novel writing shows the character’s emotional movement through each scene of the plot. So movement in a scene is essential to provide forward motion in your creative writing. An easy way to write a scene that contains movement for your fictional characters is to show the character’s change from one side of the emotion scale to the other. This guarantees movement. And it gives you a shorthand to how your character is feeling when they step into the next scene.
Randomly pick three emotions and find their opposites. Select a pair of characters from your current project and write a scene that moves from one emotional side to the other within the scene. A simple example would be to take your character from happy to sad, or angry to loving. But there are many more emotions for you to pick from
If you’d like some examples of emotions, check out the vibrational emotional scale on my Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/332422016217971010/.
Write your scene and then write a second scene where you take the same emotions and the same character only this time write it from the opposite way. If you wrote happy to sad, start your scene out sad and write it towards happy.
As always freewriting is the best way to get the words on the page. You can always edit them later. So have fun writing and see what it is you have to say!