I'm a big fan of emotional writing. Get me to laugh or cry, and I'm hooked. As long as I care.
For my own writing, this isn't as easy to accomplish as I would like. I'm not someone who tries to make a movie-scene out of my narrative, but that's only because I've learned that selective descriptions are the only way to make a scene work on the page. Too many details, or too few, and the sequence fails. Every time.
However, I experience emotional reactions to movie scenes. Many of them are strong emotional reactions. THAT is what I try to get on the page.
Again, not as easy as it sounds. But exploring my own emotions, picking words that evoke those feelings in a particular setting, and then weaving them into character interactions: that's how I try to get emotion on the page. What my characters feel is closely related to what I feel, even if I've never experienced their situations before.
This week we're talking about writing what you know. And how to fake it when you don't know. This is how I fake it. And so far, I think it's working.
Read his ramblings on Mondays and Fridays over at High Aspirations.