Write with purpose or for feeling?
Like all writers, I can do both and have done both. Writing for a specific purpose is more factual for me. I tend to view purposeful writing as just that, writing for a specific purpose. It has its place and can be done very well.
Writing for feeling is much more evocative. Words come pouring out of you whether in anger, happiness or depression. They are words that provoke emotion from the reader unintentionally. However, most of the time, really emotional writing is a tangle of jumbled mess without much rhyme or reason.
A good writer can do both. They have the skill to turn purposeful writing into something more meaningful and be able to draw emotions out of the reader. They also have the ability to corral the emotional part and write cohesively when feeling heightened.
I will admit, I write much better when emotionally charged. The feelings that flow through me manage to make themselves jump off the page to my readers. My rage is especially powerful since I tend to express that better in words than I do in life. So going back to the original question . . . with feeling.
The best idea as a writer would be, find your emotions right before purposefully sitting down to write.
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