How to Write a Sad Story: 6 Tips for Evoking Emotion in Writing

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 8, 2021 • 3 min read

Whether you’re writing a book or a short story, you’ll likely have to deal with deep emotions at some point: a death scene in a thriller, main characters saying “I love you” for the first time in a romance, a character’s best friend or loved one going through hard times. Writing emotion can be difficult, but there are some tricks to get an emotional response from your readers that feels authentic.