Every story must have PAIN and nothing is more powerful than emotional pain. Emotional pain can come from anything, be it losing a loved one, disappointment in oneself, hurt feelings, or even fear. In your writing, you have to be able to SHOW this pain through actions and dialogue. For this exercise, you are going to write a short scene expressing Emotional Pain. SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT: Tears are the easiest and most obvious way to express emotional pain. Facial expressions are another common way to show emotional pain. What sort of expressions are they making? Just like physical pains, emotional pains can also give physical cues. Is there a certain action the character does when they are in emotional pain? Hunched shoulders, wringing wrists, fidgeting? Dialogue can be in your face, or it can be subtle. Are they expressing their emotional pain verbally in a way that makes it known to the world, or do they try to mask it in conversation? Sometimes actions speak louder than words. Crying, screaming in to the night, stabbing someone... these could all be expressions of emotional pain. Now write a scene! Any character, any setting. Make sure to express emotional pain!