Writing of Constant Sorrow

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Most people write to express their feelings or to entertain their readers.

However, some write to make the world a more peaceful place.

The weather in Oakland keeps changing. It's no longer hot in the morning,  or cold in the evening. It's not raining, it's not humid. It's not windy. It's not sunny. It's not foggy. It's hazy. It's not hazy. It's a constant state of change. 

This article is an ode to sadness. To the kind of sadness that builds up, nears you, takes you over, and has you weeping in the corner.

It’s the kind of sadness that you feel after you’ve read your favorite book or when you think back to your first love.

It reminds you to be grateful for the things you have.

It’s the type of sadness that could set you free.

A character study

First, think about your current work-in-progress. Do any of the words from the list apply to a character?

Can you take a word from the list and incorporate it into the character’s development on the page?

  • Aggravated
  • Agitated
  • Anxious
  • Apologetic
  • Apprehensive
  • Concerned
  • Confused
  • Dejected
  • Depressed
  • Despair
  • Disturbed
  • Embarrassed
  • Fearful
  • Foreboding
  • Gloomy
  • Grave
  • Hollow
  • Hopeless
  • Horrific
  • Melancholy
  • Miserable
  • Morose
  • Mournful
  • Nervous
  • Numb
  • Ominous
  • Paranoid
  • Pessimistic
  • Pitiful
  • Poignant
  • Regretful
  • Remorseful
  • Resigned
  • Sad
  • Serious
  • Sober
  • Solemn
  • Staid
  • Upset
  • Worry

I need to emphasize that you should always keep your writing straightforward no matter the platform you use to write.

If you can keep your writing clear and make it flow well, the editor’s job will be more accessible, and your story will be better.

You’ll remove unnecessary prepositions and articles and use correct punctuation and correct grammar.

Keep your writing concise and focus on the message.

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