Monthly Archives: March 2016

NAVIGATING THE EIGHT EMOTIONS, PART 7: TRUST

Robert Plutchik, professor emeritus at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, identified eight primary emotions: anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust, and joy. I’ve seen similar lists from experts as varied as Donald Maass and Tony Robbins. Some are a … Continue reading

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PUNCH, PUSH, EXPLAIN

In my online Pulp Fiction Workshop, I gave the following advice to one of my students: Think of it this way: You have to punch your readers in the face as hard as you can in the first sentence, push … Continue reading

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NAVIGATING THE EIGHT EMOTIONS, PART 6: ANTICIPATION

Robert Plutchik, professor emeritus at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, identified eight primary emotions: anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust, and joy. I’ve seen similar lists from experts as varied as Donald Maass and Tony Robbins. Some are a … Continue reading

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TOWARD A MORE BALANCED USE OF TOWARD

I can admit when a matter of usage or style is more of a pet peeve of mine that a rule, per se. This is especially true in the world of fiction, in which the rules are much more mutable … Continue reading

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NAVIGATING THE EIGHT EMOTIONS, PART 5: SURPRISE

Robert Plutchik, professor emeritus at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, identified eight primary emotions: anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust, and joy. I’ve seen similar lists from experts as varied as Donald Maass and Tony Robbins. Some are a … Continue reading

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