I had no clue what I was going to write about today. Not. A. Clue. None. At. All. Nada. Nothing. Finito. Then, I get to work and have an email with a link to a YouTube video - see below.
Now, I really don't need to say anything else except: emotion. No words, only music and action, and yet powerful EMOTION. Our writing needs such emotion and we have to do it with words . . . but maybe not a lot of words. Sometimes, a few words can convey emotional impact better than a long slew of words.
So, as you write, as you approach and prepare the scenes that will tug at my heartstrings, think carefully how you are doing the scene. Do you need a ton of stuff to tug at my heartstrings or, do you need something simple and pure, like the video above, to get the emotion across? It's something to consider.