Blog | October 22, 2014

[Write On Wednesday] Joy

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Continuing on from last week’s prompt about a character experiencing an emotion, this week we’re focusing on Joy.

The Prompt

Write A Story In Which A Character Experiences Joy

Tips How to define¬†‘joy’? I’m¬†going with ‘a momentary experience of intense happiness’, though CS Lewis famously mixed that feeling of happiness with one of ‘longing’ in his definition of joy. The main character does not have to be the character experiencing the moment of joy. They can be an observer. How do the characters observing the joy-filled character’s behavior react? Do they reflect the joy? Do they feel bereft because they lack it? Do they envy…

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