In a medium without the luxury of visual subtleties, I think it becomes tempting to write on only the most shocking sort of events. That's why I see so many pieces about suicide, death, and the wonderful nuances of rapid blood loss. To me, this has always been a cheap way to force emotion from your audience. With this in mind, I was hoping the community could come up with an event to write on that is not inherently shocking but has the potential to touch an audience deeply. Maybe something like "a kid and his dad are fishing, and the kid gets the fishing line stuck in a tree on his backswing" or "a guy receives an accidental text messages from an old ex" or "grown up kid runs into his old pastor at the grocery store" If you guys actually know real exercises for subtlety, I'd love to hear them and try them out. Also, if there are authors that don't write on super dramatic events but are still very inspiring to you, please let me know. Thanks.