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5 Common Myths About Emotions (that we can use as authors)

by Kassandra Lamb

I’m over at Jami Gold’s blog today talking about myths about emotions and how writers can tell better stories by understanding these misconceptions. Please hop over there and check it out!

But first join me in saying a huge Thank You to veterans!!

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5 Common Myths about Emotions

Homo sapiens have been sentient beings for thousands of years, and still we do not truly understand our own emotions. Yet we are fascinated by them.

Because, like it or not, emotions rule our lives. We all strive for happiness, and feel an array of emotions–anger, fear, sadness–when life thwarts those efforts.

Why do readers read? Some read solely to escape the emotional roller coaster of real life, but others seek to absorb themselves in the emotional lives of the characters so that they can better understand and live their own lives.

By understanding the misconceptions about emotions that we humans tend to believe out of ignorance or cling to out of denial, we can write better stories. By challenging these misconceptions and digging a little deeper into the human emotional experience, we can write enlightening and inspiring stories!

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Posted by Kassandra Lamb. Kassandra is a retired psychotherapist turned mystery writer. She is the author of the Kate Huntington mystery series, set in her native Maryland, and a new series, the Marcia Banks and Buddy mysteries, set in Central Florida.

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  • Reply
    Jami Gold
    November 10, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    I’m so honored that you came out to spend time with my readers! Love your posts! 😀

    • Reply
      Kassandra Lamb
      November 10, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      Aw, thanks, Jami. I enjoy your readers. They leave such thoughtful comments.

  • Reply
    Morgyn Star (@MorgynStar)
    November 10, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Simple, important comment. I’d sign up for your blog posts via email in a heartbeat, Kassandra. You rock. (Hint, hint.)

    • Reply
      Kassandra Lamb
      November 10, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks, Morgyn!

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