But what about Emotion?
A story is a life world and life contains emotion, so we’d better have emotion in our story. Or, heaven forfend, the reader might not believe our story.
All emotion is generated by conflict – the start of conflict or the relief of conflict. (Think about it.) But we already have conflict in our basic plot: Boy Loses Hamster. What theme could be more emotional? Or more wracked with conflict?
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