You Will Have an Emotional Connection — You Will

“We do not see the world as it is, but as we are.” — Anians Nin
And you do not know what you feel before you felt.

So many papers I’m running into that believe we are apparition!  I swear, if out of body living were possible, these folks would never come home. Some are great to read, but most are frustrating. Example, Papers with Studies attempting to disprove by argument or empirical data, the emotional connection  and emotional reality that we have with Fiction Novels.  Continue reading “You Will Have an Emotional Connection — You Will”

Persuasion for Sex Appeal and Arousal

Using Persuasion Techniques to improve the Sex Appeal level of your Romance novel characters, is not only fairly simple, it’s effective and invisible to the flow of your writing and the rest of the storyline. The focus, is the reader. Your characters can look and read sexy with their moans and sighs, but it’s only sexy if the reader screams for real.

While everyone appears to have use for these gems, lately, it surprises me that Fiction writers don’t show more interest in Persuasion Techniques. Perhaps it is my pragmatic minimalist frame of mind which draws me to high volume, low cost techniques. Continue reading “Persuasion for Sex Appeal and Arousal”

Empathy Driven Choice

When people observe a conflict most are quick to side with one of the parties. Once a side has been taken, empathy with that party further solidifies this choice. Hence, it will be suggested that empathy is not neutral to judgment and rational decision-making. This does not mean, however, that the one who empathizes will necessarily have made the best choice.

Norms of Valence, Arousal, and Dominance

measuring them for their effectiveness to induce the reader in three ways, by the level of Valence experienced, the level of Arousal induced, and the level of Dominance experienced.

We hear it all the time, words have power. It’s said in the same tone of voice used to express warm fuzzes like ‘Follow your Dreams’ and ‘Don’t give up before the miracle happens.’ And there’s always a lot of overly white teeth involved.

The study resulted in the compiling of over 13k words, measuring them for their effectiveness to induce the reader in three ways, by the level of Valence experienced, the level of Arousal induced, and the level of Dominance felt. Continue reading “Norms of Valence, Arousal, and Dominance”

The Rule of Metaphor

Philosophical discourse is itself just one discourse among others, and its claim to truth excludes it from the sphere of power.

Philosophy was never in a position either to destroy rhetoric or to absorb it. Philosophy did not create the arenas – tribunal, political assembly, public contest – in which oratory holds sway, nor can philosophy undertake to suppress them. Philosophical discourse is itself just one discourse among others, and its claim to truth excludes it from the sphere of power. Thus, if it uses just the means that are properly its own, philosophy cannot break the ties between discourse and power.

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Eloquence

If you wish to improve your conversation skills, to wield greater wit, and eloquence, then put down the word of the day calendar, lose the books of trivia and custom and master the art of being silent at the perfect moment.

If you wish to improve your conversation skills, to wield greater wit, and eloquence, then put down the word of the day calendar, lose the books of trivia and custom and master the art of being silent at the perfect moment. Because what electrifies us is the energy cascading between minds when observations are built on, not overturned. Wit and eloquence do not engage in monologues, but rather precise insights illuminating others.